Hiyama Kiyoteru (氷山キヨテル) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by AH-Software Co. Ltd., and was initially released in December 2009. He was updated to the VOCALOID4 engine in October 2015 and received two voicebanks. His voice is provided by Japanese male singer Kiyoshi Hiyama (比山貴咏史, Hiyama Kiyoshi).
He and Kaai Yuki were released as "student" and "teacher" VOCALOIDs.
His surname "Hiyama" seems to be taken from his provider's name ("Kiyoshi Hiyama"). His Ice Mountain name of "Ice Teru" is a play on words; "Hiyama," (氷山) means "ice mountain."
In his depictions as member of ICE MOUNTAIN, he appears with a more rebel and informal appearance. This look was also influenced the design of his 'Rock' V4 vocal.
The microphone in seen in his V4 'Rock' boxart is based on the iconic Shure Brothers microphone, the model 55s, Multi-Impedance "Small Unidyne" Dynamic which was first released in 1951. However, the microphone is not listed in his favourite Microphones list as taken from his profile details.
Kiyoteru is a teacher who participates in a rock band called Ice Mountain on weekends, with the stage name "Ice Mountain Teru." According to the book, Ice Mountain, the default configuration for his V2 software package happens to be Kiyoteru's vocals as a rookie singer. He is also said to be good at mathematics. The book also reveals that he was raised by Kiyoshi, a catholic priest who adopted him.
His favourite microphones were listed:
- BEHRINGER Ultravoice XM8500 (during his junior high and high school years)
- SHURE SM58 (college years)
- SHURE Beta 58A / RODE NT1-A (current favorite)
Although he's described as a good natured, a bit shy and friendly individual, he assumes a more daring and cool personality when he removes his glasses. This was suggested on some of the early promotional arts, and later confirmed within the Ice Mountain book.
Music featuring Hiyama KiyoteruEdit
- Hiyama Kiyoteru is featured in 78 songs and 21 albums on this wiki.
- There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.
Examples of usage
- Kiyoteru is the fifth Vocaloid to feature the model 55s microphone on a boxart with the previous 4 being Sweet Ann, Cyber Diva, MEIKO V3 and Lily.
|Hiyama Kiyoteru's character status|
He was, overall, the least popular of the AH-Software trio of VOCALOIDs. All three took a while to gain popularity, leaving him the least popular Japanese Vocaloid in Japan for some time.
An independent search on Nico Nico Douga revealed that most VOCALOIDs had less than 1,000 videos uploaded on Nico Nico Douga in 2011 between July 1st and December 15th; Kiyoteru fell into this category.