The Macne family is a series of voice bank designed for Reason4 and GarageBand. They are the music sequencer softwares for the Macintosh operating system, developed by MI7 Japan and distributed by Act2. Following the rising popularity of Vocaloid2 Miku Hatsune, which works only on Windows operating system, a voicebank for Macintosh computers was conceptualized in the Japanese voice actress Haruna Ikezawa's regular column Vox Reginae, Vox Dei carried in the magazine Mac Fan by Mainichi Communications. Haruna provided her voice for the first Macloid Nana Macne, and other voice actor and actress joined the project as Macne gained popularity. The characters are used in Reason4 or GarageBand by selecting one of them as an instrument and altering pitches and lengths of sound files; They can also work normally on UTAU by converting their samples and providing a tuned oto.ini file.
Macne Nana petit was available for purchase as a download through act2's Macne website. Her download files included a few wallpapers, concept art and the .aiff samples. The samples were identical to Macne Nana's, only missing the samples recorded in different pitches.
Around the release of Macne Coco, an expansion pack was released for Macne Nana Petit to include these missing samples.
On 29/2/2012, Macne Nana's voicebank was made unavailable for purchase, and act2 announced that they will be releasing newly-recorded updated voicebanks for Macne Nana and Macne Nana Petit, entitled "Macne Nana 2S" and "Macne Petit 2S", to celebrate Macne Nana's third anniversary. On 29/3/2012, the updated voicebanks were released, replacing the original voicebanks.
By the 2S release, Macne Nana Petit has a different voicebank from Macne Nana.
Macne Petit 2S is currently sold at Macne.net for ¥980 as an already confiqured UTAU-synth voicebank.Tutorials: