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Megpoid
Biographical information
Gender
Age
Height
Weight
Product information
Company Internet Co., Ltd.
Initial release June 26, 2009
Stable release VOCALOID2
Status Retired; Replaced with V3 Megpoid - Native
Operating system Windows 32-bit operating systems (XP, Vista)
Type
Language Japanese Japflag
Distributor
Voice provider
Illustrator
Reduced no.
Affiliation
License Proprietary
Website Homepage
GUMI Megpoid (VOCALOID2) Native V3 Megpoid English


This is an article about the Megpoid software for the VOCALOID2 engine. Megpoid is the product name for VOCALOID GUMI.

HistoryEdit

In June 2008, planning began on the next VOCALOID2 vocal for Internet co at that time planning began before Gackpoid was yet released, but there was nothing solid at this stage about Gumi.[1]

Megpoid was voiced by Megumi Nakajima and released on June 25, 2009.[2] It comes with three sample VSQ files, "Happy Birthday," "be MYSELF",[3] and "Hitori Yurari." "be MYSELF" is an original song by Nakajima. 

There are five demos on the official site;[4]

Gumi was illustrated by the manga artist Yuuki Masami.

Product InformationEdit

Demonstrations

Demonstrations
be MYSELF Niconico   YouTube   Singer Song Writer
be MYSELF (one chorus) Niconico   YouTube   Singer Song Writer
Fly Me to The Moon-Part1 YouTube   Singer Song Writer
Fly Me to The Moon-Part2 Singer Song Writer
BLUE BUTTERFLY Niconico   YouTube   Singer Song Writer

RecommendedEdit

  • Computer:2000 + more than Pentium4 2 GHz/Athlon XP
    • recommended Pentium4 2.8 GHz/Athlon 64 2800 + or more
  • OS:(Recommended in the case of stand-alone 8/7/Vista) Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Available only 32bit version OS
  • required hard disk space: 600MB or more
  • RAM memory:(The 1GB recommended) 512MB or more
    • VOCALOID2 VST instrument when using Real-time recommended 2GB or more
  • Other:DVD-R/RW drive / sound card / Internet connection environment (activation time)
  • interface: VST, ReWire, stand-alone

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

Product Information
To our readers and editors: For section notes, please read Notes; Voicebank sections.
Optimum

  Tempo: 60~175BPM   Range: F2~A4

Package Details
Gumi was designed to be a professional voicebank of good quality and is the voice of a professional singer. She was sold as the voice of her provider Megumi Nakajima and was intended to have a air of realism about her voice. She had soft cutsey voice, which has a tense tone.
Vocal Traits
As noted;
  • She has a large vocal range and is considered relatively easy to tune.
  • Her voice is raspy, however, this can be removed if a user does not want her raspiness.
  • Adjustments of GEN won't impact the voice as much as some other vocals and will remain relatively the same between the range -32 and 86.[5]
Phonetic notes
As noted;
  • Her pronunciations are of a good quality and she has smooth vowel sounds compared to other Japanese Vocaloid2 vocals.[6]
  • The Megpoid software has some notable traits about some phonetics which made her easier to use against other Vocaloids released at the time. Gumi speaks "カ" ("ka") related lines of speech with no problems, "マ" ("ma") lines (which are the weakness of Hatsune Miku) are spoken well as well. Her "サ" ("sa") related lines do not collapse like they do with Megurine Luka. However, she has a habbit of speaking "タ" ("ta") as "ダ" ("da").[7]
  • Like many native Japanese speakers, Megpoid does not have the phoneme [z] and [Z] in the phonetic system and requiring beung are replaced by [dz] and [dZ] as well as Gackpoid.[8]
Software Issues
As noted;
  • According to the update for Vocaloid 3 Megpoid - Native, Vocaloid 2 Megpoid also had a number of background nuisances that affected her overall quality. She does not take to adjustments of volume too well and her vocal will start to suffer, causing a ground noise loop to occur. The noise loop ends at G3 and GEN 40, results which hit the Ground noise area are regarded a Low Quality.[9]

References Edit

  1. link
  2. [1] INTERNET Co.,Ltd - Megpoid
  3. [2] Nico - メグッポイド(Megpoid) サンプル曲『Be MYSELF』
  4. [3] INTERNET Co.,Ltd - Megpoid demos
  5. Taken from notes Nico Nico Pedia
  6. VocaloidOtaku - Japanese Vocaloids Comparative Charts and Tips
  7. Taken from notes Nico Nico Pedia
  8. [4]INTERNET Co.,Ltd - Japanese Phonetic System of Gackpoid and Megpoid (link leads to PDF)
  9. Taken from notes Nico Nico Pedia

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