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KASAI English VCCV “IGNITEα” Alpha Release

Today, we are excited to present the first English VCCV UTAU Voicebank for the OGIENOID lineup! Introducing KASAI IGNITEα, KASAI OG01’s first official English voice. 

What is KASAI IGNITEα?

Released as an Alpha voicebank, KASAI IGNITEα serves as testing grounds for our future releases. Providing IGNITEα as an Alpha release allows us to test out the girls in a new tongue, as well as provide a fun new voicebank for our audience to use! 

IGNITEα is not quite a finished product, and it is to serve as a placeholder at this time for the full release down the road. The finalized IGNITE voicebank will feature multiple pitches recorded on entirely new equipment. For now, we’re tired of waiting, and we want to show our audience that we still have plans to grow for the future! We are releasing IGNITEα as proof that we are still here, working hard, for tomorrow.

What is VCCV?

VCCV is best known as the Western UTAU community’s English standard. Originally developed by long-time community member Cz, VCCV English includes custom aliases, phonetics, OTO, and custom UST’ing methods. 

Where to download KASAI IGNITEα

You can download the new voicebank on KASAI OG01’s homepage.

How to use VCCV English

We truly can’t describe how to use a base VCCV bank better than the creator of the method. A variety of in-depth tutorials created by VCCV’s author, Cz, are available on their YouTube channel.

To use KASAI IGNITEα, we recommend you follow the video below:

KASAI OG01 SALIENT – Official Voicebank Release

Watch The Release Video:

Offical release notice, how to use SALIENT, and KASAI OG01 backstory.

About The Voicebank:

The official release of the new KASAI OG01 voicebank is finally here! KASAI OG01 SALIENT is an all-in-one Japanese VCV Voicebank that possesses both Multi-pitch and Multi-expression voices.

This Voicebank has three timbres that are 4 pitches each (A3~C5), making SALIENT a total of 12 VCVs. The three timbres can be used all in one track by utilizing the SuffixBroker. SALIENT’s three expressions are:

  • “Original”: Normal voice with a cutesy, over-pronounced property.
  • “Tender”: Gentle whisper voice.
  • “Wild”: A sharp power bank.

The SALIENT voicebank also has some fun add-ons, including several breaths (intake and outtake), western L notes (all timbres, all pitches), a Growl CV bank (Mono-pitch), Vocal Fry (sounds best used with Original/Tender, 4 pitch), and Glottal Stops (all timbres, all pitches).

USING SALIENT: APPENDS

Original – Normal tone of voice. No extra effort is required to use Original.

Tender – A soft/whisper bank. You can use it by selecting the “↓” symbol in the SuffixBroker.

Wild – A power bank. You can use it by selecting the “↑” symbol in the SuffixBroker.

Glottal Stops with the SALIENT Voicebank:

Glottal stops are compatible with all three appends in SALIENT.

– Replace the space between letters with the・ symbol (ex: turn a あ into a・あ).

– Ends notes use ・ at the end (ex: a ・)

Vocal Fry & Breaths with the SALIENT Voicebank:

Vocal fry: Use ‘ as the suffix (ex: – あ’ or あ’) or prefix (‘あ). Drop off end notes are formatted with – (ex: a -)

Breaths: SALIENT possesses an entire folder dedicated to breaths of different types. Can be used in UTAU or in an external editor.

  • Inhales: 息, br (5 different types ex: 息1, 息2, etc)
  • Soft Exhales: ahh, ehh, ihh, ohh, uhh, nhh
  • Stand-alone Exhales: 息-, 息2-, etc.

Extras with the SALIENT Voicebank:

Western L notes: To use western L VCV notes (La, Le, Li, Lo, Lu): Add “2” to the end of Japanese R notes (ex: a ら2)

Growl: Add * for the suffix (ex: あ*).

Growl is in CV Format.

About Her Backstory

SALIENT reveals the brightest and darkest parts of Kasai…

KASAI OG01 was the first in the OGIENOID series created by STUDIO OGIEN. She was initially developed to see if biodroids could fit the company’s needs as performing idols. When the company realized it did not have the proper resources to modify her into a singing bot, she was turned into the company’s backup database.

