The options of shaping sound with the human voice - the oldest and most expressive instrument ever - are virtually infinite, ranging from breezing and humming to screaming and whistling. This bundle a... Click To Read More About This Product
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The options of shaping sound with the human voice - the oldest and most expressive instrument ever - are virtually infinite, ranging from breezing and humming to screaming and whistling. This bundle accommodates that diversity and includes all available Vienna Symphonic Library products in the Voices category at a special bundle price.
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Soprano ensemble, Alto ensemble, Tenor ensemble, Bass ensemble
This project was among the most physically demanding of all of the Vienna Instruments, where the challenges of achieving perfect tone, intonation, consistency, and stamina were directly linked to, and even magnified by, the mechanics of the human body. Given the rigorous criteria for inclusion, the voices of Vienna Choir were cast and assembled exclusively for the recording sessions at the Silent Stage, with each singer hand-selected from Austria's leading choirs. Hundreds of hours were spent performing with utmost perfection and even a surprising passion that imbues every recorded note and interval, a testament to the professionalism of these outstanding artists. Vienna Choir covers the full range of the human voice including soprano, alto, tenor and bass ensembles. It will add yet another dimension and a very human touch to any music, especially to your orchestral scores.
The Vienna Symphonic Library held extensive castings to find 16 singers for its Soprano Choir who could sing the soprano's whole tonal range, and also harmonically blend in with the group's overall sound. After several test recordings, the first vocal sessions took place at the Silent Stage. The most outstanding result of these sessions is the first ever sampled vocal Legato - the Soprano Choir's Legato Performance Patches for Vienna Instruments render these fluid notes most naturally.
The articulations include the vowels "U" (ooh) and "A" (aah) as staccatos, sustains, legato sustains, crescendos and diminuendos, fortepianos and sforzatos. In addition, there are staccatos of the syllables "ra", "sa", and "ta".
Vienna Solo Voices
Includes 4 female and 3 male solo voices:Coloratura Soprano ¢ Soprano ¢ Mezzo Soprano ¢ Alto ¢ Tenor ¢ Baritone ¢ Bass
Recording the human voice as the oldest and most expressive musical instrument ever is a special challenge and to make it "playable" as an intuitive virtual instrument requires even higher demands. That's why only the best singers with a special focus on a homogenous timbre over the full register have been selected, featuring four female voices (coloratura soprano, soprano, mezzo soprano, alto) and three male voices (tenor, baritone, bass). Countless hours were spent performing with utmost perfection regarding tone, intonation and consistency. Every recorded note is a testament to the professionalism of these outstanding artists. For the first time this collection allows for an accurate and authentic realization of polyphonic vocal repertoire - both as an a cappella performance or in various other instrumental combinations.
The recordings include staccatos, sustains and Legato Performances of the vowels "A" (aah) and "U" (ooh) in four dynamic levels as well as various staccato repetitions (of the syllables "ta", "pa", "ra", "sa", and "tu", "pu", "ru", "su"), sforzatos, crescendos, diminuendos, trills and glissandos.
During the recordings at the Silent Stage the artistic director Michael Hula discovered that Marcus is not only a true horn virtuoso, but also an excellent whistler with an incredibly homogenous timbre over a wide key range of approximately two octaves. As an aside, so-called "art whistlers" echo an Austrian tradition of the 19th century when they would perform in Viennese community theatres, vaudeville shows and cabarets.
The Vienna team has recorded a wide range of articulations, including single notes in various lengths (staccato, portato, looped sustains), with and without vibrato, legato performances, portamentos, repetitions and trills and even bends and falls. Anyone who has tried to whistle once might have noticed that an accurate performance and recording is not an easy task at all. Now simply select one of our performance patches within the Vienna Instruments (PRO) player and you'll be impressed with the stunning proficiency and realism of Marcus' great live performance!