When the UK Government finally pays its lip service to the ‘vocaloid’ industry, its really a huge step forward
Vocaloid is a new technology that has taken the world by storm.
It is a wearable computer system that lets users produce a wide range of sounds using their lips.
It’s a bit like a computer game but with a little bit of voice.
It has revolutionised the recording industry and made recording in studios a viable business.
It was invented by Japanese voice actor Masayuki Morita in 2007 and since then it has gone on to become the most popular and highly-paid recording technology in the world.
With that, it’s clear why it’s taken Japan’s government so long to embrace the new technology.
The Government has a long history of using the term “vocaloids” to describe things that sound like a human voice, but it’s not always clear what exactly that actually means.
In a piece for the UK’s Telegraph, Nick Hoggart explains why the Government has been so dismissive of vocaloids, why they’re not a threat to the recording business and why vocaloid-only school bags are a great sign of the times.
Nick Higgart is a journalist who writes for The Telegraph, the Financial Times and the Telegraph Business.
This article first appeared on The Telegraph.