kokone's release date being Valentine's Day complements the meaning of her name: "heart sound".
She was first announced via Twitter on December 23, 2013 which featured her first demo song. A tweet soon followed confirming her February release. The vocal is confirmed to be based on a new vocalist.
According to her site , she will also be compatible with the VOCALOID Editor for Cubase NEO.
According to information given before her release, kokone had been in production for 6 months (since July 2013). Originally Internet co had planned a separate falsetto vocal for GUMI, however switching vocals would prove difficult for producers as tone of voice would be noticed the moment it switched. When VOCALOID entered the VOCALOID3 era, the falsetto vocal was put to the test, but it proved impossible to hide how noticeable the change was. The trouble was matching all 50 phonetics from GUMI's normal vocal and her falsetto. The focus of the range would have been to extend GUMI's range beyond F4 giving her the capabilities to reach A3. Instead of going ahead with the Megpoid Falsetto vocal, it was decided to create a VOCALOID with both normal and falsetto capabilities built into one vocal; this lead to kokone being created. Most of kokone's production was made in-house.
|moment notes||Niconico YouTube|
|cry for the STAR||Niconico YouTube|
|想歌百景 (Souka Hyakkei)||Niconico YouTube|
|想歌百景 (Souka Hyakkei) with Vocalistener||Niconico YouTube|
|Tempo: 60 - 175 BPM Range: D2 - D5|
| kokone is a VOCALOID designed to have a large vocal range and produce high quality results. At the time of her release, her vocal range was the largest of any released VOCALOID. kokone is built to handle normal singing vocals, yet smoothly move into falsetto when singing in her higher range. This allows her to act both as a main singer and as a backup singer to other vocals.
The package also contains demo song data and illustrations.
|Vocal traits as noted:|
|Software issues as noted:|
- ↑ Tweet containing demo song URL
- ↑ Tweet confirming a Feb. release
- ↑ Vocaloidism report
- ↑ link
- ↑ tweet confirming upcoming illustration
- ↑ link