Macne Nana (マクネナナ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed by Bplats, Inc., under YAMAHA Corporation, and was created in collaboration with the Macne Nana Project (MI7 Japan Inc.). She was released in January of 2014 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice is provided by the Japanese female voice actress and 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.
Nana was designed to be the first voice on the Mac OS. She was inspired by the success of Hatsune Miku and 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 "Macne Cafe" (Mac音カフェ).
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.
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".
Her first design was 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 iPod.
- Macne Coco (Black); Older sister
- Macne Coco (White); Older sister
- Macne Petit; Younger sister
- Macne Papa; Father
Examples of UsageEdit
There are a list of songs featuring the VOCALOID Macne_Nana (マクネナナ). Songs listed here may have Macne_Nana singing as the main singer, or as a backup. VOCALOID Macne_Nana is featured in 21 Songs and on 3 Albums- on this wiki. For notable songs by statistical views see the Songs featuring Macne_Nana page. And for song listings, see these pages for Originals and Covers.
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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.
A Macne Percussion app for the iPad2 and iPad3 was released. Another app called "Mac音Clock" was also released for Macne Nana.
Launched in 2009, a booklet called "Makunebon" ("マクネボン") was released. Further two volumes were released in 2010 and 2011.
Nana has an official Twitter account.
- She is the first vocal in the "Macne" series to receive a voicebank for VOCALOID™, as well as the first vocal to have an UTAU vocal (for her 2S release) and a VOCALOID vocal.
- 7 can be pronounced as "Nana" in Japanese; this is why the number sometimes appear on her designs.
|Macne Nana's character status|
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 engine restrictions.
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.
|The image gallery for Macne Nana may be viewed here.|
|Japanese||Mac音.net official homepage||Link|
|Japanese||Mac音ナナ The official website page for Macne Nana||Link|
|Japanese||マクネナナ（Mac音ナナ） @macnenana The official Twitter account for VOCALOID Macne Nana.||Link|
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