Yes, it’s time again. And I’ve only done one post since last time. BUT WHO CARES.
About half the photos were taken using my DSLR, the other half with my Nexus >> So apologies for the quality on some of them.
Or is it Miku Append. I really hope not.
As anyone who knows me will be aware, I have a certain fondness for Miku Hatsune, the virtual singer. For those that don’t know, Miku is a synthesized singer made using the Vocaloid software. She looks like this:
And she sounds like a person singing through a robotic filter. It’s a very unique voice, and some of the songs (and videos) are lovely. I’ve posted one on here before.
Recently, the company who makes the Vocaloid software updated Miku’s vocal libraries, in a release called Miku Append. Miku now looks like this:And she sounds…well, getting close to human. Not quite, but it’s close.
The problem is, she doesn’t sound like herself any more. I’m yet to listen to the full range of Append songs, as people are still only slowly making new ones (thus why this post is a few months after they updated her libraries, I can’t talk about things I haven’t seen or heard), but what I have heard is…while they are good songs, they aren’t all recognizable as Miku singing anymore. And that’s actually really sad.
I hope people continue to make songs with her original library, or one of the Append libraries can be used to sound closer to her original voice.
That and I pray that’s not actually her new look. Seriously. Let it just be a one off for this expansion. Let the internet and the company forget about it. Miku, you look trashy. Put your skirt back on, and cover up your navel. You are in public.
And please still be Miku Hatsune. Miku Append may as well actually be a different singer entirely.
Just a picdump from London Expo today – an anime convention in London, England. Funtimes.
The final two photos are thanks to the lovely Katie of KittyGraph, as my photos of the same girls messed up somewhat.