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Virharmonic releases Czech Boys Choir for UVI

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Virharmonic has launched Czech Boys Choir, a new choral library for UVI Workstation.

Virharmonic Czech Boys Choir

The extremely flexible, emotion packed and inspirational boys choir is here! Angelic Soloist, gentle Trebles and of course amazingly youthful and powerful Young Men all in one complete package.

Czech Boys Choir features

  • Over 18 GB in uncompressed samples, compressed size is just over 10GB.
  • Over 22 000 unique samples.
  • Dynamic range: Smooth crossfade from pp < ff for Groups Performance dynamic for Soloist.
  • True Round Robin for each Vowel and Consonant.
  • Three powerful parts: Soloist, Trebles and Young Men.
  • Performable articulations: Sustains, Staccatos, Marcatos, Legato.
  • Large Chromatically Sampled Ranges: Soloist: B3-F#5, Trebles: A3-A5, Young Men: F2-A4.
  • All Samples are 48Khz 24bit – Original recording sessions were captured at 192Khz 24bit.

The library is available for the introductory price of $249 USD (RRP $299 USD).

More information: Virharmonic / Czech Boys Choir

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Impact Soundworks releases Vocalisa: Slavic Women’s Choir for Kontakt

Impact Soundworks Vocalisa

Impact Soundworks has announced the release of Vocalisa: Slavic Women’s Choir, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Vocalisa features the traditional vocal ensemble sound of Bulgaria and other Slavic regions, as popularized in albums such as “Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares” and soundtracks like “Xena: Warrior Princess”. The library is available for special introductory pricing through June 30, 2014.

The choir of Vocalisa is provided in multiple section sizes: full choir, altos, sopranos, mezzos, and soloist, with independent patches and controls for each. The library offers a selection of the most frequently-used syllables, ornaments, and vocal effects in this style of music, along with dynamics ranging from the quietest sotto voce pianissimo to the loud, brassy fortissimo that Slavic choirs are known for.

Impact Soundworks was founded in 2007 by award-winning composers Andrew Aversa and Wilbert Roget, II with the goal of creating innovative, affordable and unique sample libraries “designed with composers in mind.” Impact Soundworks instruments and libraries can be heard on countless blockbuster film, video game, and television scores.

“Ever since hearing ‘Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares’, I’ve fallen in love with Slavic music,” said Roget, lead designer of the library. “To properly capture that sound and present it in a virtual instrument has taken over three years, but the result has been well-worth it!”

In addition to multiple section sizes and articulations, Vocalisa includes two intuitive playing modes: a “grid mode” allows for manual programming of syllables in patterns that can be saved or loaded as presets, while the “keyswitch mode” provides a method of playing and triggering any syllable or ornament in real-time. The inspiring user interface of Vocalisa also comprises built-in effects, individual syllable tweaking and offsets, and mixing tools.

“Our goal with Vocalisa was to create something both authentic and flexible. It’s equally well-suited to both traditional Slavic music, and hybrid cinematic cues with dense layering,” said Roget, “Or anything in-between. With all of the editing options available and both playback modes, you can customize the library to your tastes and personal style.”

Vocalisa: Slavic Women’s Choir is available for the introductory price of $99 USD until June 30th, 2014 (regular $129).

More information: Impact Soundworks / Vocalisa: Slavic Women’s Choir

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WOK releases VVOC-1 plugin

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WOK has announced the release of VVOC-1, a generator for vocal formants and synthetic choir sounds.

WOK VVOC-1

VVOC-1 generates vocal sounds with a vintage electronic touch. Good for synthetic choir sounds.

The integrated BBD chorus and the X/Y pad for selecting the formants, a pitch glide function and a hidden secret unveil more power than the easy GUI might imply.

VVOC is available for Windows (VST) as freeware.

More information: WOK / VVOC-1

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Soundiron releases Iron Pack #4 for Kontakt & SFZ

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Soundiron Iron Pack 4

Soundiron has launched Iron Pack #4, a new micro-library which explores atmospheric children’s choral atmospheres and melodic tones.

Iron PackIron Pack 04 features eleven creative ambient and tonal synth pad instruments designed using English boy’s choir recordings. The main preset in the set is a beautiful acoustic choral sustain preset, featuring layered Ah (p) and OO (f) vowel sustains that we’ve hand selected from our famous Mercury Symphonic Boychoir library. We’ve included all of our favorite user controls in the Kontakt instruments, including the “Edge” knob for extreme shape transformations and the “Wind” convolution reverb selector, with 5 great halls/rooms and 5 creative FX impulses.

