Thursday, October 9, 2014
The world of music can be a confusing place and it's hard to even keep up with all the bands that are made up of actual people, now we have Hatsune Miku, who is portrayed by a hologram and is described by her (incredibly confusing) Wikipedia page as "a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media, headquartered in Sapporo city." Miku, who has, via the computer program that creates her voice, appeared on over 100,000 songs, recently opened for Lady Gaga and has dueted (or something like it) with Pharrell.
All confusion and joking aside, this sort of technology will likely be far more prominent as time goes on (why pay a singer for your EDM track when you can just punch some keys and have Hatsune or one of her digital friends sing for you). In the meantime, here's a Japanese Domino's Pizza ad featuring our delightful imaginary pig-tailed friend and the super awkward head of Domino's: