Karoryfer Samples has announced the release of Torgbe, a sampled West African male choir for the Sforzando sampler by Plogue.

Torgbe means “king”, and it is the male sequel to Hadziha. This choir was recorded in Ghana by Pj Daauthor, who also did the vast majority of the work from recruiting the singers to narrating the walkthrough.

There are six vowels here, hummed mm sustains, and thirteen playable phrases of a two-three syllables each, and a patch with all syllables. The phrases are in Ewe, Akan and Ga-Adangbe. We include the meanings of the phrases in the documentation, so you can know what the choir is singing about, and pick a phrase whose meaning fits.

The choir is four guys, though the unison knob uses the transposition trick to make it sounds like eight. There are even bonus samples of talking and laughter captured between takes.

Torgbe features

  • Six vowels plus hummed m sustains.
  • Thirteen playable phrases in the Ewe, Ashanti and Ga-Adangbe languages.
  • Four male singers, with the ability to emulate the sound of eight.
  • Syllable patch allowing the syllables from all phrases to be mixed.
  • Blendable vowels.
  • Over 3,000 total samples.
  • 24-bits, 44.1 kHz sample rate.

Torgbe is available at an introductory price of $19 USD until December 15th, 2020 (regular $39 USD).

The Hat With The Phat is a free sample library featuring the sounds of a giant hi-hat made up of two ride cymbals.

Six degrees of openness with bow, edge and bell hits for each, and four or five velocity layers.

Chiks with four velocity layers, splashes and clutch drops with two velocity layers. Pedal return and clutch raise noises. All with four round robins. 356 total samples, additionally duplicated as another set of pitch-shifted files.

The 600+ MB library is available to download for the free Sforzando 1.967 or newer.

More information: Karoryfer Samples