Internet Co., Ltd. (株式会社インターネット) or Singer Song Writer is a company producing sound effects, loops and digital audio workstation in Osaka, Japan.
Internet Co., Ltd. was established in 1988 as a music software developer in Osaka, Japan. Their VOCALOID products feature Camui Gackpo (Gackpoid), released in July 2008 and GUMI (Megpoid); released in June 2009; Lily (who was jointly developed by Avex Management Co., Ltd), released in August 2010; Ryuto (Gachapoid), CUL, released in December 2011; Kokone, released in February 2014; Chika, released in October 2014; and Otomachi Una, released in July 2016. VOCALOID had already become popular in the music trend when they started to develop the products and there was a demand for professional singing vocal's and has opted to produce "Vocaloid artist" voicebanks. By then, singers had less rejection of cloning their voices so professional singers like Gackt and Megumi Nakajima were adopted unlike Crypton Future Media, Inc., which employed voice actresses and actors for their products. Since the VOCALOID2 engine was retired from sale, Internet began to update their Vocaloids to the latest Vocaloid engine, VOCALOID3 and retired their original voicebanks from sale. GUMI was first with V3 Megpoid (originally called Megpoid Extend) being released in October 2011 and her formal updated voicebank, Megpoid Native, was released in March 2012. Lily was next with her V3 voicebank being released in April 2012. V3 Gackpoid Extend was released July 2012, and Gachapoid V3 followed after him in September 2014. Internet Co also released an English Megpoid Voicebank in February 2013.
They have helped in the development of VOCALOIDs Ryuto, galaco, and Rana but left the distributing or marketing to different companies. Ryuto is the only one to have a second development and release with the company. They have also effectively been a key led in feedback on the development of VOCALOID vocals and were key in a shift of vocal recording styles between VOCALOID3 and VOCALOID4.
The current involvement status of the company within VOCALOID is overall unknown as of VOCALOID5, though they have announced they will not be making any voicebanks for VOCALOID5. A later response noted Internet Co., Ltd are not switching engines and may consider producing some products later on.
On April 2, 2021, a recruitment post for users interested in creating songs and talk segments with ROSA –a new vocal announced by ZAN-SHIN Co., Ltd.– was launched. On April 3, Hiroto-P mentioned that the company was interested in collaborating with Internet Co. in distributing ROSA since they distributed CUL's VOCALOID3 packages in December 2011. On December 1, it was announced that ROSA's CeVIO AI Talk Voice was expected to release as physical packages and digital downloads on December 17, all of them to be distributed by (and bearing the logo of) Internet Co.
|Noboru Murakami (村上 昇) is President of Internet Co., Ltd.|
Voicebanks that the company developed.
Twitter accounts were made for Lily, galaco, and Otomachi Una.
- License agreement
INTERNET Co., Ltd. released the English license Agreement on January 2012 for English-speaking users.
- Permissions and character guidelines for Otomachi Una
- End user license agreement for VOICEROID Otomachi Una