Monday, May 12

Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku (初音ミク, Hatsune Miku) is the first installment in the Vocaloid Character Vocal Series released on August 31, 2007. The name of the title and the character of the software was chosen by combining Hatsu (初, First), Ne (音, Sound), and Miku (未来, Future).The data for the voice was created by actually sampling the voice of Saki Fujita, a Japanese voice actress. Unlike general purpose speech synthesizers, the software is tuned to create J-pop songs commonly heard in anime, but it is possible to create songs from other genres.

Nico Nico Douga played a fundamental role in the recognition and popularity of the software. Soon after the release of the software, users of Nico Nico Douga started posting videos with songs created by the software. According to Crypton, a popular video with a comically altered software mascot holding a leek, singing Ievan Polkka, presented multifarious possibilities of applying the software in multimedia content creation.As the recognition and popularity of the software grew, Nico Nico Douga became a place for collaborate content creation.

More from ubiquitous Wikipedia

My personal experience with it is one of amusement to be honest. The software is no doubt pretty interesting and cool but what leaves me in smoke is the cultural impact generated by this seemingly innocent looking software. It even has cameo in Zoku Zetsubo Sensei anime. The new idol of anime fans around the world has been a subject of controversy in Net Neutrality when Google was accused of censoring images of Hatsune Miku. Here are some samples of this stuff here.

Fly me to the Moon to

Haktivah, Israeli anthem to

Full Metal Jacket running cadence and finally...

My favourite song of ANGELA.

The versatility of the software is amazing, a great tribute to programmers who did it.

Now Nico stuff made me go brain dead, to be honest, again. My friend showed to me and I am scratching my head as to how it is becoming so popular. Most of the vids I saw are schizophrenic, it looks like it is tacked on by dozens of people who did it out of sheer boredom.

Here is the samples that I can scoop out.

But yeah, it is an interesting phenomenon. For Japanese speakers, this article discussed on how it was created.

The creation story


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Stormy001 said...

It is done. Thank you.