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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