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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 51 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 and 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 He Nian/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 and English
Megpoid English Internet Co 2013 February 28 Feminine; English
ZOLA PROJECT Yamaha 2013 June 21 Masculine; Japanese
YANHE Shanghai He Nian/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 and 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 and English
MEIKO V3 Crypton Future Media 2014 February 4 Feminine; Japanese and English
kokone Internet Co., Ltd 2014 February 14 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
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

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 Feminine; Japanese
VY2v3 SE Yamaha 2013 March 20 Unisex Masculine; Japanese
Tone Rion SE MoeJapan 2013 Feminine; Japanese
Aoki Lapis SE i-style Project 2013 April 27 Feminine; Japanese

VOCALOID NEOEdit

These are the VOCALOID3 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

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

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.[2] 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 a male and female Celtic vocal pair before the release of VOCALOID3. While AVANNA, the female, has been released, development of the male did not begin until at least 2014.
  • ???: had announced they're looking for an American male voice.[3] It was later confirmed that the American male will be made for the VOCALOID4 engine.[4]
  • ???: In an email response, Dom Keefe revealed that they were working on a mature rock vocal.

Dom Keefe later confirmed that they hoped to release a male vocal in May 2015, but did not specify whether it was the Celtic male or the American male VOCALOID.[5]

PowerFX/VocaTone In development
  • ???: VocaTone confirmed that they are working on a vocal that is expected for 2014.[6][7] PowerFX had also confirmed the following VOCALOID will 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 has been delayed. Production of this VOCALOID will resume soon.[8]
VocaTone In development
  • Ruby : Ruby was announced as a voicebank being worked on by Syo and Anders. Her voice provider was confirmed to be American. [9] There has yet to be confirmation if she'll be involved with PowerFX or will remain a VocaTone vocal. Ruby was originally going to be due before Christmas of 2014, however, PowerFX confirmed that she would be postponed and would be released on the VOCALOID4 engine. [10]
Crypton Future Media In development
  • Megurine Luka V4X: Luka will receive an update on her VOCALOID2 and unreleased Append versions.  On October 9th, Luka's silhouette and details about her English voicebank were revealed.[11] On November 20th, Luka's design was revealed and she was confirmed that she would be on the VOCALOID4 engine.[12] Her voicebanks include: Japanese HARD/SOFT and English STRAIGHT/SOFT. Additional voices that can be accessed with E.V.E.C. are: POWER, WHISPER, CUTE, SOFT, HUSKY and FALSETTO. She is expected to release in February 2015
  • Kagamine Rin/Len: will have an update on their ACT2 and Append voicebanks. The package is expected to release in the third quarter of 2015.[13]
    • Kagamine Rin/Len English: An English version has been confirmed and is in development.  It is unknown if it will be released on its own or with the updated package.
  • Hatsune Miku has another English database in production, confirmed on August 24th, 2014. Whether or not this is an update of Hatsune Miku V3 English or an English Append is currently unknown.[14]
  • ??? (CV04): confirmed to be a male VOCALOID, but no references had been made on him for some time. As of February 2012, updates have confirmed that he is still expected to be released. At NYCCon 2012, it was revealed that the focus is updating and creating English versions of the current Crypton Future Media VOCALOIDs, leaving CV04 with no further news.
Shanghai He Nian In development
  • Yuezheng Ling, a runner up from the first "VOCALOID CHINA" contest, was confirmed to have a VOCALOID voicebank on July 13th, 2014.[15] An audition for Ling's voice actress began on August 2nd and ended August 20th, with the six finalists revealed on August 26th.[16][17] On October 15th, the winner was announced to be QI Inory and the recording would take place soon.[18] On November 20th, VOCANESE confirmed that even though VOCALOID4 has been revealed, they were still going to release Ling as a VOCALOID3. [19]
  • Zhanyin Lorra - along with the first reveal about Yuezheng Ling's voicebank, VOCANESE hinted that another VOCALOID was to be released. On August 15th, a silhouette was revealed and the VOCALOID was confirmed to be a new Chinese female. On August 26th, her design, name and biography were unveiled[20] and it was also revealed that Lorra had four possible voice providers selected. Like Ling, her voice provider was picked through a contest.[21] On October 15th, the winner was announced to be Gui Shen Ren and on October 22nd, she reported that the recording was finished.[22] On November 20th, VOCANESE confirmed that even though VOCALOID4 has been revealed, they were still going to release Lorra as a VOCALOID3.
ST Media In development
  • Uni is a new Korean VOCALOID that was announced on November 9th, 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. Demos will be selected from the popular ones uploaded to VOCALOID EMPIRE.[23] ST Media is currently searching for a voice provider and will eventually release her full design. Unlike SeeU, Uni will not be bilingual and will only receive a Korean voicebank. [24] Uni is expected to release in Summer 2015 if production is performing well.
YAMAHA In development
  • VY1v4: VY1 was confirmed to be receiving a VOCALOID4 update according to the live stream released on November 20th. VY1v4 will contain the following voicebanks: Natural, Power, Normal, and Soft.[25] VY1v4 will be released in late December, and will be the first VOCALOID of the 4th generation.
AH-Software In development
  • SF-A2 miki was confirmed to have a V4 update. Her new design was revealed on November 20th, 2014.
  • Kaai Yuki was confirmed to have a V4 update. Her new design was revealed on November 20th, 2014. It was later confirmed that Yuki would have a new voice provider, since her original grew older and they could not re-sample her voice.[26]
  • Hiyama Kiyoteru was confirmed to have a V4 update. His design retained to his V2 version.
  • Nekomura Iroha was confirmed to have a V4 update. Her new design was revealed on November 20th, 2014.
  • Yuzuki Yukari was confirmed to have a V4 update. She gained a new design and will be receiving an additional voicebank called "On", which is similar to a "Soft" or "Whisper" voicebank.

