Not Han's Brother
now it is 53 Gb ncw compressed. Almost double the size of the original Dominus.- Library size?
We still are deciding but substantially less than double the price of Dominus if you include the introductory price. Consider that, except for maybe the GUI and some part of the scripting, this library is taken from a session that was equal in time than the original Dominus. So it is a more "complete" library now.- Price range?
The entire retail price of Dominus Choir will be discounted. You can think about Dominus Choir Pro as a kind of Bundle between Dominus Choir and "Pro". We thought about doing also a version with just the new features without the content of Dominus Choir 1, but we thought it would be confusing to our customers.- 'Upgrade price' for Dominus users?
Not too long! We have to receive a few demos, make walkthroughs and make some noise about it, but the library is ready!- Release date?
Dominus Choir Pro has 3 patches: Legato, Marcato and Staccato. The legato patch is the old "legacy" one, but with added features and 120 new syllables to play with. The new features (monophonic legato, 12 word syllables instead of 6, various bugfixes) will be ready for an update of the original Dominus Choir. Also we have now split all the ending syllables so if you had before "ULCRUM" now you have "ULCRU" and"UM" so you can write "ULCRUS"What is the impact on the original Dominus? I know that it will add more syllables and marcato, but will there be changes in sound or functionality of the original content? Like scripting or editing of the original samples? Or does it simply "add" to it?
Sounds a lot like the Genesis implementation which I think is pretty fluid. Coming from Vocaloid I'm used to this kind of process. Looking forward to it; Dominus was already on my radar, now even more so!One note about languages: the selection this time was not done over the most used syllables in latin choir music, but on the most used phonemes.
That's why was essential for us:
1) to include all the vowel combinations: AE, AI,AO,AU, EA,EI, etc.. If you use Italian language as a kind of simple phonetic language you can use it to create english sounding words. If an Italian would write SILENCE in the way that he hears it he would write SAILENS or SA AI ILE ENS in Dominus Choir Pro.
I love you is written AI ILO OVI IU
This is very intuitive for us Italians, but also for Spanish and German speakers, whose languages tends to have a sound that is mostly represented by a single letter.
2) Someone says that it is impossibile to understand what a choir sings. I disagree. But what is true is that some consonants sound very similar. M and N, for example, D and T, P and B. This help us a bit.
We can use word similarity to construct more words.
For example if you want to sing AMAZING GRACE, you can write AMESIREIS (A AME ESI IRE EIS in Dominus Choir Pro Legato) and it will sound like AMAZING GRACE.
In Dominus Choir Pro Marcato you can write A ME SI RE I-S or better A-M ME-S SI-R E-I I-S (the release is a consonant that follows the preceding consonants) to have a more connected sound.
In the end. We have thought a lot about how to make a convincing choir, with one of the easiest interfaces ever, with the most beautiful and versatile sound we could do