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The following is a list of known and upcoming projects by the studios related to VOCALOID. Please be aware this is subject to change as details given to the fans may be subject to mistranslations, rumors and misunderstandings.

Commercial license releasesEdit

The most commonly known VOCALOIDs are the commercially sold units produced by 3rd party studios. These VOCALOIDs are produced under license by Yamaha and are able to be bought by any bidding producers through various commercial outlets. Their quality and capabilities vary, as do the licensing agreements for use issued by the respected studios involved.

For a list of all "VOCALOIDs" and their concepts, see Vocaloid (mascot).
For more information on how vocals are developed, see VOCALOID Development.

VOCALOIDEdit

A total of 5 voicebanks were released for VOCALOID in English and Japanese.

VOCALOID Company Released Gender factor
LEON Zero-G 2004 January 15
2004 March 3 (JP)
Masculine; English
LOLA Zero-G 2004 January 15
2004 March 3 (JP)
Feminine; English
MIRIAM Zero-G 2004 July 1
2004 July 26 (JP)
Feminine; English
MEIKO Crypton Future Media
Yamaha Corporation
2004 November 5 Feminine; Japanese
KAITO Crypton Future Media
Yamaha Corporation
2006 February 17[1] Masculine; Japanese

VOCALOID2Edit

A total of 35 voicebanks were released for VOCALOID2 in English and Japanese.

VOCALOID Company Released Gender factor
Sweet ANN PowerFX 2007 June 29
2007 September 21 (JP)
Feminine; English
Hatsune Miku Crypton Future Media 2007 August 31 Feminine; Japanese
Kagamine Rin/Len Crypton Future Media 2007 December 27 Femine/Masculine; Japanese
Prima Zero-G 2008 January 14
2008 February 22 (JP)
Feminine; English
Kagamine Rin/Len act2 Crypton Future Media 2008 July 18 Femine/Masculine; Japanese
Camui Gackpo Internet Co., Ltd 2008 July 31 Masculine; Japanese
Megurine Luka Crypton Future Media 2009 January 30 Feminine;

Japanese, English

GUMI Internet Co., Ltd 2009 June 26 Feminine; Japanese
SONiKA Zero-G 2009 July 14 (Promotional)
2009 July 15 (Shipped)
2009 August 7(JP)
Feminine; English
SF-A2 miki AH Software 2009 December 4 Feminine; Japanese
Kaai Yuki AH Software 2009 December 4 Feminine; Japanese
Hiyama Kiyoteru AH Software 2009 December 4 Masculine; Japanese
BIG AL PowerFX 2009 December 22
2010 March 5 (JP)
Masculine; English
Hatsune Miku Append Crypton Future Media 2010 April 30 Feminine; Japanese
Tonio Zero-G 2010 July 14 Masculine; English
Lily Internet Co., Ltd & Avex Management Co., Ltd 2010 August 25 Feminine; Japanese
VY1 Yamaha/Bplats 2010 September 1 Unisex Feminine; Japanese
Ryuto Internet Co., Ltd 2010 October 8 Masculine; Japanese
Nekomura Iroha AH Software 2010 October 22 Feminine; Japanese
Utatane Piko Sony Music Entertainment & Ki/oon Music Inc. 2010 December 8 Masculine; Japanese
Kagamine Rin/Len Append Crypton Future Media 2010 December 27 Femine/Masculine; Japanese
VY2 Yamaha/Bplats 2011 April 25 Unisex Masculine; Japanese

VOCALOID3Edit

A total of 69 voicebanks have been released for VOCALOID3 in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

VOCALOID Company Released Gender factor
VY1v3 Yamaha/Bplats 2011 October 21 Unisex Feminine; Japanese
Mew Yamaha 2011 October 21 Feminine Japanese
V3 Megpoid Internet Co 2011 October 21 Feminine Japanese
SeeU SBS A&T Co,. Ltd. 2011 October 21
2011 December 16 (JP)
Feminine; Korean, Japanese
Tone Rion MoeJapan 2011 December 16 Feminine; Japanese
OLIVER PowerFX 2011 December 21 Masculine; English
CUL Internet Co 2011 December 22 Feminine; Japanese
Yuzuki Yukari AH Software 2011 December 22 Feminine; Japanese
Bruno Voctro Labs 2011 December 23 Masculine; Spanish
Clara Voctro Labs 2011 December 23 Feminine; Spanish
IA 1st PLACE 2012 January 27 Feminine; Japanese
V3 Megpoid - Native Internet Co 2012 March 16 Feminine; Japanese
Aoki Lapis i-style Project 2012 April 6 Feminine; Japanese
V3 Lily Internet Co 2012 April 19 Feminine; Japanese
Luo Tianyi Shanghai HENIAN/Bplats 2012 July 12 Feminine; Chinese
V3 Gackpoid Internet Co 2012 July 13 Masculine; Japanese
galaco; Prize ver. Internet Co 2012 August 5 Feminine; Japanese
VY2v3 Yamaha/Bplats 2012 October 19 Unisex Masculine; Japanese
MAYU Exit Tunes 2012 December 5 Feminine; Japanese
AVANNA Zero-G 2012 December 22
2013 April 24(JP)
Feminine; English
KAITO V3 Crypton Future Media 2013 February 15 Masculine; Japanese, English
Megpoid English Internet Co 2013 February 28 Feminine; English
ZOLA PROJECT Yamaha 2013 June 21 Masculine; Japanese
YANHE Shanghai HENIAN/Bplats 2013 July 11 Feminine; Chinese
Hatsune Miku V3 English Crypton Future Media 2013 August 31 Feminine; English
YOHIOloid PowerFX 2013 September 10 Masculine; English, Japanese
Hatsune Miku V3 Crypton Future Media 2013 September 26 Feminine; Japanese
MAIKA Voctro Labs 2013 December 18 Feminine; Spanish
Merli i-style Project 2013 December 24 Feminine; Japanese
Macne Nana MI7/Bplats 2014 January 31 Feminine; Japanese, English
MEIKO V3 Crypton Future Media 2014 February 4 Feminine; Japanese, English
kokone Internet Co., Ltd 2014 February 14 Feminine; Japanese
anon & kanon Yamaha 2014 March 3 Feminine; Japanese
v flower Gynoid/Yamaha 2014 May 9 Feminine; Japanese
Tohoku Zunko AH Software 2014 June 5 Feminine; Japanese
IA ROCKS 1st PLACE 2014 June 27 Feminine; Japanese
galaco NEO Yamaha/Stardust Music, Inc 2014 August 5 Feminine; Japanese
Rana We've Inc. 2014 September 9 Feminine; Japanese
Gachapoid V3 Internet Co., Ltd 2014 September 17 Masculine; Japanese
Chika Internet Co., Ltd 2014 October 16 Feminine; Japanese
Xin Hua Gynoid/Yamaha 2015 February 10 Feminine; Chinese
Yuezheng Ling Shanghai HENIAN 2015 July 17 Feminine; Chinese

Second EditionsEdit

These VOCALOID3 vocals have been renewed since their original releases.

