EW Voices of Opera...Opinions?

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Parsifal666

Parsifal666

I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.
I'm really weirded out at how little this has come up here...is it that bad? I realize it's pretty new.
 

ChazC

Cryogenically frozen in 1986 and just thawed out
I think a lot of people are waiting for the walk-through video before making observations.
 

AllanH

Senior Member
I'm also waiting for a walk-through. The long trailer would suggest an incredible product, unless the trailer primarily showcases per-recorded phrases.
 

Morodiene

Senior Moment
It actually sounds pretty good, but I'm sure there has to be a fair amount of tweaking for that. I'm curious to hear other's experiences with it to see how much work is required to get an authentic sound.
 
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Parsifal666

Parsifal666

I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.
It actually sounds pretty good, but I'm sure there has to be a fair amount of tweaking for that. I'm curious to hear other's experiences with it to see how much work is required to get an authentic sound.
To be fair, I guess we both know that many of EW's products are like that @Morodiene and HI!
 

kevthurman

Active Member
The trailer was exciting, but so was the voices of soul one and after a bunch of experimentation with that one it seemed to be basically useless aside from the phrases. I'm getting the opera one will be simar.
 

leogardini

Senior Member
I think this video shows a lot about what the library is.


As always, the same strengths and weaknesses of EW style of sampling.
 

kevthurman

Active Member
I think this video shows a lot about what the library is.


As always, the same strengths and weaknesses of EW style of sampling.
Yeah that's exactly what I was expecting. The phrases are really useful but the patches are pretty niche. Very useful either way though.
 

Robert_G

Is that cake?
Alright.....I've spent a fair time with Voices of Opera...but here is a straight out of the box 'ah' legato comparison. No modulation, no dynamics.....all I did was draw a straight line with the velocities to make it fair. No other programming took place.
I copied the same track onto each instrument and recorded them separately.
Each track had identical programming with the instrument being the default load.

I used the alto for VOR because the music is written in 'G' which is too high for both sopranos...and take my word for it Voices of Opera Soprano (for this piece) sounds better at the alto level anyways.

I threw Realitone Blue in there just for fun and out of the box, you can see how great she is.

Please don't mock the piece....it's just here to show the voices....

In order.

1 Realivox Blue
2 and 3 Voices of Opera Soprano and Tenor
4 and 5 Voices of Rapture Alto and Tenor

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[AUDIOPLUS=https://vi-control.net/community/attachments/voicesofrapturealto-mp3.19185/][/AUDIOPLUS]

[AUDIOPLUS=https://vi-control.net/community/attachments/voicesofrapturetenor-mp3.19186/][/AUDIOPLUS]
 

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Parsifal666

Parsifal666

I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.
LOL I'd be surprised if it *wasn't*!

And hello. I've been awol for about a year due to a car accident that messed with me for a while...finally starting to feel normal (for me anyways)! :)
Morodiene that sounds scary as hell! I'm so glad you're getting well, please accept my wishes toward a full recovery, with much success and happiness ahead.
 

Robert_G

Is that cake?
From spending time on this, I can tell you the EW Voices of Opera will take a lot of work to make the legatos good. Voices of Rapture legatos are so much simpler to use. And I don't even need to mention 'Blue'. She requires virtually nothing as you can see from my demo....lol.

I did do some further work on all these tracks though....and VOR sounded really great with about 15 minutes of further programming.
Unfortunately, Voices of Opera gives you very little more than CC11 to work with, so after an hour and getting nowhere with the legatos....I gave up.

My conclusion with the Voices of Opera legatos is that if you want to put in hours of work....then it can probably sound decent, but when Blue and VOR require almost no work at all....the choice for me becomes pretty straightforward.
 

Rap-sody

Music... again and again
I think this video shows a lot about what the library is.


As always, the same strengths and weaknesses of EW style of sampling.
I'm liking what I'm hearing in the video. Will put this one on my list of potential interesting products.
 

Hans-Peter

Member
I gave it a try and, to me, it sounded like a library from the 90s. If you are in a nostalgic mood, go for it.

For me nothing (so far) beats VSL Solo Voices.
 
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