On August 26th JST, Hatsune Miku’s V3 Japanese and bundle software packages launched to the world. It has undoubtedly made the largest impact of any previous Vocaloid software release. Many producers waited in eager anticipation to finally receive their orders. But perhaps too many.
The wave of new software owners was so large, it overwhelmed YAMAHA’s Vocaloid software activation server, according to a report by Crypton and YAMAHA. Crypton quickly commented to apologize and state that the product can operate for 14 days without activation, so there was no immediate inconvenience to customers. After a period of time, Yamaha finally managed to fix the server capacity issues.
In celebration of the launch, a new demo was uploaded to the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel. The song, titled “Happy Rainy Day“, features composition by HachiojiP with the use of V3 Miku’s Soft and Solid vocal styles.
Crypton also released a new Bonus Files pack, which contains various rendered V3 Miku illustrations by iXima, as well as VSQX (Vocaloid3 project data) files of previously released demo songs. These include “Payment” by HeavenzP, and “Six Greetings” by Kikuo. The file can be downloaded at the bottom of the V3 Miku product page from the first orange link.
Additionally, a new video was launched today that features interviews with key members of Crypton staff and Hatsune Miku’s V3 software development. These include Crypton CEO Hiroyuki Itoh, V3 Miku producer Wataru Sasaki, Miku’s voice provider Fujita Saki, Tsuyoshi Kuroda from the Piapro Studio team and more. The road to V3 Miku’s completion faced several new challenges compared to previous software releases.