VOCALOID Company Released Gender factor
VY1v3 SE Yamaha 2013 March 20 Unisex Feminine; Japanese
Mew SE Yamaha 2013 March 20 Feminine; Japanese
VY2v3 SE Yamaha 2013 March 20 Unisex Masculine; Japanese
Tone Rion SE MoeJapan 2013 April 27 Feminine; Japanese
Aoki Lapis SE i-style Project 2013 April 27 Feminine; Japanese

VOCALOID4Edit

A total of 53 voicebanks have been released for VOCALOID4 in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

VOCALOID Company Released Gender factor
VY1v4 YAMAHA/Bplats 2014 December 17 Unisex Feminine; Japanese
CYBER DIVA YAMAHA 2015 February 4 Feminine; English
Yuzuki Yukari V4 AH-Software 2015 March 18 Feminine; Japanese
Megurine Luka V4X Crypton Future Media 2015 March 19 Feminine; Japanese and English
Gackpoid V4 Internet Co., Ltd. 2015 April 30 Masculine; Japanese
SF-A2 miki V4 AH-Software 2015 June 18 Feminine; Japanese
Nekomura Iroha V4 AH-Software 2015 June 18 Feminine; Japanese
v4 flower Gynoid 2015 July 16 Feminine; Japanese
Sachiko Yamaha 2015 July 27 Feminine; Japanese
ARSLOID Yamaha/UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN 2015 September 23 Masculine; Japanese
RUBY PowerFX/VocaTone 2015 October 7 Feminine; English
Kaai Yuki V4 AH-Software 2015 October 29 Feminine; Japanese
Hiyama Kiyoteru V4 AH-Software 2015 October 29 Masculine; Japanese
Megpoid V4 Internet Co., Ltd. 2015 November 5 Feminine; Japanese
DEX Zero-G 2015 November 20 Masculine; English
DAINA Zero-G 2015 November 20 Feminine; English
Rana V4 We've Inc. 2015 December 1 Feminine; Japanese
Kagamine Rin/Len V4X Crypton Future Media 2015 December 24 Feminine/Masculine; Japanese
Kagamine Rin/Len V4 English Crypton Future Media 2015 December 24 Feminine/Masculine; English
Unity-chan! Unity Technologies Japan/YAMAHA 2016 January 14 Feminine; Japanese
Fukase YAMAHA 2016 January 28 Masculine; Japanese and English
Stardust Shanghai HENIAN/Quadimension 2016 April 13 Feminine; Chinese

Derivative releasesEdit

iVOCALOIDEdit

iVOCALOID is the iPad version of VOCALOID. A total of 4 vocals have been created for it so far.

VOCALOID Company Released Gender factor
VY1 Yamaha 2010 December Unisex Feminine; Japanese
VY2 Yamaha 2011 December Unisex Masculine; Japanese
Aoki Lapis Yamaha 2012 December Feminine; Japanese
Merli Yamaha 2014 April Feminine; Japanese

VocaloWitterEdit

VocaloWitter is the iPhone version of VOCALOID. A total of 2 vocals have been created for it so far.

VOCALOID Company Released Gender factor
VY1t Yamaha 2010 December Unisex Feminine; Japanese
Aoki Lapis Yamaha 2012 December Feminine; Japanese


VOCALOID NEO (V3)Edit

These are the VOCALOID3 NEO releases for the Mac OS X version of VOCALOID.

VOCALOID Company Released Gender factor
VY1v3 NEO Yamaha 2013 August 5 Unisex Feminine; Japanese
Mew NEO Yamaha 2013 August 5 Feminine; Japanese
Hatsune Miku V3 English Crypton Future Media 2013 August 31 Feminine; English
Aoki Lapis NEO i-style Project 2013 September 19 Feminine; Japanese
Hatsune Miku V3 Crypton Future Media 2013 September 26 Feminine; Japanese
ZOLA PROJECT NEO Yamaha 2013 September Masculine; Japanese
VY2v3 NEO Yamaha 2013 October Unisex Masculine; Japanese
IA NEO 1st PLACE 2013 December 7 Feminine; Japanese
MAIKA Voctro Labs 2013 December 18 Feminine; Spanish
Yuzuki Yukari AH Software 2013 December 19 Feminine; Japanese
Merli NEO I-style Project 2013 December 24 Feminine; Japanese
Macne Nana MI7 2014 January 31 Feminine; Japanese and English
MEIKO V3 Crypton Future Media 2014 February 4 Feminine; Japanese and English
kokone Internet Co., Ltd 2014 February 14 Feminine; Japanese
KAITO V3 Crypton Future Media 2014 February 15 Masculine; Japanese and English
V3 Megpoid Internet Co., Ltd 2014 February 26 Feminine; Japanese and English
V3 Lily Internet Co., Ltd 2014 February 26 Feminine; Japanese
V3 Gackpoid Internet Co., Ltd 2014 February 26 Masculine; Japanese
CUL Internet Co., Ltd 2014 February 26 Feminine; Japanese
anon & kanon Yamaha 2014 March 3 Feminine; Japanese
v flower Yamaha 2014 May 9 Feminine; Japanese
Tohoku Zunko AH software 2014 June 5 Feminine; Japanese
IA ROCKS 1st PLACE 2014 June 27 Feminine; Japanese
galaco NEO Yamaha/Stardust Music, Inc 2014 August 5 Feminine; Japanese
Gachapoid V3 Internet Co., Ltd 2014 September 17 Masculine; Japanese
Chika Internet Co., Ltd 2014 October 16 Feminine; Japanese
Tone Rion MoeJapan 2015 May 26 Feminine; Japanese
MAYU Exit Tunes 2015 October Feminine; Japanese
Xin Hua Gynoid/Yamaha 2016 April 29 Feminine; Chinese

VOCALOID NEO (V4)Edit

These are the VOCALOID4 NEO releases for the Mac OS X version of VOCALOID.

VOCALOID Company Released Gender factor
VY1v4 YAMAHA/Bplats 2014 December 17 Unisex Feminine; Japanese
CYBER DIVA YAMAHA 2015 February 4 Feminine; English
Yuzuki Yukari V4 AH-Software 2015 March 18 Feminine; Japanese
Megurine Luka V4X Crypton Future Media 2015 March 19 Feminine; Japanese and English
Gackpoid V4 Internet Co., Ltd. 2015 April 30 Masculine; Japanese
SF-A2 miki V4 AH-Software 2015 June 18 Feminine; Japanese
Nekomura Iroha V4 AH-Software 2015 June 18 Feminine; Japanese
v4 flower Gynoid 2015 July 16 Feminine; Japanese
Sachiko Yamaha 2015 July 27 Feminine; Japanese
ARSLOID Yamaha/UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN 2015 September 23 Masculine; Japanese
Kaai Yuki V4 AH-Software 2015 October 29 Feminine; Japanese
Hiyama Kiyoteru V4 AH-Software 2015 October 29 Masculine; Japanese
Megpoid V4 Internet Co., Ltd. 2015 November 5 Feminine; Japanese
Rana V4 We've Inc. 2015 December 1 Feminine; Japanese
DEX Zero-G 2015 December 12 Masculine; English
DAINA Zero-G 2015 December 12 Feminine; English
Kagamine Rin/Len V4X Crypton Future Media 2015 December 24 Feminine/Masculine; Japanese
Kagamine Rin/Len V4 English Crypton Future Media 2015 December 24 Femine/Masculine; English
Unity-chan! Unity Technologies Japan/YAMAHA 2016 January 14 Feminine; Japanese
Fukase YAMAHA 2016 January 28 Masculine; Japanese and English

Current DevelopmentsEdit

Engine AimsEdit

Currently, a few things have been announced for the future of Vocaloid itself;[2]

  • More languages are in planning, currently French, Portuguese, and Italian are considered.
  • More human-like, "ultimately toward AI"
  • Better note inputs, to make ways of using the editor more fun.
  • Better suitable for more genres of music.
  • More innovative than the current V4 engine

Announced VocalsEdit

These are VOCALOID voicebanks known to be in production. Their status and licensing are unknown, but most are presumed to have commercial licenses.

It takes approximately 4 hours in total for a Japanese VOCALOID to be recorded. An English VOCALOID can take from a week to over a month to record all its samples. Pieced together during more than 4 months of tuning and assembling the software together, in addition to the possibility of a second set of recordings being made for better sample selection, a VOCALOID may take anywhere from 6 months to over 2 years to complete.

Furthermore, until consent is given, VOCALOIDs cannot be talked about by staff or their vocal providers.[3] This is due to legal grounds and therefore, fans must aware of this and respect the process involved in making just one of any of the VOCALOIDs.

