vocaloid

Why do people go crazy about the virtual idol, Hatsune Miku?

Hatsune Miku probably has the biggest fan base as a virtual figure. Every single her concert is sold out in a matter of seconds, even if it is held in a large stadium. If you haven’t heard about her, check this Youtube video that has tens of millions of views. You get the idea. A company called Crypton Future Media created this Vocaloid, a vocal synthesizer, in 2007. It has a set of vocal sources, or maybe I should say it is a set of vocal sound sources. It includes natural breaths to be inserted in between notes. The voice is modeled after a Japanese voice actress, Saki Fujita. It [...]