Standard Vocals Amy, Chris, Kaori, Ken

This is an article about the 4 vocals that come free with VOCALOID5.

Note; the 4 vocals do not have an combined official group name and the wiki is using a "placeholder name" until further notice.


The 4 vocals were introduced upon the release of VOCALOID5 on July 12, 2018. They come with the software no matter which version the user purchases: "Standard" or "Premium".

Product InformationEdit




  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12, macOS 10.13 (64bit only)
  • CPU: Intel multicore processor
  • RAM: At least 8 GB recommended (minimum 4 GB)
  • HDD:
    • Standard: At least 20 GB
    • Premium: At least 35 GB
  • Other: Audio device, Internet connection (authentication, deauthentication, software updates, etc.)
  • Monitor size:
    • Minimum operating environment: 1366 x 768
    • Recommended environment: 1920 x 1080

Note that the 4 only come with the VOCALOID5 engine, therefore have identical requirements to VOCALOID5 itself.

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

Product Information
  Trial/Demo Vers?: No  Starter Available?: No
Package details
The 4 vocals act as "starter" vocals and are acquired upon the purchase of VOCALOID5 regardless of if the user buys "Standard" or "Premium" versions. The package is split between a English and Japanese male/female pair. These vocals act as a new "Standard" for Vocaloid.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • These are the first "free" vocals provided for any VOCALOID engine, so far the only "free" version of a vocal had been the VOCALOID first app.
  • Potentially, the user does not need to buy any other additional voicebanks as a result to get started with Vocaloid. This is different to past versions of VOCALOID, which the engine came with no additional vocalists resulting in the purchase of further vocals.
  • As per expected, their quality is high.
  • Users always have access to both the English and Japanese languages upon installation. This has the added bonus of allowing users to experiment to see which language they feel best working with.
  • As noted by the Yamaha VOCALOID5 English tutorial, the Japanese vocalists are both a little more precise when singing Japanese phrases.
Software issues as noted:
  • Upon their release there was no guidelines aid a producer using any of the 4 vocalists leaving the user blind and having to find out the vocalists best results through trial and error. This is not a first for Vocaloid, however has not been common practice since VOCALOID2.
  • Though given free, not all users can work with languages they are not familiar with. This means the user may be left with 2 vocalists they never wanted or can't use beyond basic sound samples.

Individual VocalsEdit

Product Information
Package details
Amy is a English speaking female designed to be a "standard" vocal for VOCALOID5.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Like Cyber Songman, Amy is capable of pronouncing the "@l" and "4" phonemes
Voicebank sample

Product Information
Package details
Chris is a English speaking male designed to be a "standard" vocal for VOCALOID5.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • Chris is a youthful and light vocal.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Like Cyber Songman, Chris is capable of pronouncing the "@l" and "4" phonemes
Software issues as noted:
  • A common note toward Chris' vocal is that it has been remarked as sounding similar to past vocals like Yohioloid.
  • Out of all 4 vocalists, Chris is considered the most notable mismatched vocalist against his avatar out of the 4 standard V5 voicebanks, however this is also an issue which has been raised in regards to vocals such as Nekomura Iroha.
Voicebank sample

Product Information
Package details
Kaori is a Japanese speaking female designed to be a "standard" vocal for VOCALOID5.
Voicebank sample

Product Information
Package details
Ken is a Japanese speaking male designed to be a "standard" vocal for VOCALOID5.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • He has a soft tone, but is a little nasally at times.
  • Ken is the default vocal for VOCALOID5 and the engine will always revert back to his voicebank if a issue occurs, though this can be changed to other vocalists if the user doesn't want him to be the default vocalist.[1]
Voicebank sample


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