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YOHIOloid (ヨヒオロイド) is an English VOCALOID developed and distributed by PowerFX Systems AB. in collaboration with VocaTone, and was released in September 2013 for the VOCALOID3 engine. He is voiced by the Swedish singer and songwriter, YOHIO, who provided an English and Japanese voicebank. He was expected to be released early May 2013, but was delayed.[3][4]

ConceptEdit

EtymologyEdit

The name, "YOHIOloid", is taken from his provider "YOHIO" and 'loid' from "VOCALOID". The stage-name for the provider, "YOHIO", is taken from YOHIO's middle name, "Johio".

On VocaTone's Tumblr, it's mentioned that YOHIOloid has no given name. However, they talked about fans referring to him as "Hio" or "Yohi". It's also mentioned that members of VocaTone have often referred to him as "Hio" in official talks.[5]

The name in the reference sheets for the little creature alongside his official artwork is "CUBI".

AppearanceEdit

YOHIOloid was not a normal PowerFX VOCALOID release and as a result, YOHIOloid is the first PowerFX VOCALOID who is not confirmed to be "monster-themed".

The design was picked by YOHIO himself, so the final concept was driven by YOHIO's own personal preference.

BiographyEdit

YOHIOloid's personality is still left up for fans to decide. However, his illustrator, Sartika Nurhasanah, describes him as "friendly, easy going, and responsible" and that he sometimes "looks funny."[2]

Along with CUBI, YOHIOloid has many pets. A female cube who functions as a rewind button and a male cube who functions as a fast-forward button, and they are the younger siblings of CUBI. There is another cube that walks on four legs and is a rectangle, it functions as a box to store a microphone. The older sister of CUBI is a cat-like cube that constantly searches for information on the internet and the older brother of CUBI is a large bulky amp. His only non-technological pet is a black cat that wears a yellow ribbon.

Music featuring YOHIOloidEdit

  • YOHIOloid is featured in 50 songs and 9 albums on this wiki.
    Yohioloid logo
  • There are listings for notable, original, and cover songs.

Examples of usage

Sunflowers in Your Eyes
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Featuring YOHIOloid
Author(s) EmpathP
Category Original song
The Last Goodbye
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Featuring YOHIOloid
Author(s) Loki
Category Original song
Regular
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Featuring YOHIOloid
Author(s) TheCreepyPie
Category Original song
Dream With You
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Featuring YOHIOloid
Author(s) Guitar Hero Piano Zero
Category Original song
Search for music featuring YOHIOloid [show/hide]

Additional InformationEdit

MarketingEdit

As with past PowerFX VOCALOIDs, YOHIOloid was discussed at Vocaloid Otaku forums within the vocal's own thread.


See also: YOHIOloid/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

ReputationEdit

YOHIOloid's character status
Sales

In response to a fan, it was confirmed by PowerFX Systems AB. that despite their best efforts, YOHIOloid did not sell well enough.[6]

In 2014, Crypton's download store Sonicwire reported he had been the 9th most sold Vocaloid product. He was also the most popular Vocaloid bought from the store that was not made by Crypton themselves.[7]

Reaction

Though YOHIOloid was not as overall as well met as OLIVER, a couple of his demo songs received over 50,000+ views and most of them at least gained 10,000+ views, putting him above the VOCALOID2 English Vocaloid releases. Demo song "Moves like Jagger" later went on to achieve 100,000+ views, putting him on par with Oliver's demo songs.

MusicTech magazine ranked YOHIOloid and the VOCALOID3 software as 7/10 and gave the overall package a good review.[8]

As a consequence of YOHIOloid not selling well, PowerFX later tried to focus on EDM producers with Ruby leading to yet a new direction for their VOCALOIDs.

Miscellaneous

In 2015 a survey was made based on the popularity of Vocaloids on the website Nico Video. For the year 2014, YOHIOloid was the 33rd most popular Vocaloid. This made him joint 4th least popular of the Japanese capable Vocaloids alongside Anon & kanon and the 2nd most popular of the "Engloids".[9]

Achievements
  • First English VOCALOID to be bilingual
  • First bilingual VOCALOID from PowerFX
  • First English VOCALOID to be bilingual in Japanese
  • First PowerFX VOCALOID to not follow the usual "monster theme"


Polls

Do you like YOHIOloid?
 
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7
 
10
 

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 349 people voted.
What characteristic of YOHIOloid do you like?
 
23
 
33
 
8
 
256
 

The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 320 people voted.

GalleryEdit

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The image gallery for YOHIOloid may be viewed here.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
English PowerFX Systems AB. official homepage Link
English VOCALOID3 Yohioloid product page Link
English Vocaloid Yohioloid The official Facebook page for VOCALOID YOHIOloid Link
English YOHIOloid @YOHIOloid The official Twitter account for VOCALOID YOHIOloid Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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