The company would go forward, obtaining other androids to become both singing synthesizers and virtual idols. KASAI OG01, one by one, made close friends with each new member of her OGIENOID family. She would watch as they received extensive training, yearning to be part of their newly founded group.

However, no matter how hard she wished for it, she could not sing…

Though it hurt her heart to watch others live her dream, she stubbornly and enthusiastically attended every practice, every rehearsal, and every live show her friends put on. She wanted to show her full support, hoping to encourage her friends.

Eventually, her actions were noticed by another outsider, an imported biodroid who acted as the company’s secretary. This girl could sing, however, had no wish to do so. Known simply as DIONE OG05. She was a timid, tall young lady with waist-length aqua hair. She sat next to KASAI OG01 at one particular OGIENOID concert and took the opportunity to scold KASAI OG01 for being out in public.

You see, at this moment in time, a particular set of political figures were attempting to eradicate intelligent, artificial life. Biodroids, androids, AIs, etc. None were safe from the propaganda pushed onto the general public. As KASAI OG01 was a vital piece of the company, containing all its secrets, she was ordered to stay within the walls of the business. DIONE OG05 had caught her breaking the rules.

KASAI OG01 left with her willingly. DIONE OG05, noticing that KASAI OG01 seemed crushed, offered an alternative to viewing the performance. From then on, the two began to watch the concerts together from the safety of a security surveillance room.

Before they knew it, they became very fast friends.

Time went on, and the political landscape became worse over time. Humans began to fear the robots that once assisted them in everyday life, and a movement began to form among the masses. People began to blame artificial life for unemployment and degrading quality of life. Their leaders persuaded them that soon, all humans would become slaves, or worse, killed.

Those who worked and lived with robots knew this was fear-mongering propaganda created by those who hated change and technology. For a long while, the anti-robot movement didn’t go anywhere, and many consider it a laughing stock. However, during a summer holiday, a mass wave of robots began to act disturbingly, activating on their own, destroying property, humans, and each other. Those who once considered robots as friends changed their minds instantly when one turned on a human, and, suddenly, the government began demanding registered robots be handed in. STUDIO OGIEN hid its remaining OGIENOIDs, refusing to let them be the next target.

The time spent with her family was coming to an end. One by one, OGIENOIDs disappeared seemingly overnight. What was once a lively family of 35 biodroids was decimated down to 6 within weeks. Kasai watched her family members walk out the door, promising a safe return, only to never come back. All the while, she was forced within the walls of STUDIO OGIEN.

She, DIONE OG05, THEIA OG03, VIRTUS OG02, and HONOS OG04 promised one another they would survive.

Drastic measures were taken to protect them. However, without the income from performances, STUDIO OGIEN was quickly collapsing under financial pressure. However much KASAI OG01 pleaded with The Trio (THEIA OG03, VIRTUS OG02, and HONOS OG04), the three would not stay out of harm’s way. They wanted desperately to find out what had happened to their dearest friends, and, as such, refused to stay within the company building.

HONOS OG04, VIRTUS OG02, THEIA OG03, and the only other surviving OGIENOID, CIRCE, focused day and night on trying to find their friends. They managed to successfully disguise themselves for a month or so, but things changed on one night in particular.

While protecting VIRTUS OG02… HONOS OG04 died.

After the loss of HONOS OG04 and the disappearance of CIRCE thereafter, KASAI OG01 could no longer take the pain. DIONE OG05 watched her fall deeper into darkness. VIRTUS OG02 and THEIA OG03 disappeared, even though they never left the company building again. KASAI OG01 would not speak of them to her. DIONE OG05 begged her to talk, but KASAI OG01 eventually stopped approaching her entirely, vanishing for days on end. HONOS OG04’s body, which VIRTUS OG02 and THEIA OG03 had brought back with them on the night HONOS OG04 died had also disappeared.

Odd things went missing. Power supplies, sheet metal, welding tools, CPUs, blank android bodies. The weirdest things just began to vanish. At first, DIONE OG05 wondered if the company was selling parts off on the black market to stay afloat as robots became more and more illegal. She wandered the halls of the basement alone, pondering the state of her home and her friends.

