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Macne Nana VOCALOID3 MACNE series

Macne Nana
Macne Nana vocaloid
Biographical information
Gender

Female

Age

14 - 15

Height

157cm

Voice

Haruna Ikezawa

Illustrator

Gomoku Akatsuki

Product information
Company

Macne Nana Project

Language

Bilingual; Japanese & English

Code

BPVL-0077EJ

Affiliation

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, 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 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).[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 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.

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, as long as you owned the original software, Nana was free to be exploited to additional softwares. This led it to later be converted to work with the UTAU software by UTAU fans.

A smaller "compact" version called "Macne Nana Petite" was also released at a cheaper price, with less content and was referred 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 an 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

Music featuring Macne Nana
This VOCALOID is featured in 10 songs and on 1 albums on this wiki.
There are listings for notableoriginal and cover songs.
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龍の背に乗って
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Romaji/English Ryuu no Se ni Notte (Riding on the Back of a Dragon)
Featuring Macne Nana
Author(s) Ginsuke
Category Original Song
Walk Together
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Featuring Macne Nana
Author(s) Kyattorotto Mi☆
Category Original Song
★HOPSTEPA★
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Featuring Macne Nana
Author(s) Odd Sun
Category Original Song
飴色ロリポップ
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Romaji/English Ameiro Lolipop
Featuring Macne Nana
Author(s) あえる
Category Original Song


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. Further two volumes were released in 2010 and 2011.[3]

Social MediaEdit

Nana has an official Twitter account.

Additional InformationEdit

PopularityEdit

Macne Nana Popularity
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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 engine 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.


TriviaEdit

  • 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.

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.

GalleryEdit

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The image gallery for Macne Nana may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. link
  3. link

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
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
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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