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DEX VOCALOID4


DEX is an English VOCALOID that was developed and distributed by Zero-G Limited.[1] He was released in November 2015 for the VOCALOID4 engine.

He is voiced by Sam Blakeslee (aka. Kenji-B), an American VOCALOID producer.

ConceptEdit

DEX and DAINA were given the theme, 'The Fox and the Hound', at the suggestion of Kenji-B.[2] They were intended to be counterparts that complement each other.[3] DEX was based on the Hound character of the story and has more "wolf"-like traits.[4] Kenji said that DEX and DAINA were a pair, but were not twins.[5] When asked about the aims of both DEX and DAINA, it was stated that the pair were targeted towards fans and designed to give producers the voices they needed.[6] The theme of "fox and hound" was one of many suggestions put forward, but it was the one that stayed due to a fondness among the group despite being taken lightly. The design was chosen after the team adored the primary sketches by EmissarySteel.[7]

EtymologyEdit

His original name was "Raleigh", but "Dex" was preferred due to sounding more masculine.

AppearanceEdit

DEX made his debut as a kemonomimi modelled after a wolf.[8] The choice was made to give a twist of the popular Nekomimi design seen in SeeU and Nekomura Iroha.

AkiGlancy remarked that they knew many would not like the designs and focused on the vocals instead.[9]

After negative reactions from distributors, DEX was also given an alternative design without the animal traits, but still retained the theme of The Fox and The Hound. This was done to appeal to non Japanese-styled art fans.[10] The alternative design featured DEX without his wolf ears and tail. The ears were replaced by black headsets with a yellow wolf on it. This version of DEX appears on the boxart.

Older concepts were revealed during a November 2015 livestream. This included DEX as a hunter instead of a kemonomimi, in case Zero-G wished to scrap the 'Fox and Hound' theme. However, Zero-G liked the designs and they were kept as alternate fantasy illustrations, complementary to AVANNA.[11] According to AkiGlancy, EmissarySteel added more detail to the hunter design than the final chosen art. The final design was cel-shaded because Zero-G preferred it.[12]

RelationsEdit

Music featuring DEXEdit

  • DEX is featured in 33 songs and 7 albums on this wiki.
    Dex Logo
  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

BLACK & WHITE
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Romaji/English BLACK & WHITE
Featuring DEX
Producers Ghost
Category Original song
Daymare
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Featuring DEX
Producers Donut*Joy
Category Original song
The Living Tombstone // Dog of Wisdom BLUE
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Featuring DEX & DAINA
Producers marz melon
Category Cover song
It's My Life
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Romaji/English It's My Life
Featuring DEX
Producers GiantOrigami
Category Cover song
Search for music featuring DEX [show/hide]

Additional InformationEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Being a werewolf, Kenji-B's UTAU Kenji Baionoto also had a sort of "wolf" theme, including some features that DEX himself shares.

ReputationEdit

DEX's character status
Sales

DEX and DAINA were put on sale within a short time of being released, noting that they were Zero-G's (then) current best selling product.[13]

Both DEX and DAINA proved to be very popular and despite their recent release, both nearly claimed the no.1 spot from AVANNA in the 2015 most popular product for Zero-G. DEX held the no.2 position. Zero-G also highlighted once again how well the pair were selling being "big news", noting their sales with the words "red hot" in red text which had never been seen before.[14]

In the 2016 yearly ranking, DEX claimed the no.2 spot, beating DAINA by two places.[15]

DEX also grabbed the 8th spot on the Sonicwire 2016 rankings out of all the VOCALOID releases sold by Sonicwire.[16]

Achievements
  • First male VOCALOID4 from Zero-G.
  • First male native English VOCALOID to be available for Mac.
  • One of the first Zero-G VOCALOIDs to be available for Mac.
  • DEX and DAINA were the first counterparts of VOCALOID4.


Polls

Do you like DEX?
 
676
 
16
 
30
 

The poll was created at 00:56 on November 21, 2015, and so far 722 people voted.
What characteristic of DEX do you like?
 
27
 
103
 
12
 
512
 

The poll was created at 00:56 on November 21, 2015, and so far 654 people voted.

GalleryEdit

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The image gallery for DEX may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://twitter.com/Kenji_Baionoto/status/612434997908148225
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8pNp3gYztg
  3. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60706-dex-and-daina-two-new-vocaloids-from-zero-g-names-not-final/page__st__30
  4. http://engloids.info/news/new-zero-g-vocaloid-4-dex-and-daina-revealed-in-live-stream-convention-panel/
  5. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60706-dex-and-daina-two-new-vocaloids-from-zero-g-names-not-final/page__st__75__p__1268561&#entry1268561
  6. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WWo2CgHqCli96CLY8yOkHczVf3_wybtPOzjij2DpAUE/edit
  7. http://engloids.info/news/dex-and-daina-livestream-summary/#more-2850
  8. https://twitter.com/Kenji_Baionoto/status/612526464710283264
  9. http://engloids.info/news/dex-and-daina-livestream-summary/#more-2850
  10. About the alt design
  11. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60706-dex-and-daina-two-new-vocaloids-from-zero-g/page__view__findpost__p__1312285
  12. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60706-dex-and-daina-two-new-vocaloids-from-zero-g/page__view__findpost__p__1312643
  13. https://twitter.com/hyoujisama/status/672856738945740800
  14. http://zero-glimited.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/E82EF059D5D86F9E/A10CC7377B4C425B1C65CA3F48968C2E
  15. https://twitter.com/Cluemily/status/813808921731334145
  16. http://blog.sonicwire.com/2016/12/sonicwire-2016-2.html

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
English Zero-G Limited official homepage Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

Navigation

Start a Discussion Discussions about DEX

  • DEX or DAINA?

    5 messages
    • Daina is the obvious answer, she's the goddess of the universe afterall
    • I prefer Dex because hes easier and more clear...... Sadly Kenji and EmpathP both prefer Daina and see her to be easier, so when it comes...
  • New Dex Original w/ SONiKA, Big Al, Daina, and Oliver

    4 messages
    • Shiny Articuno wrote:Holy shiet that song is amazing :O Thanks for sharing. I'll create a page for it! :) No problem~ And thank you ...
    • Shiny Articuno wrote:Holy shiet that song is amazing :O Thanks for sharing. I'll create a page for it! :) soyadınnelan???!?!?!??!

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