Tonehammer Forgotten Voices: Barbary

Tonehammer has released Forgotten Voices: Barbary, a vocal library is constructed from over 1450 different vocal phrases covering over 12 hours of recording material.

Barbary Grant is a highly renowned vocalist and harper within Celtic communities. She sings- and articulates fluently- in all three Goidelic languages: Scots Gaelic, Irish, and Manx. This homage won her first place in the sean nós competition at the 1998 Great American Irish Fair. (Sean nós – “old style” in Irish – is a highly ornamented style of a cappella singing.)

Forgotten Voices: Barbary features

  • Traditional folklore categories for all phrase types, including:
    • Gaelic phrases
    • Celtic phrases
    • Scots Gaelic phrases
    • Scots phrases
    • Welsh phrases
    • Irish phrases
    • Old English phrases
    • Manx phrases
    • Improvisational chanting
    • Improvisational whisper songs
    • Sustained notes (ex. ah, eh, ooh) w/ legato programming
    • Elwish Whispers and FX
  • Intelligent editing and programming (off-set and time-stretch control)
  • Extensive read me install, patch and hint documentation (.pdf)
  • Listen exclusive interview w/ Barbary Grant/ Vocalist (mp3 interview)
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/24Bit mono- and stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt 2 and .wav (note: Kontakt 3 requirement for bonus content)

Forgotten Voices: Barbary is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until 25 May, 2009 (regular price $99 USD).

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