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2018

Good Design Best 100

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Award-winning item
VOCALOID Keyboard [VKB-100]
Business Owner
YAMAHA CORPORATION
Category
Audio epuipment and Music instruments
Company
YAMAHA CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
18G020174
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

A keyboard worn over the shoulder that “sings” in real time, using lyrics input in advance to sing with VOCALOID™ at the pitch played on the keyboard. Because no specialist PC or music production knowledge is required, and the melody and vocal characteristics can be changed freely using the keyboard and buttons, anyone can enjoy VOCALOID™ songs, making this a proposal for an all-new way of having fun with VOCALOID™. The shoulder keyboard configuration provides a feeling of unity with the instrument, and allows performers to operate the controls and add expression to the voice with their left hand while playing the melody with their right, making this an instrument that gives the player a taste of the joy of performance.

Producer

Nozomu Fujiwara, Digital Musical Instrument Planning Group, Yamaha Corporation

Director

Manabu Kawada, Yoshihiro Katsumata, Design Laboratory, Yamaha Corporation

Designer

Kazuki Kashiwase, Design Laboratory/ Keizo Hamano, Electronic Musical Instruments Development Department, Yamaha Corporation

More information

https://jp.yamaha.com/products/music_production/synthesizers/vkb-100/

Already on the market
2017/12/1
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