Miselu and Yamaha to collaborate on singing synthesizer with VOCALOID™

San Francisco, CA — June 27, 2012 — Miselu, a San Francisco based music technology company, announced today that Yamaha has produced a VOCALOID™ application prototype for the Miselu platform. The app (codename “MV-01”) is produced by music game designer luminary Tetsuya Mizuguchi in partnership with Yamaha’s Y2 Project and Semiconductor Division.

Earlier this year, Miselu announced the integration of Yamaha’s AudioEngine™ Series NSX-1 Sound Chip into it’s “neiro” reference platform. The powerful NSX-1 is able to faithfully reproduce a wide variety of traditional acoustic instruments with unparalleled fidelity. The NSX-1 is also the first synthesizer chip equipped with native VOCALOID™ capabilities.

VOCALOID™ is a singing synthesizer technology developed by Yamaha that uses concatenative synthesis to splice and process vocal fragments extracted from human voice samples. VOCALOID™ allows the NSX-1 powered musical instrument to create an authentic computer-generated singing voice with text-to-lyics capability.

The mastermind behind the VOCALOID™ application is acclaimed designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi, known for legendary titles including: Sega Rally, Rez, Space Channel 5, Lumines and Child of Eden.

The application shown today is still at the concept stage, but allows a glimpse into the vision of “human voice as an electronic instrument” and presages the commercial implementation of the VOCALOID™ technology with the NSX-1 chip.

An early demonstration of the Miselu platform will be shown at Google I/O 2012 in San Francisco on June 27 and 28.

About Miselu

San Francisco based Miselu is building a modern music instrument platform. Miselu is actively partnering with application creators, social network services, music instrument companies, component suppliers and manufacturers to bring the next generation of music instrument technology to market. For more info, visit www.miselu.com.

About Yamaha

Since its founding in 1887, the Yamaha Corporation Group has developed its business activities focusing on musical instruments, AV products, Yamaha music schools, and other products and services related to sound and music. We are pleased, indeed, that Yamaha contributes on the lives of and brings joy to so many people around the world. For more information, please visit: http://yamaha.com/about_yamaha/corporate