DrumPerfect Pro A ‘Human Feel Drummer’ For iPad

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Developer Marinus J.G. van de Molengraft has released DrumPerfect Pro, described as a ‘human feel drummer’ for iPad.

What sets it apart is the fact that it’s designed to be more of a virtual drummer, rather than a drum machine.

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Strezov Sampling Wotan Puts A Virtual Choir Into Your DAW

Strezov Sampling has released Wotan Male Choir, a new Kontakt instrument, inspired by the Lord of the Rings ‘Moria’ male choir sound

Wotan is a virtual choir, comprised of 10 tenors and 10 basses, that lets you combine different syllables to create complete phrases.

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Virtual Vocalist, Hatsune Miku, ‘Announces’ US Tour

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Like something out of a William Gibson novel, virtual vocalist Hatsune Miku has ‘announced’ plans for a 2016 US concert tour.

Hatsune Miku – whose name translates to ‘sound of the future’ –  is a anime vocalist, with a voice synthesized using Yamaha’s Vocaloid. Vocaloid works by combining text with note and performance information, entered on a piano roll interface. Continue reading

Free Voice Synthesis Plugin, Alter/Ego

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Plogue has released Alter/Ego a free vocal synthesis plugin, for Mac & Windows, that is tailored for musical needs.

To use, type in your lyrics, and then play on your MIDI keyboard. It’s a true synthesizer, the sound can be extensively modified for easy and expressive performances.

Daisy is the first voice bank available and is free. Additional voice banks are planned. Continue reading

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.  Continue reading

Questionably Barbershop Is ‘4-Part Harmony In A Box’

barbershop-quartet-sound-librarySoundiron has introduced Questionably Barbershop – a 4-piece male vocal ensemble sound library, crafted in the style of an ‘old timey’ Barbershop Quartet.

Soundiron describes the new vocal library as ‘4-part harmony in a box.’

Here’s what they have to say about Questionably Barbershop:

Each one of our singers (Mike: Tenor Lead, Gregg: Baritone, Spencer: Bass and ‘Mikey’: Tenor Falsetto) performed 3 types of sustains and staccatos: Doo, Lah and Woh. Using our custom GUI controls, these 3 different sounds can also act as pure Oo, Ah and Oh vowel sounds, with adjustable durations and attack shaping.

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