Soundiron released this new sound library on April 1st but we only just got the press release - here it is in its entirety...
We're proud to bring you the wondrous wonder of wonderfulness of Olympus Mike-Ro Solo, an ultra-premium virtuoso tenor solo vocal library for Kontakt. After over two years in the making, we're finally ready to unveil a true masterpiece! This righteous tower of awesome brings cutting edge vocal technology and pristine vocal acrobatics together into a glorious package of amazing musical perfection. Check out the demos here!
Actually, this is just a fun, yet totally functional micropack that shows a little of what goes on behind the scenes at Soundiron as we research new production and sampling methods. When you're dragging a full choir into a hall to record, it's generally a good idea to have an idea of what you want them to do before you roll tape. Soundiron's official in-house trained monkey (Mike Peaslee) likes to fancy himself a singer, usually somewhere in the tenor range. Since he was sadly born without a sense of shame or decorum, he's literally willing to do anything on command if somebody's recording. So we tend to use him as a human guinea pig quite a bit.
What you'll find here is a collection of 5 poly-sustain chants, with Latin and Slavonic Russian content, along with common vowel sustains (Ah, Eh, Oh, Oo) that we recorded during the production of our Olympus Symphonic Choir. These tests helped to inform our approach to editing, recording and programming for solo voice in a hall environment.
We've included a pair of improvised long Latin phrases based at 130 bpm and three common multi-syllabic Slavonic words taken from the Angelic Salutation, each recorded at 100 bpm. We include standard vowel sustains Ah, Eh, Oh and Oo. This mighty little solo tenor vocal library includes nearly 100 vocal samples and 180 MB of data. It also contains a couple of sweet-ass ambient and atmospheric bonus presets and radical special FX and room convolution impulses built right into the interface. Check out the solo demos by Sascha Knorr and Freewayland to hear some of that illbient vibe for yourself. It's pretty sick. It also works great with Olympus Micro and any of our professional full-sized symphonic choir libraries.
Originally priced at $999.99, we've slashed the price to bring you an insane deal! That's right, you can download Olympus Mike-Ro Solo for only $4.99! That's less than the cost of a decent sandwich! If you were to pay any less for a sandwich, you'd be playing with your life. You can't count on a cheap sandwich, but you can always count on Mike!
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Sounds very cool. It's a no brainer at that price. I had to hunt around for a link on their site. Here's a direct link to the page: http://www.soundiron.com/instruments/micropaks/olympus-mikero/
02-Apr-13 09:03 AM
On the fly arrangement of chords and melody
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