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.

Dec 252019
 

Crypton Future Media has officially announced the latest version of Hatsune Miku’s singing synthesis software, which will be called Hatsune Miku NT (New Type). Hatsune Miku NT is scheduled for a late August 2020 release (with a beta release in Mid-March 2020).

Generate high-quality vocals through simple operation with the next generation of Hatsune Miku software!

“Hatsune Miku NT (New Type)” is a Hatsune Miku package that is a combination of newly developed “singing voice expression technology / dedicated voice library / software interface / voice effector”.The advanced vocal editor “Piapro Studio” integrates a variety of newly developed functions. You can control the direction of the song simply by typing in the lyrics and melody, and selecting the expression style. Combining the brushed-up voice library with the newly developed voice effector, it is possible to express everything from Hatsune Miku’s pretty singing voice, emotional sighing voice to angry voice, rattle voice, and death growl voice, all while maintaining smooth articulation. You can also introduce decorative pronunciations with one touch, allowing you to customize the singing voice in a very detailed way!

Hatsune Miku NT Official Product Page: https://sonicwire.com/product/virtualsinger/special/mikunt

The software will retail for 19,800 JPY for the download version, but will be offered for 15,400 JPY to buyers that also own any one of Hatsune Miku’s previous software releases (excluding Append). That means owning any versions from Hatsune Miku V2 through Hatsune Miku V4X will qualify buyers for the discount!

The new software has been demonstrated in 3 songs in the video below:

Three voice types are planned in this new software, with “Original Voice” being the only one announced so far. This is also the only one that will be available in the beta release. This voice is described as a “Standard voice library with improved voice expression from previous Hatsune Miku”.

A more advanced version of the Piapro Studio editor for NT will be included in the software bundle, and will be able to operate as both standlone, and as a plugin (standalone-only in the beta version). Users can expect notable improvements to functionality in this release compared to previous versions.

Preview of Piapro Studio for NT (Standalone version)

The new software version also boasts a newly developed voice effector, which will have 6 different functions. Three have been announced so far, and these will be the ones available in the beta version.

Voice Drive
The effect which controls the trembling component of the voice and adjusts the strength/nuance of the voice. To express rattle and death growl voices is even possible by applying the presets.

Voice Voltage
This effect controls the tone and strength / weakness of voice and creates dynamic voice intonation.

Super Formant Shifter
This effect intelligently changes voice quality while maintaining the identity of the original voice. The effect can modulate voices to be more femine or child-like.

Hatsune Miku NT also comes bundled with “Studio One Artist Piapro Edition” by Presonus, which comes with over 500 virtual instruments (guitar, piano, drums, and various other synthesizers). This makes it easy to begin producing complete compositions!

Hatsune Miku NT will be available for Windows (version 8.1 and up) and Mac OS (version 10.11 and up).

Dec 222019
 

In a surprising and previously unheard of move for any Vocaloid software, a voice library update has been issued by Crypton Future Media for Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese! This update to the voice library improves the pronunciation and sound quality, and is available for both the package and download versions of the software. Updated demo songs are embedded below.

The update is available via Crypton’s Sonicwire distribution platform, and is available to all people that have purchased or downloaded the software prior to December 23rd, 2019 (Japan Time). If you own the software, check out the links below!

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese Product Page: https://sonicwire.com/product/vocaloid/special/mikuv4c
Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese Update Page: https://sonicwire.com/support/detail?id=1946

Jul 172019
 

Are you aspiring to be a Vocaloid producer? Or perhaps looking to expand your library?

Crypton Future Media has announced 20% off sales for Vocaloid products on Sonicwire, their music software distribution site, until July 31st, 2019, for the first time in more than 10 years as an express of gratitude for support from everyone up to this point.

These 20% off sales include the download versions of Hatsune Miku V4X, Hatsune Miku V4X Bundle, Kagamine Rin & Len V4X, Kagamine Rin & Len V4X Bundle, Megurine Luka V4X, MEIKO V3, and KAITO V3, as listed below. The opportunity is now!

