Tohoku Zunko was released on September 28, 2012 as a VOICEROID+ and plans for her VOCALOID version began after a successful Anipipo campaign. On May 16, 2013, AH-Software announced that she would become a VOICEROID+. She was going to be recorded as a VOCALOID in August or September 2013 and was slated for a late 2013/early 2014 release.
In December, a tweet confirmed that her deadline was still uncertain.
On April 26, it was tweeted that Zunko's voicebank was complete. She was announced to be released on Jun 5 that year and a demo was released along with Zunko's official VOCALOID website. Zunko would come with a starter pack as well as Music Maker MX2.
AH-Software released Zunko as a VOICEROID+ voicebank first. VOICEROID allows several tones of vocals showing different emotions. Zunko has several new features compared to previous VOICEROIDs: she has the ability to adjust strength of intonation, as well as the ability to insert pauses directly into the tuning screen. Users can also directly use ruby pronunciation markers in the text. It also reads text up to 4x fast and can output 22.1 kHz sample-rate audio files. However, it is intended for speech rather than singing. Despite this, VOICEROID offers the chance for users to make rap songs easier or use her VOICEROID in conjunction with her VOCALOID voicebank, allowing for talking during songs.
In 2015, most of the Voiceroid and Voiceroid+ lineup were upgraded to Voiceroid+ ex, Zunko included.
ExVoice contains additional samples for Zunko. This includes samples for laughter, giggling, weeping, etc. Zunko's ExVoice also includes samples of the Tohoku landmarks and other things related to Tohoku. Since release, the software has been updated to add more samples to the package. Users can log onto the Ah-Software website to retrieve the additional samples if they have the old version. More updates on this extension are planned in the future.
|Don't disappear||Niconico YouTube|
|Zung! Zung!||Niconico YouTube|
|パステルイマジネーション (Pastel Imagination)||Niconico YouTube|
|Tempo: 70 ~ 140 Range: F2 ~ #G4|
|Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes Starter Available?: Yes App vers.?: Yes|
| This is Zunko's singing vocal. Like Yuzuki Yukari, she was designed to sound like her original VOICEROID+ library.
The package also contains demo song data and illustrations.
|Vocal traits as noted:|
Once imported into VOCALOID, it will register for use of XSY.
Tohoku Zunko VOCALOID3
- ↑ zunko.jp
- ↑ https://twitter.com/tomo_ahs/status/416248485411696640
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/423794524452712448
- ↑ http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ahsoft?utm_campaign=ustre-am&utm_source=ustre-am&utm_medium=social
- ↑ https://twitter.com/tomo_ahs/status/459058961879007232
- ↑ http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/46570931
- ↑ tweet about Zunko's Completion
- ↑ http://www.ah-soft.com/press/vocaloid/140515_zunko.html
- ↑ http://www.vocaloidism.com/tohoku-zunko-voiceroid-software-gets-release-date/
- ↑ http://www.ah-soft.com/voiceroid/
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