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The world’s foremost virtual idol Hatsune Miku has finally graced the English speaking world with her angelic presence, in the form of the long-awaited and much delayed Hatsune Miku English V3.

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The download version is due on the 31st of August, with a package edition to follow at an as yet unannounced date.


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    Avatar of Tasche
    Comment by Tasche
    18:19 10/08/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Funny thing is that the box of the japanese V3 version looks better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 10/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Dunno dude. I think Kaito is posing as Miku in this one

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    now thats GOLD!

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    Comment by J
    09:18 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Seriously! It looks like a male Miku!

    The hips are small, the shoulders are wide and the fingers don't look "delicate".

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 15/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    While that does explain everything, someone out there would still tap that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course it does, its Japanese after all..-_- -Taylor

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually found out that Miku's 6th birthday is going to be August 31st with a "Miku's Magical Mirai" in LA and NYC for an afternoon and evening concert.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:28 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Grown-up Miku. I think, this illustration would've fit Dark and Solid appends much better than any other. But, sadly, it is for eng Miku only, and her English demos have a lighter tone than her original voicebank. Backwards Iroha.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should have used the 1st or 2nd version of Miku from MikuMikudance for this. Yah thats not miku.

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    Comment by Morgadeth
    18:23 10/08/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    $149 is a bit steep.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    149 isn't that much when you consider how much other virtual instruments cost. Consider that Vienna Symphonic full is 4.5k euro. a single instrument costs you somewhere around the same. Music is expensive, man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Vienna Symphonic is the shit, though. Takes me fucking ages to work with it, but the results are incredible. And DAT ORGAN, it's like an asthmatic dragon. I really must do Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony with it one day, it would be perfect.

    Comment by Anonymous

    which is Why I'm buying 5 copies and selling them for DOUBLE on e-bay! those weaboos'll neveeer seee me come'n~

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 10/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Norio Wakamoto vocaloid next please

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    Comment by Imyou
    01:24 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Definitely. Or Isao Sasaki.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:54 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    or Tomokazu Sugita/Daisuke Ono

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mugihito

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:49 10/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Looking kinda manface there Miku.

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    Comment by Burly
    19:40 10/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Not liking the Western Miku much. zero cuteness

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    Comment by RaspberryKisses
    21:26 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    she looks like a crossdressing dude

    Comment by Anonymous

    You talk like that would be a bad thing.
    ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:28 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    100% epicness.

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    Comment by oniichan

    Agreed. The west has no care for cute things unfortunately. If it is not sexy or macho then it will not sell.

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    Comment by Renzo
    22:45 13/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The west is too tsundere to show cute Miku

    Comment by Anonymous

    There is but only for ages 10 and under...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:00 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Well I hate Miku in general so Ill be biased on ANY style shes in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They gave her a more mature appearance I see. No super-deformed here. But her face still looks too masculine and needs to be more feminine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:33 13/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's looks like a guy cosplaying Miku

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    01:35 13/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Eww that picture looks totally mannish, it's an abomination.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:49 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    it's a typical case of:

    omg she isn't drawen PERFECTLY! shee.... got slightly manly what the fuck is that i dont want to learn because i am better of ranting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Who is the man on the cover and where is Miku?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, that man does a reasonably good crossplay of Miku. Maybe the actual Miku called in sick for the ad photo shoot.

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    Comment by Renzo
    03:32 12/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOLs, it's a good crossdresser though.

    Perhaps Kaito went all the way crossdress as Miku :3

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    Comment by DieHardjagged
    17:18 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was just about to write this...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:56 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So is this a "Western Miku" or a generally new Miku?
    I have to say that she looks like shit... reminds me of those crappy girls on the boxes of graphics cards.
    My biggest complaint has to be the face, looks like a guy's -_- Before someone flames me, just focus on the face and cover the rest of her... focus, focus... focus, focus... IT'S A GUY! Now uncover the rest... IT'S A TRAP!

