|Product||Quantum Leap Voices Of Passion|
|Type / Tags||Sound ModuleMPEVocals|
|Copy Protection||Dongle (PACE iLok Smart Key)|
Voices Of Passion is a tool designed to use vocal samples as the foundation for creating new instruments, and includes female vocals from Wales, Syria, India, Bulgaria and America. It includes ethereal, passionate, flowing, mysterious, wailing and whispering vocals for Film, TV and Game composers as well as songwriters, new age artists and zen horticulturists. Altos and Sopranos. Voices Of Passion is not designed to replace a live singer in your studio.
Voices Of Passion features 5 stunning female artists singing vowels, words, morphing vowels, effects, phrases, calls, whispers and breath noises. This is the first virtual instrument created specifically for use in the film/TV/game genre. This is also the first virtual instrument or sample library created specifically for use in ambient or new age music.
Voices Of Passion is the first virtual instrument to feature true legato intervals (American and Wales only). The Middle Eastern and Indian phrases are presented in a construction kit format allowing users to create very long consistent performances. Mod-wheel controls entry point on ethnic phrases.
- Produced by Nick Phoenix.
- Over 7 GBs of vocals.
- Female Vocalists from Wales, Syria, India, Bulgaria and America.
- All singers recorded with great attention paid towards pitch.
- Oo, oh and ah true legato intervals (American and Wales only).
- Over 1000 ethnic phrases with a great deal of passion.
- Phrase generator for Welsh vocals.
- Expressive samples, non vibrato, delayed vibrato.
- Ethereal style, breathy vocals.
- New Age vocal performances, staccato and swells.
- PLAY features allow for very quick and intuitive sound loading and organization.
- All singers recorded with a Telefunken Elam 251 and a RCA 44 ribbon mic for tonal variation.
Reviewed By Paul Russell
December 31, 2008
Now, with the Play sampler upgraded to 1.1.6 and running very nicely in SONAR x64, VOP complements the other instruments in the EWQL stable nicely.
It has five voices, America, Wales, Syria, India and Bulgaria. All voices are recorded with two high quality mics, and you can choose whether to use one or both in your rendering. However I found that the right hand channel, was generally quite noisy and so I normally stick to the left.
The America voice is full of oohs and aahs, and makes a nice sound for people who want something ethereal and 'white'. Wales is a wide repertoire of vowel and consonant sounds, with some words built that one could use to build nonensical sentences with, but the keyswitch articulation programming means that you spend a lot of time scratching your head to work out where to put the switch notes in your piano roll. What it lacks is a word builder like Symphonic Choirs, and certainly nothing as versatile as Vocaloid - although once you find something you like the finished result always sounds a lot better than vocaloid.
India contains a lot of phrases in microtonal scales, so it's very hard to get to use that material in anything other than modular work. The lady who sings the Bulgarian material has a beautiful voice. But the one I like the most is Syria. The texture of this singer's voice is magnificent and rich, and she sings lots of nonsensical phrases that sound arabic in nature and make for a very exotic sound that might easily accompany another Ridley Scott ancient world epic.
This is the kind of product that you write material around, rather than try to squeeze into something that already exists. If you walk into it with that attitude then there's a lot that VOP can offer.Read more
Reviewed By davec1
August 22, 2007
The samples themselves are good, but it does not yet deliver on the legato promise. vocals can sound synth-like and a consistent legato sound is hard to achieve (at the moment).
The gui is ok, very tidy. then again, there's not many parameters that you have control over.
Please also consider that you won't get a very accurate perspective on user response to the product on the developer's forum (sounds-online.com or something), as critical posts are sometimes deleted and threads locked etc.
The Demos of the product are somewhat misleading, as they contain many of the libraries pre-recorded phrases and don't show off the legato patches as much as one would think, considering that's the truly novel thing about this library.
Not saying it's bad or anything, but anyone considering buying it should be very careful that they're really getting what they're hoping for.
Maybe future patches and library updates will fix some of these issues.Read more