Nico Nico to Stream 'Vocafarre!!' Vocaloid 3 Event Live This Thursday/Friday

Dec 16th 2011

Tokyo - Dwango Co. and YAMAHA Corp. announced that on Dec 16th 2011, a virtual characters live event “Vocafarre!! -Act. 0- ” will be held at Nicofarre in Tokyo's Roppongi. This event is to celebrate the release of YAMAHA's Vocaloid 3, a singing synthesis software with a female persona that enables users to synthesize singing by typing in the lyrics and melody.

In the event, the new characters from Vocaloid 3, such as Gumi, Tone Rion, Aoki Lapis, SeeU, CUL, IA, Yuzuki Yukari, Ring Suzune etc, will be introduced on the stage using the latest VR(Virtual Reality) and AR(Augmented Reality) effects, which enable the virtual characters and live performers to be combined. “Vocafarre -Act. 0-” consists of two parts as follows, and both will be streamed live for free on Nico Nico Douga managed by Dwango.

★VOCALOID (=Vocal+Android)・・・a singing synthesis software developed by YAMAHA. Nico Nico Douga has played a great role in recognition and popularity of Vocaloid – Niconico's users have posted thousands of videos with their own songs produced using the software, and it led to create a new entertainment culture.
■Title ::: Vocafarre!! -Act.0-
■Date & Time ::: Fri, December 16th, 2011
∟Part 1 (Press Event) 16:00 (JST)/23:00 (PST; Thursday in some parts of the U.S.)
∟Part 2 (AR Concert) 19:30 (JST)/ 0:30 (PST)
■Special Guests::: SAM from TRF (Choreographer)
MiKA from Daisy x Daisy
Kim Dahi

■Live Streaming URL English > "http://live.niconico.com/watch/lv72507275
Japanese > http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv72507275

What is Nico Nico Douga?
Nico Nico Douga, operated by Dwango, is one of the largest video-sharing websites with roughly 23 million registered members and 1.4 million paid members in Japan. In this site, users are allowed to share their feelings by writing comments onto uploaded videos being played. As for its live streaming service, users can communicate with not only other users, but also the performers or audiences appearing on live videos by writing comments.
【Japanese】www.nicovideo.jp/ 【English】www.niconico.com/

What is Nicofarre?
Nicofarre, produced by Nico Nico Douga, features a stage with 360-degrees LED screens installed every wall and ceiling surface, which serves as a multipurpose space holding infinite potentials. Using the latest technology, this stage enables live performances and live streaming like never before. For example, comments from internet users viewing Nico Nico Douga's live streaming are displayed in real-time, realizing interactive communication between the venue and internet viewers. Additionally, live performers and virtual characters can be combined by VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) effects.


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