Then, one night, she noticed a door with the lights on inside…

DIONE OG05 peered through a slim line of glass at the top of the door, and her eyes went wide at the site behind it. KASAI OG01 had stripped herself of her outward flesh from the neck down, connected to perhaps the most powerful computer in the entire building. Laying next to her, in what looked like incubators, were three blank child bodies. One with pink hair, one with green, and one with a periwinkle blue that was so pale, one could mistake it for white. The incubators connect to the same computer as KASAI OG01. On the giant screen, red as blood, words flashed in bolded text:

FILE TRANSFER: 100% COMPLETE, “CHILD PROGRAM” INITIALIZING BOOT

DIONE OG05, suddenly realizing what was happening, screamed KASAI OG01’s name. She grabs the handle with all her might, silently praying it wasn’t locked. It was. The woman cursed as she begged herself to override her own software that kept her strength to human levels.

If only I wasn’t limited like this-! I-I could break this door down!

KASAI OG01, tears in her eyes, stared at DIONE OG05 through the glass. She flinched guiltily as the aqua-haired woman banged on the door, screaming at her. Begging her, crying for her to stop.

However, it was too late, she’d made up her mind. Scared, guilty, and sad to say goodbye, KASAI OG01 mustered the biggest smile she could.

“Thank you for being my first friend,” she mouthed through tears. She knew DIONE OG05 wouldn’t hear her through the metal door.

In a flash of light, KASAI Vanishes, and Dione erupts into tears, sliding down the door.

The door clicks, as though it perfectly shut with the knowledge of the future.

DIONE OG05 looked up, broken, and opened it, stepping inside.

She approached the three new OGIENOIDs.

But only two of them woke up…

HONOS OG04 UTAU – Release Day

STUDIO OGIEN’s first Tenor voice, HONOS OG04, hits the scene today in a stunning 3D PV release!

A mellow and calming androgynous voice. HONOS OG04’s song will soothe you.

HONOS OG04’s Video Release

HONOS OG04’s voicebank is a mono-pitch VCV style VB with a few different voice types. She boasts a soothing, androgynous voice in three different timbres: soft, normal, and strong.

The full version combines three voicebanks into one, allowing the user to plug in “↑” or “↓” into the UST from the SuffixBroker for appends. This makes all voices available to use in one UST, which helps to make editing, tuning, and mixing faster and easier.

The Character:

Personality: HONOS OG04 is a very strong person, physically and mentally. She has often been deemed the “rock” of the OGIENOIDs due to her calm, mellow, and level-headed nature. Though she may seem a little scary, she’s just a big, tall softy. When the situation calls for it, though, she will not hesitate to step into a fight. HONOS OG04 is rather androgynous in appearance and voice, and her interests reflect that trait. She enjoys girly things like makeup, getting her nails done, and getting her brows shaped as well as more masculine things like contact sports. While she enjoys and appreciates looking at frilly, over-the-top girly fashions, she doesn’t like the way she looks in them, personally. HONOS OG04 much prefers wearing comfortable attire that flatters her more masculine body type.

HONOS OG04 and VIRTUS OG02

Relationships: She is closest to the other two members of her triad, VIRTUS OG02, and THEIA OG03. As the three became OGIENOIDs together, they were good friends from the very beginning. HONOS OG04, however, will admit her best friend is VIRTUS OG02. The two have a very special bond and had met before they came to STUDIO OGIEN. She finds herself very protective of the yellow OGIENOID, and the two are rather inseparable. Other than her triad, HONOS OG04 finds herself helping out AXIS OG06 a lot. Since the two are kind of group moms, they find themselves getting the other girls out of trouble rather often.

Head on over to her brand new page by clicking here! HONOS OG04 has many fun assets, including a 3D MMD compatible model and a 2D LipSync model.

THEIA OG03 – Release Day!

THEIA OG03 officially joins our OGIENOID lineup!

A vivid, lively vocal that inspires excitement in her listeners!

THEIA OG03 makes her official debut today!

THEIA OG03’s voicebank is a mono-pitch VCV style VB with a few different voice types. She boasts a lively, feminine contralto voice in three different timbres: soft, normal, and strong.

The full version combines three voicebanks into one, allowing the user to plug in “↑” or “↓” into the UST from the SuffixBroker for appends. This makes all voices available to use in one UST, which helps to make editing, tuning, and mixing faster and easier.

