v flower Gets May 9 Release Date

Yamaha has just posted a press release announcing more details about the upcoming “v flower” VOCALOID3 voice bank that had been used recently in a new song by production team HoneyWorks. The voice bank will have a May 9 release as a digital download at 9333 JPY, with a hard copy version scheduled for summer
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HoneyWorks Debuts New Test Voicebank

Recently, HoneyWorks released a new song, but it had a new voice in it. In the description, this voice was said to be a new “Test VOCALOID3”. This new voice has been dubbed “v flower” for the time being, and the voice has been described numerous times as a power type voicebank with a crisp voice.
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Merli Added to the iVOCALOID Lineup

The iVOCALOID app series hasn’t seen much activity recently, however, Yamaha recently released i-Style Project’s latest voice bank, Merli, for the engine. The application is currently available on the App Store and costs 2,700 JPY normally but is on sale for 1,000 JPY until April 16th. Previous issues with iOS 7 have reportedly been fixed
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Merli, MAIKA and Macne

With the end of the year approaching, it seems that many VOCALOID3 releases are happening or are about to happen. We’ve compiled some information about three sound libraries whose names all start with “M”: Merli, MAIKA and Macne.

Crypton’s Free Offerings for Currently Registered Users

Crypton Future Media is currently offering several software packages as free downloads to existing registered users of its software. Users must have created an account with Crypton and registered serial numbers corresponding to the required products in order to be eligible. Currently, three offerings are available, and all current offerings end on February 28, 2014.

French VOCALOID Survey

VoxWave (Twitter) currently has a survey out to gauge user interest in a new French VOCALOID in the works. The survey will help decide whether a secondary English or Japanese voice bank will be included with the software and many other aspects of the new VOCALOID. Questions included in the survey ask the user for
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