Publisher: East West
Quality: 24 bit 44.1 kHz stereo
Description: VIRTUOSIS FOR ANY PRODUCT
Voices of Opera is a brand new collection of virtual instruments featuring sensational vocals from soprano Larissa Martinez and tenor Carton Moe. Whether classical, romantic or apocalyptic, Voices of Opera features some of the best performances ever recorded, captured with a collection of warm, detailed vintage microphones. If you’ve been looking for singers with enough power to lead an orchestra or even complete a soft passage designed to gently evoke an emotional response from the listeners, this collection is exactly what you need.
Larissa Martinez has taken a strong and unique place in the world of classical performance. Performing with operatic titan Andrea Bocelli as his principal soprano on a world tour, she also won the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Public Affairs Board Audition, receiving the Angel Ramos Foundation Award and the Audience Award. La bohème and for her other leading roles in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, Rossini’s Adina, Floyd’s Susanna, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Lucia di Lammermoor.
Hailed by the New York Times as a “bright tenor”, Carlton Moe played the role of Ubaldo Piangi in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest-running production. His operatic works include Lakmé (Gerald), Capuleti and Montecchi (Tebaldo), The Mother of Us All (John Adams), Ernest Bloch’s Macbeth (Malcolm) and Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt). works such as Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah.
10 vocal instruments for restrained, monosyllabic vowels – Ah, Eh, Eh, Oi, Oo. If you want to capture a long note with all its subtle expression, this will probably be your favorite collection in this library.
32 short, articulate vocal instruments. They are great for accentuating spiccato and pizzicato string passages, light woodwind staccatos, and even dramatic percussion moments. Soprano: Bra, Cher, Si, Don, Fa, Go, Joe, Ki, Kom, Lu, Na, Oo, Prey, Ra, Te, Toh, Vox. Tenor: Bra, Sher, Si, Don, Fa, Go, Joe, Ki, Kon, Lu, Na, Oo, Prey, Te, Toh, Vox.
4 instruments with natural-sounding Ah and Oh legato intervals up to an octave in any direction when playing linked notes, automatically triggering sustain samples when splitting notes. Ideal for creating lyrical, dramatic passages.
8 instances that combine multiple articulations into one instrument, with a flexible modulation wheel and real-time 360-degree playback control. Sustain MOD, Legato MOD and Staccato Combo RR.
42 vocal instruments with specific Italian words sung chromatically on the keyboard. Addio, Amore, Bravissimo, Kara, Caro, Cielo, Dolore, Donna, Ella, Fiore, Fortune, Fortza, Gloria, Insime, May, Morte, Nobilta, Loss, Sacro, Signor, Vinchero.
36 complete phrases and 84 subphrases from arias by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, Bizet and others. 43 phrases and subphrases for soprano, 40 phrases and subphrases for tenor and 37 duet phrases and subphrases. The phrases were recorded in several keys, and individual sub-phrases can be rotated using the modulation wheel.
9 instruments combining multiple articulations into one instrument using key switches to activate the desired selection. If you want flexible execution technique and great real-time control, this is your choice.
ORIGINAL RECORDING METHODS
Choose and create your own mix from several vintage mic positions including Front, Rear and Room. The front mic is the Telefunken 251, a renowned vocal mic that delivers incredible warmth and detail. For duet phrases, a Neumann U67 was added to fully capture the sound of both singers. The rear includes a pair of vintage Cole 4038 wheels that add more depth and space. The Room mix includes a Decca tree consisting of a Neumann M50 and a pair of AKG C12 outriggers, reproducing the classic stage’s mic setup. All recordings were made at EastWest Studios, our world famous recording studio that has produced more Grammy nominations than any other studio in the world: 121 in the last 7 years.
– Featuring soprano Larissa Martinez (Andrea Bocelli) and tenor Carlton Moe (Phantom of the Opera)
– Produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
– A collection of 229 multi-sampled vocal instruments with a capacity of 40 GB.
– Includes fully recorded sustain, legato and staccato samples, as well as multi-key phrases from some of the most iconic operas ever written.
– Sound on Sound Nominee for Best Software Instrument 2020, MusicTech Gear of the Year Nominee
Release of EastWest PLAY Libraries
To use the library, you need the R2R PLAY release.
Copy the “Previews”, “ProductChunks”, “products” folders to the “%PROGRAMDATA%East West” folder.
Copy the library to your hard drive.
Launch our PLAY application, go to the Browser tab.
Right-click on an empty space in the left column of the Browser tab,
and select “Add another product library” in the pop-up window.
Locate the “Instruments” folder of the library.
TEAM R2R 2021