Best Service has released Era II Vocal Codex, a sample library of voices of the past. Eduardo Tarilonte, creator of several award-winning libraries such as Forest Kingdom, Desert Winds, Epic World and Shevannai, has recorded an extensive library of historic singing voices to create a perfect addition to Era II.
Vocal Codex takes the moods and sound aesthetics of the medieval and bygone times to the production environment of the digital audio workstation. The carefully designed user interface of the Engine player facilitates working with the library, allowing the voices of Vocal Codex to inspire and fully unfold the musicians' creativity.
Vocal Codex contains over 14,000 samples with a total amount of 8.5 gigabytes of data. The detailed recordings comprise two male and two female solo voices. By offering five true legato vowels (A, E, I, O, U) per voice, velocity-sensitive triggering of syllables and extensive controller navigation, realizing utterly lifelike vocal phrases becomes possible. In addition, 30 inspiring soundscapes have been added to round up Vocal Codex with corresponding atmospheric sounds.
There are extensive multi-samples, several dynamic layers, various articulations and true legato samples. Amongst other features, Vocal Codex also includes the contents having been reserved exclusively for purchasers of "ERA II Limited Edition" for a limited time. All existing owners of this limited edition will find Vocal Codex in their user accounts for free immediate download.
Vocal Codex consists of four parts:
- Celtia is the charming, soft and almost heavenly voice of Celica Soldream with her enchanting, Celtic feel.
- Heroica presets a different powerful and earthy side of Celica Soldream – a voice that is perfectly suited for epic and emotional music.
- Bard is the equally fascinating and delicate voice of Iván López of Evo, an ideal offer for gentle and ancient music.
- Medieval Tenor, the voice of Víctor Sordo, sounds exquisite and elegant likewise and is therefore predestined for solo- and sacred-ritual passages.
For the recordings in Eldana Studio, located in Dueñas, Spain, a U47 Kahayan microphone, an API preamplifier and the analog Kahayan summing unit Epsilon I were used. All voices were recorded intentionally close to avoid room-ambience and leave full control over sound and effects to the producer. However, Vocal Codex also offers an adjustable reverberation effect.
Price: € 159.- / $159.- / £ 135.-
Crossgrade registered users of ERA II MSRP € 99.- $ 99.- £ 85,-
Available as download or "boxed" on DVD.