Vocaloid 5 came out recently, and it's got a lot of new features that look like they'd be useful. I downloaded the basic set today, which comes with 4 new voicebanks. Amy and Chris sing in English, Kaori and Ken are Japanese. There's also a premium version with another 4 voicebanks, but two of those are minor upgrades of Cyber Diva and Cyber Songman (which I already have), and the other two are the Japanese-only VY1 and VY2. I've been trying out Amy and Chris on some of my old translations, and I've put up a video with lyrics from "Sy umi reev" ("A Whole New World" from Disney's "Aladdin"). https://youtu.be/0mX0QAlHJMk Their Tirėlat pronunciation is pretty decent, but not perfect, e.g. Chris's unaspirated [t] doesn't always sound at the beginning of a syllable. Most English voicebanks have problems with sequences of sounds that don't occur in English. Amy's [d] doesn't always cooperate when I'm trying to fake a trilled /r/, but I didn't think to check if she has a  phoneme until after I did the song. It turns out they both have , but not [h\] or [e@0], and the  works pretty well for fake trills. The biggest changes are the addition of "attack effects" and "release effects", which affect the articulation of the voice sounds, and the inclusion of style presets that add effects like reverb or EQ. I've been experimenting with those, but haven't done much with them yet. The video demonstrates the a style preset "Mood Expression" and automatic insertion of breaths, which is pretty good for making the voices sound more realistic. I've also been experimenting with the attack and release effects that add a bit of simulated "vocal fry" to the start and end of notes, but it's hard to get that to sound good.