Power isn’t determined by your size, but the size of your heart and dreams -Monkey D. Luffy, One Piece.
Welcome on VoxWave shop’s blog! In order to inaugurate this shop, we chose to answer some of your questions.
Some of you indeed wonder what our roles are in the team… And that is only logical since the situation is very complex! We offer you today a small article so as to explain you who we are and what we do within ALYS project.
Introduction of VoxWave central team
On this website, you may have seen our introductions. Here are more detailed ones.
Joffrey : Hello everyone ! I’m Joffrey, project leader on ALYS and CEO at VoxWave. My job mainly consists in making sure that everything is all right within the team, but I am also in charge of all the relationships between the project and the vast oustide world: meeting potential partners, funding research, etc etc… In short, I’m M. Administration!
Lucien : Hello! I’m Lucien, more known on the Internet as Drak-pa. I’m in charge of the technical and linguistic aspect of the project ; basically, I’m in charge of all the linguistic research necessary for the creation and optimization of ALYS French-speaking voicebank. I have also taken care, besides of this job, of all voice manipulation of the voicebank for all the published songs so far, be they Dans mon Monde or Avenir.
TBK : Hello! I’m Axelle, but you can call me TBK. My main role within the team is community management on social networks. I’m in charge of ALYS Facebook, VoxWave’s one, our Twitter account. I answer your email, and I also take care of newsletters. I also forward you all announcement of VoxWave, and answer your questions as fast as possible. I am also webmaster on the official website, on the e-shop, and on this blog (that I created by myself), and update them.. I am also in charge of orders bought on the E-shop (imagine all those products eating slowly my vital space, haha). Finally, I also coordinate various teams (3D animation, songs, etc…) and make sure everyone works together with appropriate tools.
We are three associates and co-founder of « VoxWave SAS ». Thus we are committed to the fundraising and the contact research so as to make this project a success!
Extended VoxWave team: artists.
The extended team was formed during the project so as to make it possible to create new official content with ALYS. Those members also helps us on the project by providing wise advices and ideas on our next steps. Among them are indeed Avenir’s authors, but also a lot of other partners!
Caroline : “Note to the reader!” Originally from comic and art books world, and not from speech synthesis world directly, I am here publishing manager. Basically I supervise editorial content by VoxWave (be they public orconfidential). I also have a writing, graphic (drawings, models), and legal expert consulting role within the project, including printed documents, such as Clair de Lune giclée. My goal: to prove that Japanese inspired pop culture is perfectly legitimate in contemporary France!
Elnawen : My name is Morgane and I am a student in animation! I take in charge a lot of VoxWave graphic identity: flyers, posters, promotional images, etc… and a little part of necessary MMD animation for concerts (it became management since studies are taking a lot of time). More generally I also provide artistic advices and congratulations!
JungYoungRinD. (JYRD) : Hello, there I am: JungYoungRinD. a dancer and choregrapher for VoxWave. I have followed ballet, modern’jazz and hip hop studies, and I am a self-taught choreographer. I am inspired by various genres: new style, lock, top rock, yosakoi, but also Jpop and Kpop. My experience makes it possible for me to create various things on various music styles. Actually, I create choregraph, that are animated after that by all the MMD team run by Morgane for 3D PVs, and of course, concerts..
Kyu : Hail to thee, I’m Kyu, or YKyu, or Yamakyu if you take my complete nickname (you may choose). A bit like a lot of people there, I have known Drak-pa, Joffrey and TBK through VocaloidFR, where I spend most of my free time. Being a student in audiovisual media, I joined VoxWave project as sound technician, so as to, on the one hand make sure that recordings go well (we needed « Y a un chat » to be perfect since we could record it only once!), and on the other to give a hand to Drak-pa as regards various technical aspects inthe making of ALYS voicebank.
Lachesis : Hello, my name on the Internet is Lachesis and my IRL name shall remain for you a mystery which will haunt your darkest nightmares! As Joffrey, TBK and Drak-pa, I made my debut in VocaloidFR community in which I am animator, moderator and editor. I met TBK and Drak-pa there (and have been knowing Joffrey for a while). I am addict to dictionaries, and therefore proposed VoxWave to become a lyricist, which led me to write Avenir lyrics, and this is just the beginning! I also know quite well what is at stake in the community, and I have studied secretariat, making it possible for me to help the team with official documents! Voilà, voilà~
Miky-Rei : Hello, I’m Miky-rei, and my role is to create animation and promotional videos for ALYS. That is to say that I am in charge of everything once I get the MMD odel, from camera to animation including special effects and composition. I am currently in high school and thus an autodidact in this domain in which I would like to become a professional.
Saphirya : Hey this is Saphi! My role within ALYS projectis to give birth the team’s fantasies (yes I’m speaking about drawings, haha) ! I take in charge some designs of our baby: from concept art to illustrations! I am also in charge of making ALYS popular in China (I am studying in Shanghai) during my spare time, by forwarding news on Chinese social networks, and by participating to pop culture conventions. I volunteered for this task because this project means much to me. I want ALYS to be renowned worldwide!!
Shindehai : Hello, I’m Tai, VoxWave’s Chinese man. Yes because actually, they make you think they work hard but fake, since the beginning I do everything!!
No actually, I’m currently main composer of demonstration songs made with ALYS prototype (but if you hate my music don’t worry, I’ll definitely not be the only one) and I’m in charge of ALYS LIVE (thanks Captain Obvious)concerts which will soon happen everywhere in France =).
Tatsuki : Hey Hey! °//3//°9 (omg that’s too ugly) Tatsuki standing by! But please call me Tatsu, don’t be shy~ ê3e I am one of the drawing watermelons of ALYS, especially on PVs! I hope ALYS will grow up quickly! This project is really dear to my heart and I hope to covert you to my Alysian madness!
We are only 3 founders within the VoxWave team, but around ten if we count everybody ! 😉
Other artists will soon come to participate in other official ALYS creations, you may discover them very soon. 🙂
Some of us asked us if they could make music or create for ALYS and her prototype. As you can guess, to be efficient for those requests with such a busy team is becoming complicated. Thus, if you really want to propose a song, please send us (contactATvoxwave.fr) the instrumental part (with song melody), lyrics, and a try by the artist you think fitting for the making of the PV.
Once received everything, we can answer as fast as possible and tell you if we can integrate it to our following releases (in any case a music is never lost!), we will be very pleased to collaborate with you, with a contract (in order to protect your rights thanks to French property code) 😉
Voilà, we are only humans but we keep doing our best in order to help ALYS to grow ! :3
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