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GUMI VOCALOID2 VOCALOID3 Native English VOCALOID4


This is an article about the Megpoid V4 software for the VOCALOID4 engine. Megpoid is the product name for VOCALOID GUMI.

HistoryEdit

On December 1, 2014, when asked about VOCALOID4 updates, Noboru responded that they wished to update all of their VOCALOID3s to the new engine but had no specific schedule at the time.[1] However, they noted that Megpoid would be the first to be worked upon.[2]

On October 7, 2015, Noboru posted a SoundCloud sample that demonstrated GUMI's Japanese voicebanks in the VOCALOID4 engine. She gained growl samples, improved XSY capabilities, and some tweaks.[3] GUMI was confirmed to receive 5 new voicebanks along with updated versions of her VOCALOID3 voicebanks for a total of 10 voicebanks. Her release date was announced to be November 5, 2015.[4]

On November 11, trial versions of her voicebanks became available.[5]

The Megpoid V4 release was also featured in use with the Vocaloid Keyboard.[6]

Product Information Edit

DemonstrationsEdit

Demonstrations

Megpoid V4 All SoundCloud
Megpoid V4 NativeFat SoundCloud SSW
Megpoid V4 Native SoundCloud SSW
Megpoid V4 MellowAdult SoundCloud SSW
Megpoid V4 Adult SoundCloud SSW
Megpoid V4 PowerFat SoundCloud SSW
Megpoid V4 Power SoundCloud SSW
Megpoid V4 NaturalSweet SoundCloud SSW
Megpoid V4 Sweet SoundCloud SSW
Megpoid V4 SoftWhisper SoundCloud SSW
Megpoid V4 Whisper SoundCloud SSW
Possibility Niconico YouTube
誰そ彼 (Tasogare) YouTube

RecommendedEdit

  • OS:
    • Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7(32/64bit)
    • Mac: Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9, 10.8 (32/64bit)
  • CPU: Intel Dual Core CPU
  • RAM: 2GB or more
  • Hard Disk Capacity:
    • Regular libraries:
      • Separated voicebanks: More than 3GB
      • Complete: More than 15GB
    • Starter Packs (Windows only):
      • Separated voicebanks: More than 3.5GB
      • Complete: More than 15.5GB
  • Internet connection.

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

Product Information
Package details
This package acts as both a update to the old V3 Megpoid and V3 Megpoid - Native packages, while also providing an extension to the original voices. The product contains 5 new natural-sounding tones. Improvements to the older vocals make them easier to use for new producers, while the large selection of variations allows producers to find a suitable tone more easily. The complete package also suits more advanced producers due to the high XSY possibilities, while keeping the process relatively simple.

The package also contains demo song data and illustrations.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • All 10 voices have the same tempo and range. Changing tone mid-song should be less noticeable, particularly if the right set of voicebanks are used to bridge the gaps between voices.
  • All 5 older voices are newly recorded.
  • The 5 updated vocals have even more triphones than the V3 versions.
  • All 5 of the V3 Megpoid vocals have been reworked almost from scratch.
  • Noise issues related to certain sounds present in the V3 Megpoid vocals are fixed.
  • Quality of the 5 VOCALOID3 vocals has been improved as a overall result.
  • All 10 vocals are capable of XSY.
    • Due to the fact every version comes with at least 1 additional voice, V4 Megpoid will have access to the XSY function no matter what package the user buys.[7]
    • Cannot XSY with the VOCALOID3 versions.
    • Voices have only been set to XSY between their respective pairs (i.e. Native and NativeFat) easily; XSY between vocals outside of their respective pair (i.e. Native and Power) may have unpredictable results. Users need to be careful of this when mixing the 10 voicebanks.
    • The Megpoid V4 package especially makes full use of the XSY feature. Despite the unpredictable results of mixing the vocals outside of their respective pairs, combining them will effectively create an effect much like having an additional voicebank entirely, allowing a large number of additional tones for GUMI.[8]
    • In total the number of combinations for XSY will create the equivalent of up to 90 additional possible variations for GUMI's character for VOCALOID4. Including the original 10 voicebanks used within XSY, the package offers up to 100 possible theoretical voicebank variations for her character.
    • As of Ver.4.3.0 of the VOCALOID4 engine, with the exception of the original galaco and Rana vocals (which are not counted as an official Internet co., Ltd release) all VOCALOID3 and VOCALOID4 Internet Co., Ltd. vocals can XSY between each other.
    • In total if user was to own every VOCALOID3 and VOCALOID4 XSY capable INTERNET co., LTD vocal, this offers the equivalent of 812 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the combined packages comes to a theoretical 841 voicebanks in total.[9]
    • Note that Users of the updated XSY list have to understand that as confirmed by Internet co., Ltd themselves, depending on the combination of the two vocals a level of extra unwanted noise may be generated.
    • This is particularly true more so when using the single voicebank releases from VOCALOID3 in XSY in either primarily or secondary roles. In addition to not being built with XSY in mind, they were never built with accompanying vocals in mind, so have no adjustments made to fit in with a accompanying voicebank of similar nature like the multi-bank releases did.


