It’s been a while! I have several things to catch up on, so I’ll get the quick stuff out of the way first.
I updated all voicebank download links on Aiko’s wiki, and I’m in the process of switching her Facebook page over to a general Studio VOXYZ fanpage! While the URL change was easy enough though, Facebook is being stubborn in allowing me to change the page name. So there’s a chance it might stay in Aiko’s name. However, I’m going to start using it to post a lot more stuff Studio VOXYZ related!
And now for the videos I’d neglected to post! Aiko’s birthday was on the 10th of this month, and as a send-off to her English CVVC (as I’ll be focusing on recording VCCV), I posted a remake of an older cover: “Fireflies” by Owl City!
(Yes. Mostly for the memes.)
If you’re curious, you can hear the old cover here.
Also, I’m proud to announce my third original song! I produced “Siren’s Lament” for the MIRIAM 13th Anniversary collaboration “The Lady and the Silver Circle”, a 7-song compilation album which you can download for free here!
I tried to go for a sea-shanty feel in my song, which tells the story of a mermaid/siren (MIRIAM) who falls in love with a human (LOLA). And though he doesn’t sing, I intended for LEON to be the sailor mentioned in the lyrics! Perhaps someday I’ll make a full PV with all 3 of them…
I hadn’t intended to neglect updating this site, but I have a lot to catch up on since I like having everything in one place! (That’s what this site is for after all)
For Namida’s birthday, and as a gift to AkiGlancy/EmpathP, I made an arrangement of one of Aki’s favorite producers’ songs! She’s liked ryuryu for as long as I’ve known her, so I arranged “Stella Marine” and edited Namida’s voicebank into CVVC to sing it. The karaoke arrangement is available on my Soundcloud (accessible on the Media > Audio page)
Also, I have updated info on the upcoming UTAU panel/meet-up at Anime Weekend Atlanta! You can see the video Cody and I made below. I’ve also added an Events section to the sidebar to keep track of these things! Mika, the creator of the Sonata UTAU charity project, will also be attending and handing out stickers! I’ve also created designs for CODY and Sonata phone charms which I will be passing out at the panel.
I’m a bit late in posting this here, but for this year’s Rayfes on Nicovideo, I collaborated with other UTAU users BagelHero/Halo and Mario.MD/Yue to create an arrange cover of the Samurai Champloo ED! Yue tuned Ray’s vocals, Halo did the lovely art, and I arranged and mixed the BGM and edited the video.
The off-vocal and UST distribution will be at a later time, I have to adjust a couple of USTs before they can be released.
By now, I’m sure most have seen that the VOCAMERICA concert has been fully funded and has even hit its first 2 stretch goals! Incredible!! With these upgrades, the concert merchandise has been expanded to include other items and performers, and Aki has gotten Avanna locked in for future concerts! Thank you all so much!
An item included in the merch upgrade is an Aiko keychain, including a backer-exclusive alternate color scheme Aki has dubbed Summer Sun! I can’t wait!!
In other important news, yesterday (7/10) was Aiko’s 7th birthday! I deeply apologize for not having something uploaded sooner, but a perfect storm of a sinus infection, bad weather, long work hours and Pokémon GO (oops) prevented me from preparing her new voicebanks in time. Worry not, however, Aiko’s 7th bday celebrations will last until the end of the month, culminating in a new voicebank reveal and/or release on the 31st!