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MAIKA
Maika
Biographical information
Gender Female
Age 19
Height 5'6/167Cm
Weight 121lbs/55kg
Product information
Company Voctro Labs
Initial release
Stable release
Status
Operating system
Type
Language
Distributor Voctro Labs
Voice provider Unrevealed[1]
Illustrator Noriko Hayashi
Reduced no.
Affiliation YAMAHA
License
Website
MAIKA VOCALOID3


MAIKA is a Spanish VOCALOID developed and distributed by Voctro Labs, S.L., and was released in December 2013 for the VOCALOID3 engine. On September 12, 2013, Voctro Labs revealed that ONA, their "private" VOCALOID, shared the same voice provider as MAIKA.[2]

On 2014, Giuseppe revealed that both MAIKA and ONA are the same VOCALOID3 library. While MAIKA represents the Spanish usage of the vocals, ONA represents the Catalan usage.[3]

ConceptEdit

AppearanceEdit

According to Noriko Hayashi, MAIKA was made based on the "Pop Diva" appearance requested by Voctro Labs.[4][5]

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She has a play/pause tattoo (▶ ll) located on her left cheek. The little droid that accompanies her acts as a pet, microphone and speaker; on October 16, MAIKA's Facebook page started a poll asking fans to give a name to the floating droid.[8] Later, on December 22, the site stated that the winning name was "NOVA"[9]

It was reported via a YouTube video that MAIKA's design was made to look mature like MEIKO's. However, it was accepted that MEIKO's design was a little plain looking, and so Noriko Hayashi went for a design that was more like Lady Gaga. The hairstyle was a main focus in the design. Due to the number of female Vocaloids out, it was felt that if the hair was not something bold, MAIKA would not stand out. The lineart was completed first; Voctro Labs requested Noriko to adjust the hair color scheme. The last one was to avoid comparisons with previous vocaloids like IA or Luka, as originally the hair was a gradient of peach to light pink. Noriko tested various color combinations with Voctro choosing the final color scheme. She was asked also to make MAIKA look a little happier, so her face was adjusted slightly. NOVA was purposely created to make her design different from other VOCALOIDs. The design itself did not pull any references from Spanish culture, as it was decided that a more international feel would make her more approachable by non-Spanish people and would avoid racial cliches.[10]

VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

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Gurú
Gurú
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Author(s) ColourfulHorizonsP
Category Original song Featuring MAIKA
YouTube
Madescent Lamentation
Madescent Lamentation
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Author(s) u2kushi
Category Original song Featuring MAIKA
YouTube
Clarity (English)
Clarity (English)
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Author(s) Flavescit Romaji/English Clarity
Category Cover song Featuring MAIKA
YouTube
Perfect Crime (Spanish)
Perfect Crime (Spanish)
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Author(s) Im ryusouta
Category Cover song Featuring MAIKA, Bruno
YouTube

  Music featuring MAIKA
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Featured in ( 7 ) songs and on ( 1 ) albums. 
Listings for Featured songs and Originals / Covers
External search - Romaji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili  
 

MarketingEdit

ContestsEdit

Illustration ContestEdit

The illustration contest before her release helped increase awareness of the upcoming VOCALOID, with many artists submitting their designs.

Original Song ContestEdit

Main article: MAIKA Original Song Contest

On February 25, 2014 Voctro-Labs started an original song contest with the purpose of promoting MAIKA. The deadline is set for May 19, 2014 and the judging will begin on 1 June of the same year.[11]

Boxed Limited EditionEdit

MAIKA's boxed version was sold as a limited edition of 100 copies; they could be preordered since her release date (December 19), but shipping won't start until January 2014. The Boxed Limited Edition includes:

  • Immediate access to the downloadable version of MAIKA's library.
  • 1x DVD MAIKA with all the content of the download version.
  • 1x DVD with trial versions of Bruno and Clara's voicebank (14 day trial).
  • Four page instructional booklet for MAIKA with phoneme table and concept art.
  • Four high quality MAIKA prints designed by Noriko Hayashi in A6 format.
  • Printed and hand numbered outer box.

Additional informationEdit

PopularityEdit

MAIKA Popularity
Sales
Reaction
Prior to her release, MAIKA was well received by the VOCALOID fandom, with many of her demos hitting over 20,000 pageviews. "En Tu Mirar" has crossed the 100,000 mark and has caused her to become one of the more popular overseas VOCALOID3's to be released.
Impact
Misc.

Notable For...Edit

  • First Spanish voice bank developed for both VOCALOID3 and NEO engines.
  • Vocal with the most breath samples (33).
  • Largest optimum range of any Spanish voice bank.
  • First Spanish VOCALOID with a boxed version.

GalleryEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. [1] Vocaloid Answer Wiki - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
  2. Voctro-Labs - Bruno, Clara & Ona Live Virtual Show
  3. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=439410512871104&id=214511861903938&comment_id=2120313&offset=0&total_comments=14&notif_t=share_reply
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  11. Voctro-Labs - MAIKA Original Song Contest

External linksEdit

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