You’ll find regular unlocked nki presets for the full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later, as well as universal open source SFZ presets, if you don’t own Kontakt. The SFZ presets can be used in the free Sforzando Player, as a plugin or stand-alone engine, just like Kontakt. It can also be used in the free Alchemy Player by Camel Audio! The SFZ presets offer great sound, control features and playability.

The Iron Pack is available for purchase for $2.99 USD until May 27th, 2014. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later, or an SFZ 2.0 compatible engine.

More information: Soundiron / Iron Pack #4

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FrozenPlain launches Phoenix instrument library for Kontakt

FrozenPlain Phoenix

FrozenPlain has announced the release of Phoenix, a strings and choir instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt which offers more than just samples.

Phoenix handles almost like a synth; it has envelopes, velocity controls, 2 customisable LFOs and 6 effects.

The sounds themselves originate from synthesisers and from granulised real samples – these have a characteristic smooth and organic sound. The 6 layers can be mixed, tuned, panned and even modulated with custom waveforms from LFOs.

Phoenix is good for big sustains – pads, string ensembles, ambient, spacy pads and it will work well for any genre.

Phoenix features

  • Samples originate from synthesisers. They have a smooth rich tone.
  • 6 layers or ‘oscillators’ which can be mixed, tuned and panned.
  • ADSR and velocity controls for volume and low pass filter.
  • 2 custom LFOs; draw your own waveforms and see the modulation happen.
  • Phoenix can create everything from realistic string ensembles to sci-fi beeps and pads.
  • 6 effects; chorus, phaser, flanger, distortion, reverb with 21 impulses and tempo synced delay.
  • 17 presets.

The library is available to purchase for $34 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt 5.

More information: FrozenPlain / Phoenix

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Soniccouture launches Christmas Sale – BOGOF or 40% off + Tape Choir released

Soniccouture has announced its Christmas Sale 2013, offering discounts on its virtual instrument libraries for a limited time.

Soniccouture Christmas Sale

Christmas Sale Now On!

Welcome to Soniccouture. We make virtual instruments that you can make music with.

From 16th to 31st December 2013 we are running two very special offers:

  • Buy One Get One Free – AUTOMATICALLY APPLIED AT CHECKOUT, NO CODE REQUIRED. No limit on purchases, cheapest items will be free.
  • 40% OFF – ENTER CODE : FESTIVE40

The sale ends December 31st, 2013. Note: The 40% off code cancels out the BOGOF.

Soniccouture has also launched Tape Choir, a new exclusive content instrument.

Based around the laborious process used to create the vocal pad sound in 10cc’s I’m not in love, Tape Choir offers a similar ‘infinite choir’ sound. The Perfect partner to our CrowdChoir.

Soniccouture Tape Choir
The Tape Choir virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt features ‘Tape’ emulation controls – wow, noise, loops, speed, and detune.

Tape Choir features

  • Kontakt, EXS, and Ableton Live formats.
  • 368 takes by 3 Vocalists.
  • 24bit 44.1khz sampling.
  • KSP ‘Tape’ Controls.
  • Sound Design Presets.

Tape Choir is available as a free download with any purchase at Soniccouture.

More information: Soniccouture

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Virharmonic releases Soloists of Prague for UVI Workstation

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Virharmonic Soloists of Prague

Virharmonic has announced the release of Soloists of Prague, a new virtual instrument powered by the free UVI Workstation.

Soloists of Prague is a revolutionary new word building solo library of four fantastic voices. Haunting Soprano, Furious Alto, Smooth Tenor and Lamenting Bass. We have sampled professional, word acclaimed soloist from Prague Philharmonic Choir.

We have paid special attention to capturing the essence of their performance and all the voices were sampled chromatically in three true dynamics which can be controlled either through modwheel morph or through velocity activation and modwheel expression control.

Soloists of Prague features

  • 3 powerful Dynamic Layers for each of the 4 Soloists.
  • Full, easy to use word building capability.
  • Close mic position for rich clarity and pure tone.
  • Routing into your own outputs so you can EQ and Mix each voice from one patch load.
  • Sing in Latin, English or Slavonic, but possibly even others.
  • Complete control over the consonants and vowels in one settings page.
  • Over 8000 unique samples.

The library is available to purchase for $199 USD.

More information: Virharmonic / Soloists of Prague

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