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Yuzuki Yukari VOCALOID3 VOICEROID+ VOCALOID4


This is an article about the Yuzuki Yukari V4 software for the VOCALOID4 engine.

HistoryEdit

When VOCALOID4 was released, Yukari was assigned an update. Chihiro Ishiguro, is part of the team behind Yukari, got involved with the project due to their experience with Voice acting to produce two new voicebanks for the voice of Yukari. The team wanted to development the Yukari vocal both in Vocaloid and Voiceroid before they started on any new vocal.[1]

Silhouettes for Yuzuki Yukari, along with the other VOCALOIDs by AH-Software, were revealed on a poster on November 6, 2014, however, it was unconfirmed what they were for at the time.[2] On November 20, it was revealed in the livestream for VOCALOID4 that they all would be receiving VOCALOID4 voicebanks with the exception of Tohoku Zunko.

Yukari was specifically announced to be receiving an "Onn" voicebank as well as her original voicebank.[3] This new voicebank was intended to sound calmer than her original, similar to the "Whisper" and "Soft" voicebanks produced by other companies.

On December 20, via a livestream, it was announced that Yukari would receive three V4 voicebanks: her "Onn" (穏) voicebank, a powerful "Lin" (凛) voicebank, and a natural "Jun" (純) voicebank that was intended to be similar to her original V3.[4][5] It was also revealed that Yukari's voicebanks could be purchased together in one package or separately.[6]

On January 28, 2015, a press release revealed the prices for the download and physical versions of her individual voicebanks, her complete package, and her starter pack. It was also mentioned that people who have purchased her VOCALOID3 version, or registered as one of AHS's users, would receive a discount on her VOCALOID4 update. She was set for release on March 18.[7][8]

On March 3, AH-Software and DTM magazine hosted a livestream showcasing all of Yukari's voicebanks individually as well as cross synthesis and growl capabilities.

On March 11, Yukari V4's trial was made available, which included all three of her voicebanks.[9]

Product InformationEdit

DemonstrationsEdit

Demonstrations

あなたと二人で (Anata to Futari De) (Onn) SoundCloud
月の籠 (Tsuki no Kago) (Onn) SoundCloud
Livestream Demo (Lin) YouTube
caged girl (Lin) SoundCloud
March 3rd Livestream (Jun, Onn, Lin) YouTube
乙女脳内構想 (Otome Nounai Kousou) (Onn) SoundCloud
ちくわ (Chikuwa) (Lin) SoundCloud
月の籠 (Tsuki no Kago) (Onn; new upload) SoundCloud
caged girl (Lin, new upload) SoundCloud
おふとんのバラード (Ofuton no Ballad) (Onn) SoundCloud
プリンセスシンドローム (Princess Syndrome) (Lin) SoundCloud
名もない君と名もない町 (Onn) SoundCloud

RecommendedEdit

  • OS:
    • Windows: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7(32/64bit)
    • Mac: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8 (32/64bit)
  • CPU: Intel Dual Core CPU
  • RAM: 2GB or more
  • Hard Disk Capacity:
    • Jun:
      • More than 1.5GB (using VOCALOID4 Editor)
      • More than 9.5GB (using VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase + Cubase)
    • Onn:
      • More than 1.3GB (using VOCALOID4 Editor)
      • More than 9.3GB (using VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase + Cubase)
    • Lin:
      • More than 850MB (using VOCALOID4 Editor)
      • More than 9GB (using VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase + Cubase)
    • Starter Pack: More than 1.65GB (using VOCALOID4 Editor)
  • Internet connection.

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

Product Information
Versions
  Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes  Starter Available?: Yes  App vers.?: Yes
Package details
The updated version of Yuzuki Yukari. Is intended to be a direct recreation of her voice provider's vocals and includes the new version of Yukari's VOCALOID3 voicebank ("Jun") along with additional voicebanks: a whispery ("Onn") tone and a powerful ("Lin") tone. The 3 vocals can be bought either as a complete package, or separately.

In December 2016, a "exVOICE" (extra sound material) was released. The bonus samples are sold separate to the main Vocaloid packages across 3 volumes or as a complete package and together contain a total of 1,284 samples between them.[10] In addition, in 2017, her Voiceroid software was updated to Voiceroid2.[11]

Cross-Synthesis notes:

XSY is possible providing at least 2 vocals from this package are installed.

  • In total, the package offers the equivalent of 6 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the package comes to a theoretical 9 voicebanks in total.

