As many companies get back to business in Japan after the New Years break, company staff often post greetings for a new year. The VOCALOID team at Yamaha was no exception. What is interesting, however, is that this year marks 10 years of VOCALOID, and the team wanted to kick off projects to celebrate this anniversary. Their New Years greeting states that as the first of such projects, they will bring to market a new VOCALOID sound library in order to present people with a never-done-before way of enjoying VOCALOID.
A translation of their message is as follows:
Happy New Year, everyone!
Back on February 26, 2003, VOCALOID was announced by Yamaha, and afterwards, various sound libraries have been sold by many companies. This year marks its 10th anniversary, and it is all thanks to everyone’s support.
For the next ten years, we here at VOCALOID would like to continue to work with everyone to bring wonderful music into being, in a diverse world whose horizons have been expanded by the numerous encounters enabled by the sound of a singing voice.
This year, we will start projects to commemorate this 10th anniversary. For our first project, we at Yamaha would like to bring to market a special sound library that commemorates these ten years. In doing so, we hope to bring to everyone a brand new way of enjoying VOCALOID.
We would like to take this anniversary as an opportunity to reaffirm our determination, return to our core spirit of product development and redouble our efforts to make us worthy of your patronage.
We would appreciate your continued kind support and patronage.
January 9, 2013
Yamaha Corporation yamaha+ Promotion House
VOCALOID Project Lead Kenmochi Hideki