PowerFX Systems AB. is a small recording company based in Stockholm, Sweden. This company has been producing music samples, loops and sound effects since 1995.
They are the creators of Vocaloid Sweet Ann and Big Al. They were first introduced to the software after Zero-G revealed the first Vocaloids at the NAMM trade show (Leon and Lola) and were later recommended to Yamaha by Crypton Future Media. They were the third studio to join Vocaloid production in the VOCALOID era, after Zero-G in late 2002, though they were initially not declared as such. PowerFX did not release any products for the VOCALOID engine, though they were known to have been working on a VOCALOID version of Sweet Ann.
Originally they used an old 20th century movie poster style for boxart with both Sweet Ann and Big-Al. Due to fan reaction they would later switch Big-Al's artwork to a more western/anime style, prior to his release. PowerFX's Vocaloids were unique in that they were based on monsters of classic horror and science fiction (sometimes fans call their Vocaloids "Monsteroids"/"Monsterloids"). After Big-Al's release they stated that they intended to continue this theme for future Vocaloids, and were even considering producing a virtual boy band.
According to Bil Bryant, they chose to do a monster morph-type character design from the beginning. They wanted to create a character for fans to become familiar with, as they believed that this is what fans prefer. They felt it was easier to recognize and sell if they had a comic-esque character design heading the product. Bryant believed that not including a character alienates the product from the fandom.
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Current Voicebank projectsEdit
PowerFX has an American accented Vocaloid in the works.
Future Voicebank possibilitiesEdit
- Anders confirmed that if English Vocaloids become more popular, PowerFX will consider making Appends/Updates for their Vocaloids.
- According to Anders, if there is demand, updates for all past English Vocaloids to newer engines is a possibility. The major factor in this is the workload needed, and involvement in the process against the demand.
- PowerFX have confirmed in early 2012 they want to create a V3 Sweet Ann, but due to focus on their soundation product and pulling together money for updates, they currently cannot produce this voicebank.
The first song demo using Big-Al, “Make Me Feel”, was prepared by Alexei Ustinov for the Frankfurt MusikMesse 2007 fair.
Sweet Ann was originally given a MySpace page as part of promotion for her.
Sweet Ann boxart competitionEdit
They are also one of two studios that supports Vocaloid Otaku forums which they use for fan feedback, the other studio being Zero-G.
YOHIO Vocaloid boxart competitionEdit
PowerFX held a competition for the package design of their Vocaloid YOHIOloid. The winner was Sartika3091.
- ↑  New Vocaloid libraries from PowerFX] (Sweden) - Jasmine Music Technology. Dated 2007-05-28. Retrieved 2009-06-08
- ↑ PowerFX e-mail, 13/05/2011
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- ↑  VocaloidOtaku - Sweet Ann mainstays
- ↑  Engloid Blog - Interview: Bil Bryant (Production and CEO of PowerFX)
- Official site: PowerFX
- Twitter: PowerFX
- MySpace: Sweet Ann
- Engloid Blog: Interview: Bil Bryant (Production and CEO of PowerFX)
- Youtube Channel: PowerFX Systems
- Facebook: Vocaloid Oliver