Vocaloid 3 launched on October 21, 2011, along with several products in Japanese and a Korean product, the first of its kind. Several studios are providing updates to allow Vocaloid 2 vocal libraries to come over to Vocaloid 3. It will also include the software “Vocalistener”, which adjusts parameters iteratively from a user’s singing to create natural synthesized singing. Unlike previous versions, the vocal libraries and main editing software are sold as two separate items. The vocal libraries themselves only contain a “tiny” version of the Vocaloid 3 editing software. Yamaha will also be granting the licensing of plug-ins and use of the Vocaloid software for additional mediums such as video games. Vocaloid3 Second Edition released (in 20th of March 2013) in honor of the 10th Aniversary of Yamaha Vocaloid technology, it’s based on latest software version with adding few job-plugins to installer.
Specs are also improved, now V3 have official support for Windows 8 (32&64bit)
*Vocalistener optimisations – no need to have japanese local and force it by Applocal, NTLEA or virtual machine. Vocalistener with English interface language set by default (japanese and chinese versions are included in this package, see Vocalistener folder inside V3-editor folder: JobPlugins/Vocaliistener), doesn’t need installation (you can copy folder “Vocalistener” to any PC)