Ivy Audio has launched Clare Solo, a free female solo vocal instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Clare Solo is a proof of concept for deep sampled vocals.
Most legato libraries use separate sustain and transition samples. Clare Solo transitions are all recorded leading directly into a full length sustain, resulting in a much more realistic legato performance.
Clare Solo is not the most polished product. Time constraints limited the number of notes that could be re-recorded, so there are small discrepancies in some samples, and the recording space was not very well isolated.
However, these problems become much less audible when placed in a musical context, and I urge you to try out the library in combination with a string drone or other accompaniment.
The library is available to download at no charge.