-WHAT IS VOCAMERICA?
VOCAMERICA is a certified Fan-Produced holographic concert event featuring Western VOCALOIDS and Vocal Synthesizers. The project is the creation of Virginia-based music producer EmpathP. The goal of VOCAMERICA is to educate and entertain fans of this ever-growing musical phenomenon with emphasis on the more uncommon Western Vocal Synthesizer programs. This is achieved through providing live holographic concerts, lectures, and workshops to conventions and expos all over the world.
-WHAT ARE VOCAL SYNTHESIZERS?
Vocal Synesizers are computer programs designed to allow users to create singing vocals in various languages, genders, and vocal types to be used in any and all styles of music. Synthetic vocal software developed and licensed by Yamaha, known as VOCALOID, has become a key player for independant musicians around the world. Other synthesizers include, Cevio, Synthesizer V, UTAU, Neutrino, and many more. There are also a vast number of Vocal Synthesizer products available that are only involved in the subculture directly linked to the various “Mascots” belonging to the software voices. VOCAMERICA’s live concerts feature the mascots for a number of the Western-produced VOCALOID and UTAU voicebanks.
-HOW CAN I BOOK VOCAMERICA FOR A PERFORMANCE?
To contact VOCAMERICA about providing a live concert, lectures, or worshops for your event, please email EmpathP at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. VOCAMERICA charges a performance fee starting at $500 USD per show. As we are a fan-produced event, we are only able to provide certain equipment for our performances. The equipment is as follows:
We pride ourselves on adapting to several different types of performance spaces and venues, and our main equipment is transportable for flights and ground travel. Though we do not currently provide audio equipment for our shows, our setup easily connects with any sound system that may be provided by our hosts. Further detailed information may be discussed and disclosed upon contacting EmpathP.
-WHO ARE THE VOCAMERICA PERFORMERS?
DAINA : DAINA is a female VOCALOID and counterpart to DEX. Produced and developed by Zero-G, her voice is charcterized by its youthful yet husky quality.
DEX : DEX is a male VOCALOID and counterpart to DAINA. Also developed by Zero-G, he has a powerful voice with a wide vocal range.
RUBY : RUBY is a female VOCALOID developed and produced by PowerFX. Her cute, energetic voice has made her a fan favorite.
Product page: http://powerfx.com/products/989261422
MAIKA : MAIKA is a female VOCALOID developed and produced by VoctroLabs. Her multilingual capabilities make her a beloved vocalist for producers.
Product page: http://www.voctro-vocaloid.com/en/maika
AVANNA : AVANNA is a female Celtic themed VOCALOID developed by Zero-G. Her sweet voice has made her popular amongst main stream and indie producers.
Product page: https://zero-g.co.uk/products/avanna-vocaloid-3
Oliver: Oliver is a young male VOCALOID developed by PowerFX and Vocatone. His sweet, gentle voice has made him a popular vocalist for many musicians.
Product page: https://powerfx.com/products/oliver
Aiko Kikyuune : Aiko is an UTAU voice bank produced by Studio VOXYZ. With a charming tomboyish voice, she's VOCAMERICA's ambassador for UTAU synths.
Namida : Namida is the official Mascot of Empathy Studios. She has a soft, youthful voice which is capable of carrying a great deal of emotion.
Example of useage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brlcS0R78bU
Viki Hopper : Viki Hopper is a special UTAU ambassador for VOCAMERICA lent to us by Seiun Idols. She was introduced to VOCAMERICA via our kickstarter.
Product page: http://seiun.co/
We would like to give a special thanks to the following companies who it has been our pleasure to work with in featuring their VOCALOIDS with the Western World: Zero-G ltd., VoctroLabs, and PowerFX. Also a special thanks to our former member Shinji Deguchi whose mentoring, kindness, and friendship made this project possible.