Yayin Gongyu will soon be joining the rest of the Vocaloid family! Gongyu will be the first Chinese Vocaloid, and is scheduled to be released on the 12th of June, 2012. Although the Vocaloid was originally going to be revealed in February, she was announced earlier, in time for a conference about Vocaloids being held in Shanghai. Her voicebank has been in construction for a while, but an illustration competition called “Vocaloid: China” was launched late last year for her official design. There were five winning entries, from which her current design was chosen. Read on for more information!
Note that Yayin Gongyu has not been confirmed as her official name, as it is just the name that her illustrator provided her with. In addition, her current design will be redrawn by an artist named ideolo. Here’s more information that her illustrator provided, but keep in mind that just like her name, none of it is official yet.
It’s interesting to note that Yayin means “elegant sound”, and Gongyu is made up of two notes of ancient Chinese music (akin to “do re mi” in English).
Gongyu’s voice is provided by Shan Xin, a Chinese voice actress. You can listen to her voice here.
Let’s have a listen to Gongyu’s demo!
Finally, we’ll take a look at more of her art, also drawn by the same illustrator.
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