|A sample of a cover song by Oktavia|
"Tsumi no Namae", composed by Ryo
Oktavia is a YouTube singer who began covering Vocaloid songs officially in June 2016. Up until then, her primary YouTube activity was transcribing anime/Vocaloid songs into MIDI form via Synthesia, as well as creating piano medleys. Her first cover was an English version of Kalafina's "Hikarifuru". Due to the positive reception she received on the cover, she decided to transition her channel to use as a singer in both English and Japanese. Her first official English Vocaloid cover (as well as her most popular Vocaloid cover with over 36K views) was "R.I.P. Gossip no Umi".
Oktavia is known for having a powerful voice with a wide range and high belt. Her voice is also notably versatile, as she can manage both a pop/rock style as well as classical. Her covers often use adlibs and added harmonies, due to her love for them. She writes her own lyrics for her English covers, as well as melody/harmony guides.
Currently, she attends college in Tucson, Arizona, majoring in Music Education. She enjoys making covers as a side activity. She is also known to be working on an online musical for Puella Magi Madoka Magica as a background project.
Her most popular cover overall is her TV Size English version of "Kami Iro Awase" from Dangan Ronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen (Zetsubou-hen), with over 50K views.
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- Her name comes from Oktavia von Seckendorff, a witch from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica. She chose it due to Sayaka Miki, the creator of the witch, being her all time favorite character.
- She comes from a musical theatre background, having worked with instructors both in theatre and opera. She also attended a performing arts high school.
- Her favorite Vocaloid producer is Neru, and she is a fan of Neruke. Her favorite songs by him are Abstract Nonsense and Datsugoku. She hopes to cover all the songs by him she can.
- Her persona wears a surgical mask as a reference to her favorite producer Neru, as well as a reference to her getting sick all the time.
- Her favorite Vocaloids are MAYU, Kagamine Rin and Yuzuki Yukari. In addition, aside from Neru, her other favorite producers are Kikuo, nyanyannya, 164, PinocchioP, MARETU and Tohma.
- She is known to be a fan of the Dangan Ronpa and Zero Escape visual novel series.