Company Details
Zero-G Ltd. In development
  • ???: had announced they're looking for an American male voice in September 2013.[4]
  • ???: In an email response, Dom Keefe revealed that they were working on a mature rock vocal.[5] This vocal would likely be released within 6 months after October 2015.[6]
PowerFX/VocaTone In development
  • ???: VocaTone confirmed that they are working on a vocal that was expected for 2014.[7][8] PowerFX had also confirmed the following VOCALOID would be American. This vocal was supposed to be produced after OLIVER. However, YOHIO's capabilities in English and Japanese presented a big opportunity and the vocal had been delayed. Production of this VOCALOID will resume soon.[9]
  • Despite the negative outcomes that occurred throughout RUBY's development and release, PowerFX confirmed they are planning to make more vocals and are not giving up. However, there is no current information about their next release.[10]
Crypton Future Media In development
  • Hatsune Miku
  • Hatsune Miku V4X - On April 24th, 2015, Crypton released a short sound test confirming Hatsune Miku for the VOCALOID4 engine. It was also confirmed that she would have improved phonemes to sound closer to her VOCALOID2 vocal. Voicebanks include: Original (+ E.V.E.C), Soft (+ E.V.E.C), Solid (+ E.V.E.C), Dark, and Sweet. E.V.E.C. includes: Soft and Power. Her V4 update is expected to release on August 31th, 2016.[11]
  • Hatsune Miku V4 English - On August 24th, 2014, Hatsune Miku was confirmed to have another English database in production. Whether or not this was an update of Hatsune Miku V3 English or an English Append was unknown at the time.[12] On June 26th, 2016, Wat tweeted that various aspects of Miku's V4 English voicebank are undergoing adjustments and being checked over.[13] The tone of her V4 English voicebank will be aimed to sound similar to ORIGINAL ~ VIVID. The voicebank's bias of pronunciation depends, although it will have a bright/clear feeling.[14] The update is expected to release on August 31th, 2016.
Shanghai HENIAN In development
  • Yuezheng Longya (VOCALOID4): In response to the Chinese fans' outcry about Stardust being another female Chinese VOCALOID, Shanghai HENIAN confirmed that the next one would be a male[15] and on July 30, 2015, Longya was confirmed to be in production. On October 2, Jie Zhang was revealed to be the voice provider after Shanghai HENIAN received suggestions from the Chinese VOCALOID fans.[16] It was noted on November 16 that his voicebank was in the recording stage.[17] In June 2016, Vsinger announced they were looking for suggestions and ideas for Longya's VOCALOID4 design.[18]He is expected to release in July 2016.[19]
  • Luo Tianyi V4: On March 12, 2016, Tianyi was officially announced to be receiving a VOCALOID4 update. It was confirmed that her update would include an improved version of her VOCALOID3 voicebank as well as an additional voicebank. It is currently unknown how many voicebanks she would receive in the final product.[20] A design for her V4 update was revealed at Firefly ACG Festival 2016, but was labelled as a draft. Due to the Chinese fans' negative reactions toward it, SHN commented that they may change the design accordingly.[21]
  • Mo Qingxian: During a Q/A Session about Stardust, Shanghai HENIAN confirmed that all Vsinger characters are their main priority, despite receiving commission works from small groups and other companies.[22]
  • Zhiyu Moke: Moke was originally in production and expected to release in 2013 but was scrapped due to controversial issues. However, during a Q/A Session about Stardust, Shanghai HENIAN confirmed that all Vsinger characters are their main priority, despite receiving commission works from small groups and other companies.
ST Media In development
  • UNI is a new Korean VOCALOID4 that was announced on November 9, 2014 through VOCALOID EMPIRE. She was approved for production by SBS A&T Co,. Ltd. and YAMAHA, with SBS agreeing to assist with the technicalities in making a voicebank.[23] Her final design was revealed on August 5.[24] She is confirmed to have multiple voicebanks for Korean to take advantage of Cross-synthesis. Her Korean voicebanks are expected to release in September 2016.[25]
  • UNI English - On July 27, 2015, it was hinted that UNI may be able to sing in more than one language, which was later revealed that she would be bilingual in English in June 2016. However, it was confirmed that it would not release at the same time as the Korean voicebank and was expected to release in Spring 2017 instead.[26]
YAMAHA Corporation In development
  • ??? (VY4): confirmed to be a masculine English VY voicebank. The confirmation was revealed in an interview after VY2's release. (Note; this is not confirmed to be an English version of VY2). The female, CYBER DIVA ("VY3") was released in 2015.[27]
Internet Co., Ltd.
MTK
In development
  • Otomachi Una: On June 15th, 2016, two female Japanese vocals, SUGAR and SPICY, were introduced and confirmed to be made in collaboration between Internet Co., Ltd. and MTK. SUGAR was a sweet and soft voicebank while SPICY was more vivid. On June 30th, the designs were shown and it was revealed that SUGAR and SPICY are two voicebanks for the character, Otomachi Una. The voice provider was confirmed to be Aimi Tanaka. She will be released on July 30th, 2016.[28]
  • Megpoid English update: When asked about possible updates for Megpoid English, Noboru responded that the English bank for GUMI would be updated at a later time but there is currently no schedule.[29] When asked about what this meant, Noboru replied "this year or next" (2016/2017). In regards to making more than 1 vocal, he noted this may be too difficult.[30]
1st Place Co., Ltd. In development
  • "H": An upcoming VOCALOID4 that was teased in IA and ONE's 2016 Anniversary livestream. Not much is known about this VOCALOID aside from its association with the letter "H" and that it will be built for the VOCALOID4 engine.[31]
  • "IA English": During an interview in 2015, 1st Place's CEO stated that an English voicebank for IA was something they wanted to try. However, they wouldn't release it if they didn't think they were able to deliver high enough quality.[32] In late June 2016, a questionnaire titled "This is a questionnaire about virtual artist, IA. And Japanese Anime & Character culture" featured a question asking if the answer giver had used IA. This was then followed by a question asking if they would try her if there was an English version.[33] The English voicebank was confirmed to be in development on July 1st.[34][35]
AH-Software
MI7 Japan Inc.
In development
  • Macne Nana Plus (Macne Nana and Macne Petit): Since March 15, 2016, Macne Nana's official twitter account posted hints that a surprise would be announced on March 28. In the meantime, the staff posted cards that showcased the 4 of clubs, a picture of Macne Petit, and AH-Software's logo.[36] On March 28, it was officially announced that Macne Nana would receive a VOCALOID4 update and that Macne Petit would be available as well. Nana's Japanese and English voicebanks would be improved and her VOCALOID3 voicebank was discontinued on March 31. Petit would only receive a Japanese voicebank. The package is expected some time in 2016.[37]

Restricted accessEdit

These are vocals that producers have, or currently have limited access to.

Trial versionsEdit

Trial versions of voicebanks are often released to act as a method of users testing to see if they like the vocal. Trial versions tend to have restrictions such as limited day usage or limited functions. Often they have other issues with them, such as they are made from beta versions of the software. Producers making demos might also be issued Beta versions of pre-released VOCALOIDs or even the full version of the software.

This section contains those that were made able to be accessed by the general public, in many cases, the demo is only given out for a limited amount of time or issued on a limited number with a magazine or other means. All other pre-released versions or unreleased versions are listed elsewhere in the "Restricted Access" section. On occasion, a VOCALOID may also come with demo versions of other VOCALOIDs made by the same studio which may or may not be declared prior to purchase, in this case they may be absent from this page because of the difficulty in confirming them.

