Soniccouture announces Crowdchoir project, a crowd-sourced sampled instrument.
It was partly inspired by the 10cc track ‘I’m not in love’, which featured a vocal pad sound created by overdubbing a single vocal note over and over again.
The plan was to get hundreds of people all around the world to sing one note each from a 3 octave range – then layer these recordings in a sampler to create a vocal sound – a wash of different voices in different rooms in different countries.
Each participant was provided with instructions on how best to record their note – which format, sample rate etc – and a web form by which they could upload the audio file along with their name and email address.
Over 1000 people contributed in excess of 4000 notes over a 3 month period, according to Soniccouture. The resulting audio was edited and processed into a sampler instrument, which you can hear and read more about on the Crowdchoir webpage.
Pricing & Availability:
The instrument is available now for £20 / €20 / $25 (Kontakt / EXS24 / Ableton Live formats).
All profits from Crowdchoir sales will be donated to The Red Cross.
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