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Singer/Actor Gackt Lends Voice for Next Virtual Singer

posted on 2008-05-07 10:39 EDT
Gackpoid follows in footsteps of virtual idol Miku Hatsune

The musician and occasional anime voice actor Gackt has lent his voice to Gackpoid, the latest spinoff from the Vocaloid vocal music synthesizer that was popularized by virtual idol Miku Hatsune. As with Miku Hatsune, Gackpoid uses YAMAHA Corporation's Vocaloid engine and voice samples from Gackt to create entirely new songs when ordinary computer users type lyrics and musical notes. Gackpoid's official webpage is streaming a sample song. Up to 16 voices can be added for the background chorus. The software company Internet will ship Gackpoid in the middle of June.

Gackt performed theme songs for Texhnolyze and two of his childhood favorite franchises, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Fist of the North Star. He also voiced the character Seiji in the New Fist of the North Star videos.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun


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