My life is almost complete
UPDATE: Just found some way how to configure it out with vocaloid installers and some sort of other configurations...
Konichiwa!!!....Long time I'm didn't write any articles because I'm totally lazy...But eh? Why I'm greet in Japanese?...I have no idea why and I'm ultimate lazy to talk about Linux geeks 'cause I'm buzy with otaku things after all...
Well, let me show to you what I'm was talking about...If you know about the iconic character Hatsune Miku, then you should know about Vocaloid. Yes...Vocaloid, it is a software, not an anime series which most people are getting misunderstanding about even otakus and anime lovers.
Let me tell a little details about Vocaloid. Vocaloid is a singing synthesizer application that lets users to create their own song by arranging notes, lyrics and melodies according to their creativity and who's gonna sing? Well, it is not the user who did write melody and lyrics, but virtual singer character like Hatsune Miku will sing for you.
Although that current Vocaloid version which is Vocaloid 3 is a Windows application, but able to run in Ubuntu 12.04 via Wine 1.4, but at first, you will need to setup it first.
How do I gonna setup this in order to install and run Vocaloid 3 in Ubuntu? What do you do is you will need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005/2008/2010 Runtimes. After install it, simply restart the computer and try to install it.
In my observation, some Vocaloid 3 installer packages were bit buggy where wine can run the installer, but it shows black screen. The trick thing is to force close an app and then re-run again and make sure that the installation window is appeared. But...it is better if you just press the Alt+F4 and press Alt+Tab to switch between application window. There, you will see the installer window and then, select it and in a mean time, you will see the prompt to exit the installer program. Just cancel it and repeat the same thing like before and proceed the installation. Also do the same thing for the voicebank installation.
After installing both core application and also voicebanks packages, simply perform a test whether Vocaloid 3 works properly or not. If it works, it should be less buggy. Owh...BTW, when you're setup the the output hardware for Vocaloid for the first time, make sure that you select the output hardware according to your hardware type, not "default" ones because when choosing the "default" output hardware, choppy playback happens when you're tried to play the sequence in Vocaloid 3 (refer pic below).
While I'm testing Vocaloid 3 in Ubuntu 12.04, it works well without problems and hey...I did a special song for that which is created under Vocaloid 3 in Ubuntu. You can try hear it from this link below:
Interested in using Vocaloid 3 in Ubuntu? So where I can get Vocaloid 3 installation packages including their voicebanks? Simply to say, "Go Google It!"...hey...it's just like one of the Vocaloid songs!...
But hey...i forgot to give some notes about that...Sorry about that...
Note that if you're opening other multimedia applications like Linux Multimedia Studio which I'm used for composing my own Vocaloid songs (even Vocaloid wiki pages tells about it), running alongside with Vocaloid 3, then you will see an error message appears in Vocaloid 3 application when you're trying to play the sequence or clicking it on the piano roll.
PS: Some people didn't realize about the potential of Linux platform in multimedia field...even some people didn't know that this pic below is a combination of one of my favorite Vocaloid virtual singer and of course, Ubuntu 12.04 default wallpaper!