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ShippuP / 疾風P

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ShippuP or Masakuni started early as a Vocaloid composer, releasing fairly successful works since his debut in March 2009. He is mostly known for his work Genzai to Mirai no Dilemma featuring alternating voices of Miku Append. His name "Shippu" means strong winds.

He is probably one of the more interesting Ps I've encountered because of two things. The first one is that his genre is the most popular genre in Vocaloid-dom: rock. However, his style of rock is so distinct, you can't compare it to other rock works -- heck, you can't even compare one of his songs to another one XD. Each of his songs seems thoughtfully written, with a unique melody, beat, arrangement--even a different tuning of Vocaloids each time. Rock as a genre is too wide, and ShippuP's works bridges between rock 'n roll and hard rock. His songs are either dance-worthy like 60's rock and roll, with a slide of wonderful piano-playing, or hard rock with strong guitars, electronic beats and a dash of glam.

The second reason his works are so interesting is because of his tuning. Usually, Miku in rock songs would be tuned with a solid and sharp tone, following the song's crescendo until her voice is really high. However, ShippuP tries to tune his Vocaloids very low to the point of grating. This might sound bad in some songs, especially since a very low tune means also an unstable voice, but ShippuP manages to keep his Vocaloids' diction clear and solid, which makes him a bit different from what we're used to. He uses Miku and Luka in his works, both of them tuned very low with slightly lilting tones.

sample songs
Negative Positive Cycle (Miku)
Ai to Shin (Miku)
Only a Little (Miku)
Between The Real and Fairy Tale (Luka)
Utsusemi no Koe

nikki says
I started following ShippuP late, just after his release of that epic "Genzai to Mirai no Dilemma" song. I was very interested as to why he likes tuning his Vocaloids low so I explored his mylist and liked what I heard. I especially like his rock and roll songs (like Ai to Shin) because they sound so upbeat. His more rock-ish songs remind me of NatsuP and Machigerita songs for some reason, probably because of the grand way each song was presented. My favorite song of his would probably be "Only a Little", because the piano instrumental in the middle just kills me with happiness.
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This is my first time actually waiting for and transcribing the midyear Vocaloid Ranking, so I'm a bit excited despite the work before me XD.

This ranking considered Hatsune Miku songs uploaded from 12AM of December 15, 2009 up 11:59PM of June 14, 2010. The formula of computing for the ranks is not included in the blurb, but I think it's almost the same as the weekly Vocaloid ranking formula. The video included the top 80 songs, but the mylist link has 478 songs OTL. There's no way I CAN type up all of them so I'll just include here the top 100. There's still the Kagamine, KAITO, Luka and GUMI rankings, so please look forward to them :). Please take this as an opportunity to listen to Hatsune Miku songs considered as the best this half of 2010 :).

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 :).

nicovideo link part 1
nicovideo link part 2

100 to 1 under the cut. )

I have a feeling that I don't want to tag this....
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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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This is a bit early since I'm abusing the time I have while I'm on a sick leave from work :).

↑# - 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 :).

1-30 under the cut! )


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