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AVANNA VOCALOID3


This is an article about the AVANNA software for the VOCALOID3 engine.

HistoryEdit

During the VOCALOID3 announcements, Zero-G were revealed to be working on a male and female Celtic-themed pair to add to the VOCALOID series. AVANNA was expected in the summer of 2012,[1] however, she was delayed originally because of a quality-related issue.[2] She was confirmed in the month of August 2012, during which her status was "almost complete."

EmpathP had been asked on August 13 if she was prepared to do the artwork. The art was done during August and September, and adjustments were made throughout. The eventual design, however, was rejected by Yamaha themselves for not being an "anime"-based style. The decision was made to start from scratch and redo the design in a style Yamaha preferred.[3][4] One of the theories put forward by the artist, EmpathP, was that the reason why YAMAHA rejected the non-anime like style of artwork they initially put forward, was due to the reaction towards Bruno and Clara's original designs.

In November 2012, at the VocaNoIro panel at Nekocon 15, it was revealed that AVANNA's voicebank was finished, and that EmpathP would be the artist of AVANNA's boxart. A demo of her voice was also revealed at the panel and uploaded onto YouTube.

On November 8, 2012, EmpathP revealed her design on her DeviantArt account.

AVANNA was set for a release on the December 20th, but was held back for two days.[5][6]

Zero-G has since confirmed that her counterpart male vocal was on hiatus as they had not found a voice that was suitable enough for the role.

Product InformationEdit

DemonstrationsEdit

Demonstrations

VocaNoIro panel (ft Early beta ver) @47 secs Niconico YouTube
Only Time (Song only)
Lower audio quality
Niconico YouTube
VocaNoIro panel (ft early beta ver.) @46:33 min YouTube
Only Time (Song only)
Higher audio quality
YouTube Zero-G
Wishing on a Star YouTube Zero-G
Greensleeves Niconico YouTube Zero-G
Dreams Betray You YouTube
You Take YouTube
Journey Home Zero-G
The Greatest Adventure Zero-G
Invisible Zero-G
Deep Peace Zero-G

Testing DemonstrationsEdit

During AVANNA's development stage

Demonstrations

Every Breath You Take / I Don't How To Love Him / Mr. Tambourine Man YouTube
More Than Words / Moonlight Shadow / That Man YouTube
Last Christmas / Blow / Only Time YouTube

RecommendedEdit

  • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • CPU: Celeron Dual Core 2.1 GHz or more
  • RAM: 1GB or more
  • HDD: 2GB free space or more

Voicebank LibrariesEdit


Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 45 ~ 150 BPM  Range: D2 ~ G4
Package details
AVANNA continues as a part of Zero-G's releases, focusing on a specific genre of music. She was announced as a more "pop and dance" focused vocal and has a "Celtic twist." Her accent is quite Irish.

A special set of breath wav. files were also produced. These are available for download on the official website.[7]

According to NeutrinoP, Avanna has her own dictionary. This was mentioned when speaking about Megpoid English. Avanna's dictionary allows her room for different accents.[8]

Vocal traits as noted:
  • AVANNA is labeled by those working on her as the best VOCALOID they have produced so far, and she also has a large voice range. She was regarded by Zero-G as their clearest and sweetest sounding vocal.[9]
  • She has a soft, high-pitched vocal, in comparison to some of the past Zero-G VOCALOIDs, and sings with a slight Celtic "ring."
  • AVANNA's voice is realistic-sounding and has a natural tone with less undesirable output results in comparison to past Zero-G VOCALOIDs.
  • Her voice is clearer than many past English-capable VOCALOIDs.
  • She is not good at holding long, drawn-out notes.
  • She holds pitch well. This was demonstrated at Dex and Daina's live stream when they were compared to her.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • She has strong consonant pronunciation. In consequence, her consonants sometimes overpower her vowel sounds.
  • When using some syllables involving the "oo" [u:] sound, specifically "choo" [tS u:], "shoo" [S u:] or "soo" [s u:], she sings them with a "y." Turning them into "chyoo," "shyoo," and "syoo." In some instances where this happens, the sound [U] can be used instead of [u:], but it doesn't always work.
Software issues as noted:
  • AVANNA is regarded a little difficult to tune at times.
Voicebank sample

AVANNA VOCALOID3

Avanna


ReferencesEdit

  1. link
  2. link
  3. deviantart journal
  4. link
  5. link
  6. link
  7. avanna-vocaloid.com direct download
  8. link
  9. link

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