27th February 2013
Olympus Micro is a compact, yet fully functional and playable male/female symphonic choir instrument for Kontakt with tempo-synching phrasing, vowel sustains, staccatos and special atmospheric effects. It is designed to offer a taste of the features and sound that Soundiron's full Olympus Symphonic Collection offers, featuring selected content from both Mars and Venus divisi choirs. It can also serve as a basic high-quality choir pad kit for those who just need the basics, but still want professional quality, natural acoustics and expanded control features.
The interface includes real-time control over key-range, dynamics, tempo, sample offset, attack shape, room decay, stereo position and other advanced performance shaping parameters for two independent ensemble section layers in the same GUI. The interface is designed to allow the creation of new phonetic combinations, sustains and syllable sequences from the raw material provided, with full automation support. It also provides a polyphonic legato system, parametric EQ and custom hall, room and special effects reverb options.
- Full Men's and Women's divisi sections, with expandable note ranges.
- 100BPM Latin "Dominum" chromatic Poly-sustain chants w/ release syllable.
- 140BPM Russian "Raduisya" chromatic Poly-sustain chants w/ release syllable.
- "Oo" pp & "Ah" ff vowel sustains w/ releases.
- "Oo" pp and "Ah" ff vowel staccatos.
- Use the Offset, Attack & Release controls to shape your own syllables, sustains and phrases.
- Swell control allows real-time dynamic performance shaping.
- Independent Release decay timing and Release Volume controls.
- Simulated divisi & dual-layer polyphonic legato with customizable controls.
- Bonus cathedral convolution presets simulate a far mic position.
- Bonus Special FX presets for creating atmospheric pads and soundscapes.
- Automatic polysustain host tempo-synching for Kontakt 5 presets.
- 10 Special FX & 10 Natural Environmental Reverb impulses integrated into the interface to create your own effects.
- 3-band parametric EQ with sweepable mid.
- Master Full Ensemble Preset with independent controls for men's and women's sections.
- Divisi Men's and Divisi Women's Section presets, with dual layer blending, crossfading and phrase morphing.
- 5 Bonus Atmospheric FX presets.
- Customers who order Olympus Micro are eligible for a discount on an upgrade to the full version Olympus Symphonic Choral Collection.
- 140 samples.
- 207 MB Installed.
- 246 nki and 4 nkm Kontakt instrument presets (12 for K4 & 12 for K5).
- 24-bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav format.
- Open format to allow user customization.
- Format(s): Kontakt 4 & 5 .nki and PCM .wav.
Price: $19.99. This product requires the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later. Kontakt 5.0.3 or later required in order to use all TM Pro tempo synching content. The free Kontakt Player does not support Olympus Micro Choir.