  • GWL is capable of being used with all 10 vocals. Megpoid in particular will create a rich, expressive sound when using this feature.
  • The two closet releases by design within Vocaloid4 are Arsloid and Crypton Future Media, Inc.'s V4x EVEC system.
    • Compared to Arsloid, there is more stability within any of the 90 XSY combinations. Since Megpoid V4's vocals are full voicebanks and not "Extended Libraries", the results are much smoother, HQ and predictable. Any of the 10 vocals and their XSY combinations are fully capable of acting as main vocals and supporting roles equally.
    • Compared to EVEC, the vocals are all within Vocaloid itself, as a result, there is less chance of a clash with Vocaloid itself, which is by-product of EVEC working independently from Vocaloid.
Software issues as noted:
  • The original 5 voices may not produce the same sounds as before due to being new recordings.
  • May be some loss of power to "Native", "Sweet", "Whisper" and "Adult". This is due to the improvements of word connections, which improve the formation of words but slightly softens them in the process. "Power", however, should remain unaffected.
  • One of the packages criticism is just on its overall value;
    • As with the VOCALOID3 package, the additional tones don't offer any major genre advantages, as all share the same tempo and range.
    • At the time of release, the overall package combined can work out to be one of the most expensive releases for VOCALOID that had ever been made. The total price was more then double many other Vocaloid releases both released during Vocaloid3 and Vocaloid4. This meant for the same price of Megpoid V4, you could potentially buy at least two other Vocaloids for the same price.
    • Despite the number of variety of tones the package creates, at least 20 of those (the intended XSY pairings) do not vary a great deal compared to the other 80 due to how similar they are.



Individual vocalsEdit

Native

Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
NATIVE This is the latest updated version of the VOCALOID2 Megpoid vocal and carries the same overall intended tone of the original. It acts as the "basic" or "default" tone of the entire Megpoid V3 package.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • XSY with "NativeFat" much more comfortably than the other 8 voices.
    • Once the 2 "Native" vocals are installed there will be listed 4 complete vocals. The additional voices are because both XSY options for XSY (Native x NativeFat, NativeFat x Native) are already set up as vocals to use.
  • Improves the Megpoid vocal even more so; further improving the voice than V3 Megpoid had done.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Word connections generally improved.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 Native

Megpoid V4 Native


Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
NATIVE FAT A variation of the "Native" voice with a thicker throat sound.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • XSY with "Native" much more comfortably than the other 8 voices.
    • Once the 2 "Native" vocals are installed, there will be listed 4 complete vocals. The additional voices are because both XSY options for XSY (Native x NativeFat, NativeFat x Native) are already set up as vocals to use.
  • The thicker throat sound allows her to handle higher ranges easier without sounding strained.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 NativeFat

