Realivox Ladies 2.0 Puts Top Session Singers In Your DAW

Realitone has released Realivox Ladies 2.0 – a major update to their female virtual vocalist sample library for Kontakt.

Realitone says that the updated Realivox Ladies is designed to be a vocal sample library, that you can play on your keyboard, that sounds smooth and real. 

Here’s what’s new in version 2.0:

  • This collection of 5 solo singers with full legato now has almost double the articulations, as well as 6 ending consonants.   This makes 25,000 samples, up from 16,000.
  • Singers can now also be combined to form ensembles, all in a single instance.
  • Also featured is a new Poyphopnic Legato mode.

Check out the video demo to see what the individual voices in Realivox Ladies sound like and how they can be tweaked and used in ensembles.

Here are the official audio demos:

 

There is also now a Lite version for people who only need the Ladies for background vocals.

The Lite version is introductory priced at $139 (normally ($199) and the full version is on sale at $299 (from $399.)   Kontakt Player versions are also available for slightly more.

For more info on Realivox Ladies 2.0, see the Realitone site.

Check out the demos and let us know what you think of Realivox Ladies!

8 thoughts on “Realivox Ladies 2.0 Puts Top Session Singers In Your DAW

  1. So glad I’m female and can hold a note, I can do my own backing vocals, but i could do with a lead singer! Don’t think there’ll be anything convincing enough for another twenty years, maybe by then it can take a sample of your own voice and model the software to match it.

    1. Female as well but cannot sing at all, I actually use Realitone, but I think that many lead singers currently cannot sing either and it does not help that most modern songs lack a melody. Yesterday I had to just leave a store where they played modern radio stuff with a screaming female lead singer and no melody, horrid, horrid, horrid. I prefer a fun vocoder voice any time.

  2. I was mesmerized by this video. It is an amazing software package!

    That said, I saw Al Jarreau last Wednesday night. Even being 75 years old, needing a cane to walk and a stool to lean on, Al’s voice was as good as it was in 1975 when I last saw him. What caught my attention was his mic was virtually dry of outboard effects – no chorus, no reverb, no compressor, no Auto Tune – just a mild bit of EQ to suit the room. He controlled his mic volume by moving it closer, or further away from his mouth – Real Old School! He also had an amazing 5-piece band, 3 of whom also sang backup in near-perfect harmonies, but I detected no console trickery on their mixes, either.

    I may be an old coot, but I enjoy real, live singers, off-key notes and all.

    1. I am curious: How do you know that Al Jarreau did not use any effects? It is extremely rare that somebody does not use anything at all, especially when playing together with a band.
      And yes, controlling the volume by moving the microphone is what real singers learn and do. You can see this watching many live performances ranging from Midge Ure (Ultravox) to Joe Elliot (Def Leppard).

  3. I think it IS possible to make a useable and musical sounding set of vocal samples. The big challenges are booking enough studio time that you don’t wipe out your talent getting the sounds you want & need. And it takes a singer with chops and mad-control over their ‘instrument’. Then you need to really nail both the legato programming and have actual release samples. You have to allow for how much pitch wobble you “allow” so that you don’t have weird samples you hear more than once. And, your edits have to be patient and impeccable. Vibrato needs to be worked out so that you have a good basis for moving lines, and probably different samples for long sustained notes. (OR you simulate vibrato– if that can be done well, so that you can add it with a mod wheel).

    Just judging from the demo, this is ok. At that price, it seems fine. I think a more flawless product would be much more expensive to make.

  4. Good demo, could be useful for getting the vibe down and then play it out for a singer. But the demo made no attempt at making the Ladies say any naughty phrases, like ‘Oh Soo Yoo See Mee Wee Wee’ – this made me sad.

  5. I love what your doing. However, by itself the ladies do sound a bit synthy in places – particularly at note release when the VCA kicks in. It might sound more natural to also use a low pass filter (ala moog) to help tail off the notes – mimicking the mouth closing. Same with the attack. Also introducing a small amount of pitch & amplitude randomness to the ladies harnonies might make them sound more natural and help eliminate the sampler effect.

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