Omenie has introduced Sopranotron – a new app that they call the first ‘virtual soprano’ for iPad.
Sopranotron is Omenie’s M3000 HD ‘English Soprano’ library, provided as a standalone instrument. Soprano Caitlin Downie, right, has been recorded and assembled into a huge vocal collection.
The instrument features 525 different samples, 15 different voices, with chromatic sampling over the M3000’s 35-note range, and note stretching below and above the range to deliver 5 octaves in total.
3 distinct vowel vocalizations, ‘soft’ voices, ‘forte’ voices with huge projection and vibrato, staccato vowels and 3 different ensemble voices are provided. Two different playable instruments are available at the same time, one blended from a selection 3 of the 15 voices (‘A/B/C’), the other a single voice (‘D’). The ‘D’ voice may be assigned to programmable chord pads, or the two instruments may be played independently via class-compliant MIDI keyboards. 64 programmable ‘Voicebanks’ allow popular selections of voices to be saved and restored immediately for recording or performance.
Virtual MIDI on 2 separate channels and AudioBus support make Sopranotron a flexible and powerful instrument for adding vocal sparkle to recordings or live performances.
Here’s an unofficial demo video, via thesoundtestroom. He notes that there’s some clipping in the video, which was a recording error, not the instrument itself, adding that Soprano is “simply superb.”
Sonpranotron is available for US $7.99 in the App Store.