Name Details Type Engine
MIRIAM A demo was able to be downloaded from Zero-G's website. This version gave users a chance to experience usage of the phonetic system for English. The demo lasts for 30 days. Greater manipulation of her voice is absent and users are limited to having her sound robotic. Online download VOCALOID
MEIKO A demo is able to be downloaded from her Product page on Crypton Future Media's website. This version has limited phonetics, and features are limited similarly to Miriam's trial. Access to this trial was made via the vocals product page on Crypton Future Media's own website. Online download VOCALOID
Hatsune Miku A trial version of this software was featured in VOCALOIDをたのしもう in several volumes, a 14-day trial was also released in the Hatsune Miku guidebook はじめての初音ミク ボーカロイド2 オフィシャルガイドブック. Magazine VOCALOID2
Prima A trial version was planned to be released on Zero-G's website, but was cancelled and never released. Online download VOCALOID2
Megurine Luka A demo version was offered in the July 2009 issue of DTM Magazine.
A trial was released in vol.3 of VOCALOIDをたのしもう
Magazine VOCALOID2
SF-A2 miki A 14-day trial version of the VOCALOID2 engine for this VOCALOID was made able to be downloaded in March 2012 from AH Software's website. This does not allow .VSQ saving but .WAV files can be saved Online download VOCALOID2
Kaai Yuki A 14-day trial version of the VOCALOID 2 engine for this VOCALOID was made able to be downloaded in March 2012 from AH Software's website. This does not allow .VSQ saving but .WAV files can be saved Online download VOCALOID2
Hiyama Kiyoteru A 14-day trial version of the VOCALOID2 engine for this VOCALOID was made able to be downloaded in March 2012 from AH Software's website. This does not allow .VSQ saving but .WAV files can be saved Online download VOCALOID2
Hatsune Miku APPEND
  • Soft: In December 2009, a demo version of the software was released. It did not allow VSQ saving, but did allow .WAV rendering, which led to a stream of videos released on Niconico.
  • Dark: In December 2009, a demo version of the software was released. It did not allow VSQ saving, but did allow .WAV rendering, which led to a stream of videos released on Niconico.
  • Sweet: released in VOCALOIDをたのしもう.
  • Solid: released in VOCALOIDをたのしもう.
  • Soft: ??
  • Dark: ??
  • Sweet: Magazine
  • Solid: Magazine
VOCALOID2
Lily The Demo gave users the ability to test Lily's upcoming software for 30 days for free. This allowed users to test to see if they liked her voicebank enough to buy it. It was released in several media forms Magazine
On-line download
CD-album
VOCALOID2
Nekomura Iroha Prior to her release a trial version was able to be downloaded. The demo version allowed 30 days usage for free so users could test out to see if they liked her vocals.
A 14-day trial version of the VOCALOID 2 engine for this VOCALOID was made able to be downloaded in March 2012 from AH Software's website. This does not allow .VSQ saving but .WAV files can be saved
Online download VOCALOID2
Utatane Piko The trial version was released, but unlike past trial versions was released to be usable only for 5 days. The VSQ files cannot be saved and the only savable format is .wav. Sony also prohibits the uploading of the trial version, thus one cannot use him in the same way as his full version. Online download VOCALOID2
VY2 A trial version of this software was featured in VOCALOIDをたのしもう Vol.7. Magazine VOCALOID2
Mew A trial version of Mew can be downloaded in VOCALOID's official website among VOCALOID3 Editor (full version) and VOCALOID Editor for Cubase. All these trials are usable for 14 days and are available for Windows and Mac.

Another trial is available on the VOCALOID Shop website.

Online download VOCALOID3
VY1v3 A trial version of this software was featured in VOCALOIDをたのしもう Vol.7 Magazine VOCALOID3
Tone Rion A trial version of this software was featured in VOCALOIDをたのしもう Vol.8 Magazine VOCALOID3
Bruno & Clara A 14-day trial version of Bruno & Clara is available with the purchase of MAIKA's special edition box version. Exclusive through purchase of MAIKA's special box version. VOCALOID3
On September 8, 2014, a 15-day trial version of both VOCALOID was put up for download on Bruno & Clara's Original Song Contest Website. Online download.
Yuzuki Yukari A 5-day trial is available in AH-Software's website and is available for Windows and Mac. Online download VOCALOID3
Ring Suzune A beta version of Ring Suzune's voicebank was offered to the participants of "VOCALOID Network", a small-scale fan event scheduled on March 11, 2012. As the number of fan groups which participated the event was only 18, it is considered that only a small number of people received the beta copy, though it was sent to all those interested. Trial use of the beta version was limited to a month. Event exclusive VOCALOID3
V3 Megpoid Native: A trial version was issued with the June 2012 DTM magazine issue.[38] Magazine VOCALOID3
V3 Gackpoid
  • Power: A trial version of V3 Gackpoid; Power was released electronically. The demo was able to be downloaded until September 6, 2012
  • Whisper: A trial version of V3 Gackpoid; Whisper was released electronically. The demo was able to be downloaded until September 6, 2012.
Online download VOCALOID3
galaco A trial version is available with her album "galaco NEW SUPER BEST". The trial lasts for 15 days.[39] Album exclusive VOCALOID3
MAYU A trial was added in July 2013 to her main website page. Online download VOCALOID3
Megpoid English At NAMM information was given out on a trial version. The trial was downloadable from Jan 28th- Feb 14th 2013.[40] It was again made available on the Megpoid English website, for a while starting on March 3, 2013, but is currently unavailable.

Another trial was available from the MEGPOID English Contest with VOCALOID3 Editor.

Online download VOCALOID3
Hatsune Miku V3 English A 14-day trial is available on Sonicwire website. Online download VOCALOID3
Hatsune Miku V3 "Original" and "Dark were bundled as a trial version with the "AG03-Miku" channel mixer along with a VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase trail. Both are 39-day trials.[41] Bundle exclusive VOCALOID3
MAIKA On February 14, 2014, a 14-day trial version of MAIKA was put up for download on Voctro Lab's website. Online download VOCALOID3
MEIKO V3 Power: A demo is able to be downloaded from her Product page on Crypton Future Media's website among Piapro Studio. Users will need to have a Crypton account in order to download this trial. It is usable for 14 days and is available for both Windows and Mac. Online download VOCALOID3
kokone A 14-day trial is available in Internet Co.'s website and is available for Windows only. Online download VOCALOID3
IA Type C A trial version for the Alpha version of IA ROCKS, known as "IA-ARIA ON THE PLANETES - α Type C", was put up for download on 1st Place's website. Acquiring the trial required filling out information prior to download. Online download VOCALOID3
Tohoku Zunko A 5-day trial is available on AH-Software's website and is available for both Windows and Mac. Online download VOCALOID3
galaco NEO A free trial was handed out at VOC@LOID M@STER(ボーマス)29.[42] Event exclusive VOCALOID3
Chika A 14-day trial is available on Internet Co.'s website and is available for Windows only. Online download VOCALOID3
Tone Rion A 14-day trial is available on the VOCALOID Shop. Online Download VOCALOID3
Anon & Kanon A 14-day trial is available on the VOCALOID Shop. Online Download VOCALOID3
galaco A 14-day trial is available on the VOCALOID Shop. Online Download VOCALOID3
Zola Project A 14-day trial is available on the VOCALOID Shop. Online Download VOCALOID3
VY2V3 A 14-day trial is available on the VOCALOID Shop. Online Download VOCALOID3
Aoki Lapis A 14-day trial is available on the VOCALOID Shop. Online Download VOCALOID3
Merli A 14-day trial is available on the VOCALOID Shop. Online Download VOCALOID3
CUL A 14-day trial is available in Internet Co.'s website and is available for Windows only. Online download VOCALOID3
V3 Lily A 14-day trial is available in Internet Co.'s website and is available for Windows only. Online download VOCALOID3
V3 Gachapoid A 14-day trial is available in Internet Co.'s website and is available for Windows only. Online download VOCALOID3
VY1V4 A 14-day trial for Windows was made available on NetVOCALOID's website along with a trial for the VOCALOID4 Editor.

A trial of Neo is available here and here.

Online download VOCALOID4
CYBER DIVA A 14-day trial for Windows was made available on NetVOCALOID's website along with a trial for the VOCALOID4 Editor.

A trial of Neo is available here.

