Operatic Vocal Phrases

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  1. sneakymax

    sneakymax New Member

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    Need to find some operatic vocal samples, either "Ave Maria" or something slightly over-the-top since its for a comedy I'm scoring. Its been a while since I've had to use operatic vocal samples so not sure what's out there. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    Ya, thanks, just don't want to deal with the Play engine. I'm seeing some sample CD's out there that might do the trick, just have to edit a little.
     
  4. MartinH.

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    Maybe check out Soundiron's requiem light, it has phrase based solo vocals too.

     
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    Thanks Martin, think I did see that library, really beautifull. I guess I'm after something a little unique here. Like I said its for a comedy and need something a little more 'over-the-top' meaning a soprano like Cecilia Bartoli singing Rossini....it just has a comic edge to it I think. I have a feeling most VST's don't really have something like that, but some sample CD's might.
     
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  6. dsblais

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    Hi, sneakymax. VSL's Solo Voices is very oriented towards this sound and is quite playable, but lacks phrases. It's a nice tool for sketching out operatic vocal music without actually recording a singer. Voices of Rapture has nice phrases for adding classical "color," but is less suited towards traditional composition.
     
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  7. Wolfie2112

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    It already has Ava Maria phrases. Have you ever used Play? I never understand these issues people have, I have yet to hear a legitimate complaint with the latest versions.
     
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    Ya, used Play for years, it was such a CPU hog, maybe its improved over the last couple of years. Not a bad price on sale if it has Ave Maria. I'll look into it, thanks.
     
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    I have a number of EW products including Symphonic Choirs and have found Play (including the most recent versions) to be extremely klunky to the point of being nearly unplayable. Maybe it's an OS X performance thing?

    IMHO, Realitone samples are very pretty, but not exactly operatic, especially when "played."
     
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    Interesting, after watching the EW Opera promo I was hoping Play had gotten better. I had most of EW's libraries about 7 or 8 years ago and gave up. Like you say, Play was unusable unless you were using only a few instances at a time. Try loading up a number of them like Kontakt libraries and forget it. That's too bad.
     
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    I got few samples including "Ave Maria" from NI Sounds.com subscription. Pack: "Voices Of The Opera"
     
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    SoundIron's Voices of Rapture?
     
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    Thanks, like I said in an earlier post, sounds really nice but don't think its got the boisterous, 'over-the-top' operatic feel I need for the comic film I'm scoring.
     
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    Organic samples : Solo Opera ?
    (Now, it’s avalaible on Orchestral Tools website)
     
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    Hi Jeremy, I take it you have Voices of Opera? How many phrases does it contain from Ave Maria? or is it only one phrase..."Ave Maria"? Seems any review I see you only hear that one phrase. Thanks!
     
  18. Wolfie2112

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    I'll check later on today! I'm curious, too.
     
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  19. driscollmusick

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    If you're going for over the top, the VOR soprano (and bass) can definitely sound very goofy (tenor and alto are much better)

     
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    Thanks Driscoll, I do like the quality of this libary. Do you know if the soprano has any phrases from Ave Maria by any chance?
     

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