Hatsune Miku V4X: 17,280 JPY13,824 JPY
Hatsune Miku V4X Bundle: 21,600 JPY17,280 JPY
Kagamine Rin & Len V4X: 17,280 JPY13,824 JPY
Kagamine Rin & Len V4X Bundle: 21,600 JPY17,280 JPY
Megurine Luka V4X:  17,280 JPY13,824 JPY
MEIKO V3: 17,280 JPY13,824 JPY
KAITO V3: 17,280 JPY13,824 JPY

Jul 122019
 

Today’s news update for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 has brought quite a list! We have more official goods details release, exhibition booth map details revealed, details on an all-new life-size Hatsune Miku statue, Megurine Luka 10th Anniversary exhibition announcement, and more! Check out the info below:

Tickets Release

Starting from July 13th at 10:00 JST, tickets for the live performances, exhibitions, and special live (Osaka only) will be released to the public. The release will follow a first come, first served basis, so be sure to keep an eye out!

Osaka tickets: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/osaka_ticket.html
Tokyo tickets: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_ticket.html


Official Goods

A total of 22 new items have been added to the official Magical Mirai 2019 merchandise list. The newly added items to the list are: full graphic t-shirt, cable accessories, lucky charms, sweets cans, 2 way shoulder bag, acrylic diorama, 3D card-type pouches, B2 Tapestries, key case, mini Nobori, towels, acrylic key holder, big cool blanket, ticket holder, and jewelry. Some goods are exclusive to Osaka or Tokyo venues only, so be wary!

Official Goods: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/goods.html

 


Exhibition Admission Privilege

Visitors to the Magical Mirai 2019 exhibitions in Osaka and Tokyo alike will receive a mini acrylic stand featuring visuals by ni02 as admission privilege. Please note that the mini acrylic stands will be randomly given out of the six designs, and the privilege may end as soon as the goods are all gone.

Osaka exhibitions: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/osaka_ex.html
Tokyo exhibitions: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_ex.html


Exhibition Booth Map

Details of the exhibition booths and their maps are now available! Check out the collaborations with various companies, along with sales of various goods, as marked on the maps below. More booths will follow soon.

Osaka Booths: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/osaka_sponsor.html
Tokyo Booths: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_sponsor.html

 


Free-Viewing Acoustic Stage for Tokyo

For Tokyo only, a new stage has been announced to the Free-viewing Stage featuring Hayashi Kei & HoehoeP/nanou in acoustic style performances. The two will be performing on September 1st at 15:00~16:00 JST.

Free-viewing Stage: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_ex_stage

 


Organized Display

“Future Circus” Exhibition

An all-new life-size Hatsune Miku statue styled in Magical Mirai 2019 outfit will be exhibited at the event!

Megurine Luka 10th Anniversary exhibition

Similar to last year’s Kagamine Rin & Len 10th anniversary, there’ll be a special display dedicated to Megurine Luka 10th anniversary! A venue-wide puzzle solving game will also be held.

Piapro Square

In addition to the annual Piapro Wall and life-size panel exhibitions, there will be an addition of Live Paint. There will also be activities involving Snow & Sakura Miku. In a cosplay area there will be a “mysterious box” placed there. What could be inside?

Osaka Exhibition: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/osaka_ex.html
Tokyo Exhibition: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_ex.html


Special Illustration Gallery

The special illustration gallery grows further with the additions of two new lovely visuals by KEI & Kinako Mochi! Check out more Hatsune Miku visuals styled in Magical Mirai 2019 theme in the gallery below.

Special Illustration Gallery: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/special.html#special_gallery


Opening Countdown

Finally, there will be opening countdowns for both Osaka and Tokyo venues on August 9th and 31st, respectively. Please note that only photos are not permitted, and there’s no viewing space for general visitors.

August 9th Osaka: Yuu Asakawa (Megurine Luka’s voice provider), Miku Dayo, Tokyo MX’s Yume Lion, Hiroyuki Itoh (Crypton Future Media CEO), and Hiroshi Date (Tokyo MX CEO).

August 31st Tokyo: Saki Fujita (Hatsune Miku’s voice provider), Miku Dayo, Tokyo MX’s Yume Lion, Hiroyuki Itoh (Crypton Future Media CEO), and Hiroshi Date (Tokyo MX CEO).


Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place at Intex Osaka in Osaka from August 9th~11th, and Makuhari Messe in Tokyo from August 30th~September 1st. Stay tuned!

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Via Magical Mirai 2019 Official Website