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HistoryEdit

2015Edit

During an interview, 1st Place's CEO stated that an English voicebank for IA was something they wanted to try. However, they wouldn't release it if they didn't think they were able to deliver high enough quality.[1]

2016Edit

In late June, a questionnaire titled "This is a questionnaire about virtual artist, IA. And Japanese Anime & Character culture" featured a question asking if the participant had used IA. This was then followed by a question asking if they would try her if there was an English version.[2]

On July 1, the English voicebank was revealed to be in development through a Weibo comment stack.[3] A tweet also mentioned that IA English and a talking CeVIO Creative Studio voicebank were being developed.[4] However, 1st Place later denied the claims of a CeVIO talk bank. They stated that they would only release the speaking voicebank if it was deemed high enough quality and that the engine was not confirmed.[5]

2018Edit

On March 10, 2018, 1st Place revealed a crossfade for an upcoming album called IA/04. Some of the songs featured IA singing in English, confirming a new bank in production. However, it was not clarified what voice synthesizer this voicebank was developed for.[6][7] On March 11, Lia, IA's voice provider, acknowledged the new voicebank and tagged her post with "#englishvocaloid" which implied that this voicebank was to be developed for VOCALOID.[8] On March 12, Lia later retracted her previous tweet regarding what voice synthesizer IA English was running on, noting that she was unable to announce any further information.[9]

On March 28, it was found in the song credits for "Conqueror" that IA English was programmed for CeVIO.[10]

ConceptEdit

IA is the first vocal in the "- ARIA ON THE PLANETES -" project.[11]

The design philosophy 1st Place worked toward was to make the voice simple and straightforward but easy to adjust and customize, letting creators create their own version of IA.[12]

EtymologyEdit

"IA" is taken from her voice provider's name, "Lia".

There are at least two ways to read her projects name of "- ARIA ON THE PLANETES -":

  • The words "Aria" and "Planetes" are Latin and Greek for "open space" and "planet" respectively, giving the translation of "Open Space on the Planet".
  • "Aria", is also the Italian word for "air" and is used as a term in opera for expressive pieces, usually sung by a single singer. This also fits in with her more opera-esque vocal results compared to other released Japanese VOCALOIDs.

When she was first released, overseas fans often mistook "Aria" as the name of the VOCALOID.

AppearanceEdit

Her design was illustrated by Aka Akasaka (D. Z.), while the design direction was by Maxilla Inc.[13] It was decided that they would go for soft colours instead of Vivid ones. At the time, there was skepticism towards avoiding vivid colours as there was a fear of her not selling because of the softer tones. Lia herself wanted her to be cute and pretty and was satisfied the first time she was shown the artwork.[14]

Despite the myth of IA's age being 15, she has had no age assigned to her. This myth seems to originate from a section underneath the paragraph on IA about her provider Lia, wherein one of the first things mentioned was that Lia debuted in America at 15 years old.

In IA 6th and ONE 3rd anniversary special talk live it was revealed that IA is 155 cm tall.

RelationsEdit

  • IA; is a Japanese VOCALOID3 developed.
  • ONE; is a vocal created for CeVIO able to talk as well as sing. She is the second vocal in the "- ARIA ON THE PLANETES -" project.

Product InformationEdit

DemonstrationsEdit

Work in Progress

Demonstrations

01. STAY GOLD[15] SoundCloud SoundCloud embed
02. Conqueror[16] SoundCloud SoundCloud embed
03. 絶対領域[17] SoundCloud SoundCloud embed
04. LIFE LOVE PEACE[18] SoundCloud SoundCloud embed
STAY GOLD[19] SoundCloud SoundCloud embed
Conqueror SoundCloud SoundCloud embed
LIFE LOVE PEACE SoundCloud SoundCloud embed

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Unannounced  Tempo: Unannounced  Range: Unannounced
Basic details
Released ' to be determined ' by 1st PLACE this voicebank's stable release is CeVIO Creative Studio S.
  • It operates on Microsoft Windows 8.1 and higher (Japanese PC only)
  • The purpose is Text to Speech and also Vocalizing and Singing.
Language as noted:
  • This voicebank was recorded for the Japanese language.
Software issues as noted:
  • Work in Progress
Voicebank sample

Work in Progress - Audio.ogg


RequirementsEdit

Work in Progress

Examples of UsageEdit

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GalleryEdit

PollEdit

Do you like IA?
 
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The poll was created at 12:37 on January 28, 2017, and so far 100 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.vocaloidism.com/interview-with-1st-place-at-anime-expo-2015/
  2. http://1stplace.co.jp/ia/questionnaire/
  3. http://weibo.com/5935695408/DCQ0Mucqh?type=comment#_rnd1467507793850
  4. https://twitter.com/kadotanimitsuru/status/749677739276275712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  5. http://www.vocaloidnews.net/en/vnn-interview-with-1st-places-ceo-murayama-kumiko/
  6. http://1stplace.co.jp/works/specialized/ia04/
  7. http://tumblr.1stplace.co.jp/post/171687196852/328%E6%B0%B4%E5%90%8C%E6%99%82%E7%99%BA%E5%A3%B2-ia%E3%81%AE%E6%9C%80%E6%96%B0%E3%82%A2%E3%83%AB%E3%83%90%E3%83%A0ia04
  8. https://twitter.com/Liabobo3/status/972850585199243265
  9. https://twitter.com/Liabobo3/status/973092743743340544
  10. Credits for the IA English song "Conqueror"
  11. link
  12. link
  13. maxilla
  14. link
  15. 01. STAY GOLD - Song By COZMIC AGE
  16. 02. Conqueror - Song By Sendra
  17. 03. 絶対領域 - Song By Koto Hamana : Mes : KAIDO : Sadaharu Yagi & EDGAR :Hayao Konishi
  18. 04. LIFE LOVE PEACE - Song By 大沢伸一(MONDO GROSSO)
  19. IA/04 -STAR- IA (イア) English

External linksEdit

  • IA - VOCALOID Wiki

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