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VY1
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Product information
Company

Bplats, Inc.
YAMAHA

Distributor

Bplats, Inc

Voice

Unrevealed[1]

Illustrator

An unknown #8 (Original\2010)
Manbou no Ane (V3\2011)

Code

BPSW-VY1-STD

Affiliation

YAMAHA
VOCALO Revolution

VY1 VOCALOID2 VOCALOID3 eVocaloid

VY1 (codenamed: MIZKI) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed and distributed by Bplats, Inc., under the YAMAHA Corporation, and was released in September 2010 for the VOCALOID2 engine. There has since been a second installment developed for the VOCALOID3 engine and dubbed VY1v3, both products are released in deluxe and standard editions. The voice provider for VY1 has never been revealed.

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

The acronym for VY1 is "VOCALOID YAMAHA 1".[2]

The original VY1 codename for "Mizki" is a reference to hanamizuki.[3]

AppearanceEdit

Unlike past Japanese VOCALOIDs, VY1, along with the voicebank's partner VY2, have never had an official avatar established for them, with the aim of allowing for creative freedom that other VOCALOIDs do not. The character of the Vocaloid was intended to be the producer themselves, rather then the product. 'It' also has no official gender, though the vocal is "female".

The refined version of the character "Kiku Kobushi" from the VesFes contest has been used as a concept for VY1, but has not been established as her official avatar.

Due to the professional design of VY1, the vocal often appears in use for apps and equipment that involves derivative products produced by Yamaha, either on its own or with VY2.

RelationsEdit

  • VY2; a complementary voice bank with masculine vocals.

VOCALOID ReleasesEdit

Examples of UsageEdit

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サイバーサンダーサイダー
サイバーサンダーサイダー
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Author(s) EZFG Romaji/English Cyber Thunder Cider
Category Original song Featuring VY1
Niconico YouTube
月翅
月翅
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Author(s) Seiko-P Romaji/English Tsukihane (Moon Wings)
Category Original song Featuring VY1
Niconico YouTube
HAKUMEI fullver.
HAKUMEI fullver.
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Author(s) Onigashima Romaji/English HAKUMEI
Category Original song Featuring VY1
Niconico YouTube
なんて淫らなシーケンサーだ
なんて淫らなシーケンサーだ
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Author(s) Lamaze-P Romaji/English Nante Midara na Sequencer da (What an Erotic Sequencer!)
Category Original song Featuring VY1
Niconico


Deify
Deify
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Author(s) Seiko-P
Category Original song Featuring VY1v3
Niconico YouTube
弱虫モンブラン
弱虫モンブラン
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Author(s) CLAMPFANBOY (cover), DECO*27 (original) Romaji/English Yowamushi Monburan (Coward Montblanc)
Category Cover song Featuring VY1v3
YouTube
蜻蛉日記
蜻蛉日記
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Author(s) Asin Kuroda Romaji/English Kagerō nikki (Dragonfly Diary)
Category Original song Featuring VY1v3
Niconico YouTube
HappySunday
HappySunday
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Author(s) PressureRain Romaji/English HappySunday
Category Original song Featuring VY1v3
Niconico YouTube

  Music featuring VY1
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Featured in ( 18 ) songs and on ( 30 ) albums. 
Listings for Featured songs and Originals / Covers
External search - Romaji: NicoNico  YouTube  BiliBili  
 

MarketingEdit

Album
Album VocaloidSP-CD

VY1 album cover

The standard version of the software has just the VOCALOID2 software included. The Deluxe edition comes with a free CD featuring a number of tracks by different producers, along with the configuration they used for the song and their own interpretation of the VOCALOID. This also provides users examples of how the voicebank could be used as well as offering ideas and suggestions for their own songs. The producers used were already known producers gathered from Nico Nico Douga and YouTube to help demonstrate the new standard Yamaha hoped to set with VY1.[4]

Main article: feat.VY1

VOCALO Revolution

VY1 was used as the voice for VOCALO Revolution's "CUL" mascot character. The voicebank featured in the shows introduction, the PV "白の季節" and the closing credits of the show.

