I saw this video that covers pretty much all the current Vocaloids available:
So if you never really understood which Vocaloid usually sounds like or what sort of avatar they have, this is a good video that's a brief introduction to each one.
Related to this, I've pretty much decided who my absolute top favorite Vocaloid is. That would be Gackpoid. It's not limited to just one reason, but I will say the usual quality of songs using his abilities has really won me over.
Of course, my other favorites are Kaito and Piko, and I'm not about to ignore them at all. <3
Apparently Gackpoid did have a "live" performance, along with Megpoid, recently. However, unlike Megpoid's performance, Gackpoid did not get a hologram/projection and instead a limited PV was used. :( I feel oddly cheated. You can see each here:
I also wanted to share some songs from Shiki with you all. Although there is no listed release anywhere, I am really hoping that there will be an official Shiki soundtrack release sometime soon. If all we're given are the sample CDs from the limited edition import home releases (DVD and Bluray), then I know that hardly anyone will be able to enjoy the music, which is beautiful stuff. It would be such a tremendous shame and waste not to see all the songs get compiled into an official release. Without any OST listing, I feel somewhat restless. Regardless, onto the songs themselves."Day and Night"
Somewhat somber, dreamy, and soothing all at once. I get the impression that this is a sort of general Shiki theme. Is that a violin I hear? I love the strings regardless of what it is."Pendulum"
It plays during some of the eerier segments. This song actually succeeds in creeping me out a great deal. *thumbs up*"Crimson"
More laid-back with a touch of wishful thinking, thanks to the piano playing."Eau de Vie"
A more mysterious song, making you feel like something isn't quite right, or perhaps there's a much larger picture we're not really seeing. I believe this plays when surprising developments are hinted at or acted upon."Muddy Water"
Can I call this a funky wannabe hiphop type song? XD A combination of somewhat rougher-quality vocals (as though you're listening to them on a radio with slight static) and jingling bells makes for an interesting combo."Mosaic"
It shares some melody segments with "Day and Night", but has a drier, bell-focused sound.
Even if you haven't given Shiki a watch, I hope you can still enjoy the music. :)