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Macne Nana
Biographical information
Gender Female
Age 14 - 15
Height 157 cm
Weight
Product information
Company Macne Nana Project

Bplats, Inc.

Initial release
Stable release
Status
Operating system
Type
Language
Distributor
Voice provider Haruna Ikezawa
Illustrator
Reduced no.
Affiliation
License
Website
Macne Nana VOCALOID3 MACNE series


Macne Nana (マクネナナ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and is distributed by Bplats, Inc., under the YAMAHA Corporation, and was created in collaboration with Macne Nana Project (MI7 Japan Inc.). She was released in January 2014 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice is provided by the Japanese female voice actress, Haruna Ikezawa (池澤 春菜, Ikezawa Haruna).

She is the first of the Macne Series to be a part of the VOCALOID software.

ConceptEdit

Nana was designed to be the first voice on the Mac OS. She was inspired by the success of Hatsune Miku. She is described as a bright and cheerful girl who can be a bit of a klutz. She is accident prone and is often late for work, but always looks on the bright side of life. She and her sisters run the "Mac Sound (Macne) Cafe" (Mac音カフェ).[1]

Like other Vocaloids, Nana's age and height are known, but Nana is also the first to give out her 3 sizes (B87 W57 H87), which is common amongst the Macne family females.

EtymologyEdit

Macne is a combination of the word "Mac", referring to the Macintosh related products, and Ne (音), that means "sound", so, her name means "Mac Sound". 

In early developments, she has the codename of "Macne Miku" (Mac音ミク(マクネミク)), "Miku" was dropped in favor of the "Nana" name when the project became serious. "Nana" came from Haruna Ikezawa's own nickname of "Nana".

AppearanceEdit

Her first design is mainly inspired by Hatsune Miku, while the 2S design has been said to be "princess" themed. The design of the Macne series in general incorporate various aspects of the Mac computer and its physical appearance, such as USB ports and disk drives or portable devices such as the i-pod.

RelationsEdit

VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Open License versionsEdit

Macne Nana was originally released in Open license format for Reason4 and GarageBand, and contained 104 samples in AIFF format, the samples were the 50 sounds needed for Japanese recorded in 3 different pitches. Due to the fact it was released as a open license, so long as you owned the original software Nana was free to be exploited to additional software. This led it to later be converted to work with UTAU by UTAU fans.

A smaller "compact" version called "Macne Nana Petite" was also released at a cheaper price, with less content and was released as the "lite" version of Macne Nana. When the Act2 website was retired and the Macne's were moved over to their own website, Macne Nana and Macne Nana Petite (now called "Macne Petite") were given new vocals called "Macne Nana 2S" and "Macne Petite 2S".

The "Macne Nana 2S" version was recorded in the scales of D#4/G#4/C#5 and had 117 samples, more than the first Macne Nana release. It came with a already built UTAU vocal and was made to sound more distinct from Macne Petite, as well as the original "Macne Nana/Macne Nana Petite" vocal.

Examples of UsageEdit

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Author(s) 脩【はる】 Romaji/English Kimu Tōru Kata Sakura
Category Original Featuring Macne Nana
Niconico YouTube
クズノハ・デスティネーション
クズノハ・デスティネーション
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Author(s) Usoshikirihitopī Romaji/English Kuzunoha Destination
Category Original Featuring Macne Nana
Niconico
龍の背に乗って
龍の背に乗って
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Author(s) Rin Romaji/English Ryuu no Se ni Notte
Category Original Featuring Macne Nana
Niconico YouTube
Fairy Floss
Fairy Floss
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Author(s) しのりゅー さん Romaji/English Fairy Floss
Category Original Song Featuring Macne Nana
Niconico

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Author(s) rerofumi
Category Cover Featuring Macne Nana English
Niconico
Walk Together
Walk Together
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Author(s) キャッとろっと Romaji/English Walk Together
Category Original Song Featuring Macne Nana English
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Featured in ( 6 ) songs and on ( 0 ) albums. 
Listings for Featured songs and Originals / Covers
External search - Romaji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili | Kanji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili
 

MarketingEdit

Macne Nana was originally developed as the "sound Princess for the Mac" and had much marketing prior to being considered for VOCALOID™. This included merchandise for her such as a keyboard with her image printed on it and a G3 iPhone.[2]

iOS appsEdit

Macnepercussion
App icon for "Macne Percussion"

A Macne Percussion app for the iPad2 and iPad3 was released. Another app called "Mac音Clock" was also released for Macne Nana.

BookletEdit

Launched in 2009, a booklet called "Makunebon" ("マクネボン") was released. A further two volumes were released in 2010 and 2011.[3]

Additional InformationEdit

PopularityEdit

Macne Nana Popularity
Sales
Reaction
While she was not as popular for her intended software Garageband, Macne Nana was fairly popular with UTAU users. The vocal samples that made up the Macne series presented a "VOCALOID-like" quality to which was often absent from many other UTAU vocals, though they still were limited to the quality of the UTAU engines restrictions.
Impact
The overall success for the original Macne Nana/Macne Nana Petite product led to further Macnes being produced. The concept of the Macnes being a family unit proved popular with their fans and it was carried on with all further releases.
Misc.

TriviaEdit

  • She is the first vocal in the "Macne" series to receive a voice bank for VOCALOID™, as well as the first vocal to have a UTAU vocal (for her S2 release) and a VOCALOID vocal.
  • 7 can be pronounced "Nana" in Japanese; this is why the number sometimes appears on her designs.

Notable for...Edit

  • First product originally built for another engine to become part of VOCALOID™.
  • First character of the Macne Series to receive an English VOCALOID3 voicebank.
  • Only vocal supported for different engines (Garageband / Reason4 / UTAU / VOCALOID)
  • First english voicebank developed by Bplats, Inc.

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