Soundiron has launched Questionably Barbershop, a 4-piece male vocal ensemble, crafted in the style of an old-timey Barbershop Quartet.
Featuring the humble vocal talents of our own Mike, Gregg and Spencer, this library offers chromatic sustains and staccatos, improvised scat ‘n bebop phrases and even a couple of classic Americana folk songs broken down line-by-line with each vocal part directly accessible in several different root keys. Questionably Barbershop gives you easy 4-part harmony in a box.
Each one of our singers (Mike: Tenor Lead, Gregg: Baritone, Spencer: Bass and ‘Mikey’: Tenor Falsetto) performed 3 types of sustains and staccatos: Doo, Lah and Woh. Using our custom GUI controls, these 3 different sounds can also act as pure Oo, Ah and Oh vowel sounds, with adjustable durations and attack shaping.
Our advanced scripting gives you automatic 4-part harmony voicing in the Ensemble Sustains and Staccatos presets, ensuring that you always hear the Lead first, the Bass in his appropriate range and the Tenor for those piercing high notes! And for a big male chorus sound, you can select the “Unison” mode for all four voices over the whole key range. We even give you Auto-pan feature to intelligently spread the singers over the stereo field for a nice wide sound.
The Scat ’N Bebop phrase section includes 356 improvised phrases, with real-time tempo-synching and time-stretching. Phrases are included in the root keys of C, E, and G# with easy transposition to other keys. You’ll also find our DSP Rack panel, with multi-effects, compression, EQ, amp/speaker simulation and convolution reverb, with dozens of our favorite rooms, halls, chambers, cathedrals and FX impulses.
The library is 950 MB, with 2,588 samples and 24 Kontakt presets. This open-format Kontakt library has unlocked samples and requires the full retail version of Kontakt (free Kontakt Player not supported).
The library is on sale for $14.95 USD through April 20th, 2015 as part of Soundiron’s storewide sale (25% off all products).