VocaDB’s user interface is currently available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Russian and German. I’m extremely grateful to the people who have helped with those translations. For reference, here are statistics about the visitors’ native languages, as reported by Google Analytics: Sometimes I get requests to add more user interface languages to VocaDB. VocaDB includes a lot of strings, […]



There has been some discussion about the intention of the different PV types. The current policy is that the “original” PV type should be used for the first authorized PV for a particular song. In this case authorized means that the person uploading the PV had permission to do so. The reason for this requirement is that original PVs are promoted […]



Maybe you’ve seen the Suggestions, requests, features to improve the website thread on the site. Related to that, I want to explain a few things. I consider VocaDB a large, mature website. It’s feature complete in the sense that it has everything that I originally planned it would (and more), and there aren’t any major limitations/problems with editing or browsing the […]



As I mentioned in an earlier post, being able to rename tags was just the first step. Since then I’ve removed the limitations on naming tags, and since yesterday, tags can now be translated as well, like other entries. This means that for example names of anime series such as Attack on Titan can be entered in original language, […]



Another year is over in the world of singing synthesizers. Vocaloid scene spreads around the world and VocaDB grows as well. The editing activity on VocaDB has been increasing steadily. I’m happy to say that it’s been pretty good year for VocaDB, and it’s all thanks to our editors! Honestly, thanks to everyone who contributed their time to make this […]



Related to the upcoming tag renaming feature, all tag references in the web API will be changed from tag names into tag IDs in the near future. This applies to both query parameters and values returned by the API. So, instead of http://vocadb.net/api/songs?tag=vocarock it will be http://vocadb.net/api/songs?tagId=481.



For the past month or so I’ve been working on a feature that has been requested multiple times: being able to rename tags on VocaDB. As you probably know, currently tag’s name is determined when the tag is created and there’s no way to change it afterwards. This is because, unlike other entries on VocaDB, tags were originally identified […]



There has been some confusion regarding how to handle upcoming voicebanks that are still in development, mostly Crypton Future Media’s (CFM) new voicebanks for Hatsune Miku and the Kagamine twins.



If you’ve been actively following the Vocaloid scene, you’ve most likely heard of a significant number of Vocaloid PVs on YouTube suddenly becoming unplayable in USA, because of YouTube Red, Google’s subscription based service for watching YouTube without ads. Major Japanese labels have not signed up with Red, so YouTube disallowed playback of those videos. It’s uncertain how […]



VocaDB is a unique service in the sense that it collects Vocaloid/UTAU PVs from all possible sources – NicoNicoDouga, Youtube, SoundCloud and others – into a database that can be queried and searched in very flexible ways. We also have a huge collection of those PVs in our database – over 70 000 and growing daily. This allows us to […]