Online download VOCALOID4
Yuzuki Yukari V4 A 14-day trial is available on AH-Software's website. This trial contains all three of her VOCALOID4 voicebanks: Jun (Natural), Onn (Whisper), and Lin (Power). Online download VOCALOID4
Megurine Luka V4X A 14-day trial is available on Crypton's and Sonicwire's websites. This trial contains her Japanese HARD voicebank. Users are able to choose whether they would like to download the versions with or without E.V.E.C. capabilities. Online download VOCALOID4
Nekomura Iroha V4 A 14-day trial is available on AH-Software's website. This trial contains all of her VOCALOID4 voicebanks: Natural and Soft. Online download VOCALOID4
SF-A2 miki V4 A 14-day trial is available on AH-Software's website. This trial contains her Natural voicebank. Online download VOCALOID4
v4 flower A trial was handed out at the Vom@s 32. Event exclusive VOCALOID4
Another version is available on VOCALOID's Net website. Online Download
Sachiko A trial is available on VOCALOID Shop website. Online download VOCALOID4
Hatsune Miku V4Xβ A trial is available on the Crypton website featuring the V4Xβ. Users must own both Hatsune Miku V3 and Megurine Luka V4X to access free trial, and the trial duration last to August 31, 2016.[43] Online download VOCALOID4
Kaai Yuki V4 A 14-day trial is available on AH-Software's website. This trial contains her Natural voicebank. Online download VOCALOID4
Hiyama Kiyoteru V4 A 14-day trial is available on AH-Software's website. This trial contains all of his VOCALOID4 voicebanks: Natural and Rock. Online download VOCALOID4
Megpoid V4 A trial is available on Internet Co.'s website. This trial requires the user to fill out a brief survey to download each one. There are five trial links in total, and each trial comes with two of her VOCALOID4 voicebanks. Online download VOCALOID4

Retired voicebanksEdit

There are some VOCALOID voicebanks that were available commercially that have now been removed from sale or will be removed from sale in the near future. Vocals that have seen retirement may continue to be sold for some time after their initial retirement; however, they are on limited supply and will sell only while the stock lasts. Their usage is limited to those who are able to access these vocals before or since their retirement, as no new stock has been released containing their vocals.

Please note that when a new verssion of the engine is released, there is a risk of support for older versions being removed. They may or may not be removed from sale. Currently all VOCALOID and VOCALOID2 vocals are considered "retired" completely.

Company Details
Zero-G VOCALOID
  • LEON was retired in 2006 but resumed in 2008. Crypton Future Media ceased distribution of LEON to Japan in late 2013 and he was retired permanently from sale on January 1, 2014.
  • LOLA was retired in 2006 but resumed in 2008. Crypton Future Media ceased distribution of LOLA to Japan in late 2013 and she was retired permanently from sale on January 1, 2014.
  • MIRIAM was retired in 2006 but resumed in 2008. Crypton Future Media ceased distribution of MIRIAM to Japan in late 2013 and she was retired permanently from sale on January 1, 2014.

In March 2015, Miriam Stockley expressed a desire to update her VOCALOID, MIRIAM, to the VOCALOID4 engine due to how far the software had come since VOCALOID.[44] However, in response to a fan, Zero-G said they had no plans to update the VOCALOID.

Crypton Future Media VOCALOID
  • MEIKO was replaced with VOCALOID3 version.
  • KAITO was replaced with VOCALOID3 version.


VOCALOID2

  • Hatsune Miku and Hatsune Miku Append VOCALOID2 vocals were retired. VOCALOID3 package replaced these voicebanks.
  • Kagamine Rin/Len were retired from sale. Kagamine Rin/Len "act2" voicebank replaced this voicebank.
    • "Kagamine Rin/Len act2" and "Kagamine Rin/Len Append" were retired upon the release of Kagamine Rin/Len V4X.
  • Megurine Luka VOCALOID2 vocal was retired. VOCALOID4 package replaced this voicebank.
Yamaha/Bplats VOCALOID2
  • VY1 was retired upon the release of VY1v3.
  • VY2 was retired upon the release of VY2v3.[45]


VOCALOID3

  • VY1v3 was replaced with a "SE" version.
  • VY2v3 was replaced with a "SE" version.
  • Mew was replaced with a "SE" version.
  • Aoki Lapis was replaced with a "SE" version.
  • Tone Rion was replaced with a "SE" version.


VOCALOID4

  • VY1v3 was retired upon the release of VY1v4.
Internet Co., Ltd VOCALOID2
  • Megpoid of VOCALOID2 was semi-retired prior to March 15, 2012 and has been replaced with V3 Megpoid - Native for VOCALOID3.
  • Lily VOCALOID2 is now retired and has been replaced with V3 Lily voicebank.
  • Gackpoid VOCALOID2 is now retired and has been replaced with V3 Gackpoid.
  • galaco has been deactivated as of October 31, 2013 and has been replaced with galaco NEO.
  • Gachapoid VOCALOID2 was retired and replaced with Gachapoid V3.


VOCALOID3

  • V3 Gackpoid was retired upon the release of V4 Gackpoid.

In March 2013, several VOCALOID3 products were announced as being retired from the VOCALOID on-line shop. These included the VOCALOID3 engine itself, VY1v3, VY2v3, Tone Rion, Aoki Lapis and Mew. They were replaced with "SE" (Second Edition) versions with the most up-to-date version of the VOCALOID3 engine available, plus 3 new plug-ins there were also available for download from the VOCALOID shop. Aside from this, there were no additional differences between the products and users with the older versions did not need to purchase the new "SE" products.[46]

Private licensesEdit

Private voicebanks are created under license for non-commercial use. Private vocals are much harder to confirm than commercially released vocals and their progress is impossible to determine; however, they are becoming more and more common. The voicebanks in the section are listed by VOCALOID engine era. Unlike commercially released vocals, private vocals are only allowed to be used by producers who have been given permission and are hired to create songs for use by the license holders.

There were no known private licenses released during the VOCALOID era. However, the original intention of the engine was to be released only as a privately licensed product; this did not happen because Crypton Future Media was able to convince Yamaha it was more beneficial to release it as a commercial product. Therefore, this kind of licensing was considered for the software from the start.

During the VOCALOID2 era of development, Yamaha began to test the waters to see if it was profitable to create VOCALOIDs for private use and began to develop VOCALOID-flex as a means to allow VOCALOID to extend its capabilities beyond just singing. A number of vocals were created in the VOCALOID2 era; take note this does not mean they were using the VOCALOID2 software. After VOCALOID3 was released, Yamaha sought to make the licensing of such vocals more common. A number of vocals were created in the VOCALOID3 era; take note this does not mean they were using the VOCALOID3 software.

Project Details
N/A A VOCALOID-flex voicebank was used in the game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.[47][48] This was the first private license of VOCALOID known to have been announced commercially. Due to popular misconceptions, its name was believed to be "ZEKE" after the "Gear" (the games name for its Mecha) "ZEKE" as it is the most frequent Gear the player will know within the game. However, it actually remains nameless and despite its association with ZEKE, VOCALOID-flex was used for several "Gears" within the game.
Akikoloid-chan LAWSON convenience store chain's mascot, "Akiko-chan" received a makeover and synthesized voice on the VOCALOID3 engine to become "Akikoloid-chan," who acts a navigator for LAWSON's Niconico channel. Commissioned albums using her voice have been granted. On July 23, 2014, it was revealed that her usage in music had been discontinued. Despite this, she will remain as a public character representing LAWSON.
Ueki-loid Older Male VOCALOID, Ueki-Loid is the first attempt to resurrect a dead singer and has the voice of the late singer Hitoshi Ueki. It has been stated that this vocal will never be released commercially. Ueki-loid was made to demonstrate the capabilities of the VOCALOID software. He is now VOCALOID3. Also, his creation marks the start of a new series of Vocals called "Legend of VOCALOID".
hide "hide" is also having a vocal revival similar to Ueki-loid. hide died in 1998, and was the guitarist of group "X Japan".[49]
Project 575 Kobayashi Matcha and Masaoka Azuki, characters in the Project 575 series made by SEGA, are confirmed to have voices using the VOCALOID2 software.[50]
ONA ONA was revealed to be an alternate mascot using VOCALOID MAIKA's voicebank,[51] marketing more heavily on the Catalan capabilities of the software. She was later confirmed to be used for concert purposes only.[52] Before Voctro Labs confirmed that ONA used MAIKA's software, it was originally stated that she was a Catalan Vocaloid; but this has since been debunked.
Anri Rune Anri Rune originally started as a virtual announcer for Fuji Television. In 2013, she received a VOCALOID voicebank and debuted with her demo song "Hallelujah Super Idol". Afterwards, she slipped into limbo for a long period of time. She was eventually confirmed to be a private vocal and would never sell.
Kojiloid Kojiloid (コジロイド) is a private English Vocaloid vocal produced as a guide by Crypton Future Media. The voice provider is known by the surname of "Kojima" (コジマ), Kojima was a English teacher who was brought on for the Miku English project team. It was part of a resource pack made in the development of Hatsune Miku English and was created as a guide on how to pronounce words and mimics the way Kojima speaks.[53]

Exclusives/LimitedEdit

Since the start of the VOCALOID3 era, a new type of release has also appeared, this being exclusive/limited vocals. These are given out in limited numbers or in exclusive events as prizes; they are not for sale. Thus, there are a limited number of ways to obtain them.

