Sample developer Impact Soundworks has released Vocalisa: Slavic Women's Choir, their latest virtual instrument for the Native Instruments Kontakt platform.
Vocalisa features the traditional vocal ensemble sound of Bulgaria and other Slavic regions, as popularized in albums such as "Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares" and soundtracks like "Xena: Warrior Princess". The library is available for special introductory pricing - $99 through June 30, 2014.
The choir of Vocalisa is recorded in multiple section sizes: full choir, altos, sopranos, mezzos, and soloist, with independent patches and controls for each. The library offers a selection of the most frequently-used syllables, ornaments, and vocal effects in this style of music, along with dynamics ranging from the quietest pianissimo to the loud, brassy fortissimo that Slavic choirs are known for.
Vocalisa includes important syllables such as eh, mah, svah, and yik, along with pitch turns / mordents, vocal effects (breaths, clusters) and claps, all recorded in a small hall with stage mics to provide a maximum of mixing flexibility.
In addition to multiple section sizes and articulations, Vocalisa includes two playing modes focused on playability: a "grid mode" allows for manual programming of syllables in patterns that can be saved or loaded as presets, while the "keyswitch mode" provides a method of playing and triggering any syllable or ornament in real-time. The user interface of Vocalisa also comprises built-in effects, individual syllable tweaking and offsets, and mixing tools.
Vocalisa: Slavic Women's Choir is available now at Impact Soundworks for a discounted intro price of $99 (list price: $129). This deal expires June 30, 2014.
For more info, demos, video, and to purchase, please visit: impactsoundworks.com/vocalisa-slavic-womens-choir