Personality: The original leader of the OGIENOIDs, she finds joy in helping others succeed. Though a little bit bossy, THEIA OG03’s optimistic nature is infectious! Theia is perhaps the most energetic, optimistic individual you may ever meet! Constantly looking on the bright side, it’s hard to get her down. She’s a little bit of a flirt, but she just can’t help herself around cute girls! When it comes time to get to work, however, she is extremely professional and puts her feelings aside.

Relationships: Of all the OGIENOIDs, THEIA OG03 is closest to HONOS OG04 and VIRTUS OG02, the other two members of her triad. Since her development began, the three were always together, so they are very comfortable in each other’s presence. Still, THEIA OG03 would call herself a friend of every OGIENOID. Being their original leader, she developed many mentor-student relationships throughout her career.

THEIA OG03 UTAU – Release Announcement

Announcing THEIA OG03!

The lilac OGIENOID, THEIA OG03, releases on September 15th, 2018. We are so very excited to introduce her to you all and officially add her to our OGIENOID lineup! With a bright, solid voice, THEIA will be the first OGIENOID introduced with a different voice provider than KASAI, AXIS, ATLAS, or APOLLO. We are pretty stoked to add this additional diversity to our project.

Some fun facts about her:

  • For her color scheme, her primary color is purple, and her secondary color is gold.
  • In story, she was the first performing OGIENOID, and would become the instructor and inspiration for many future OGIENOIDs.
  • THEIA is Native American.
  • Her favorite animal is the butterfly, specifically the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, more informally known as the Tiger butterfly.
  • She also identifies as lesbian.

THEIA OG03’s Japanese VCV voicebank release features September, 15th on our YouTube channel. We are preparing for the big day by creating a special release video featuring her MMD model. In the meantime, make sure to subscribe to our channel so that you can be notified immediately when the video posts!

Can’t wait to find out about her? Take a sneak peek at her brand new page!

The YA-Series – Released Today!

The YA-Series makes its debut! A trio of children, this lively bunch is ready to take the stage.

Voice Release PV

We’re so excited to release the YA-Series today! A long-planned addition to our lineup, these derivative characters are the children of AXIS OG06 and YARON. They were conceptualized years ago, back when STUDIO OGIEN was nothing serious.

How did these children come to be? AXIS OG06, a biodroid, can synthesize “life” using her pre-existing code and databases to program a new personality later transferred to a new, permanent body. Their physical features and characteristics are generated at random using data from both their parents.

Her children started as parts formed within her as infants, and they were later upgraded to a toddler form that would grow over time. Eventually, they, like their parents, will reach a predetermined physical adult form and cease aging. Thus, their current “ages” estimate their physical build with human growth.

Like the OGIENOIDs, these children feel emotion, pain, etc. Thank you so much to the members of the STUDIO OGIEN team for all the help!

As always, the cover was mixed by AstralLace. The storyboard and Dango art were sketched by TheMellwis, lined by PRISMKidd, and colored by Ceren (who also did the last image of the parents). Finally, this adorable PV was put together by Owlnerd, who hit it out of the park! Thank you all for your help!

The YA-Series is a joint property between STUDIO OGIEN and The Mell Labs (LadyOgien and TheMellwis).

ATLAS OG07 CELESTIAL – Release Day

The circle is complete

ATLAS CELESTIAL Release Video

CELESTIAL is the third and final release in the GODDESS series. The GODDESS series is inspired by fictional lore from STUDIO OGIEN original stories. ATLAS OG07’s Goddess alter-ego/other self is called by the name “Attison.” Attison was the second of two sisters born to the Goddess Kassandra. Above all, she is known to assist her blind mother in ruling “Heaven” (the realm above the skies) and assisting the dead in moving on to their next life. When her sister, Axelia, descended from the heavens to be with a mortal man, it was Attison who guarded her divinity and watched over her. When it was time for Axelia to return and accept her punishment, Attison protected her from a harsh fate by removing control of the skies from her elder sister. Attison would later bestow the skies to her daughter, Apoline.

About the CELESTIAL Voicebank:

Multipitch JP VCV bank. Gentle female voice.

