Honestly, I really don't. It all seems too secretive, too soon, and kinda fishy... Who started this project anyways?
I'm curious about her.
If successful, there can be another addition to the VOCALOID development page about companies sponsoring voice bank creation.
Who started it?
I kinda figured that because Alphonse seemed to act almost jealous at PowerFX's approval of a Kickstarter when Ross emailed them.
Anyways, I'm willing to support the project, but only when I can hear a demo of her voicer. It would be nice to hear a higher female, as that is currently something we don't have right now. We have three mid-to-low females, two which are work in progress, but nonetheless, standing out is a good business strategy. Also, if I might add.... a contest might help with finding a voice, but if you take the utaite route, avoid people who use autotuning as it can make it hard to determine the quality of their voice.
Well at least PowerFX is willing to work with both of them and not going like, "we'll work with whoever gets the most money/their kickstarter fully funded first" (although that'd seem like something out of a movie ;; [I know Juby and a few other youtaite have done voice acting work before, so it'd be cool for a voicer like that])
The voice provider has been chosen; and as far as I know Alphonse, while part of the team, did not start it off. (That is if my memory serves me correctly, I remember seeing folks discussing a Kickstarter and considering inviting Alphonse to join them, so take it with a pinch of salt)
Anyway, I hope we get another good Engloid out of this. :D I'm tempted to support myself, even though I do not buy Vocaloids.
A popular youtaite is a bad idea. People will be able to figure out the voicer in a heartbeat, and that can cause issues. Finding someone that has a the voice they want without the need of autotune and other effects would be a good idea.
I wouldn't put it past PowerFX to do both vocaloids if the money is put forward.
To be fair, most wouldn't have heard of PowerFX here on the wikia without it... And they've always been supportive of it. Their just limited on funds so can't do everything they want to at this stage. So naturally if the fans raise the money, you can see them doing what the fans want. Means less burden on their shoulders.
Reminds me of the time the sci-fi channel (when it was called that) agreed to fund more Star Trek stuff when the fans raised a certain amount. they didn't reach the target but Sci-fi still went ahead with the project. That was the days before kickstarter... Makes me wish I could remmeber what Star Trek thing it was related to though. Its lost in my mind to the span of time... >_<
they're going to reveal the provider so it's fine