Many new useful functions, including shortcut editing! VOCALOID 6.2 overview and precautions

On June 1, 2023, VOCALOID 6.2 was released as the latest version of the application. This article provides an overview of version 6.2 and explains precautions related to updating among other things.

Note: VOCALOID 6.2 does not have any changes that could affect output sound.


VOCALOID 6.2 Overview
Several functions available in VOCALOID4 have been added
Usability improved, functions added and issues resolved
How to get VOCALOID6.2 and precautions
Precautions for use
How to get the update
Details about improvements

VOCALOID 6.2 Overview

Several functions available in VOCALOID4 have been added

Based on feedback from VOCALOID users, we have improved several functions that were used frequently in VOCALOID4 and added them to VOCALOID6.

Functions from VOCALOID4 that were added in VOCALOID 6.2

Several functions added from VOCALOID4

Usability improved, functions added and issues resolved

Usability has been improved in response to customer feedback. VOCALOID Editor has become even easier to use.

The main improvements are as follows. See the end of this article for details.

How to get VOCALOID6.2 and precautions

Precautions for use

With the VOCALOID6 series, different versions of the Editor and the voicebanks are being released.

For VOCALOID 6.2, you only need to update the VOCALOID Editor to version 6.2. Voicebanks that are version 6.1 or later do not need to be updated. (There are no 6.2 updaters for voice banks.)

The versions of installed voicebanks can be checked using the “Voice Bank Version…” item in the Help Menu.

Confirm that voice banks are at least version 6.1

Moreover, in order to install VOCALOID Editor 6.2, version 6.1.1 or earlier must be installed. If it has not been installed, first install an older version of VOCALOID6 Editor, and then install the version 6.2 updater.

The VOCALOID Editor version can be checked after launching the application by selecting “About VOCALOID6 Editor…” from the Help Menu to open a pop-up window.

To check the version, use Help > About VOCALOID6 Editor…

How to get the update

VOCALOID 6.2 is a free update.

Use the link below to open the download page, and select “Download” for Mac or Windows.

The downloaded file will be compressed in Zip format. Uncompress the file in Zip format, and follow the instructions to install the software.

See the following articles for installation instructions.

If you are currently using VOCALOID6 and have already completed authorization, you will not need to conduct authorization again after updating.

Details about improvements

Keyboard shortcut editing

Keyboard Shortcuts” has been added to the Settings Menu, and VOCALOID Editor shortcut commands can now be edited. Presets based on existing DAW software shortcuts are provided, so you can use VOCALOID Editor with operations similar to your DAW.

Keyboard Shortcuts has been added to Settings

Commands (operations) listed on the left side can be selected and their shortcuts changed. When selected, the current shortcut will be shown at the top right.

The current shortcut is shown at the top right

To change or assign a shortcut, input the desired combination of keys in the “Press key” field in the middle right, and select “Assign.” To set “Shift + A” as a shortcut, press the “A” key while pressing the Shift key so that the combination will be recognized.

Input the desired shortcut in “Press key” field and select “Assign”

The following 6 types of presets have been prepared based on existing DAW software. They can be selected from the “Preset” pull-down menu.

Sets of shortcuts similar to DAWs can be selected from “Preset”

By selecting “Export,” you can export and save sets of shortcuts that you create yourself in the dedicated “vkeys format.” Exported sets of shortcuts can be loaded using the “import” command.

“Import” and “Export” are possible

Check the following documentation for commands that can be edited and preset details.

Automatic lyric importing in Insert Lyrics windows

If notes are selected when the Insert Lyrics windows is used, lyrics that have already been input will now be automatically imported to the window.

Lyrics that are already input can now be used

Character encoding for lyrics can be set when importing/exporting MIDI files

Character encoding for lyrics can be specified when importing and exporting MIDI files. Lyrics included in MIDI files created by DAW software can be loaded without the characters being corrupted. Cubase and Ability use Shift-JIS, while Logic Pro and Studio One use UTF-8.

Character encoding for lyrics can now be specified

Improved display of phonetic symbol candidates when entering lyrics

When lyrics that cover multiple notes are input using the alphabet, improvements have been made for the display of phonetic symbol candidates. In addition, when multiple phonetic symbol candidates are shown, the TAB (shift+TAB) key can be used to move to the previous (next) lyric.

Moreover, this function is available for both VOCALOID:AI and VOCALOID tracks.

Candidates are shown even before lyrics are confirmed.

Function added for mono export when exporting multitrack audio

When exporting multitrack audio, mono can now be selected. This is useful when transferring files to other DAWs. After selecting the tracks to export, set “Channel” to “Mono”.

If mono is specified when exporting stereo audio tracks, audio files that combine left and right channels will be created.

In addition, the size of the “Audio Mixdown” window has been increased, making it easier to view. Furthermore, an “Open folder after mixdown” option has been added.

Mono export now supported

Function added for inserting silence at specific positions

A function has been added that allows silences to be inserted on all tracks at once.

You can add silence by setting the repeat interval to the desired length and using “Insert Silence” from the Edit menu.

Use “Insert Silence” in the Edit menu to add silence

Function added for reverting to last saved state

A “Revert” command has been added to the File menu. This enables reverting to the saved state without reopening the project.

“Revert” command has been added