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 132020
 

Starting on September 9th, 2020, Hatsune Miku was appointed as a Coronavirus Countermeasure Supporter in Japan, joining a team of eight other representatives to help spread awareness of ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Earlier today, a video message featuring Hatsune Miku was uploaded and posted to the official Coronavirus prevention site in Japan. Check out the video above!

Official Japanese Coronavirus Countermeasure Site → https://corona.go.jp/

The team includes several sports athletes, doctors, CEOs of high-profile Japanese companies, the Pepper robot from Softbank Robotics, and of course the virtual singer Hatsune Miku herself. She will serve her position as representative until March 31st, 2021. We may hear other news or messages along the way until then, so stay tuned!

Coronavirus Countermeasure Supporter Team

Via CFM and Corona.go.jp

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