VocaFes Winners

At VocaFes 2011, two winners were announced whose images will be used for VY1 and VY2. However VY1's redefined version was not presented alongside the original artwork like VY2's was because of an error. Previously, it was announced they would host a competition for everyone to design mascots for the characters as a method of perceiving what the fandom thought of VY1 and VY2.[5]

Rimiko won for VY1's design which can be found in her pixiv account. Manbou no Ane won for VY2's design.

iOS app
Vocalodamaicon

Vocalodama

VY1's voice is featured in the game Vocalodama, the game is powered by a basic version of the Vocaloid2 powered VY1 vocal which has only one layer of sounds.

Taiwan Release

VY1 is one of the VOCALOIDs set to be released by e-Capsule.[6]

VOCAFARRE 2011

Main article: VOCAFARRE 2011

On the 15th-16 of December GUMI , VY1V3 , Akikoroid-chan, Tone Rion and Aoki Lapis appeared in a 3D concert at VOCAFARRE 2011

VOCALOID Keyboard

VY1 is the vocal heard in the demonstrations of the Vocaloid Keyboard.


Additional informationEdit

PopularityEdit

VY1 Popularity
Sales
Reaction
VY1 was first announced during the time when the focus was on Lily, and comparisons between the reaction in Japan towards Lily and VY1 have been noted and often brought up. Whereas Lily had many songs upon her release, VY1 was apparently slow to gain popularity. Due to its nature, some producers felt it was unemphatic and impersonal.[7]

However over time, VY1's biggest hits in Nico Nico Douga were to come from 'new' producers who had never uploaded a work using 'VOCALOID' before.

Impact
VY1 and its following vocal "VY2" were developed to head official Yamaha products. Since their release, the majority of Vocaloid related product produced by Yamaha has included VY1 in the product.
Misc.
A independent search on Nico Nico Douga revealed that most VOCALOIDs had less then 1,000 videos uploaded on Nico Nico Douga in 2011 between July 1st and December 15th, with VY1 falling into that category as well.[8]

TriviaEdit

  • VY1 voiced VOCALO Revolution's introduction and credits, with CUL being the mascot character. Consequently, many fans have confused VY1 and CUL as being the same Vocaloid; as later CUL herself was announced to be released for VOCALOID3. VY1 and CUL (VOCALOID) have no relation whatsoever for VY1 only voices VOCALO Revolution's videos.

Notable for...Edit

  • Highest quality Japanese feminine vocal for VOCALOID2
  • First "Feminine vocal type" of the VY series
  • First VOCALOID to promise high quality
  • First VOCALOID produced by Bplats
  • First vocal of the VY series
  • First VOCALOID2 to be released on iPad and iPhone
  • First Avatar-less Japanese VOCALOID
  • First of the VY series to be updated
  • One of the first VOCALOIDs to be upgraded to VOCALOID3 (along with GUMI)
  • One of the first 4 VOCALOID3 vocals released for the engine.

GalleryEdit


References Edit

  1. [1] Vocaloid Answer Wiki - Why are some voice providers not revealed?
  2. [2] VOCALOID STORE FAQ
  3. [3] VOCALOID STORE VY1
  4. [4] VOCALOID SP-CD - VY1特典コンピCD【feat.VY1】
  5. [5] IT Media News - コードネームは「勇馬」 ヤマハ純正のイケメンボカロ「VY2」の話を聞いてきた
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    • Agreed. It would be needed for Gackpo and Aoki Lapis, too, as they've also been featured as DLC. (Have to refind that ref link, though, but I h...
    • It depends with games. We didn't create a page for the usage of Vocaloid-flex in Metal Gear Solid; Peace-whatever because the use was only min...

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