    Well, apart from Miku's new crappy design... I don't care. It's nice that people from the West will be able to produce vocaloid music. The huge number of crappy titles on the other hand could ruin the market.
    BTW who voices Miku? Still the Japanese seiyuu or did they cast some American? New design + new seiyuu ain't Miku...

    Inb4 shit-ton of crappy Western-chart-music-vocaloid-style

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    Comment by Nimik
    18:23 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    OMG.. this is gonna get weird.. im excited but a little scared at the sametime.. im wondering how she sounds in english... also DAT PRICE.. >.<; but yeah i don't even have words right now.. so shocked~

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:22 10/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I'm even more scared of the hordes of talent-free weaboo wannabe-composers/producers that will undoubtedly flood Youtube with inhumanly crappy noise.

    In Japan, mostly those with actual musical talent are doing Vocaloid songs, must be something cultural. Only do what you're good at and don't stick out negatively by sucking and stuff. Unfortunately there's a severe lack of such sentiments here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I dunno. I think most of those songs start out on Nico, and only the really good ones make it to YouTube. Likewise, once someone commented on a Japanese cover of a Vocaloid song, something like "How come all of the Japanese Nico singers are so much better than the YouTube ones?" I've been on Nico. Along with the really good covers, there's plenty of mediocre ones, and ones I'd even call bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:19 12/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't find people who press the "play" button, given them samples, to actually have musical talent. Although people who record themselves playing a real instrument and then pressing the button is acceptable.

    Also, $149 is it? That's a really good bargin. Just imagine how much Money you already spent on ona holes and figures.

    Trololo t(^-^t)

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    Comment by Renzo
    15:25 14/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Master this both and you master both worlds.

    i.e :

    Analogue -> Musician/Producer -> Recording directly using live instrument

    Digital -> Engineer/Producer -> Recording directly using virtual instrument

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 14/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, it's rather cheap compared to other software instruments.

    Re: talent, Programming a synthesizer, even with the extreme convenience of a DAW, still takes musical talent. You have to be well-versed in theory of composition and harmony if you want to make really good music. Not to mention the knowledge in the field of electrical engineering (especially signal processing) you need if you want to properly produce your music. You do need a knack for all of these (i.e. talent) to apply them in a good-sounding and creative way.

    The talent you're talking about is the manual skills required to play an acoustic or otherwise "analogue" instrument. That's related, but still a different thing. You certainly don't necessarily need this kind of talent to be a good composer or producer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:46 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait until you find out she's voiced by Erin Fitzgerald

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:25 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously you don't know SHIT about vocaloid, cause when Miku first came out, alot of her songs/vocals for songs were SO BAD that the people listening refused it was actually Miku and made up sub-versions of her to explain, Hence the existence of "Haku" and "Neru"....(it just so happens that even terribly BAD things can be made *Moe* in Japan....lets see if we can pull off the same with the english vocals,) LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    22:25 and you don't know SHIT about reading a text. Where did I say anything about the quality of the voice synthesizing? Going on about composers, producers, musical talent etc I was obviously referring to the MUSIC that's being made for the Vocaloids you retarded dumbfuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Acaully... Miku isnt the first, Leon, Lola, Mariam, Maiko and Kaito were. Learn your vocaloids please

    Comment by Anonymous

    22:25 and you don't know SHIT about reading a text. Where did I say anything about the quality of the voice synthesizing? Going on about composers, producers, musical talent etc I was obviously referring to the MUSIC that's being made for the Vocaloids you retarded dumbfuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:07 10/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuUHksO-Qdw#at=55

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    THAT PRICE!!!!! I Expected $199 at least, and $499 is even reasonable! SOLD!!!! But I want a boxed version... Will wait for info on it! WHAT A DAY!!!! WE GET PROJECT DIVA F AND ENGLISH MIKU!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    it looks like one of Sharon Apple's amalgams.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh. Still don't know who this thing is and don't care.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 11/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man I wish I can be this edgy.





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