Megpoid V4 NativeFat


Adult

Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
ADULT This is an update of the the V3 Megpoid vocal.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • XSY with "Mellow Adult" much more comfortably than the other 8 voices.
    • Once the 2 "Adult" vocals are installed, there will be listed 4 complete vocals. The additional voices are because both XSY options for XSY (Adult x Mellow Adult, Mellow Adult x Adult) are already set up as vocals to use.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Word connections generally improved.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 Adult

Megpoid V4 Adult


Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
MELLOW ADULT As its name suggests, it has a a more relaxed tone than Adult.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 MellowAdult

Megpoid V4 MellowAdult


Power

Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
POWER This is an update of the the V3 Megpoid vocal.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • XSY with "PowerFat" much more comfortably than the other 8 voices.
    • Once the 2 "Power" vocals are installed, there will be listed 4 complete vocals. The additional voices are because both XSY options for XSY (Power x PowerFat,PowerFat x Power) are already set up as vocals to use.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Word connections generally improved without loss of power to the vocal.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 Power

Megpoid V4 Power


Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
POWER FAT A variant of the "Power" vocal with a thicker throat sound to it.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • Holds the descent of notes better than "Power".
  • Holds a "Dark" tone of voice.
  • XSY with "Power" much more comfortably than the other 8 voices.
    • Once the 2 "Power" vocals are installed there will be listed 4 complete vocals. The additional voices are because both XSY options for XSY (Power x PowerFat,PowerFat x Power) are already set up as vocals to use.
  • The thicker throat sound allows her to handle higher ranges easier without sounding strained.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 PowerFat

Megpoid V4 PowerFat


Sweet

Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
SWEET This is an update of the the V3 Megpoid vocal.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • XSY with "Natural Sweet" much more comfortably than the other 8 voices.
    • Once the 2 "Sweet" vocals are installed there will be listed 4 complete vocals. The additional voices are because both XSY options for XSY (Sweet x Natural Sweet, Natural Sweet x Sweet) are already set up as vocals to use.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Word connections generally improved.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 Sweet

Megpoid V4 Sweet


Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
NATURAL SWEET This has the "cute" traits of Sweet, but has a much more natural tone.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • XSY with "Sweet" much more comfortably than the other 8 voices.
    • Once the 2 "Sweet" vocals are installed, there will be listed 4 complete vocals. The additional voices are because both XSY options for XSY (Sweet x Natural Sweet, Natural Sweet x Sweet) are already set up as vocals to use.
  • This vocal suffers less issues related to how the original Sweet vocal sounded "forced" or artificial.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 NaturalSweet

Megpoid V4 NaturalSweet


Whisper

Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
WHISPER This is an update of the the V3 Megpoid vocal.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • XSY with "Soft Whisper" much more comfortably than the other 8 voices.
    • Once the 2 "Whisper" vocals are installed, there will be listed 4 complete vocals. The additional voices are because both XSY options for XSY (Whisper x Soft Whisper, Soft Whisper x Whisper) are already set up as vocals to use.
  • Improvements to voice to prevent waning while going up the octaves.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Word connections generally improved.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 Whisper

Megpoid V4 Whisper


Product Information
Optimum
  Tempo: 60~175BPM  Range: F2~A4
Package details
SOFT WHISPER This is a much more breathier tone of voice than "Whisper".
Vocal traits as noted:
  • XSY with "Whisper" much more comfortably than the other 8 voices.
    • Once the 2 "Whisper" vocals are installed, there will be listed 4 complete vocals. The additional voices are because both XSY options for XSY (Whisper x Soft Whisper, Soft Whisper x Whisper) are already set up as vocals to use.
  • The voice is designed to make GUMI sound "smaller" then the normal Whisper voice.
Voicebank sample

Megpoid V4 SoftWhisper

Megpoid V4 SoftWhisper


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