The Creator of the Second Dimension - Chapter 112
Chapter 112 .Buy buy buy
In his spare time for animation production, Xu Rui is not idle. In addition to watching other animations to analyze and improve his own level, Xu Rui also pays close attention to industry trends.
In mid-November, Ningjiang became extremely cold, and many people wore scarves. The Wutong Avenue of Ningjiang University was already full of fallen leaves, swept clean and covered with another layer.
Ningjiang City, the third floor of a six-story building in the Information Industry Park, where Ningjiang Shanye Electronic Music Equipment Co., Ltd. is located.
But this company is actually on the verge of bankruptcy.
Yamaha Electronic Music Equipment Company mainly deals in a variety of electronic musical instruments, including electronic organs, electric guitars, etc., in the most glorious period, even under its rock band.
But those are the glory of the past. After a major investment failure, Yamaha Electronics’ capital chain has a huge gap, and it has to split its business lines and even sell its own product lines to seek survival.
However, this also led to a chain reaction. In the end, Yamaha Electronics only left some of its core electronic music businesses and issued a bankruptcy liquidation announcement.
“Although I have said it several times, I still want to confirm some, Mr. Xu Rui, do you really want to buy this piece of business?”
The last general manager of Yamaha Electronics, Shan Nan picked up the pen, looked at the text on the acquisition contract, and confirmed.
“Yes, Mr. Shan.”
Xu Rui answered without hesitation.
“Although it is not appropriate to say that, this piece of business is not only my hard work, but also something that I regret the most. Back then, I decided to develop this product line because of my overconfidence and blind optimism, which led to the company’s appearance Problem, defeated the industry left by my grandfather.”
Shan Nan sighed.
At the peak of Yamaha Electronics, the general manager Shan Nan had a whim and decided to develop a new business, that is, electronic voice.
In the electronic piano and other musical instruments, in fact, vocals have long been included as accompaniment, but Shan Nan’s expectations are much more than that.
He wants to create an instrument that contains human voices, and creators can use it not only for harmony accompaniment, but for the instrument to sing as they wish!
Shan Nan was inspired by an animation in which the virtual singer intoxicated the young man. He dreams that one day he can produce the same electronic singer, such a singer will not be old, have no scandal, and can control all types of songs. That is the ultimate goal of electronic music that he dreams of.
It’s a pity that electronic vocals require very high technical skills. Shannan’s technical department can’t create a changeable tone completely out of thin air, and it’s not what Shannan wants to include vocals as a sound source. He thinks this will still work. Connect real people with voices.
As a result, although the sound synthesis engine they produced can produce sound, it is like a machine, without emotion and ups and downs. Although technology can change the sound, the steps required are extremely cumbersome, let alone make the sound sing. Up.
Shan Nan was already in a financial crisis by this time, and in the end, he went bankrupt without experimenting with other methods.
No one was interested in this business at the beginning. Everyone felt that Shan Nan was whimsical, and the sound of a machine could not surpass humans in any way. Therefore, while each product line was divided by each company, electronic human voice and voice No one wants a synthesis engine.
Until Xu Rui appeared.
He first came to acquire Yamaha Electronics’ music studio. According to Xu Rui, Phantom Animation will set up its own sound department, so he plans to come to Yamaha to pick up the bargains.
During the communication process, Xu Rui accidentally learned about the electronic voice products. He was not very interested at first, but then he decided to buy this and related patents together with the mentality of not wanting the price of cabbage.
For Shan Nan, this was both reluctant and finally relieved.
In the end, Xu Rui purchased the equipment of a complete music studio at a price of 500,000 yuan, together with the electronic vocal business line and sound synthesis engine of Yamaha Electronics, which was almost a waste of product line.
This acquisition was silent, and even the industry news only mentioned a short sentence in the newsletter.
Of course, Shan Nan felt that Xu Rui bought the electronic voice “incidentally” with the mentality of picking up the bargain, but Xu Rui actually came for this business in the first place.
The establishment of the sound department is true. After all, the phantom animation still needs to entrust the media studio for sound-related production. Xu Rui always establishes his own sound department.
But in fact, there is no need to find Yamaha to purchase equipment. Xu Rui saw the report that Yamaha was bankrupt due to the failure of electronic voice in the news, and then contacted the company’s general manager Shan Nan.
Therefore, Xu Rui should not be too obvious, otherwise it will easily cause Shan Nan’s suspicion, causing him to temporarily raise prices or to perceive the true value of electronic voices.
Therefore, Xu Rui first contacted Yamaha Electronics in the name of purchasing equipment, and then “accidentally” learned about the electronic vocal business line, and bought this set with the mentality of “picking cheap”.
Although I am a little sorry for Shan Nan, Xu Rui is not a rich and lucrative local tyrant after all. Now when the funds are slightly tight, he can save as much as he can.
With the equipment of Yamaha Electronics, Xu Rui returned to the fourth floor of Hatsune Video Network next to Phantom Animation. It is not yet used here. He decided to expand this area into Phantom Animation’s audio studio and Hatsune Video. Music company.
Although the possibility behind the electronic human voice has been temporarily stifled in this world, Xu Rui has witnessed the popularity on the earth. He believes that it is necessary to use real human sampling, and at the same time, it is impossible to let a voice like Shan Nan originally imagined. Control all the songs, therefore, the type and rhythm of songs that can be matched by a sound source are also limited, which makes the user’s modulation easier.
It’s just that he hasn’t figured out who should be the sound source of the first electronic human voice for the time being. Moreover, at present, the phantom does not have extra funds to invest. He can only wait for the first volume of the “Magic Girl Madoka Magica” CD-ROM. On sale. UU Reading www.uukanshu.com
“Magic Girl Madoka Magica” was broadcast to the seventh episode, the protagonists gradually became aware of the truth about the magical girl, and the audience’s expectations for the follow-up plot also increased. Taotao.com, the first volume of “Magic Girl Madoka” is scheduled for CD-ROM. Already more than 30,000, with the advantage of less than 2,000 copies, the “Wolf and Cat” has been reversed after a month and a half after airing, and won the first place in the pre-sale list.
The CD will be sold in mid-December, which is about the tenth episode after the broadcast. This is the time that Xu Rui deliberately chose. It happens to be the climax of the plot, which can attract viewers to buy.
In this way, in January, coupled with the contracted little Chinese network’s novel adaptation of animation funds, Xu Rui will be able to have a large amount of working capital to expand his business while making animations.
At present, the painting and revision work of the first few episodes included in the CD-ROM is being intensively carried out, and the special codes have also been produced, so as not to skip votes.
Xu Rui had just completed the planning of the fourth floor of Chuyin Video.com, and Liu Xueyan walked up to the fourth floor with a worried expression on his face.
“Mr. Xu, I have something to discuss with you.”
“Huh? What’s the matter?”
Xu Rui feels a little strange. Chuyin Video Network has now reached 800,000 daily activities. Among them, Jiucheng is a paying user. It can be said that the development is quite good. Generally, Liu Xueyan has nothing to do with him. But now, looking at the expression on his face, it seems like the situation. Some serious?
“That’s it. There is an author in the music area. I haven’t uploaded a video for more than half a month, and there is no login record in the background. I originally thought it was because of the busy reality or was dug by other websites, but today, this author posted it on QQ. Give me a message.”
Xu Rui looked at Liu Xueyan’s phone, and there was only one message record on it.
[Future]: Please help me.