【Vocaloid Composer】baker

Okay, time to start introducing the basics of Vocaloid composers.

baker (aka kisk baker, ウイイレP, FIFAP, real name is HATTORI Keisuke) is one of the most well-known Vocaloid composers/remixers, and is also a DJ. Incidentally, he is also my favourite Vocaloid composer/remixer. Random facts include that he lives in Kanagawa prefecture, his blood type is O, and because he likes the Winning Eleven games, he took on ウイイレ (JPN contraction of Winning Eleven) as his P name. (However, the tags for his P name now say FIFAP since he now likes FIFA09.) Also, some of his newer remixes have been labelled with “nitagamo” or its contration, “NTMG”, which literally means boiled egg.

baker started composing songs using Vocaloid in 2007, and his first video was a short preliminary version of carol. His next song was celluloid, which is by far his most well-known song, even making it into the famous 10-minute 七色のニコニコ動画 medley in 2009. It currently has 459,000+ hits. After posting 3 more songs, サウンド (sound), カナリア (Canary), and carol (full-version), he posted celluloid retake in June 2008 and announced that he is retiring from composing Vocaloid songs.

However, he still consistently makes remixes of a lot of other composers‘ songs and also has composed many original songs. He seems to work closely with はるよ, and has had her as a vocalist for his original song 旅人のうた (The Traveler’s Song), and baker personally mixed her renditions of his songs. He also has a few collaborations with OSTER Project, where they remixed each other‘s songs and baker made a PV for one of OSTER’s songs, つきうさぎ (Rabbit of the Moon). baker has also tried his hand at singing Vocaloid songs which are not exactly meant to be sung and mangling his own song with softbank’s Yukkuri text-to-voice program.

Some of baker’s consistent characteristics is that the videos he uses for his PVs are all scenery videos shot by him with his cell phone (phone model is softbank911T, which is why it appears in his tags.), and that he really rarely depends on Hatsune Miku’s image and character to makes his songs unique. As well, he has proven to be quite versatile in genre in both composing and remixing, ranging from ballads to poppy techno(?). His tools of the trade include Vocaloid and KORG DS-10.

His latest remixes include 恋は戦争 (Love is War) NTMG MIX for MIWA Shirow‘s Comiket76 release’s bonus CD, モバイリ:センセーション (Mobi Re: Sens@tion) NTMG MIX for sasakure.UK‘s C76 Album, and one of ピアノレッスン (Piano Lesson) for 古川P (FurukawaP), also for C76.

Website: http://kisk55.web.fc2.com/
Blog: http://kiskbaker.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kisk_baker
Nicovideo Mylist: http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/2896283
MP3 downloads: http://www.muzie.co.jp/artist/a049385/ (Provided by baker)