INTERNET’s website has been updated with information about GUMI’s VOCALOID3 voicebank update. Read on for more information.
Megpoid (more commonly known as GUMI, the character) will be released in bundles with the VOCALOID3 engine (trial and full versions). However, according to a tweet by INTERNET’s CEO Murakami Noboru, “The name ‘Extend’ has been dropped because the voices are sold separately and it could lead to confusion.” It seems the name is now “VOCALOID3 Megpoid.”
Murakami Noboru also stated that the demo and illustrations would be released at the end of September. The silhouettes can be seen at the top of the article.
Below are the different packs offered and their prices. Please note that the Tiny VOCALOID3 editor is the trial version of the software.
VOCALOID3 Libraries (with Tiny VOCALOID3 Editor)
– VOCALOID3 Megpoid Power: 10,800 yen (with tax: 11,340 yen)
– VOCALOID3 Megpoid Whisper: 10,800 yen (with tax: 11,340 yen)
– VOCALOID3 Megpoid Adult:10,800 yen (with tax: 11,340 yen)
– VOCALOID3 Megpoid Sweet: 10,800 yen (with tax: 11,340 yen)
– VOCALOID3 Megpoid Complete (all voices): 25,000yen (with tax: 26,250 yen)
VOCALOID3 Starter Pack （with Libraries & full VOCALOID3 Editor)
– VOCALOID3 Starter Pack Megpoid Power: 16,800 yen (with tax: 17,640 yen)
– VOCALOID3 Starter Pack Megpoid Whisper: 16,800 yen (with tax: 17,640 yen)
– VOCALOID3 Starter Pack Megpoid Adult: 16,800 yen (with tax: 17,640 yen)
– VOCALOID3 Starter Pack Megpoid Sweet: 16,800 yen (with tax: 17,640 yen)
– VOCALOID3 Starter Pack Megpoid Complete (all voices): 29,800 yen (with tax: 31,290 yen)
The editor and packs are scheduled to be released on October 21, 2011. There will also be downloadable versions, but the price has not yet been decided. You will NOT need the original Megpoid software or VOCALOID2 for the download versions, however they will only work on VOCALOID3.
The original Megpoid software, as well as other VOCALOID2 voicebanks from INTERNET (Gackpoid, Lily, and Gachapoid) will be importable to VOCALOID3 for free. They are also offering discounts for VOCALOID2 users, who must register on INTERNET’s official site to receive the discount.