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 issues 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, demo software version 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, demo software version was released. It did not allow VSQ saving, but did allow .WAV rendering, which led to a stream of videos released on Nico Nico Douga.
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 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. 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.

On September 08, 2014, a 15 day trial version of both VOCALOID was put up for download on Bruno & Clara's Original Song Contest Website.

Exclusive through purchase of MAIKA's special box version.

Online download.
VOCALOID3
Yuzuki Yukari A trial for 5 days is available in AH-Software's website and are 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 - trial version was issued with the June 2012 DTM magazine issue.[27] 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.[28] 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.[29] It was again made available on the Megpoid English website, for a while starting on March 3, 2013, but is currently unavailable. Online download VOCALOID3
MAIKA On Feburary 14, 2014, a 14 day trial version of MAIKA was put up for download on Voctro Lab's website. Online Download VOCALOID3
Macne Nana English- Planty-P handed out trial version disks at his booth at Saikoucon 2014.

Japanese- Same as English.

Event Exclusive

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. They are usable for 14 days and are available for both Windows and Mac. Online Download VOCALOID3
kokone A trial for 14 days is available in Internet Co.'s website and is just available for Windows. 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 requires filling out information prior to download. Online Download VOCALOID3
Tohoku Zunko A trial for 5 days is available in 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.[30] Event Exclusive VOCALOID3
Chika A trial for 14 days is available in Internet Co.'s website and is just available for Windows. Online Download VOCALOID3

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 the VOCALOID and VOCALOID2 engines are unsupported entirely. VOCALOID will retire "in the near future", when Yamaha signals to the studios involved to retire them from sale. VOCALOID2 vocals will remain on sale, as their vocals can be used in VOCALOID3.

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 1st, 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 1st, 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 1st, 2014.
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 voicebank 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" will be replaced in the future.
  • Megurine Luka VOCALOID2 vocal due retirement and will be replaced in the future.
Yamaha/Bplats VOCALOID2
  • VY1 was retired upon the release of VY1v3.
  • VY2 was retired upon the release of VY2v3.[31]


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.
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.
1st Place VOCALOID3
  • IA - ARIA ON THE PLANETS - has been retired but replaced with IA ROCKS DUO PACKAGE and DUO PACKAGE Starter Pack

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.[32]

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.[33][34] 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", however it actually remains nameless.
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".
N/A "hide" is also having a vocal revival similar to Ueki-loid. They died in 1998, hide was the guitarist of group "X Japan" as the guitarist.[35]
SEGA
Kobayashi Matcha and Masaoka Azuki: characters in the Project 575 series are confirmed to have voices using the VOCALOID2 software.[36]
Voctro Labs ONA was revealed to be an alternate mascot using VOCALOID MAIKA's voicebank,[37] marketing more heavily on the Catalan capabilities of the software. She was later confirmed to be used for concert purposes only.[38] 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.

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.[39][40][41] 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 VOCALOID2
  • BIG AL - Big AL's original voicebank was not released and was replaced. The original 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.
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 will be released in the future as Megurine Luka V3.
  • 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. His vocal will likely be released in VOCALOID3. There is little known about the status of the VOCALOID2 vocal and how far it was in production.
  • 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".[42]

