Hatsune Miku – Singing Synthesizer Application

Posted March 17th, 2011 under 3D, Animation, Japan, Music, Virtual Art

MOCA: “”Hatsune Miku is a 16-year-old girl with long green pigtails and a voice with a range no human could ever hope to match. She is a virtual singer with a computer-synthesized voice, a work by creators who met on the Internet. Many of the songs she sang have proven to be so appealing that the music industry cannot ignore her. She has developed into a singer with a large worldwide following.”

We see in this YouTube video a “live” performance. Indeed, a Hatsune Miku animation with voice was projected onto a large screen before a wildly enthusiastic live audience (live musicians too), and then the entire project was video-recorded for whatever distribution was intended, as on YouTube. So in a sense the performance is real but Hatsune Miko and her voice are not. Spectacular, or is this just excessive digital technique?”