Guide – How to use Nicosound

Edit on June 4th 2010 – Uploaded the image guides to a new host so that you will be able to see the guide better.

In this post I will be providing a simple guide on how to get mp3 of your favorite Vocaloid songs from Nico Nico Douga links.

Sometimes when you watch Vocaloid videos on YouTube, you may have noticed that the uploader would have kindly provided the original Nico Nico Douga link (for example: Kagamine Len’s “SPICE!” – or at least, the Nico ID of the video on NND (example: sm6029342).

[SHORTCUT: Just replace the Nico ID of the song you want with the link example provided in my previous sentence and paste it onto your browser’s address bar before hitting enter].

Now, with the Nico Nico Douga link of the video in hand, you can start to download the mp3 with the instruction provided below.

Go to Nicosound.

Nicosound Guide – Page 1

(Click on the images to see the enlarged image guides in a new window if you can’t see it clearly here)

Nicosound Guide – Page 2

In page 2, the download link would be read as “パソコンへ転送” on your browser instead of the “download” stated in my example. Nevertheless, just click on it, save the mp3 file to a location you want to save it to and enjoy listening to Vocaloid songs to your heart’s content from there on. =)

However, just in case the Vocaloid video that you are watching doesn’t have any NND link or ID provided, you can still get to download the mp3 version of the song, albeit with a bit more effort as described below. For the example listed below I will be using Kagamine Rin’s song “Dycon” to demonstrate.

Nicosound Guide Part 2 – Page 1

The Japanese names of the Vocaloid are as follows:

【初音ミク】 – Hatsune Miku

【鏡音リン】 – Kagamine Rin

【鏡音レン】 – Kagamine Len

【巡音ルカ】 – Megurine Luka

【亞北ネル】 – Akita Neru

【弱音ハク】 – Haku Yowane

【重音テト】 – Teto Kasane

【神威がくぽ】 – Kamui Gakupo (Gackpoid)

【メグッポイド】 – Megpoid (Gumi)

Nicosound Guide Part 2 – Page 2

In order to find the correct version of the song that you are looking for (because the song could be sung by another Vocaloid or even other artists), make sure you click on each link and try to listen to the song before deciding. The play button for the songs can be found somewhere just below the Nico Nico Douga description of the song.

Nicosound Guide Part 2 – Page 3

Well, that’s about it. Hope you enjoy listening to the new Vocaloid songs you got from Nicosound using this guide. And if there’s any error, just notify me and I will edit it when I can.


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6 Responses to “Guide – How to use Nicosound”

  1. Update - How To Use Nicosound « DT’s Vocaloid Fanblog and other stuff Says:

    […] entry is with reference to my earlier guide on how to use Nicosound, but just an update here for FireFox […]

  2. Keitaro-kun Says:

    Thanks for doing this guide ^.^
    I needed to download some songs because of the “Hatsune Miku: Project Diva” game! And you sir, made my day.

  3. Llye Says:

    Thanks so much for making this guide and sharing it! Easy to follow and helped me get the songs I wanted (and some new Vocaloid stuff, which I’d never listened to before today, and I gotta say, I like it)
    (‘w’)b thanks again

  4. Alice Says:

    I am so indebted to you!!

    Thank you so much for this guide! I have so many songs that I love on NND, but I could never read Japanese. :(

    I love this so much!!

  5. MoonaArita Says:

    Thanks very much for your help. This guide helps me very much. ^^~ Keep going like that, heh ^^~

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