Along with the new Electribe, Electribe Sampler, Volca Sample, Mini Kaoss Pad 2S, and Gadget update, Korg today introduced something a little more ‘out there’ – the Miku Stomp ‘singing’ effects pedal.
Miku Stomp is a vocaloid effect unit for guitar that lets Hatsune Miku sing according to your guitar playing. Just onnect your guitar, and Hatsune Miku sings when you play.
The vocal synthesis technology at the heart of the sound is eVocaloid, a vocalzing effect based on Yamaha’s next-generation NSX-1 sound engine.
According to Korg, using a guitar to control Hatsune Miku’s vocals has a different character than when using step-recording or a keyboard.
- Hatsune Miku ‘sings’ when you play your guitar.
- 11 lyric patterns are provided, so you can play ‘oohs’ or ‘aahs’ or custom lyrics.
- An iPhone app for entering lyrics is available, so you can make Miku Stomp ‘sing’ your original lyrics.
Here’s a quick video demo of Miku in action:
Official pricing and availability details for Miku Stomp are to be announced. See the Korg site for details.