Soundiron Mars Epic Male Slavonic & Latin Choir
Soundiron released their new Mars Epic Male Choir library, featuring a 30-voice male chorus + 3 soloists, singing in both Slavonic (Russian) and Latin, as well as a range of standard vowels and syllables, in various flavors and dynamics.
Soundiron have included 2 mixed microphone positions (stage and hall), that were blended from an array of 12 large-diaphragm Neumanns, captured in 48kHz/24bit. The 2-position configuration is designed to allow balance between placement, flexibility and performance.
Mars is said to be all about power, from the low-end to the highs. Soundiron have captured 42 individual Marcatos and 26 Staccatos for the chorus, and over 20 each for the Bass and Tenor solo sections, along with dozens of sustains, spanning the 7 primary vowel types (Ah, Ee, Eh, Ih, Oh, Oo and Mm).
For the Marcato Builder, they expanded the word-building functionality that allows you to combine a variety of attack and release syllables to each of the sustaining vowels, all fully automatable, allowing you to create a variety of short and long sustains and syllables. They've also expanded the Phrase Builder tool to allow switching between sustaining Marcatos and single Staccatos, with up to 16 independent user-configurable 16-step patterns, with switching between marcattos and staccatos.
There are 22 Slow Poly-sustains (100 bpm), 17 Fast Poly-sustains (140 bpm), as well as 9 extended gregorian chant poly-sustains in 3/4-time (130 bpm). All poly-sustains include 3-part legato, start offset, release shaping and real-time blending between multiple passages.
Along with the 5 true legato vowel intervals (ah, oh, oo forte, oo piano, and mm) with 3-part polyphonic legato, all sustaining articulations in the library include special polyphonic pseudo-legato, simulating legato in realtime for up to thee simultanous counter-melodies. You'll find the system in all marcatos, all vowel sustains, fast, slow and long gregorian polysustains, soloist slow & melodic poly-sustains and vowel sustains.
You'll also find percussive and shouts, effects sweeps, 12 whisper chants and 8 spoken/murmur poly-sustians and special FX, ambiences, soundscapes, custom convolution effects and other bonus features.
Soundiron also captured 3 soloists, with a bass singing both Russian and Latin, and a dedicated tenor voice for each language. For both the Tenor and Bass Solo sections, the company covered about 20 individual Soloist vowel sustains and long staccatos (with adjustable hold), all w/ round-robin & release, along with 10 Standard Slow Polysustains, 8 extended gregorian chanting sustains and a collection of melodic phrases.
Also included is a range of automatatable built-in effects, EQ and control over an array of performance parameters. This standard unlocked open-format Kontakt library that requires the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or later to use. Also be warned that many of the presets require significant resources to use, due to the shear size and scope of this library. Soundiron have provided companion "Lite" presets with disk-streaming for all of them to allow use on 32bit systems.
Pricing and Availability:
You can also use Soundiron's multi-item discount code system, which allows up to 15% off on quailfying multi-item purchases and up to 30% off when combined with Sale items like Mars, or the Drums, Piano, Experimental and Stringed Instrument Combo Bundles. Check the Store Page for more details.
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