As part of Studio VOXYZ’s goal to teach others about vocalsynths, Myst has produced 2 informative panels that she presents at fan conventions, primarily in the south and east coast.
Conventions Myst has attended in the past as a panelist include MTAC, MomoCon, Anime Weekend Atlanta, Etsu-con, Castle Point Anime Convention, Anime Banzai and Neko-con. She has also organized small UTAU fan meets at Katsucon, Anime Expo and Anime USA as a general attendee.
UTAU: Free Virtual Vocalists
“UTAU: Free Virtual Vocalists” is an informative panel about the UTAU software. The panel consists of a brief history of the software, an intro to some of the most prominent characters, and a quick rundown of the process of creating a voicebank. It includes video examples of unique UTAU in various languages and voice types, and ends with a software demonstration.
VOCALOID Culture: Beyond the Voice
“VOCALOID Culture: Beyond the Voice” is a newer panel that focuses on the unique creative culture surrounding the vocalsynth idol-in-a-box concept.
The panel discusses the use of VOCALOID in doujin works in Japan, introduces Western producers that often slip under the general fandom radar, and explains how fans can support artists within the community and become content creators themselves.
A VOCALOID Eulogy: Where is Miku now?
The title is tentative, but this is a planned upcoming panel about various companies’ transition from Yamaha’s VOCALOID to other synth engines (CeVIO, SynthV, Piapro NT).