  • 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.[43]
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.[44]
  • ???;have confirmed a masculine VY voicebank in English. The comfirmation was revealed in an interview after VY2's release. Status is currently unknown (note; this is not confirmed to be an English version of VY2).[45][46]
  • ???;have confirmed a feminine VY voicebank in English. The confirmation was revealed in an interview after VY2's release. Status is currently unknown (note; this is not confirmed to be an English version of VY1).[47]
  • Macne Nana; a Chinese prototype vocal was recorded. This has been put aside for a future release.
Shanghai He Nian
  • 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 joint between Bplats and Shanghai He Nian ended and the original VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT had been relaunched as VOCANESE.
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.[48] 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.[49]
VoxWave
  • ALYS was originally an upcoming French VOCALOID who was announced on December 5th, 2013. On December 19th, VoxWave confirmed that she would be bilingual in Japanese, in accordance with the results from their survey. On January 14th, 2014, her name was chosen from a selection of suggested names. A design contest for ALYS started on January 31st and the final design was revealed on March 10th. On February 15th, 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 12th, 2014, it was confirmed that ALYS was going to have a CeVIO vocal instead of VOCALOID.
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.
Meaw Previously introduced as "Virtual Divas" with no other information confirming a connection between them and VOCALOID beyond the tags on various websites. Those working with them claim they are using the Vocaloid technology, however, details and an official company statement were never made.
Fuji TV

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.
???? A prototype male Catalan voicebank done by the MTG was featured in a technology demonstration. It is believed to be an early prototype of Bruno.
Project if... was a 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.

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.

On 26th of November Zero-G confirmed via email they were planning new voices for VOCALOID4. An American voice and a more mature rock voicebank were in development, with their first release predicted for March 2015. [50]

PowerFX 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.
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 then current released Appends. For example; "Dark-Sweet, Warm-Sweet, Weak-Sweet".[51]

  • 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.[52]

Internet Co., Ltd During 2012, a fan asked about other Engish vocals while Megpoid English was in production.[53] Lily and Gackpoid were brought up in a tweet during the Megpoid English development..[54] But English vocals could only occur if they were profitable.[55] Noboru had expressed hope to one day make a Gackpoid English.[56]

It was later mentioned that there are currently no plans to make any new English voicebanks. [57]

In October 2014[58]:

  • it was mentioned again there are no plans for Gackpoid English.
  • They also have no plans to do any English extension like vocals like "power" and "adult" for the Megpoid software.
  • 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.
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.[59]
  • In a Catalan newspaper, it was revealed that Voctro Labs is working on a project called "Revivos" in which they create voice banks based upon the vocals of deceased singers (similar to Ueki-loid). It's unknown if these voice banks will be commercially available or not.[60]
Bplats, Inc.
  • 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.
  • On November 20th, when VOCALOID4 was officially announced, there was a debate about a possible V4 update for v flower.

Awaiting further confirmationEdit

The following are possible upcoming voicebanks whose statuses are not yet clarified, or they are vocal developments which are announced but have not had any updates about there statuses within the last six months.

Project Details Status
Kitano Kamui Originally presented as a "idol in training", Kamui was promoted via a Facebook campaign. If she reached 30,000+ followers within 6 months she would become a "real idol". Regardless, she failed to reach her deadline of 30,000+ supporters by the end of the 6 month campaign and her project was abandoned.[61] Since the abandonment, a revival campaign has been started and once again Kamui is being campaigned into becoming a idol, this time with a different approach. Note; When the first English translations came out, "idol" was translated to mean "Vocaloid". As to date there has never been any confirmation of any intention of her becoming a vocaloid.

Fakes/JokesEdit

OfficialEdit

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Boxart for the Vocaloid version of Furimoman

  • 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.[62]
  • 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 1st 2014 VOICEROID/VOCALOID3 male vocal from AH-Software Co. Ltd..[63][64] Furimoman was featured alongside other AH-Software characters later on in April 2014 during a live stream event.[65]

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.[66]
  • 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.

References Edit

  1. Note: KAITO's release date is labeled as the 14th by Yamaha and 17th by Crypton Future Media, the majority of fans go by the Crypton Future Media date.
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  4. American male V4 and rock
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  9. American, confirmed by Syo on vocaloidotaku
  10. Ruby, postponed
  11. Luka V3 MikuExpo showcase
  12. Livestream screenshot of Luka V4
  13. Megurine/Kagamine predicted release
  14. Demo and announcement in description
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  16. Ling's audition
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  18. Ling and Lorra winners
  19. Ling and Lorra as V3, not V4
  20. Ling's provider and new Chinese female
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  22. Recording for Lorra finishes!
  23. Uni's first reveal
  24. Questions and Answers (translated by randomkoreantranslations via tumblr)
  25. VOCALOID4
  26. Kaai Yuki's new voice provider
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  33. Report on VOCALOID being used in Metal Gear Solid Peace walker
  34. VOCALOID Otaku Forums reporting on Vocaloid-Flex
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  42. Tweet about future vocals
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  57. https://twitter.com/u2kushi/status/422082374717825024
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  60. http://www.elpuntavui.cat/noticia/article/4-economia/18-economia/782476-set-pimes-catalanes-al-nou-programa-de-la-ue-per-a-innovadors.html
  61. Kitano Kamui is gone
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