Sweet ANN is a Vocaloid released by PowerFX. She was the first Vocaloid created using Yamaha’s Vocaloid2 upgraded software.
She is voiced by an Australian singer whose artist name is "Jody".
She is the first English Vocaloid to have a depiction as such on her boxart, although at this point the general idea of a true "avatar" would not be considered until Miku's release a few months later. She is loosely based on "The Bride of Frankenstein". Her stitches are often mistaken for a choker.
Sweet Ann has been described as a "white Lena Horne" by PowerFX.
Her name is a pun based on her origins, meaning that Sweet-Ann = Swe-den.
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|Featuring:||Sweet Ann (lead vocal), Big Al and Oliver (back vocal)|
| Youtube Broadcast Published on Nov 21, 2012 |
| Youtube Broadcast Published on Nov 10, 2012 |
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She was sold under as a 'space lounge robo-vocalist sensation'.
Like Vocaloids before her, she was aimed at professional musicians as there was no established Vocaloid fandom. Her boxart itself appears to be based on the poster art for a movie "Stormy Weather" starring Lena Horne.
Amongst the releases for Soundations loops and sounds for Christmas 2010 was also included some samples of Sweet Ann and Big Al. A contest was also included with a chance to win both Vocaloids.
Sweet Ann appeared in a concert ( Vocalekt Visions x AniMiku x WVD01 at AOD 2012 ) alongside Gumi , Gackpoid and Miku . She sang Headline Love Feat. Koda-P & Big Al. She appeared in her Taiwan design.
Vocalekt Visions x AniMiku x WVD01 at AOD 2012 =FULL= (Can be noticed around 43:38)
At the time of release, Ann received positive reviews with many praising her "sweet" voice. Reviewers noted that on occasion she sounded realistic enough to not notice she was a virtual singer which was also pleasing to reviewers. Another positive sign was that reviewers had praised the improvements between Vocaloid and Vocaloid 2. This resulted in Ann receiving a good reception upon her release.
In late 2009, prior to the release of Big Al, she was regarded as the second most popular English Vocaloid. The first most popular was Prima.
In the Nico Nico Douga International Vocaloid ranking 2010, Ann was the 4th most common Vocaloid in the top 30 rankings. She appeared in 3 songs.
A independent Vocaloid search on Nico Nico Douga revealed that most Vocaloids had less than 1,000 videos uploaded on Nico Nico Douga in between July 1 and December 15, 2011. Sweet Ann fell into that category.
- Sweet Ann has become so popular with the Japanese audience that there is an MMD model for her. After Sweet Ann's MMD model was created, people began to make other English Vocaloids into models, such as Big Al, whose model was created by Nukude, along with Leon.
- Her Japanese nicknames 甘音アン (Amane Ann) means "Sweet Sound Ann", and 甘いアン (Amai Ann) is a play on words. "Amai Ann/An" is the word-to-word translation from English and can be read as "sweet bean paste," a common cuisine in Japan.
- Sweet Ann can be heard singing in the background of a few of the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade songs, even though she is not a Crypton Future Media Vocaloid.
- Sweet Ann can be heard singing the words "Helvetica Standard" in the anime, "My Ordinary Life", as well as background music.
- Sweet Ann's voice was used in the demo for the Vocaloid's Ap for Miselu Neiro, a portable Android-powered synthesizer.
- First Vocaloid 2 ever released
- First female voicebank for Vocaloid 2
- First English Vocaloid released for Vocaloid 2
- First PowerFX Vocaloid ever released
- First female PowerFX Vocaloid
- First English Vocaloid to have an "avatar"
- ↑  Vocaloid Answer Wiki - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
- ↑  Engloid Blog - Interview: Bil Bryant (Production and CEO of PowerFX)
- ↑  PowerFX Vocaloid - Sweet Ann
- ↑ link
- ↑  Vocaloidism - Soundation Studio Includes Vocaloid Christmas Song Excerpts
- ↑  Sound on Sound - PowerFX Vocaloid 2 Sweet Ann
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- Sweet Ann fanart DeviantArt / Pixiv / Piapro
- Sweet Ann models on MikuMikuDance wiki
- Sweet Ann derivatives on Fanloid wiki