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Tsurumaki Maki (弦巻マキ) is a Japanese VOICEROID+ voicebank by AH-Software Co. Ltd.. She is capable of speaking and was the first female voice for the plus engine, released November 12th, 2010. Her software was later upgraded to VOICEROID+ EX on October 30th, 2014.

Her voice provider is Tomoe Tamiyasu (民安ともえ; Tamiyasu Tomoe), which is the official name of the product.[1]

ConceptEdit

Maki's character first appeared as one of the mascot characters of Jam Band (jamバンド). This is a special edition of "Music Maker Producer Edition" which is a DAW released by AH-Software. Maki plays the guitar in her band with the other mascot characters.

According to her Jam Band profile, her birthday is on September 15th.

EtymologyEdit

Work in Progress

AppearanceEdit

She is a young adult with blonde hair and green eyes. She wears a stylized school uniform consisting of a cream colored top, brown collar with a yellow ribbon, brown pleated skirt, striped stockings, and brown boots. Her accessories include alternating red and white hair beads and black headphones.

Her interface features her Jam Band costume, a white blouse with a tie and open chest area revealing a red top followed by a skirt, socks, and platform shoes. The accessories are black arm sleeves and a headset. This is the costume seen on her VOICEROID interface.

RelationsEdit

  • Jam Band - A female music group that includes a robot.

HistoryEdit

MarketingEdit

A contest to design a new outfit for Maki was held from March 26 to April 30, 2020. The contest winners were revealed May 15th, 2020[2], with one grand prize winner, two runner ups, six honorable mentions, and three select choices from Umetani Ataro, LESS Kitayama, and Tomohide Ogata. Every winning design, including the honorable mentions, will be made into official merchandise for Maki.[3]

VoicebanksEdit

Tsurumaki Maki
In comparison to the previous vocals, Tsukuyomi Shouta and Tsukuyomi Ai, Maki is a mature female voice. Maki is the first VOICEROID not to have censorship. Her target audience is adults.

DemonstrationsEdit

GalleryEdit

For jamBand specific illustrations, see Jam Band/Gallery.

ReputationEdit

Status

Google Trends

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Impact

Her success lead to an additional voicebank for VOICEROID+ EX as well as an update for her illustration.

Achievements
  • First female voice for the VOICEROID+ engine.
  • Second female VOICEROID to be updated to VOICEROID+ EX.
  • First VOICEROID character with an additional backstory.

Polls

Do you like Tsurumaki Maki?
 
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The poll was created at 13:30 on April 13, 2020, and so far 6 people voted.
What characteristic of Tsurumaki Maki do you like?
 
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0
 
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The poll was created at 13:30 on April 13, 2020, and so far 6 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. vocaloidism
  2. https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/1261190214300561409
  3. https://www.ah-soft.com/event/contest-maki/

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