AiKO (艾可) is the first Chinese vocalist for Synthesizer V and is the mascot of Animen.[1] She was released on December 28, 2018. An update for AiKO to the Synthesizer V Studio engine was released on July 15, 2020.

Her voice provider is Liang Xiao Miao, a Chinese voice actress and model.

AiKO's End User License Agreement

Concept[edit | edit source]

AiKO is enthusiastic about everything. Although she can be occasionally careless, she won't feel down when trouble comes, and she's happy to make a little progress every day. She is a hard worker and likes to wear her work clothes.

Her headwear, headphones, and bow hold magical power. It is said that her headphones can hear every sound in this world.[2]

She is listed as an Aries.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

AiKO's name is rendered in Kana as "アイコ".[3]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

She has four main attires: maid, digital, "preach" (missionary), and performer.

The headwear in general has a dip pen inspired design. Her main, "preach", and performer headwears are be able to hold a lot of data, has WiFi and optical fibres inside, and a USB can also be inserted into them. The headwear of the digital attire has a wider range, can search for bugs, and send stronger signals.

The bow on her maid and performer attires has an "A" on it to represent Animen. The "A" also exists on her digital attire, but it has a small terminal database and core processor, and it can control the whole attire.

Her theme color is #FDD000. She has blonde hair and green eyes.

History[edit | edit source]

2018[edit | edit source]

AiKO was first demonstrated by Umine Kyo in a cover of "好想你 (I Miss You)" by Joyce Chu on December 7, 2018.[4] She was said to be sweet, natural, and not difficult to use. Another cover was uploaded to bilibili on December 16, 2018. This time it was "梦境小偷 (Dream Thief)", which originally featured Hatsune Miku.[5]

While she was not included in the Synthesizer V Production Release on December 24, 2018, it was announced she would be released shortly. This was later revealed to be December 28.[6]

AiKO was released alongside the license for Synthesizer V on Animen's web shop, ANiCUTE, on the intended December 28 date.[7] She was also made available on Taobao through Quadimension for users in Mainland China.[8]

2019[edit | edit source]

On January 8, 2019 a demo song called "Something New" was uploaded. It featured Eleanor Forte as the main vocal and AiKO as backing vocals. The whole song was in English.[9]

2020[edit | edit source]

On June 30th, 2020 it was announced that AiKO would receive an update to Synthesizer V Studio.

On July 15th, 2020 AiKO was given an update to Synthesizer V Studio.

On July 30th, 2020 AiKO received a Lite version for Synthesizer V Studio. [10]

Voicebank Information[edit | edit source]

Demonstrations[edit | edit source]


好想你 (Hǎo Xiǎng Nǐ) YouTube
Something New YouTube

Voicebank Libraries[edit | edit source]

Product Information
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Software issues as noted:
  1. On December 28, 2018, a thread was made by Kanru Hua on the official Synthesizer V Forum for users to report pronunciation problems.All voicebanks were mentioned at least once.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

Reputation[edit | edit source]

AiKO's character status
  • First Chinese Synthesizer V voicebank to be released.
  • First female Chinese voicebank to be released.
  • First commercially released voicebank
  • First Synthesizer V vocal to be an established non-synthesizer character before getting a voicebank.

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