My Top 10 Vocaloid Albums of 2018

2018 has been another great year for music, including Vocaloid. It’s been so good, in fact, that I’ve expanded my list from “top 5” to “top 10”! A lot of well-established and popular producers kept good material flowing this year and a few promising debuts also popped up. You know how these lists work, so […]

The Vocaloid Hall of Fame

Hello MikuDB! Today I’d like to quickly talk about the Vocaloid Hall of Fame. You may or may not have already heard of this, but I only recently found out about it so I thought I’d share for anyone else who hasn’t. The Hall of Fame is a list of Vocaloid videos that have obtained […]

Underused Voicebanks

It’s unquestionable that the Vocaloid scene is dominated by Hatsune Miku. A group of other voicebanks, like GUMI, Rin, and IA, also make up a huge amount of the music. I love these popular voices as much as the next person, so I’m not here to complain about how much they’re used. But there are […]

GALAPAGOS – Album Review by TheImmortalHottentot

UtsuP was my gateway artist into the world of Vocaloid music, and he has consistently remained one of my favorite producers ever since, with his bass-heavy songs that blend extreme metal, metalcore, J-Pop, and electronic music. Since ALGORITHM in 2014, he’s been less active in the Vocaloid scene, only releasing an EP and remaster album […]

Sand Planet – Vocaloid Apocalypse

With over 3 million views on YouTube and over 1 million on NND in under a week, it’s likely you’ve heard of Hachi’s new song, “Suna no Wakusei” (砂の惑星), or “Sand Planet.” Created as the theme song for Magical Mirai 2017, Sand Planet is (as far as I can tell) the first Vocaloid song Hachi has […]

Miku in the Mainstream – Kill Jill

In the West, the Vocaloid community has remained a niche market, even as it has grown over the years. I can’t speak for other regions, but I gather that the situation is at least similar in most places that aren’t Japan. Although Hatsune Miku’s image and name are known amongst some anime fans and nerdy […]

Nihil – Album Review by TheImmortalHottentot

Hello MikuDB! Today I’ll be reviewing Nihil, a new rock/metal EP by shatehouu that released last week. This is shatehouu’s first release as a Vocaloid producer, so I’m interested in seeing what he has to offer, especially as a metal fan. The EP consists of only four songs, so I’ll go over what I like and dislike about […]