  • From Ver.4.3.0 of the Vocaloid engine onwards, a XSY group "AHS" was added to Vocaloid. All vocals within the "AHS" group can XSY with each other. This vocal release is part of this group. If a User owns one or more vocal releases within the "AHS" group, XSY between them will open up.[12][13]
    • The group has 8 characters within it that can XSY; Yuzuki Yukari, Macne Nana, Macne Petit, Tohoku Zunko, Hiyama Kiyoteru, Nekomura Iroha, SF-A2 miki and Kizuna Akari.
    • The "AHS" group is currently the second largest XSY group within Vocaloid, having a total of 14 voicebanks that can XSY with each other. If old versions that have since been re-released are removed, there are currently 12 unique voicebanks. These are; "Yuzuki Yunki Jun", "Yuzuki Yukari Onn", "Yuzuki Yukari Lin", "SF-A2 miki", "Tohoku Zunko", "Macne Nana","Macne Petit", "Kitzuna Akari", "Hiyama Kiyoteru natural", "Hiyama Kiyoteru Rock", "Nekomura Iroha natural" and "Nekomura Iroha soft".
    • In total if user was to own every VOCALOID3 and VOCALOID4 Ah software vocal within the "AHS" group, this offers the equivalent of 182 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the combined packages comes to a theoretical 196 voicebanks in total.
  • Note that also "GWL" does not become viable for use with any V3 vocals used as the primarily vocal. This should be considered when using any vocal for XSY within the "AHS" group from V3.
  • Also note that the updated vocals that brought a Vocaloid from VOCALOID3 into VOCALOID4 provided few differences, aside from adding GWL. Therefore these updates can provide little difference when used for XSY.
  • Her vocals smooth handling of slower genres makes her good for ballad songs and is carried over into XSY. She plays an almost opposite role in XSY compared to Macne Nana V4's as secondary XSY for this reason.
  • There is little difference between the original VOCALOID3 version and the new VOCALOID4 "Jun" version. XSY between this vocal and the VOCALOID3 produces the least possible result variations.


Individual VocalsEdit

Product Information
Optimum
  Optimum Tempo: 60 ~ 120 BPM  Optimum Range: D2 ~ F4
  Total Tempo (min-max): 60BPM  No. of Keys: W=17, B=11, Total=28
Package details
Jun (Natural) is an update of the original Yukari VOCALOID3 voicebank. This is the main singing vocal of Yuzuki Yukari. As with the original vocal, this favours the music genres pop and traditional jazz.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • Update allows access to all VOCALOID4 features.
  • Certain phonetic issues of the original V3 release were fixed, giving an overall improvement to Yukari's vocals.
Voicebank sample

Yuzuki Yukari VOCALOID4 Jun

Yukari Jun MusicPride


Product Information
Optimum
  Optimum Tempo: 60 ~ 120 BPM  Optimum Range: D2 ~ F4
  Total Tempo (min-max): 60BPM  No. of Keys: W=17, B=11, Total=28
Package details
Onn (Whisper) is a soft, whispery toned voicebank. It acts as a supporting vocal to the main "JUN" vocal. It works best for jazz, ballads and other calm genres. It is a result of applied voice acting techniques and was recorded from an entirely new set of recordings. [1]
Vocal traits as noted:
  • With a similar tempo and range to the "JUN" vocal, this acts as more of a natural tone change than "Lin".
  • This is a more expressive vocal, which gives it the smooth, loose pronunciations for slow genres of music.
Voicebank sample

Yuzuki Yukari VOCALOID4 Onn

Yukari Onn cut MusicPride


Product Information
Optimum
  Optimum Tempo: 80 ~ 200 BPM  Optimum Range: G2 ~ A4
  Total Tempo (min-max): 120BPM  No. of Keys: W=16, B=11, Total=27
Package details
Lin (Power) is a vocal with a stronger and solid tone. It acts as a supporting vocal to the main "JUN" vocal. It is best suited for heavier genres such as techno and rock. It is a result of applied voice acting techniques and was recorded from an entirely new set of recordings. [1]
Vocal traits as noted:
  • It is capable of sharper transitions between notes due to a strong treble range.
  • Has the largest tempo of all 3 vocals, allowing it to cover the most types of genres.
  • While "JUN" and "ONN" are geared towards more slow paced genres, Lin is geared towards faster, upbeat songs.
  • It has greater clarity than "JUN" and "ONN".
  • Gives more of an impact when used for XSY than "JUN" or "ONN".
  • Some users noted that is quite different compared to the other two voicebanks and produces a more particular performance.
  • The tempo range total is double that of the other two voicebanks in this release, allowing it to cover many more genres of music then either can cover.
Software issues as noted:
  • XSY this voice with "JUN" and "ONN" can have more unpredictability than "JUN" and "ONN" have with each other.
  • The vocal could have some distortion issues on high notes, but not a lot.
Voicebank sample

Yuzuki Yukari VOCALOID4 Lin

Yukari Lin MusicPride


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