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ONA (or Ona) is an alternate mascot for the VOCALOID MAIKA, licensed to Voctro Labs, S.L., and is created to be used in concerts and events. Her Catalan singing was more heavily marketed than the same voicebank represented by MAIKA.
ONA made her first appearance at Mercè Festival at Ciutadella Park on September 20, 2013. The project was a collaboration between The Lab Barcelona, La Merced (ICUB) and Voctro Labs. This concert featured a model of her singing on stage, while people backstage could control a model of Bruno or Clara while dancing. People at the concert were able to propose the lyrics she sang via Twitter.
ONA is not the first known case of a Catalan vocal for VOCALOID™ existing, but rather the second. A prototype male vocal was shown during a TEDx conference. However, she is the first known female Catalan vocal.
ONA means 'wave' in Catalan.
ONA was illustrated by Inés Campos. She has a more occidental aesthetic and her colorful outfit was inspired by the mosaic works of Antoni Gaudí. On her back, she has a waveform-like pattern, in reference to her name.
- Released during voice bank development.
- These songs were introduced at a virtual concert event in Mercè of Barcelona in 2013.
|Amagada primavera (Hidden spring)||YouTube|
|Una altra galàxia (Another galaxy)||YouTube|
|Like MAIKA, the voice provider has never been revealed. For a period of time, it was unclear whether MAIKA and ONA were separate VOCALOIDs. It was first stated by Voctro Labs that they share the same voice provider. In 2014, Giuseppe revealed that both MAIKA and ONA are the same VOCALOID3 library. While MAIKA represents the Spanish usage of the vocals, ONA represents the Catalan one. On May 5, 2014, Voctro Labs explicitly confirmed ONA and MAIKA's status as two designs for the same voicebank.|