On August 6, 2010, with no advance notice, Yamaha announced the release of the new VOCALOID named VY1 "MIZKI" and started to accept orders for it on bplats, inc's online store from August 13, 2010. Also three sample songs were given out on Youtube. Producer, Matsuo-P borrowed the VOCALOID's prototype version from YAMAHA and made two more demo songs and uploaded those to Nicovideo. He also used Miku Append, Megpoid and Lily's trial versions to compare with VY1.
At the end of 2015, it was announced that from March 31, 2016, VOCALOID2 was being retired and no new serial codes were be issued by Yamaha.
|星屑ユートピア (Hoshikuzu Utopia / Stardust Utopia)||YouTube|
|サイハテ (Saihate / The Farthest End)||YouTube|
|Flower and Water||Niconico|
|684のうた/Song of 684||Niconico|
- Computer: (recommended ※ Pentium4 2.8 GHz/Athlon 64 2800 + or higher) 2000 + more than Pentium4 2 GHz/Athlon XP
- OS: Available only in; * 32bit version OS (recommended in the case of stand-alone 7/Vista) Windows 7/Vista/XP
- free hard disk space required: 600MB or more
- RAM memory: (VOCALOID2 VST instrument when using the recommended · ※ Real-time more than the 1GB 2GB recommended) 512MB or more
- You will need an internet activation
| Optimum Range: F2～E4 Optimum Tempo: 60～175BPM |
Total Tempo (min-max): 115BPM No. of Keys: W=14, B=10, Total=24
|Trial/Demo Vers?: No|
|Package details as noted:|
The voice itself is "feminine"; however its vocals can be modified how the user wishes it to be shaped, with none of the normal restrictions that other VOCALOIDs have due to being tied down to an avatar. VY1 is intended for professional musicians and according to Yamaha is intended to be a high quality voicebank. Its counterpart is the VY2 vocal.
|Vocal traits as noted:|
- ↑ link
- ↑  IT Media News - キャラクターなしのVOCALOID「VY1」初のヤマハ製、9月発売 (First vocaloid released by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. VOCALOID "VY1", its without an avatar, on sale in September)
- ↑ Taken from Nico Nico Pedia