Soundiron – Mike-Ro Tenor Solo (KONTAKT)

By | April 16, 2024


Publisher: Soundiron
Quality: 24 bit 48 kHz stereo

Description: We’re proud to bring you the wondrous wonder of wonderfulness of Olympus Mike-Ro Solo, an ultra-premium virtuoso tenor solo vocal library for Kontakt. After over two years in the making, we’re finally ready to unveil a true masterpiece! This righteous tower of awesome brings cutting edge vocal technology and pristine vocal acrobatics together into a glorious package of amazing musical perfection…

But seriously, Olympus Mike-ro Solo Tenor is just a fun totally functional micropack that shows a little of what goes on behind the scenes at Soundiron as we research new vocal production and sampling methods. When you’re dragging a full choir into a hall to record, it’s generally a good idea to have an idea of what you want them to do before you roll tape. Soundiron’s official in-house trained monkey (Mike Peaslee) likes to fancy himself a singer, usually somewhere in the tenor range. Since he was sadly born without a sense of shame or decorum, he’s literally willing to do anything on command if somebody’s recording. So we tend to use him as a human guinea pig quite a bit.

What you’ll find here is a collection of 5 poly-sustain chants, with Latin and Slavonic Russian content, along with common vowel sustains (Ah, Eh, Oh, Oo) that we recorded during the production of our Olympus Symphonic Choir. These tests helped to inform our approach to editing, recording and programming for voice solo in a hall environment and what we ended up with is a nice little — and quite useful — vocal library.

Functionality :
Despite it’s humble size and scope, this little treat has all the advanced features of our more serious Olympus MIcro Choir. We provide real-time control over dynamic intensity, tempo, playback start position, room decay time and volume, legato transitions, and more. With our full automation support, you can create entirely new phonetic combinations and syllable sequences from the raw material provided here. Full automation support means you can get as creative and complex with your arrangements as you like. The legato system is designed to be fluid for the sustains and automatically phrase-synchronous for the polysustains, so you can play melodies as Mike shamelessly progresses naturally through rhythmic Latin/Russian phrasing.

NKI Program Presets :
This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 5.1.0 or later.
The free Kontakt Player doesn’t support this open-format Kontakt library.
The special Libraries tab doesn’t support this open-format Kontakt library.

Solo Tenor Articulations :
Two independent layers — stack your Mikes any way you want
2 130BPM Improvised Latin Long Polysustain chants w/ release syllable
3 140BPM Russian chromatic Poly-sustain chants w/ release syllable
“Oo” vowel sustains w/ releases
2 separate “Ah” vowel sustains w/ releases
“Eh” vowel sustains w/ releases
“Oh” vowel sustains w/ releases

Use the Offset, Attack & Release controls to shape your own syllables, sustains and phrases
Automatic polysustain host tempo-synching for Kontakt 5 presets.
Swell control allows real-time dynamic performance shaping.
Independent Release timing and Release Volume controls, to control room decay
Dual-layer polyphonic legato with customizable controls
Independent Pan controls for each Mike
Bonus Special FX presets for creating atmospheric pads and soundscapes.
Per-layer polyphonic legato with adjustable speed, interval-range and gliss intensity
10 Special FX impulses integrated into the interface to create your own effects
10 Natural Environmental Reverb Impulses, including Halls, Cathedrals, Churches, Studios, Bundkers, Garages and more.
3-band parametric EQ with sweepable mid
3 Bonus Atmospheric FX presets

Info :
96 samples
180 MB Installed
5 nki Kontakt instrument presets
24 bit/48kHz stereo PCM wav format
Open format to allow user customization
Format(s): Kontakt 5.1.0 .nki and pcm .wav

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