VOCALOID Details
galaco 2012 This former voicebank was offered as a prize in the VOCALOID music contest held by the VOCALOID shop. Anyone who gets 1,000+ views on Niconico with an entry in the contest will be able to get this VOCALOID for free.[54][55][56] However, usage of galaco was not intended to be permanent and users wanting to keep her up were forced to keep extended her expiratory date. Users were unable to gain her voice after December 31, 2012, her code expired on the January 31, 2013. Any code obtained for an extension expires on April 31, 2013. She was bound to the account of each individual and therefore re-sale is not possible. An updated version of her voicebank was released in August 2014.

Misc. unreleased/cancelled voicebanksEdit

The following is a list of known but unreleased VOCALOID voicebanks that were once intended for commercial release. These vocals managed to reach a status where they could be released commercially; however, for one reason or another were never released. Some producers may have access to these vocals, as they were given the voicebanks by the VOCALOID studios to use with permission. This list does not include beta stage voicebanks (such as CV-4Cβ) or unnamed known delayed projects (such as Project If...).

Company Details
PowerFX/VocaTone VOCALOID2
  • BIG AL - There exists two vocals for Big Al that are unreleased;
    • "Ronie" was a VOCALOID voice bank and was confirmed to be Big Al's original vocal with a different vocalist. When quality issues occurred, the voice was dropped.
    • Big AL's second voicebank with Michael King was not released and was replaced. The voicebank had a quality related issue, but the provider was unable to complete a recording session to improve results and therefore a new provider was found.
  • Sweet Ann - during VOCALOID, a prototype vocal for her called "Jodie" was created, but not released. Reasons for a lack of release are unknown.
  • RUBY - a Japanese vocal was made for her but due to the workload and licensing fees, it cannot be released.[57] Success of her English vocal may lead to other vocals being considered for her.[58]
    • In addition, RUBY was originally developed for VOCALOID3 and was redone for VOCALOID4, voicebanks were produced for the VOCALOID3 version but never released.
Crypton Future Media VOCALOID2
  • MEIKO Append VOCALOID2 - Featured in the Project mirai games, but did not meet the VOCALOID2 era deadline. It was released for VOCALOID3 as MEIKO V3.
  • KAITO Append VOCALOID2 - Also featured in the same games, like MEIKO's VOCALOID2, it failed to meet the deadline for the VOCALOID2 retirement. It was released for VOCALOID3 as KAITO V3.
    • Also, it was reported that voicebanks "Mellow", "Serious", "Solid" and "Sweet" were recorded, as well as a couple of others bringing the total of voicebanks for KAITO up to 6, however it is known two of the vocals were dropped from the package all together. "Vivid" and "Power" are also named as other recorded vocals done with a new digital mic; nothing has been said on these vocals either. Much has changed in the production process in regards to KAITO's product and Crypton does not mention everything in regards to this issue.
  • Megurine Luka Append VOCALOID2 - Generally believed this was delayed because of VOCALOID2's retirement from sale. A few witnesses to a VOCALOID2 version of the package in commercial use have been noted. It was released for VOCALOID4 as Megurine Luka V4X.
  • Male vocal - Originally known as CV04, this VOCALOID was originally destined for VOCALOID2, but after Crypton Future Media got caught up in Hatsune Miku's plans, they ended up delaying the release of new vocals. There is little known about the status of the VOCALOID2 vocal and how far it was in production. Whether or not he will be released in the future is unknown.
  • Hatsune Miku (English) VOCALOID2 - Miku's English voicebank had not yet begun production. Upon the VOCALOID3 release, Wat mentioned that a VOCALOID2 version was developed. This vocal was never released as it did not produce satisfactory results. It was eventually released as "Hatsune Miku V3 English".




In February 2014, Wat mentioned that he was playing with the wavelengths of experimental Vocals he hoped to one day release. These 3 vocals he mentioned were KAITO "Light", Miku Falsetto and MEIKO "Hard".[59]

  • Miku "Falsetto" is a vocal which has never been released (engine unknown). This was recorded as a sort of 7th Append, its existence was made known in December 2010. The reason for its lack of release is that it was felt releasing it as a independent vocal would be useless.
Internet Co., Ltd VOCALOID2
  • Megpoid Extend VOCALOID2: Never made the VOCALOID2 deadline, but was released as the V3 Megpoid product instead. It is generally unknown how far into the project Internet Co., Ltd got before the transfer from V2 to V3 began or if the VOCALOID2 voicebank was ever completed.
  • Megpoid - Falsetto: Was cancelled when VOCALOID entered the VOCALOID3 engine due to the difficulty matching all 50 sounds in the falsetto voicebank to the normal Megpoid vocal. The idea for this vocal was eventually reworked into kokone.[60]
YAMAHA (Bplats, Inc.)
  • ZOLA PROJECT: A number of temporary vocals had been recorded to find the 3 most suitable candidates for ZOLA out of 40 singers in their teen-twenties years.[61]
  • Macne Nana; a Chinese prototype vocal was recorded. This has been put aside for a future release.
Shanghai HENIAN
  • Luo Tianyi Japanese; was originally planned for a Mid-October release in 2012 but was delayed for some time. The voicebank was not yet finished at the time of YANHE's development, however, they had hoped to have her released soon. Later in November 2013, it was confirmed that the vocal was cancelled since the collaboration between Bplats and Shanghai HENIAN ended and the VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT had been relaunched as VOCANESE. It was also revealed that another factor for the cancellation was due to a conflict between Japan and China during 2012. Because of this, the company felt that this issue would negatively affect Tianyi's sales and Japanese companies were pulling back their employees for the sake of their safety, causing many projects to be dropped, possibly including Tianyi's Japanese voicebank.[62][63]
  • Zhanyin Lorra: On July 13, 2014, VOCANESE hinted that another VOCALOID was in production along with Yuezheng Ling. On August 26, her design, name and biography were unveiled[64] as well as the company behind her character rights, NetEase.[65] On October 15, her voice provider was announced to be Gui Shen Ren.[66] On November 20, it was confirmed that Lorra would stay as a VOCALOID3 despite VOCALOID4's release. On May 18, 2015, Gui Shen Ren confirmed that Lorra's voicebank was completed.[67] However, in February 2016, it was confirmed that NetEase abandoned her project and she entered long-term suspension. She could only be renewed if another Chinese company is interested in her.[68]
VocaNext
SBS A&T Co,. Ltd.
  • SeeU English: was expected to be released in Summer 2012. Recording for her English voicebank was confirmed to be finished in August 2012 and SBS reported that the voicebank will go through a tuning process.[69] However, on February 4, 2013, in response to a Korean fan's question about the progress of the English voicebank, SBS posted a reply that the development of the English voicebank was on hold. Reasons for this were unknown.[70]
VoxWave
  • ALYS was originally an upcoming French VOCALOID who was announced on December 5, 2013. On December 19, VoxWave confirmed that she would be bilingual in Japanese, in accordance with the results from their survey. On January 14, 2014, her name was chosen from a selection of suggested names. A design contest for ALYS started on January 31 and the final design was revealed on March 10. On February 15, her voice provider was revealed to be Poucet, a YouTube based Utaite. On March 15, 2014, At the Japan Party Conference, details about the planned development of ALYS were revealed along with the estimated release in early 2015. However, on July 12, 2014, it was confirmed that ALYS was going to have a CeVIO vocal instead of VOCALOID. In 2015, due to financial difficulties, an Alter Ego voicebank was produced.
Dear Stage As part of the Vocaloidol group, four more vocals were originally planned after Tone Rion. There is currently no news on this group.
Giuseppe
  • "Lucía" - On March 18, 2016, VocaloidMaster Giuseppe posted on Facebook that he was developing a potential female Spanish VOCALOID4 named Lucía. She made her debut with two conceptual designs by artists AkiGlancy and Riisago. Giuseppe attempted to contact different companies with previous VOCALOID experience (such as PowerFX, Zero-G, and VoctroLabs), however, they were not interested due to the costs of obtaining a VOCALOID licence. Demonstrations of her voicebank were uploaded on Giuseppe's SoundCloud account.[71] Her voice provider was confirmed to be the daughter of one of Giuseppe's friends. Lucía was named after the voice provider.[72]
  • "LUAN" - On July 17, 2016, a demo of a potential new Spanish Vocaloid, LUAN was released. His voice was said to be programmed by Guiseppe, and set for release by an unknown independent company. His vocal range is A1-F3. According to AkiGlancy, he is the counterpart to Lucía, a Spanish Vocaloid Guiseppe also programmed, but was previously unable to find a company for.[73] According to those involved with Giuseppe's projects, it was confirmed that LUAN was voiced by Akuo.[74]After a vilitrolic comments from the community and creator, the video and official twitter was removed.[75]

Beta/Prototype voicebanksEdit

These vocals exist but are only prototypes and usually, but not always, listed with a "β" ("beta") on their name. There is no indication they were ever meant to be commercial products.

