PC users may have been blessed with three singing girls (Miku, Rin and Luka
) for Crypton's Vocaloid2 software already. But what about Mac users? Well, aside from the obvious answer "screw Mac users"
, there's finally something similar out there for Apple's platform. It's called Macne Nana, which is the name of both the application, and the character pictured below - voiced by Haruna Ikezawa (Yoshino Shimazu from Maria-sama ga Miteru
, Mao Mizusawa from KimiKiss Pure Rouge
Macne Nana can be downloaded from Act2
, but while it's a lot cheaper than Vocaloid's voice packs, I should warn that it's not actually a stand-alone program. Instead, it's just a plugin for other Mac sound editing software, and so far only Garageband and Reason are supported.
You can read more about it on Moemania
, and some Macne Nana songs are starting to pop up on YouTube: such is this "Mimi no Aru Robot no Uta"
, aka "The robot that has ears song". I've certainly heard better ones.