Tone2 has released Vocaloid Soundset, a new soundset for the ElectraX software synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Ever wanted to hear your synth growl like a wild animal or sing like a choir of angels? Look no further, Vocaloid offer the best selection of presets with a clear focus on vocal and formant sounds.
Packed full of vocal pads, vocoders, rhythmical sections, human beatboxes and sound effects, Vocaloid shows the versatility of ElectraX’s powerful wavetable synthesis and sampler features.
Over 240 individual presets with new wavetables and samples, each created by professional sound designers to inspire and fill your vocal effect section with new ideas, from an ambient choir to a nasty growl, the Vocaloid soundset unleashes the true power of ElectraX.
Vocaloid Soundset features
240 presets, contains both synthesized and resynthesized material incorporating 200 MB of new sample content, due to its multi-layer and complex patch setup the complete soundset features a total of 400+ sounds.
All voices are properly tuned and many sounds automatically sync to the BPM rate for a comfortable and fast production.
Hand-picked selection of sounds created by a large number of professional sounddesigners: Ed Ten Eyck, Marco Scherer, Massimo Bosco, Aiyn Zahev, Jay Levzi, Stephen Krajewski, Markus Feil (Tone2), Bastiaan van Noord (Tone2).
Vocal sample credits: Scott Yahney, Ed ten Eyck (EDT), Marjorie van Noord (BN).
The soundset for ElectraX is available to purchase for 49 EUR inc. VAT.
Boss has announced it is now shipping its VE-5 Vocal Performer compact FX processor and looper for vocalists.
The VE-5 compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists.
Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the VE-5 is perfect for singers, rappers, beatboxers, webcasters, and anyone that wants to have fun with processing vocal sounds.
The VE-5 inherits high-quality effects from BOSS’ popular VE-20 Vocal Performer pedal, including reverb, delay, double/harmony, and dynamics processing. Also onboard is real-time pitch correction and special effects processing via the TONE/SFX category. A built-in phrase looper lets users capture vocal performances with effects and loop them on the fly for exciting real-time presentations.
VE-5 Vocal Performer features
Easy one-touch operation.
Six types of high-quality vocal effects inherited from the VE-20 – Reverb, Delay, Double/Harmony, Dynamics, Pitch Correct, and Tone/SFX.
Phrase Looper adds impact to real-time vocal performances, including harmonizing and layered beatboxing.
Favorite Sound function provides immediate access to preferred sounds.
Ideal for live performance, as well as tabletop setups; mic-stand mount included.
Internal microphone for instant gratification.
Aux input for blending external music.
Battery operation for street performance (AC adapter sold separately).
The VE-5 is now available to purchase for $279 USD / 249 EUR.
The 2nd Annual BOSS Loop Station World Championship was held in Frankfurt, Germany, last week during day one of the Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound trade show.
BOSS crowned French beatboxer TIONEB the 2012 BOSS Loop Station World Champion after delivering an intense looping performance featuring only his voice. Loop-based music making is a leading form of musical expression today, and BOSS’ innovative Loop Station products have played a major role in the rise of this art form.
HBlockX’s German rocker Henning Wehland emceed the unique musical contest alongside an esteemed panel of international judges including vocalist/instrumentalist Ricoloop, percussionist Michael Shack, guitarist Alex Hutchings, and German hip hop sensation Samy Deluxe.
After winning regional and national semi-final rounds held during 2011, musicians from 19 different countries earned a chance to showcase their looping talents on the world stage in Frankfurt. Of the 19 finalists who qualified, 12 made their way to Frankfurt to compete. TIONEB from France took home a Grand Prize of €3,000. Beatboxer En.Dru of Czech Republic won Second Prize, beatboxer Vakhtang from Russia was awarded Third Prize, and Brazil’s singer/actress Liah Soares received special recognition for an outstanding computer keyboard rhythm and blues performance.
“Strong competition captivated the Frankfurt audience as France’s TIONEB mesmerized the judges,” said Gary Lenaire, Roland Corporation U.S. BOSS & Guitar Product Manager. Lenaire attended the world championship in support of U.S. finalist Angela Sheik, a master looper, vocalist and instrumentalist who wowed a U.S. audience in October with an intriguing looping performance with a Theremin and a RC Looper. An audience of more than 400 enthusiastic music fans attended the show, held at the King Kamehameha club, one of Frankfurt’s most popular night spots.