New Type and NEUTRINO: Software Changes and AI Singers

You might have heard that some pretty significant news has dropped over the past few months on the software side of Vocaloid and voice synthesizers generally. Here I’ll be taking some time to summarize what we know about these developments and briefly consider what implications they might have for Vocaloid and voice synth music. The […]

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 […]

DISORDER – Album Review by TheImmortalHottentot

Hello all! Today I’ll be reviewing the first of my anticipated Comiket 92 metal releases, annyahoo’s DISORDER. To my surprise and delight, annyahoo released this album on Booth the weekend of Comiket. As a result, I’ve been sitting on this one for a while before reviewing it, partially because there’s been a lot of other […]

Wesley Dreamers – Album Review by TheImmortalHottentot

Hello again, MikuDB! Today, I’ll be reviewing an EP that has come to be one of my favorite Vocaloid releases this year, Wesley Dreamers. This release is the result of a collaboration between Vocaloid producer ODDEEO, who’s known for retro and electronic music, and indie pop-rock band Karma Wears White Ties. Staying true to its […]

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 […]

Pinocchio-P Album: “Human” First Impressions

Hey guys! So Pinocchio-P came out with his new album, and I have some mixed feelings about it. So here I’m going to tell you my personal first thoughts and impressions (so this is not a review in the formal sense). Let’s go through the album song by song, and I’ll tell you about my […]

My favorite albums of 2016!

Hey everyone! 2016 hasn’t been the best year so far to say the least, however, in the world of Vocaloid, I believe some of the best Vocaloid/Utaite albums have come out. Today, I’ll be telling you about my favorites. I hope you enjoy this article, and will consider listening to some of these too. I’ve […]

Opinion – Miku in Commercials

Hey all, it’s hwiseph again, back with a little something different. Recently, I had the chance to see a new commerical that had been released in May of this year. It featured Pocky, a chocolate snack originating in Japan. I know, it’s not as exciting as I thought, but what caught my eye was the […]

First Impressions

Hello there, MikuDB! My name’s Xen0va, and as you may have gathered, I’m new here. Forgive me, but I’d like to start by delving into the real world a bit. My apologies to RenegadeMizu, to whom these next two paragraphs will look awfully familiar.   I’ve been a Vocaloid fan on and off for around […]

Favorite Looong Vocaloid Songs by TheImmortalHottentot

Hello MikuDB! 2-6 minute songs are what we’re all familiar and comfortable with. It’s a good length for our attention spans and standard song structure, but sometimes it’s nice to sit down with a nice long composition that really takes you away. I’m talking about looong songs. 10 minutes and over probably counts as long, but […]

The personality of Machines

Vocaloids, being just a set of names, a design, and limited information, have to rely on the users and fans to determine each one’s’ personality, friendships, relationships and general life. There is no anime or dedicated official source for any of these, so today, we’ll be looking at videos and short series that show a […]

technology and stuff (by mikuaddict)

Flying cars, holograms, teleportation, ray guns and more! The future is here! WELL, we still may have to wait for most of the futuristic things we all wish we had when we see any movie or TV show. However, some things are already here, and one of them is the “voice of future”. Not just her software […]