VOCALOID Details
CV-4Cβ was another voicebank from Crypton Future Media that used Vocaloid-flex. CV-4Cβis a prototype Vocaloid produced by Crypton for a robot model HRP-4C performed at CEATEC JAPAN 2009 and it was created by sampling a Japanese seiyuu, Eriko Nakamura.[76] It has a new Vocaloid engine which is called Vocaloid-flex.[77] Hatsune Miku and Gumi were also used as voicebanks for HRP-4C. It is still in a developmental stage and not a commercial product yet.[78][79]
???? A prototype male Catalan voicebank done by the MTG was featured in a technology demonstration. Jordi Bonada, Voctro cofounder, was the provider.
Project if... was an experimental voicebank project by Crypton Future Media with several voicebanks known and was a experimental project aimed at a elementary school setting. The series mostly comprised of child vocals but at least 1 adult was known. This project was to follow the Character Vocal series but has not been mentioned since late 2010. Only prototype vocals have been seen so far. At NYCCon 2012, it was confirmed the focus is updating and creating English versions of current Vocals leaving this project with no further news. Junger März PROTOTYPE β, a child vocal is the most notable of these voicebanks.
???? In 2015, a song made using the prototype VOCALOID2 engine was shared. The vocal used for the test was a male vocal, its voice was rough and lacked clarity. It was built for Japanese and what little is known about it is it was never commercial released.[80]
ausgris A sample of a male vocal developed by VocaTone was showcased. It was later explained that "ausgris" is the name of the vocal's folder and not necessarily the final name, however, it may be the final name should VocaTone release him.[81] In their tumblr they also replied that its unlikely he will keep the name.[82]

A preview of a finished art design was shown and would be used if he was to be released or if it was chosen to not release the vocal.[83] Regarding the vocal, on Tumblr a few details were revealed. The vocalist was described as having a quirky and upbeat voice, able to sing and speak low. The vocalist was not a singer and sung-spoke the lyrics. The voice is described as "fun to use".[84]

It should be noted the demo was of a single pitch and more would likely be added if they went ahead and this would make him more unique. VocaTone have a few ideas on names they fill would suit him better then "ausgris".[85] However, the hold back on the vocal was the recent number of young masculine vocals that went produced at the time of demonstration. If there was interest they would release him, but otherwise he would remain untouched for the moment.[86]

Rumour millEdit

These vocals are rumoured or hinted to be released but their status has not been made official.

Possible future voicebanksEdit

This section contains hints, confirmations and suggestions put out by VOCALOID studios.

Company Details
Zero-G Anders confirmed that if English VOCALOIDs become more popular, Zero-G will consider making Appends/Updates for their VOCALOIDs. Also, Anders confirmed if there is demand updates for all past Zero-G VOCALOIDs to newer engines, it is a possibility. The major factor in this though is the workload needed and involvement in the process against the demand.

Later they confirmed they will likely never update any of their VOCALOID range vocals.

In February 2015, in response to a fan's email, Zero-G expressed a desire to update AVANNA to VOCALOID4. However, their current main focus is to produce new vocals for the engine.

Celtic male; In the pre-release promotions for VOCALOID3, a male and female pair of vocals were announced for the VOCALOID3 engine. While AVANNA, the female, was released, the male did not. In March 2015 in response to a fan's e-mail, Zero-G responded they have yet to find the right voice for the role.[87]

They would consider XSY compatible vocals for Dex and Daina if they sell well.

Zero-G have confirmed they currently are not interesting in making voicebanks for any other language besides English and only want to focus on English.

PowerFX/VocaTone PowerFX confirmed in early 2012 they want to do a V3 Sweet ANN, but due to focus on their soundation product, and pulling together money for update, they currently cannot produce this voicebank.

On the 16th of May, 2015, PowerFX restated that they were not interested in updating Sweet Ann. However, they said that they would be willing to create a new Vocaloid if a group were able to perform a successful Kickstarter. They made this offer: If the group were able to provide an illustration, voice provider, name and complete plan; PowerFX would be willing to record, edit, manufacture and distribute the Vocaloid. If the Kickstarter received 100 preorders at a $100 USD discount, the project would be funded.[88]

If RUBY sells well, XSY compatible vocals for RUBY is a consideration.

When asked about an update for OLIVER, VocaTone responded there would be issues with trying to give him one, including but not limited to: finding another voice source and a high demand for an update. However, it would be a consideration.[89]

VocaTone responded to a comment about doing an Irish or Northern Irish accent and agreed with the comment this would be "pretty hot". However, they are focusing on the American accent more before they venture into other accents and languages.[90]

Crypton Future Media Crypton Future Media is trying to find effective methods of adding English voicebanks to Megurine Luka Append. They have also hinted that while they have no plans currently, they may produce Hatsune Miku English Appends if circumstances allow it to occur.

Crypton have expressed desire to create more Append vocals for existing VOCALOIDs at some point in the future. These vocals will be even more expressive than current released Appends. For example; "Dark-Sweet, Warm-Sweet, Weak-Sweet".[91]

  • There are at least two known Hatsune Miku extra vocals that Crypton have planned, one of which was recorded (Falsetto) and several for KAITO. Whether or not these will ever be released is unknown.

Crypton has also expressed an interest in creating a Mandarin Chinese voicebank for Hatsune Miku.[92]

When asked about a KAITO and MEIKO V4X, Wat stated there are currently no further plans for a update on the pair.[93]

On the 6th of June 2016, the newspaper Excelsior reported the CEO of Crypton said that the had to make a software that could do both Spanish and English. He also hoped that one day to develop one in which people from many different languages could use it.[94]

CV04 is the conjectured title of CV04β or simply 「新しい男声VOCALOID」 (New Male VOCALOID),[95] given to a Japanese male vocal that was speculated to be apart of the Character Vocal Series, a set of vocals by Crypton Future Media, Inc.. However, Crypton confirmed that they would instead focus on updating existing VOCALOID2 vocals before any new vocals would be considered, leaving this project (along with Project if...) with no further news.

Internet Co., Ltd During 2012, a fan asked about other English vocals while Megpoid English was in production.[96] Lily and Gackpoid were brought up in a tweet during the Megpoid English development..[97] But English vocals could only occur if they were profitable.[98] Noboru had expressed hope to one day make a Gackpoid English.[99]

It was later mentioned that there are currently no plans to make any new English voicebanks.[100]

In October 2014:[101]

  • it was mentioned again there are no plans for Gackpoid English.
  • They also have no plans to do any Megpoid English Extends like vocals like "Power" and "Adult".
  • Lily English also was confirmed as having no plans. It was explained the reason there are currently no further plans for English vocals at this moment is due to the time (recording, developing and the time of all individuals involved) and money involved.
  • They also have no male vocals planned currently, but it was expressed Noboru wishes to do one in the future.
  • Noboru mentioned that there is a lack of vocals for English (and other languages). This is an issue that is trying to be resolved ~~(by those working with VOCALOID), though they (Internet co) do not have the solution yet.

