Nov 272020
 

If you didn’t manage to get in on the beta version of Hatsune Miku NT, the official release is now here! The release isn’t without caveats, however, as only part of the software is ready for launch day.

The Original+ vocal database is the only one immediately available for use, as the Whisper+ and Dark+ DBs are being further refined before they’re pushed out as an addition via an update at a later date. This update will be provided for free to purchasers of the software. CFM staff has issued an apology for the delay in the inclusion of the other DBs.

Hatsune Miku NT via Sonicwire(Digital) → https://sonicwire.com/product/virtualsinger/special/mikunt
Hatsune Miku NT via Crypton Web Store (Physical box with DL code) → https://ec.crypton.co.jp/pages/prod/virtualsinger/mikunt

A new demo has also been released, showcasing the raw vocal capabilities of the software, with very minimal tuning or adjustment. Everything showcased uses features built natively into the Hatsune Miku NT software and accompanying editor. The songs featured, in order, are cover versions of “Milk Crown on Sonechka” by yuzy, “Imerpial Girl” by R Sound Design, and “Hm? Ah, Yes.” by ChouchouP.

Lastly, a couple new main visual artworks were uploaded to the official Sonicwire page! The first is another standing pose of Hatsune Miku NT by iXima. Others may be added later, so be sure to check the page for updates. iXima also tweeted the photo below:

The second illustration uploaded as the background for the “Voice Library Summary” section is a beautiful illustration by Rella! They’ve also made the illustration available on their Twitter:

Nov 052020
 

The official costume design for the upcoming Hatsune Miku NT virtual singer software has been released! Hatsune Miku NT, which is releasing later this month, will once again feature main visual art by iXima, who has been the software art designer since Hatsune Miku V3’s release in 2013.

Hatsune Miku NT design by iXima, photo via Sonicwire.

The new outfit design has a few subtle changes that add more frilly accents to the outfit, and some design elements that seem to take queues from the V4C design, such as the round hairbands. The arm sleeve and some mechanical design elements were created with assistance from Rella. Most notably, there is an increase in the volume of Miku’s hair compared to the V4X design, which some fans have humorously noted.

Boxart renders, a download version thumbnail and even design concept sketches have been released on a Sonicwire Blog update:

Hatsune Miku NT is set to officially release on November 27th, and will be Crypton Future Media’s first release of Hatsune Miku that uses their own proprietary singing synthesis engine, rather than VOCALOID, CevIO, Synthesizer V or other competing software. How this venture will fare among fans is yet to be seen, but we’re excited to see how Miku NT will perform!

Hatsune Miku NT (Boxed version): https://ec.crypton.co.jp/pages/prod/virtualsinger/mikunt
Hatsune Miku NT (DL version): https://sonicwire.com/product/virtualsinger/special/mikunt

Oct 292020
 

There’s a couple news bits to cover from earlier this week, which cover the topics of Hatsune Miku NT and Miku Expo 2021, so let’s get to it!

While Crypton Future Media has yet to officially post the release date of Hatsune Miku NT in an announcement, it seems the official product page has already been updated with a release date: November 27th, 2020!

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

The prototype/beta version of the software is already available for those that have preordered it, so you can enjoy a sneak peek of the new features before release.

Finally, a new song contest for Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online has been announced! The song chosen as the grand prize winner will be performed at Miku Expo 2021 Online when the crowdfunding goal is reached (more news on the crowdfunding campaign is expected soon). Two runner-up winners will also be selected. The contest deadline is November 30th at 11:00 AM JST.

The grand prize winner of the contest will not only have their song played during the online event, it will also be a featured downloadable song during the crowdfunding campaign. The winner will also receive 100,000 JPY Sonicwire voucher, and an assortment of Hatsune Miku and Piapro Character goods.

Runner-ups will also have their songs featured as downloadable content in the fundraiser, receive 30,000 JPY of Sonicwire credit, and Hatsune Miku and Piapro Character merch.

For the complete contest guidelines and rules, please check the official contest page! → https://mikuexpo.com/online2021/contest_en.html

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).

Aug 102017
 

It looks like Hatsune Miku’s V4 Chinese Vocaloid software release date (?) has possibly been decided, as a special countdown page has opened up at http://www.poppro.cn/, linked from the main SCLA teaser page. Poppro.cn is suspected to become China’s own version of Piapro.jp, which is Crypton Future Media’s peer professional collaboration site for Vocaloid content creators.

The countdown shows 20 days remaining in China time, which translates to the timer ending on Hatsune Miku’s birthday on August 31st. The timer runs off your system time, so it’ll show different timers for different countries, be careful! Whether or not the countdown is for the launch of Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese, Poppro.cn, or both, is still a mystery. Stay tuned!

Easter Egg: Try swiping left or right while visiting the countdown website on mobile!