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[personal profile] fascinates2011-09-21 10:35 pm

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 207 (September 12-19, 2011)



This week has surprisingly a lot of returning popular songs as well as remnants of the past ranking, so only very few songs are here today. The good side of this is that we have new top songs this week, all of them are so worth checking out.

↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )
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[personal profile] fascinates2011-08-30 11:01 am

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking # 204 (August 22-28, 2011)



Since I'm on vacation today, I'm posting the Vocaran while we wait for Utaran :D. I looooooove this week so much because there are a lot of new, amazing releases from famous producers and new ones that have so much potential (I swear, I will stop using 'so much' so much). Because of the awesome new stuff, there are only a few left from last week's ranking, some of them pulled down as a consequence. Still, there are some surprising returns (Matryoshka, what!) and rises. I hope this week will also be an interesting listen for you guys, too, so let's get started.

↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )
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[personal profile] fascinates2011-04-07 10:05 pm

Producer Spotlight: LiveP

LiveP / ライブ

mylist | piapro | community

LiveP is prolific and impressively popular Vocaloid producer, particularly renowned for his songs using Kagamine Rin. You might have known him from the recent hits m9 and Mylist Dame!. He is also a member of Live Family, a group of Vocaloid producers and artists, with YuchaP, YajirushiP, DevilishP, OnewP, KuwagataP, etc.

LiveP started uploading his Vocaloid compositions sometime in 2009, although he had been a long-time fan of the Vocaloids as well as his fellow producers. Aside from original songs, he also made covers of popular Vocaloid songs, like HoehoeP's Nee and Ecomaru's Tokyo-to Rock City. His P name was coined by ErogewotaP and was first used as a pet name which eventually became his permanent P name. His name is pronounced "live" as in live performances, although they say it can also mean "live" as in survive, which symbolizes how far he's going to make Vocaloids sound "alive".

His music style is always of these two: pop ballads with a mixture of piano, violins, chimes and subtle electric guitars, especially in his earlier works; or rock with very strong sharp guitars, snappy drums, overall loud music but not strong enough to be hard on the ears. He had tried sugary pop which sounds like cute video game BGMs at one point, although a majority of his works are into upbeat rock melodies and emotional slow songs.

As I said in the premise, LiveP is known for his very interesting tuning of Kagamine Rin. Rin originally has a very sharp voice, spiking especially at high parts. LiveP uses it to the fullest, letting her sing solidly rarely with autotune or other manipulation. He's not afraid to make Rin pronounce every single syllable perfectly and take the risk of making her sing very high. Surprisingly, his Rin never falters at high notes and doesn't even sound squeaky or shrill. His Rin is also known for being "emotional", trilling her R's when mad, drawling in long notes when sad, etc. He always uses Rin, only composing a song or two for Miku, Miki and recently, GUMI.

His works are in popular collab CDs like EXIT TUNES Presents GUMIsm and Vocalonexus, Howring, Innovator, and Kagamination.

Aside from making Vocaloid music, LiveP also sings covers of his and other VocaloidP's works. He is known for having a powerful, deep voice perfect for rock and similar melodies.

sample Vocaloid songs
IchiRin no Uta (First Rin Song) - Rin
Renraku Mada? (Why Won't You Call Me?) - Rin
Cold Hand/s - Rin
Green Straight - GUMI
Urami (Grudge) - Miku x GUMI
Hikarizakura (collaboration with NioP and DevilishP) - Len x Rin

sample covers
inori (original by 164)
Hikaruzakura (with NioP)
Mitsubachi (original by NioP)

nikki says
I've known about LiveP's works since he uploaded Renraku Mada, but since I'm not very fond of Rin back then, I overlooked his works. And then they uploaded Hikarizakura and while Rin is still not my favorite Vocaloid, I make it a point to listen to his Rin. He's one of the very few Rin producers that I listen to. I prefer his ballads more than his rock songs because they tend to be very emotional at the choruses. My favorite of his works so far is "Cold Hand".
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[personal profile] fascinates2011-03-08 03:26 pm

Weekly Vocaran #179 (02/28-03/07, 2011)

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #179 (February 28 - March 07, 2011)

Not that many new songs this week and most of the rankings are just movements of those from the previous ranking. However, I hope you won't skip this one because despite the few new stuff, most of the songs are from Ps you don't hear from often or you might have never even heard of before.

↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )
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[personal profile] fascinates2011-02-08 01:09 am

Weekly Vocaran #175 (01/31-02/07, 2011)

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #175 (January 31-February 7, 2011)

This week's ranking doesn't have as many new stuff as before, but the few new ones are all awesome. At the same time, there's quite a lot of movement among the old songs (and a few familiar ones are rising again...). Pardon the lack of intelligent comments (I'm mostly spazzing, it's unforgivable). It's 1AM LOL.

↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )
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[personal profile] fascinates2011-02-02 12:09 am

Weekly Vocaran #174 (01/24-01/31, 2011)

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #174 (January 24-31, 2011)

I'm a bit late (by hours?) with this week's writeup, since I'm busy finishing some stuff for this month XD;. Anyway, this week has a lot of remnants of the previous rankings, but there are a few new songs worth a listen. Most of the old songs are at the bottom of the ranking, so it's apparent that the new songs are also top-notch. Super old regulars also showed some strength this week, either returning or not slipping away (yes, this includes daniwellP's nyanya song which is still stuck in my head XD).

I have a mod announcement coming up a bit later, so please wait for that, too!

↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )
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[personal profile] fascinates2011-01-24 05:35 pm

Vocaloid Midyear Special Ranking 2010 2nd Part (Kagamine Compilation)

The first half of 2010 SP ranking (Kagamine part) can be found here. For an intro on the SP ranking, please refer to the Miku compilation!

This compilation only has 100 songs, very modest compared to Miku's. But that doesn't mean they pale in quality!

Since all of them are Kagamine songs, I'll just type the song, composer, and additional Vocaloids used if there are any.

original nicovideo link

list under the cut! )
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[personal profile] fascinates2010-12-30 01:06 am

Even More Singing Producers?

The last one for this year, this is our third list of songs Vocaloid producers sang. They can be self-covers, covers of other songs or original songs altogether. You might be familiar with some of them as they appeared in the utattemita ranking.

list under the cut )
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[personal profile] fascinates2010-10-12 11:32 pm

Weekly Vocaran #158 (October 4-11, 2010)

A lot of new wonderful songs this week, which is why some of the regulars are pushed off the rankings. But that's alright, because that means we have new stuff to loop, right?

↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )
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[personal profile] fascinates2010-10-05 10:29 pm

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #157 (092710-100410)

This week's Vocaranking has a lot of remains of last week's but that doesn't mean it's not a good week. The new songs are really nice, and in various genres, too.

↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

top 30 under the cut )
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[personal profile] fascinates2010-07-21 09:57 pm

Vocaloid Midyear Special Ranking 2010 (Kagamine compilation)

For a proper intro, please read the Miku ranking here. The Kagamine twins has 184 songs in the ranking mylist, but I'm only tackling the top 100. Since there are technically two singers here (Rin and Len), I'll note who is singing which song.

So far, this and the annual rankings are the only ones I type in reverse order (from 100-1) so that it'd be more exciting :). If you want me to do the midyear/annual rankings in the traditional way (the 1-xx order), just tell me :).

You might notice that some of the titles/P names are still in Japanese. It's because I'm not sure how to romanize them correctly.

nicovideo link

top 90-1 under the cut )
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[personal profile] fascinates2010-05-18 10:22 pm

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #137 (May 10-17, 2010)

For some reason, I think this week's ranking doesn't feature a lot of new uploads. In fact, most of the entries are old songs rearranged into the rankings. There were a lot that fell, but there were some who held on strongly, probably affected by album release or a cover from the utattemita category.


↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

Songs are arranged from 1-30.

1-30 under the cut )



some announcements
• I noticed that there were a few from dreamwidth and LJ who subscribed to [community profile] ofurotaimu. Thanks for watching! I hope the posts are useful :).
• I realized that I had this community in the open posting option, which shouldn't be...since I'm the only one posting here anyway ^^;. I've closed posting for this community, I'm sorry about that! If you have anything to post about or are willing to contribute to the comm (you must be a DW user, though), feel free to contact me :).
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[personal profile] fascinates2010-05-10 08:42 pm

Monthly Vocaloid Ranking (April 2010)

Last night, nine days since May started, I remembered that I forgot to do the Monthly Vocaloid Ranking for March D:. So sorry! I was in a hotel last May 1, so I totally forgot about it OTL. Anyway, it's better to be late than never. Here is the April Ranking, all 80 in the list :).

original nicovideo link

1-80 under the cut! )
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[personal profile] fascinates2010-05-04 10:27 pm

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking 135 (April 26-May 3, 2010)

Not a very eventful ranking, some of the oldies are pushed away by what I call the Kaito matsuri (not really) XD;. The top tiers are a bit predictable, though XD.


↑# - the song moved up from a previous top 30 rank
↓# - song moved down from a previous top 30 rank
- song is a re-entry to the top 30 rankings

original nicovideo link

The songs are arranged from 1-30, please be reminded :).

top 30 under the cut! )
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[personal profile] fascinates2010-03-30 09:55 am

Weekly Vocaloid Ranking #130 (March 22 - 29)

This is the first time I'm posting about the weekly Vocaloid ranking. Initially, I just wanted to do the monthly summary ranking, but since I always check Weekly Vocaran anyway, why not include them in my posts here ^^;. I also put a list of my favorites for the week @ mintyrain. Yes, there's a thing called life here, I just don't notice it much XD.

This is just a list. Order is not reversed, unless people request it to be in such :). /lazy

original link

top 30 for the week )

It's a bit harder for me to do Vocaranking because I don't know much about producers, but let's see how this'll continue XD;.