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= MAIKA’s 2nd BIRTHDAY AND RAFFLE =
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Today is VOCALOID MAIKA’s second Birthday and we want to celebrate it with the very special opportunity to get her Voice Bank (download edition) at the lowest price ever, at only 39€ (~42USD). This discount will be only available during this weekend.

You can get the discount here: http://voctro-vocaloid.com/maika

And more!
if you want to get MAIKA for free, go to Vocaloid MAIKA’s facebook or twitter and share and retweet the publications related with MAIKA’s second birthday, we will do a raffle among all participants and we will give two copies of MAIKA’s download edition for free! one for facebook fans and the other for twitter followers.

And even more!
Between all the purchases done during this weekend we will do another raffle and the winner will get Vocaloid BRUNO & CLARA Libraries (download edition) for free!!

Don’t miss this special opportunity and don’t hesitate to get MAIKA now, let’s celebrate together MAIKA’s Birthday!

Cheers,

Voctro Labs Team
Second Birthday

Hi All VocaloidPs!

We are proudly to present a new Original Song Composition Contest featuring Vocaloid Bruno & Clara!

Due to the great idea and invaluable efforts from Vocaloid Chile, the sponsors and collaborators and our support, it’s now ready the new Original Song Composition Contest featuring the first Spanish Vocaloids.

Moreover, while the contest is running free trial versions of Bruno & Clara will be available, so you don’t have any excuse to not join the contest, also the prices for the winners added to their future recognition from the community are extraordinary.

Also we want to thank the sponsors and collaborators (Yamaha, Power FX, Vocaloid Brasil, Vocaloid France, Vocaloid Fan Page & Pawa.cl) as well as the members of the jury.

Are you willing to participate? There’s only one month to create and submit your entry!

Some links of interest:

Official contest site* (From Vocaloid.cl):
http://www.vocaloid.cl/concurso

For downloading Bruno & Clara 15-day Trials and instructions to participate:
http://www.vocaloid.cl/concurso/#!english/participate.html

List of Prices
http://www.vocaloid.cl/concurso/#!premios.html

Contest Rules
http://www.vocaloid.cl/concurso/#!english/rules.html

Live Ranking
http://www.vocaloid.cl/concurso/#!ranking.html

(*) Only some sections are translated to English (see English tab on menu)

Some info for the non-spanish speaking community:

ENGLISH (thanks to MikeFire for opening this thread on VO):
http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/55518-brunoclara-original-song-contest/page__hl__maika

FRENCH (courtesy of Vocaloid.fr):
http://vocaloid.fr/news/531/concours-composez-avec-bruno-et-clara-en

PORTUGUESE (courtesy of Vocaloid Brasil):
http://www.vocaloidbrasil.com/concurso-de-cancoes-originais-brunoclara/

Voctro Labs

Here is the final decision, congratulations to the winners!!

Prizes

- MOST POPULAR VIDEO

The author of the most popular video (see rating formula) wins a physical copy of MAIKA Limited edition Boxed Version + Bruno & Clara boxed version.

Winner: La audición (maubox)

- SECOND MOST POPULAR VIDEO

The author of the second most popular video (see rating formula) wins a download copy of MAIKA download version + Bruno & Clara download version.

Winner: Fujoshi (darkbluecat)

- THIRD MOST POPULAR VIDEO

The author of the third most popular video (see rating formula) wins a download copy of either MAIKA download version or Bruno & Clara download version

Winner: Define Me (nostraightanswer (Kenji-B))

- VOCTRO LABS FAVOURITE VIDEOS

The Voctro Labs team has decided to choose their favourite song in Spanish and one in a foreign language, in these case English. Their authors win a physical copy of MAIKA Limited edition Boxed Version + Bruno & Clara boxed version.

Winner 1: Tiempos (YZYX)

Winner 2: Define Me (nostraightanswer (Kenji-B))

Special Mentions

The following songs, although they won’t get a prize, we think that they deserve a very special mention for their high quality.

Crazy Town (ghostie p)
Yo te espero (AlexTrip Sands)
~Past~ (Laura Megurine)
Quién va a perder (Cyo Style)
Суддя / The Judge (Chie DoNotCrossP)
Hetaira (ColorfulHorizonsP)
La Partida; Calma (LIGHT&BITTER)
Forever And Ever (fealow)
Estamos Viviendo (heart ★ breaker)
Bad Breakup (i3orje)
Cerca de Ti (VTMProjects)
Lunar (lNahual)
Dulce Ironía (Mac Beth)
Soft Water (Luca Chan)
Trading Sanity for Fantasy (kassie2k4)
Para Ti (TSUtauSeries)

Final Ranking

Here you can see the final ranking including all participants:
http://www.voctro-vocaloid.com/maikaoriginalcontestranking/

Rating

rating number = (Number of views / 10) + likes * 10 + comments1 * 5

(1) comments made by the owner of the videos have not been considered for computing the final rating.

- The Voctro Labs Team

#MAIKAOriginalSongContest

We are organizing a contest for Original Songs using VOCALOID3 MAIKA. For participating you should create an original song with MAIKA and upload it to Youtube before 19th of May 2014.

Many people will think, how can I create a song with MAIKA if I don’t own MAIKA? ok you can download a FREE Vocaloid3 MAIKA TRIAL from http://www.voctro-vocaloid.com/maika that will allow you to use MAIKA with no limits for 14 consecutive days. You must be creative to create the vocal part of the song in only 14 days but at least you all have the chance to participate and even win if you are lucky.

