I woke up this morning to a great surprise. In my email inbox was a message from mikuenglish.com (you can sign up there to get all the latest info on Miku’s English voice bank) announcing a product page for the English voice bank and the release of a demo song on Youtube! The release date has still not been announced yet, but with the announcement of the product page coming a few weeks after Anime Expo, it won’t be long until they provide us with one.
For those of you like me that are following this pretty closely, you may remember that Miku’s English voice bank was confirmed to be released this summer at Anime Expo a few weeks back (I wrote about it here). If you’ve already seen videos of the Miku panel at AX, then you’ve probably also heard the demo song they played. Well, the video that was uploaded today on the official Hatsune Miku channel is the exact same demo clip played during the panel. Even if you’ve already heard it, I’d still give it a listen since the audio is obviously better quality.
The product page states the Miku’s English voice bank will be bundled with the Piapro Studio vocal editor as well as the Studio One 2.5 Artist Piapro Edition digital audio workstation, which contains more than 200 virtual instruments to help you compose complete songs. Also, good news for those of you who use Macs, Miku English will be available on both Windows and Mac Operating Systems! To my knowledge, this is the first Vocaloid product that will be available on the Mac OS and to be bundled with a digital audio workstation.
Well, now it’s back to the waiting game until we here news of the release date and price of the software. Who else here is really excited to hear more news about Miku’s English voice bank?