#166 Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku is a humanoid character from Yamaha’s Vocaloid software.

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Her voice is created by samples from voice actress, Saki Fujita:

Saki_fujita_Hatsune-mikuHer image  was designed by manga artist, Kei Garo. It was made to match the color scheme of Yamaha’s synthesizers classic turquoise color.

The name Hatsune Miku/初音ミク also has a meaning. Hatsu means first and Ne means sound. Miku is also a reading of mirai/未来 meaning future. So, it’s the futures first sounds.

Vocaloid itself is a programme you can use instead of a real vocalist. You can use the clips made to produce full vocals.

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Here’s a live performance:

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