Over the Easter weekend a new sound library was released by Soundiron – Olympus Mike-Ro Solo is an ‘ultra premium virtuoso tenor solo vocal library for Kontakt’ and looks like a worthy addition to your sonic arsenal, especially if you’re composing/producing classical and ambient works: Heres Soundiron’s press release in full:
We’re proud to bring you the wondrous wonder of wonderfulness of Olympus Mike-Ro Solo, an ultra-premium virtuoso tenor solo vocal library for Kontakt. After over two years in the making, we’re finally ready to unveil a true masterpiece! This righteous tower of awesome brings cutting edge vocal technology and pristine vocal acrobatics together into a glorious package of amazing musical perfection…
But seriously, Olympus Mike-ro Solo Tenor is just a fun totally functional micropack that shows a little of what goes on behind the scenes at Soundiron as we research new vocal production and sampling methods. When you’re dragging a full choir into a hall to record, it’s generally a good idea to have an idea of what you want them to do before you roll tape. Soundiron’s official in-house trained monkey (Mike Peaslee) likes to fancy himself a singer, usually somewhere in the tenor range. Since he was sadly born without a sense of shame or decorum, he’s literally willing to do anything on command if somebody’s recording. So we tend to use him as a human guinea pig quite a bit.
What you’ll find here is a collection of 5 poly-sustain chants, with Latin and http://www.soundiron.com/ Russian content, along with common vowel sustains (Ah, Eh, Oh, Oo) that we recorded during the production of our Olympus Symphonic Choir. These tests helped to inform our approach to editing, recording and programming for solo voice in a hall environment and what we ended up with is a nice little — and quite useful — vocal library.
It’s available now for $4.99/£3.28/ €3.88 – Bargain!
More info about this sound library can be found at Soundiron’s website