Rules

The works that are eligible to participate must follow these guidelines:

- Vocaloid MAIKA should be the lead singer of the song, the song can contain other voices but MAIKA must be the lead singer.
- You can make MAIKA sing in any desired language.
- The melody, lyrics and background music (instrumental) must be an original composition by the author/s for the purpose of this contest. Covers or adaptations of existing songs will be disqualified from the contest.
- It is not required that the art and images in the video are original or created by the author but you need to credit the corresponding authors accordingly.
- There is no limit in the number of submissions per author and it is allowed to submit works from different authors or collectives.

Prizes

- Most popular video
The author of the most popular video (see rating formula) that participates in the contest will win a physical copy of MAIKA Limited edition Boxed Version + Bruno & Clara boxed version.

- Second most popular video
The author of the second most popular video (see rating formula) that participates in the contest will win a download copy of MAIKA download version + Bruno & Clara download version.

- Third most popular video
The author of the third most popular video (see rating formula) that participates in the contest will win a download copy of either MAIKA download version or Bruno & Clara download version

- Voctro Labs favourite video
The Voctro Labs team will choose their favourite video and its author will win a physical copy of MAIKA Limited edition Boxed Version + Bruno & Clara boxed version.

Rating

On the 1st of June we will take all the videos uploaded between 20th of February 2014 and 19th of May 2014 from Youtube which contain “[MAIKA Original Contest]” label in the title and we will apply the following rating:

rating number = (Number of views / 10) + likes * 10 + comments1 * 5

(1) comments made by the owner of the video will not be considered for computing the final rating.

The highest the rating number the most popular the video is, so the videos with the highest resulting rating numbers will win. Taking into account that the limit date for participation is the 19th of May but we won’t decide the winner until the 1st of June, so the rating will be computed on the 1st of June.

Participants

In the following link you can see all participant songs (the page will be updated manually, so the last entries may not appear).

Good luck and be creative!!

- The Voctro Labs Team

Hello!

It’s only two days since we released MAIKA and it’s great to see how many songs are already done by users, some of them with great quality!! We have seen that many users are interested in using the included set of extra phonemes to make her sing into many languages. We want to help you a bit in the process with the following:

- An update of the Job Plug-in that converts japanese vsqx to the phonemes available in MAIKA. More info and free download here.
- A document containing a proposal for phonetic mapping between the common English Vocaloid phonemes and the best approximation phonemes included in the MAIKA Library. Download it here.

You can find also these things in the download section of the web.



We are happy to announce that MAIKA is available!

You can buy it from our website. There are two purchasing options:
- Direct download version (89 €* taxes incl.)
- Pre-order a Limited Special Edition of the boxed DVD version (129€* worldwide shipping & taxes incl.). This option also includes the direct download version.

MAIKA is the new female Vocaloid 3 Voice Library developed by Voctro Labs.

For more information and demo videos please visit: http://www.voctro-vocaloid.com/maika
We have also added a translation of the page for japanese users: http://www.voctro-vocaloid.com/maika-jp

Team Voctro Labs

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* 89€ = ~122 US$
* 89€ = ~12600 JPY
* 129€ = ~177 US$
* 129€ = ~ 18300 JPY
approximate exchange rates calculated on 18/12/2013

Hello!

At less than two weeks for the release of MAIKA (18/12/2013) we have created a new dedicated web page for MAIKA, you can check it out at:

http://www.voctro-vocaloid.com/en/maika

In this web you will find the phoneme table for MAIKA including the extra set of phonemes that allow her to sing in languages other than spanish and some more details about MAIKA. In the next days until the release we will be updating the web to include further information, new demos and price & buying options.

We also take this opportunity to present two new demos where you can hear MAIKA singing in “english” and “italian”, of course MAIKA is not native for this languages so you may hear a strong spanish accented voice but we wanted to share this with you. The songs are an original composition made specially for MAIKA in english by Empath-P called “Waves of Change” and a cover of “Una notte a Napoli” originally from Pink Martini in italian by Giuseppe.

Hope you like them!

We are happy to announce MAIKA’s release date. It will be December 18th 2013. Lately, we have been a bit silent, but this was just because our team was working hard on the final improvements of MAIKA’s voice bank. As you will soon see, MAIKA’s release event will come with a few surprises and new demos. In the coming days, we will give more details on MAIKA’s release, such as price, phoneme list, purchase options, and more.

Today, we give you a new demo called “Ni una sola palabra”, a cover of a song by Paulina Rubio, and recreated in Vocaloid by Alberto Fernández (Blancanegra). Enjoy!!

Hi,
here we have two new demos of Vocaloid MAIKA made by Giuseppe-P. The first one, “Fantasia” is a cover from Geronimo Stilton’s Musical composed by Manu Guix. In this song, MAIKA is using some extra phonemes included in her Voice Library to sing languages other than Spanish, in this case “Catalan”. The second one, “No habrá nadie en el mundo”, is a cover of a song by Concha Buika. Here MAIKA shows her potential with musical styles that are not very common in Vocaloid songs.

[MAIKA] Fantasia (Manu Guix)



[MAIKA] No habrá nadie en el mundo (Concha Buika)


Hope you like them!!

Voctro Labs

Hello!

After the announcement of the name and design of the new Spanish Vocaloid, we want to let you hear MAIKA’s voice with these two first demos:

Cruz de Navajas (Mecano Cover by BlancaNegra - VocaloidMaster)



En tu mirar (Original song by CYO Style with PV by Akuo that made a fan-art of the official Noriko‘s design)



Hope you like it!!