Soundiron has released Voice Of Gaia: Strawberry, a professional solo mezzo-soprano female vocal library featuring vocalist Linda Strawberry Coloma. This 5.4 GB collection features flexible multi-sampled true legato, sustain and staccato vowels in a streamlined control interface, along with thousands of fully customizable live melodic phrases with an adaptive phrase sequencer.
It's currently on sale for $119 until September 15th (MSRP $139).
Known for her work with Zwan, Smashing Pumpkins, Curt Smith, Spirits in the Sky and numerous other collaborations and solo projects, Linda's voice has a intense, dynamic and expressive quality that makes her ideal for cinematic scoring, EDM, alternative rock, dreampop, industrial and ethnic/world music.
The True Legato "Ah" sustains were captured using the long-form solo method for greater quality and realism. There are two sustain modes available: infinite looping w/release triggers or natural decayed release. The legato system allows 3-voice polyphonic melodies in real-time, along with a plethora of fine-tuning parameters. The library also includes standard sustains and staccatos for Ah(p), Ah(f), Mm, Oh(p), Oh(f) and Oo vowels. This chromatic content spans a playable key range of over 2 octaves, with total performance controls. There are also whisper sustains, whisper staccatos, laughing, coughing, breathing, sweeps, swells and other vocal effects and sfx.
Voice Of Gaia: Strawberry also includes an extensive range of improvised melodic phrases. There are unique collections for four different tempos: 80, 100, 120 and 140 BPM, with sub-groups rooted in the keys of A#, C, D, E, F# and G# (bonus keys of F and G are available for 80 BPM as well), covering a variety of modes and scales. With over 2500 phrases, the phrase content explores a wide range of styles from ethnic to blues and soul. There is also a bonus ambient section that features vocal material that has been contorted into a variety of organic sound-scapes, drones, atmospheres and pads.
The library was recorded in a dry environment with two different styles of large diaphragm studio condenser microphones that can be independently mixed, panned and loaded/unloaded. The GUI features integrated waveform display for the currently playing sample, with interactive sample start and end sliders, as well as intensity, attack, release, pitch, time-stretching / synching, microphone settings and other shaping and tuning features. Each interactive control allows multiple workflows to serve the needs of each user, with customizable key-switches, GUI knobs & switches and CC/host automation support for many features. Each preset also includes a full Multi-FX rack panel with Chorus, Compression, Distortion, Amp and Cab simulation, EQ, Delay and Reverb, featuring 70 custom rooms, chambers, halls, cathedrals, tunnels and special FX convolution impulses.
- 11,316 samples.
- 5.46 GB Installed.
- 33 nki Kontakt 5 instrument presets.
- 24-bit / 48kHz mono PCM wav format.
- Open format to allow user customization.
- Format(s): Kontakt 5.1 .nki and PCM .wav.
- PDF manual