Noboru confirmed that they wish to update all VOCALOID3s to the VOCALOID4 engine, but there is no specific schedule.[102][103] As of October 2015, only Gackpo and GUMI received VOCALOID4 updates. As for new voices, Noboru tweeted that he wants to propose a new recording method for V5.[104]

Voctro Labs
  • In an interview with a Brazilian news site, Voctro said that in the future they would definitely be interested in making a Brazilian-Portuguese Vocaloid.[105]
Bplats, Inc./Yamaha
  • It was confirmed that Macne Nana French was noted to be a possible future vocal due to her provider also being able to speak French. With the cancellation of ALYS, the possibility of a French Nana is now limited.
  • In response to a fan's question, Gynoid is considering a Xin Hua Append, where a Japanese vocal may be present. However, for the Append to occur, Xin Hua's VOCALOID3 package must sell at least 5,000 units.[106]
  • In regards to the entire Macne family becoming Vocaloids, there is increasing demand for this to occur. However, the problem right now is money and this may have to be figured out. Options such as Kick starter and other crowd funding options are being considered.[107]
AH-Software

In an interview, Tomohide Ogata expressed a desire to produce English versions of their VOCALOIDs, however, the project is too complex. He went on to explain that because all of their providers are Japanese, they would would rather seek English speakers of a similar voice to the Japanese versions from the United States and United Kingdom. They are currently considering how to provide bilingual capabilities for now, but are focusing on Japanese first before other languages such as English, Spanish, etc. They acknowledge the demand across the world for the vocals and want to move a plan into place as quickly as possible.[108]

Shanghai HENIAN

In a Q/A session with Shanghai HENIAN, fans asked questions about a possibility to update their VOCALOID3s. The company responded that it was always in consideration, but noted that upgrading a VOCALOID was not an easy job. It would require a lot of time, funding, and effort in order to revisit a VOCALOID, and the company's current operations and survival simply does not allow them to update any vocals for the time being.[109] However, when asked about their plans, Shanghai HENIAN revealed that they were hoping to create a voicebank for Yuezheng Longya. It was also mentioned that there may be plans to create VOCALOID4 updates for Tianyi, YANHE, and Ling.[110] Tianyi was confirmed for production in March 2016.

MI7 Japan Inc.

When asked about the possibility for other Macne vocals to get VOCALOID voicebanks, they said that getting a contract/ license was expensive and would depend on how successful Nana and Petit are.[111]


Fakes/JokesEdit

OfficialEdit

  • Kasane Teto was an April Fool's Day joke on April 1, 2008 made out by the perpetrators to be a new Crypton Future Media VOCALOID. The legacy of this prank continued on for years after its original run and even today some less-informed fans believe she is a VOCALOID. Some time after the joke, an UTAU voicebank for her was created.
    • The group behind Teto, the "VIPPERS", have also passed off other characters ("VIPPERLOIDS") as being by Crypton Future Media (actually a variation, like CRVIPTON or CRVYPTON), such as Namine Ritsu, "CV03" Yokune Ruko, and "CV04" Kotone Tsuru.
  • On April 1, 2012, VocaTone announced that "James" would be made into a VOCALOID known as Bird-loid, however, this was an April Fools day joke.[112]
  • Another April Fools' day joke in 2012 was "Animaloid", which turned out to be also a hint about the upcoming MAYU VOCALOID.
  • Furimoman, was an April 1, 2014 VOICEROID/VOCALOID3 male vocal from AH-Software Co. Ltd..[113][114] Furimoman was featured alongside other AH-Software characters later on in April 2014 during a live stream event.[115]
  • Itoh Hiroyuki was an April 1, 2015 VOCALOID4 male vocal from Crypton Future Media, Inc.. His voicebank was claimed to use the E.V.E.C. system, making him a V4X and he was part of the "CEO Vocal Series" of Crypton. When his cart button is clicked, the button moves off screen and is replaced with a small advertisement to purchase Megurine Luka V4X instead.[116]
  • Kaede-san was an April 1, 2016 female cat by Yamaha. She contains the banks Ikaku, Normal, Matatabi and English. She also comes with the JobPlugin "NekoNuigurumi". When her add to cart button is clicked, an image comes up saying 「うそニャー!」 (It's a joke, meow!).[117]
  • Hideki Kenmochi tweeted that he had been asked to make a vocal based on the politician Donald Trump's voice. The estimated price tag on such a vocal was jokingly spoken in USD as $10 million + tax.[118][119]

FanmadeEdit

  • Ange Wayne: A fake VOCALOID who was spammed over many websites (mainly English speaking ones) for over a month including (but not restricted to) Yahoo Answers, YouTube, the VOCALOID Wikia and VOCALOID Otaku forums. A website was also produced for Ange Wayne.[120]
  • Rune: (not to be confused with Anri Rune) A VOCALOID who was introduced in much the same manner as Ange Wayne, it has been deemed fake until proven otherwise for its manner it was introduced in. A fake "VOCALOID3" logo is found on the video; Twitter and Facebook accounts were also made, showing poor quality art work. The company behind it, "AudX", does not appear to exist.
  • Ion-Nation: Appeared in Late 2012, boasting a boy-band of young male VOCALOIDs. They made several videos and claimed to be part of "VocaTonF and PowerFK".
  • Taku: On October 31, 2013, a group called "VocaloMaker" claimed to be making a Spanish-Japanese VOCALOID that would need further approval from YAMAHA to continue. The video "demonstrating" Taku has been removed.
  • Seion Kodokuna: On March 30, 2014, a YouTube channel by the name of 未来のメディア (Mirai no Media Co.) uploaded what was claimed to be a demonstration of a new private VOCALOID using the voice of "a 10-year-old boy". Two more demos were released, one of the two covering a Brazilian song using the Japanese phoneme set, and also including further details on the vocals. The description noted that the VOCALOID would be a tri-lingual bank, using Japanese, English, and Portuguese. However, it was later revealed in the description of the fifth video uploaded that the user had created both the account and videos as a joke, as well as the VOCALOID used for this was that of the POCALOID version of Masaoka Azuki with GEN parameters increased.
  • VIBE: On December 28, 2014, a small group decided to create a local joke for Spain's Day of the Innocents, where idea was to make the UTAU, VIBE, into a "VOCALOID4" with a Portuguese voicebank and extra phonemes to mimic Spanish and English. The group had designed a silhouette and a fake screenshot of the VOCALOID4 engine with edited in phonemes and voicebanks. The voice provider of the UTAU posted the images onto the VIBE fanpage, only to gain a few likes. However, by the next day, the joke was found by a humor page and the "news" was moved over to another website, who thought VIBE was actually going to becoming a VOCALOID. As the page was still local, the group behind VIBE kept silent. Afterwards, VIBE's "VOCALOID4 announcement" became viral in social media sites such as Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, obtaining more attention from the Western fans. To continue the joke, the voice provider "leaked" information about VIBE's "development" on Twitter. Eventually, on the night of December 29, the voice provider admitted that VIBE becoming a VOCALOID was a hoax, however, she was inspired by the fan's reaction to the joke. While VIBE is not a VOCALOID, the group is now motivated to try to make the fake "VOCALOID" a reality.[121]
  • STELLA: In early 2015, a virtual idol was introduced as a private 'Virtual Idol' made for a program that was based on common synthesis architecture. She was intended to raise money for the Americans for the Arts Foundation.[122] She was later 'revealed' to be a VOCALOID4 with three voicebanks: "Core" (original), "Sun" (Power)" and "Moon" (Soft).[123] On January 18, a viewer noticed an issue with a STELLA demo, where the video was edited with an overlay.[124] It was then proven that STELLA was not an actual VOCALOID and the video was removed as soon as this was pointed out.[125][126]
  • IVY: appeared in Jan 2016 under the name of "Project Jupiter". Project claimed to have the backing of PowerFX. In less than a day of announcement, project was announced cancelled due to 'negative feedback'. Though "proof" of legitimacy was supplied, proof was dismissed as suspected hoax by some and there was doubt on the financial backing choice as instead of using a site like "Kickstarter" the project was prepared to use "GoFundMe".[127]

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