Tonehammer has introduced Forgotten Voices: Terrie, a Native African, Soul and RnB inspired vocal sample library.
Terrie Odabi is a classically trained singer who studied under Gwen Brown, Bill Bell and the late John Patton. While traveling she started gaining interest in other cultures and languages from Latin to Spanish, from a variety of African to Middle Eastern dialects. Her depth and understanding of music cultures were the premise of the library, which covers several African dialects to Gospel, Soul, RnB and more experimental types of singing.
The library contains over 5.000 phrases and sounds derived from over 20 hours of session material. The phrases are divided into a nomenclature that allows the composer to easy access the type of phrase he is looking for. An example of a phrase could be: “african_mama_koko_mp”. The first part (african) refers to the style, the second part (mama_koko) refers to the main words articulated in patch and the third pard (mp/mezzo-piano) refers to the dynamic level of the phrase. The majority of phrases were sung multiple times, which allows the composer to stack for more phatness/fullness, but also allows tiny variations making the score alive. In addition Terrie also made 10-30 variations of many of the phrases, so the composer can truly combine the phrases to create his own songs.
Tonehammer Forgotten Voices: “Terrie”:
- Articulations include:
- +5.500 phrase samples
- Improvisational phrases in self-made language(s) divided into four main categories:
- Comprehensive breath patches
- Effects (ex. african chant yells)
- Multiple phrase variation
- Multiple phrase stacking variations
- Bonus: 22 Vocal ambient banks by Mike Peaslee
Forgotten Voices: Terrie is available now for the introductory price of $89 USD until December 5, 2009 (regular price $99 USD).