Jun 062020
 

Hatsune Miku NT’s prototype/beta version is finally here and available for download by those that have preordered the full version! If you missed the previous announcement regarding the changes and planned features, you can catch up on our previous article. → https://www.mikufan.com/?p=28803

Preorder Hatsune Miku NT → https://sonicwire.com/product/virtualsinger/special/mikunt

What new things have been discovered since the prototype launch? A few quality of life tweaks. These include being able to deactivate/de-register the software from online via your Sonicwire account (versus on the computer the software was installed on), and being able to import VSQ/VSQX files (no VPR file support). This is a big relief for those who’ve had a computer fail while older software versions were still registered, as well as those who were hoping for backwards compatibility with older exported files.

There’s some issues, of course. There’s users reporting issues such as choppy shifting between vowels and consonants, crashing when adding vibrato, and issues opening complete .ppsf files (thanks to @dspear732 for these reports). There’s other bugs reported as well, but there’s already a patch on the way later this month.

Sonicwire tweeted they’ve listened to feedback from users, and will implement fixes and tweaks for Vibrato functions, sound quality and fluctuation improvements, and other bug fixes in the next update.

Hatsune Miku NT’s full software is scheduled to release for 19,800 JPY ($180) in August 2020.

May 212020
 

After a first highly successful run, Good Smile Company has decided to rerelease the POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku figure! If you missed her the first time around, now you’ll have another chance at the first of Good Smile Company’s highly affordable line of character figures.

Nothing about the figure has really changed from her first run just over a year ago, but here’s the preorder specifics!

The rerelease of POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku is available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop from now until June 25th, 2020 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s listed at 3,900 JPY ($37.99), and will ship in October 2020. She’s also available from these other online stores!

Tokyo Otaku Mode (Supports MikuFan!)
CDJapan (Supports MikuFan!)
Good Smile Company USA & Canada
Amiami
Hobby Search
Nippon Yasan

May 152020
 

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA fans with a Nintendo Switch can rejoice! Mega Mix is now officially available to download and play from the Nintendo eShop.

The game clocks in at 13.9GB in size (16.9GB with all updates and DLC), making it one of the largest games in filesize on the Nintendo eShop. Unless you have your Nintendo Switch’s internal memory relatively free, it is recommended to invest in a sizeable and speedy MicroSD card, which will also help with those loading times (128GB cards can be had for around $25). The base game is priced at $39.39 on the eShop.

Also available on the same day as the game’s launch are the 6 DLC song packs with six songs each, for a total of 36 additional songs. This brings the game’s total song count to 141 songs, the largest of any of the Diva games on a mobile console! Each of the 6 packs cost $6.99 each, or you can buy the DLC bundle for a discounted price of $29.99. The T-shirt design pack DLC is also available for free!

If you purchase the Mega Mix Mega Pack version, you can get the game and all DLC song packs for $59.99 (shirt DLC still needs to be downloaded separately). The theme song pack with 4 bonus songs was included for free for those that preordered the game early, while others will have to wait until June 12th to download it.

Screenshot of Touch Play mode, via @pjd_sega

Lastly, the new “Tap Play” mode is also included in the game’s launch. To activate it, simply navigate these menus in the game: Customization > Game/control config > Arcade Mode > Tap Play > Enable. For the best experience and feedback, it is also recommended to play this mode with the “stylus” mode enabled for the touch pad in the Switch’s settings menu.

It is also confirmed that the HORI Arcade Controller is supported in the Western release of the game. To activate it, go to Customization > Game/control config > Arcade Mode > Arcade Controller Settings. We hope they eventually update Western version of Future Tone on the PS4 to support the arcade controller as well.

Official Game Site: https://miku.sega.com/megamix/

Apr 302020
 

The official Twitter account for Hatsune Miku: Tap Wonder has announced the game is now open for pre-registration! You can register via the official site, twitter, or even on the Google Play and Apple App stores.

Official Site: https://www.miku-tap.com/en/

Early notification of the game release will be useful, as the Hatsune Miku V4X outfit set will be available for free for a limited time after the game launches, so be sure to grab it before it’s gone!

Lastly, game devs are looking for early access players to create and share videos of the gameplay before its release! If you’re interested, follow the links on the tweet below:

Apr 302020
 

One of the most important aspects of Vocaloid is the music; the melodies and catchy rhythms that producers pour their soul and heart into writing and producing…

For the entire day of May 1st, 2020 PST, BandCamp will waive all artist fees on all purchases of music, meaning that every dollar will go directly to the producer. This is a wonderful way to show appreciation for your favorite music artists!

Below is a list of select Vocaloid producers with Bandcamp shops. This list is not exhaustive, but you can find more Vocaloid music by searching the Vocaloid or Hatsune Miku tags on BandCamp.

Vocaloid tag: https://bandcamp.com/tag/vocaloid
Hatsune Miku tag: https://bandcamp.com/tag/初音ミク

https://utsup.bandcamp.com/music
https://mwk094.bandcamp.com/
https://yunosuke-official.bandcamp.com/
https://3-o-clocker.bandcamp.com/
https://vreath.bandcamp.com/
https://bigheadjapan.bandcamp.com/
https://twinfieldnex.bandcamp.com/
https://maubox.bandcamp.com/music
https://23exe.bandcamp.com/
https://polyphonixmusic.bandcamp.com/
https://auraqualic.bandcamp.com/
https://nextlight.bandcamp.com/music

Luckily, if you miss this promotion, BandCamp will waive artist fees again on Friday, June 5th, 2020 and Friday, July 3rd, 2020.

Details: https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-covid-19-fundraiser