Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Hatsune Miku is Crypton Future Media's singing synthesizer based on Yamaha's Vocaloid 2. It also refers to the mascot character of the same name. The name is a word play: Hatsune (初音) meaning First Sound, and Miku (ミク) deriving from the Japanese slang for Mixer. The official design was created by KEI: http://kei-garou.net.
Her popularity is known widely among Vocaloid fans and non alike, she featured in the video game series Project DIVA, has concert events such as MikuPa 3/9, and is the influence behind many fanmade derivations; See List of Vocaloid derivatives.
Crypton Future Media
- Canned Dogs: http://zepy.momotato.com/2007/09/10/vocaloid-2-in-the-world-of-professional-music/
- Crypton Future Media official blog: http://blog.crypton.co.jp/mp/
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