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.

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

Sep 062017
 

Following the first demo released on her 10th birthday, Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese gets four new demo songs released today along with the product page reveal! Digital download sales also begin starting now!

Hatsune Miku Chinese version sings with fine quality pronunciation and lovely voice.

Hatsune Miku V4 CHINESE” is a virtual singer for Chinese with Hatsune Miku like unique and pretty voice and beautiful and fine quality pronunciation. Consonants and vowels are clear tuned just by typing lyrics and can sing any genres like pops, dance, rock and etc. It has a function to make the VOCALOID voices sounds younger and adjust the brightness. It also supports the glow function, pitch snap function and pitch rendering function. Also, it comes with a standalone application of the vocal editor “Piapro Studio” which has been developed for this product. So you can make it sing a song without going through other music software.

The four new demo songs come from Kairiki bear, Mikai Music, 小旭PRO-乌龟SUI, and PIPPO, with all four being original songs with the exception of “Shippaisaku Shoujo” by Kairiki bear (cover).

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese is priced at 10,800 yen (~99 USD) and 11,880 yen (~108 USD) for the digital download and limited package versions, respectively. Shipping for the limited package version will begin in mid September 2017. Check out the demo songs below!

Official product page → http://sonicwire.com/mikuv4c
Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese limited package edition → https://ec.crypton.co.jp/product/detail/39830
Poppro → http://www.poppro.cn/html/main.html

“Shippaisaku Shoujo” by Kairiki bear (link to the original)

“你好~Hello~” by Mikai Music (song, lyrics, and arrangement)
MuiskM (song), 大铭 (lyrics), and Jun Kuroda (arrangement)

“时光船~Time boat~” by 小旭PRO-乌龟SUI (song & arrangement)
小旭音乐-若竹(lyrics)

“花与梦 ~keeping~” by PIPPO

Jan 312017
 

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 song contest!

Crypton Future Media has announced Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 song contest as of today. Fans are invited to take the rare opportunity to have their songs performed at Magical Mirai, the biggest and most recognized Hatsune Miku concert & exhibition event held in Japan!

Grand Prix prize (1 person)

  • Hatsune Miku will sing your song at Magical Mirai 2017!
  • A pair ticket for Magical Mirai 2017 as well as special goods
  • SONICWIRE gift certificate (100,000 JPY)

Semi-Grand Prix prize (not limited to 1 person)

  • SONICWIRE gift certificate (30,000 JPY)

Recruitment period will begin on February 3rd at 17:00 JST with further details regarding the contest to follow on the same date. The deadline for song submissions will be on April 3rd at 17:00 JST.

Magical Mirai 2017 official site → http://magicalmirai.com/2017/
Magical Mirai official Twitter → https://twitter.com/magicalmirai

Official site →  http://magicalmirai.com/2017/contest/

UPDATE: The song contest has begun on Piapro! In celebration of the announcement, a trial version of Hatsune Miku V4x has been made available on SONICWIRE for a limited time of 39 days! Rules to consider are as follow:

  • Submissions must have vocals created in Hatsune Miku vocal software only.
  • Submissions must be under 4 minutes and 30 seconds in length, in any genre.
  • Submissions must be original, unreleased works not tied to any publishers, independent contracts, or management groups.
  • Submissions must be uploaded with the tag “マジカルミライ2017_楽曲” (copy and paste without quotes). Please be very sure to lock the tag.

EDIT: The early tag has a space in it. It has been taken notice, and removed.