Thursday, November 3, 2011

SeeU wallpaper

source: KONOCHAN


  • Her name can be read in English as "See you" its Korean pronunciation is along the lines of "shi-yu".
  • About her design:
    • Her cat ears/nekomimi are speakers
    • Her neckband is a CD player
    • Soundwaves light up on the rectangle at her flat-shoes
    • There's a pause button at the back of her clothes
    • There's a power button at the ribbon on her neckband


SeeU (시유, シユ)


A demo called I-Fantasy produced by Bang Shi Hyuk (a.k.a. Hitman Bang) was originally released introducing her to

the Vocaloid fandom during the Vocaloid3 announcement. On August 30, 2011, her name and appearance were revealed. There will be a limited edition version of her software as a starter pack.

Preorders for SeeU took place on the 14th of October and a community called "CreCrew" is being opened for her. She will be released on the 21st with a Vocaloid 3 starter option or without. She also has a limited edition with just her voicebank and a book. SBS mentioned they are keeping the prices down on SeeU. Overseas buyers will have to purchase through eBay. A third demo "Shining Star" was also released.SeeU's release date was announced on SeeU's official site as well as on the SBS Artech_vocaloid twitter page. She will be released on the 21st of October.

Demo Songs

Usage for Music

SeeU has both a Japanese and a Korean voicebank, allowing her to switch between the languages where needed. Her voice is light-hearted. She, however, is not one of the Vocaloids who have been announced that will have the Vocaloid 3 software packs with them.


Her Japanese is unknown right now. Here are the earliest forms of using her voicebank to produce Japanese.


SeeU is able to pronounce any sound that can be written in modern hangul. Unlike previous English and Japanese Vocaloids, coding of SeeU's voicebank is only partially based on X-SAMPA, this is due to the fact that the Korean alphabet, hangul, already functions as a phonetical alphabet. Due to it being impossible to code with hangul font, her consonants are based on romanized hangul and her vowels are based on X-SAMPA. Reception of her Korean voicebank from fans have been widely mixed. Many comment that it is difficul

t to understand her vocals as they lack clarity and her pronunciation of words occasionally sounds awkward to native Koreans. Some comments regarding her pronunciation are that her ㄹ(r) sounds are too trilled and that she also sounds particularly "Japanese-like." Prior to her release fans had difficulty in predicting her overall tone. This was due to differences all 3 demos prior to her release date had prevented precise analysis of her vocals as each demo had different approaches and techniques on manipulating her voice.

I just found this SEEU FANSITE


Wednesday, October 19, 2011




  • Utatane Piko's hairstyle is almost identical to the real Piko's hairstyle, the only difference being an ahoge on top of the head that is shaped like the letter "P". The white hair color is likely inspired by depicted artworks of the singer. [4]
  • His design incorporates the guitar.
  • He is the only officially designed Vocaloid with heterochromia; one of his eyes is blue while the other is green.
  • SF-A2 miki's voice provider, Miki Furukawa, works for Ki/oon records who are owned by Sony and is the same group Utatane Piko's provider Piko comes from.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Utatane Piko (歌手音ピコ)

Utatane Piko''' (歌手音ピコ) is the first Vocaloid from Sony Music Distribution and uses the [[Vocaloid2]] engine. His name "Utatane" means "sound of singer" while "Piko" is the name of a popular Nico Nico Douga singer called [[Piko]]; in other words, his name means "sound of singer Piko". He was released on December 8, 2010.


In its default state, he is the least masculine sounding male vocal sampled by a male that was released. He cannot produce a satisfactory low masculine vocal tone as a result of it.[3] He is a praised as a versitile Vocaloid capable of a multitude of vocal tones and results. He can easily fit in a varity of roles within music because of it.


The trial version was released, but unlike past trial versions was released to be usable only for 5 days. The VSQ files

cannot be saved and the only savable format is .wav. Tutorials were also uploaded on how to use the software. The trial version has synchronization difficulties and uploading VSQ files of other vocaloids will not match up as perfectly as one expects, on some notes Piko sings too fast while on others too slow. This makes his demo difficult to use as not only is a certain amount of editing unavoidable, but his VSQ files once edited cannot be saved; although there are also ways around this. Piko's trial is subject to pronunciation problems, producing slightly muffled results without tweaking on some notes, this puts his overall sample quality on the same level as Lily's trial version. Sony also limits the uploading of the trial version, thus one cannot use him in the same way as his full version.

Utatane Piko's trial has caused a stir amongst Vocaloid fans.

  • Some complained 5 days was not enough for the Producers to create songs with.
  • Some put the blame of the limited trial on previous hacked trials of Lily and Iroha (note; that in a technical sense 5 days would create no difference to the ability to hack the software). However, even if one turns off the 5 day limit Piko does not have VSQ file saving and therefore cannot function as a full Vocaloid like the Lily and Iroha trials can.
  • Others reacted negatively towards Sony for their harsh restrictions on Piko's trial, particularly the removal of videos on Nico Nico Douga featuring his trial voice.

In the Japanese fandom, he is currently amongst the lesser used Vocaloids, although has overall seen more usage then the previous male released in 2010 Gachapoid. Part of his usage problem is owed to be released next to the release of the Kagamine Append, with the Kagamine's grabbing much of the attention from him. He has a strong fan following for his "shota" voice in western fandoms, but due to the backlash of his demo failed to impressed many of the Vocaloid users, giving many mixed and contrasting reactions towards him overall.

There have been complaints to his voice sounding muffled and unclear. The design was considered "lazy" as it was close to SF-A2 miki's design, leading to the popular pairing of Utatane Piko and SF-A2 miki in both Japanese and Western fandoms.


Monday, October 17, 2011