Pitches Included in the voicebank: G3, A3, B3, C4, D#4, F#4, G4​

The multiple pitches require no additional effort to use. For greater clarity, please use a high Y and c flag. For a sharper voice, experiment with EQ levels when mixing.

KASAI OG01 AMORE – Release Day

She’s here!

AMORE is the second release in the GODDESS series. The GODDESS series takes place in fictional lore from STUDIO OGIEN original stories. KASAI OG01’s Goddess alter-ego/other self is named “Kassandra.”

Kassandra became the first mortal soul to achieve clairvoyance and ascend to a higher plane. For thousands of years, she watched over human souls and guided them to other souls they were meant to meet. Additionally, her guidance was heavily placed upon children and showing them to their proper mothers to be born, making her known as the Goddess of Unconditional Love. Eventually, Kassandra became incredibly lonely, wishing for children of her own. To fulfill this wish, she gave her left eye for her first daughter, Axelia, and her right eye for her second, Attison. Though she was now blind and could not see her daughters’ faces, she was never lonely.

KASAI AMORE Release Video

About the AMORE Voicebank:

​Multipitch JP VCV bank. Gentle and cutesy female voice.

Additionally, pitches included are: G3, A3, B3, C4, D#4, F#4, G4​

The multiple pitches require no additional effort to use. For greater clarity, please use a high Y and c flag. For a sharper voice, experiment with EQ levels when mixing.

APOLLO OG0X OGIENOID – Release day!

APOLLO OG0X has been a work in progress for a few months now, but she’s finally finished. We’ve worked hard, and we hope you enjoy her!

About APOLLO OG0X:

Personality: Moody, solitary. Easily described as a “brat.” APOLLO OG0X prefers not to be bothered, going so far as to shut herself in her room every day unless dragged out. Moody and often irritable, she’s quick to snap back and start an argument. But, though she tries hard to hide it, she has a soft side; she prefers not to show it, just like any other teenager. Talk about growing pains! Her fellow OGIENOIDs are concerned she is addicted to video games.

Relationships: APOLLO OG0X tends to keep to herself, but of all the OGIENOIDs, she is closest to ATLAS OG07 because she “totally just won’t leave me alone!”. APOLLO OG0X looks up to HONOS OG04 due to her relaxed, calm attitude.

About the Voice:

APOLLO OG0X boasts a robust, tomboyish voice fit for many different genres of music. Like all OGIENOID standard releases, she possesses three Japanese VCV voice libraries, one soft, one standard, and one power.


Her full version combines the three voicebanks into one, allowing the user to plug in “↑” or “↓” into the UST from the SuffixBroker for appends. This makes all voices available to use in one UST, which helps to make editing, tuning, and mixing faster and easier.

You can download her new voicebanks on her very own page by clicking here!

AXIS OG06 TELLURIC – Append Release Day

Today, we are excited to release AXIS TELLURIC, a 7-pitch Japanese VCV bank for the UTAU software! TELLURIC represents AXIS OG06‘s alter-ego/other self from the fictional world of her creator. In this world, she is known as The Goddess Axelia.

TELLURIC

[te-loo r-ik] 
adjective

1. of or relating to the earth; terrestrial.
2. of or proceeding from the earth or soil.

Information and Lore

Axelia was the first sister created by The Goddess Kassandra. As a result of being the first born, she was given dominion over things that created life in order to regulate the health of the planet and its people. Above all, she is known as the Goddess of harvest and fauna.


Later, when she fell in love with a mortal, she lost dominion over the skies and became the Goddess of Fauna and Fated Love. She met her mortal love in a place called the Eternal Garden, a marvelous garden that never wilted, populated with purple flowers.

Her followers believe it lives because she resides there still to this day, waiting for her lover to be reborn and find her once again.

The TELLURIC Voice:

Multipitch VCV bank with a solid female voice.

Pitches Included: G3, A3, B3, C4, D#4, F#4, G4, C#5​

We have included the Prefixmap, so using the voicebank requires no extra effort! Therefore, no additional thought is needed to use the multiple pitches. In short, they are already configured for the user.

However, in order to use TELLURIC’s Falsetto bank, one must add “F” in the SuffixBroker. In order to achieve greater clarity, please use high Y and c flags. For a sharper voice, experiment with EQ levels when mixing.

Lastly, you can catch the official release video here!

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