Voices of Soul includes a collection of expressive, soulful multi-sampled vocal instruments with hundreds of expressive phrases in every key and highly realistic true legato transitions.
EastWest Voices of Soul
- Featuring the voice of C.C. White
- Created by award-winning sounds producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
- 600+ expressive phrases in every key
- Realistic true legato transitions
- Wide variety of individual syllables that can be changed at will
- Now included in OPUS, along with individual downloads, custom keyswitches, and dozens of MIDI Tools and Mixer Effects
A POWERHOUSE OF SOUL
Voices of Soul includes a collection of expressive, soulful multi-sampled vocal instruments with hundreds of expressive phrases in every key and highly realistic true legato transitions. Try layering it on your string lines with a softer setting, or even adding doubling and chorus effects to make C.C.’s voice feel omnipresent. And because we captured nearly every possible angle of her vocal performances from impassioned to calming, it’s easy to translate the most iconic qualities of her voice to almost any setting. Effortlessly switch between multiple articulations on the fly with combo instruments and build chords from airtight vocal harmonies, and use the beautiful voice of C.C. White to add soul, flare, or gentle background texture to any song.
ONE VOICE FOR MANY GENRES
The voice behind the library, C.C. White, has sung with many of the greatest names in the music industry. Her voice is a unique blend of funk, soul, reggae and a plethora of other inter-genre influences. Voices of Soul captures the full essence of her voice, from subtle breathiness to raw power. You also get to take advantage of tons of ad lib phrases in which C.C. completely lets loose, and the serendipity of her unscripted solos becomes an incredible arsenal of soul-drenched phrases for use in any context you can possibly imagine. The greatest advantage of having these pre-recorded vocal lines is that they’re completely authentic without the need for any MIDI past a single note–giving you all the energy of C.C.’s live performance without compromising on MIDI playback.
This instrument contains a variety of single syllable vocal instrument types, including Ah, Doo, Ee, Eh, Ha, Hm, Ho, Ho Expressive, Hoo, La, Mm, Oh, Oh Expressive, Oo, So Expressive, Wo, and Wo Expressive. Whenever you need a haunting backing palette or a wall of sound and aren’t concerned about legato or connecting notes, this is the best choice.
When you play overlapping notes, you’ll hear C.C. sing a genuine transition between them. Since these transitions are individually recorded, you’re able to achieve maximal realism and effectively have her sing all the notes you play in real time. The intervals extend up to an octave in either direction and sustain notes are automatically subbed in when there is space in between the notes. Choose this collection anytime realism and solo performance are your main objectives.
These instruments combine multiple articulations and use the Mod Wheel (MOD) or Velocity Sensitivity to switch between them. If you’re giving C.C.’s voice a workout in a varied or technically challenging passage, this collection offers you the greatest real-time flexibility without sacrificing a believable performance.
Combining multiple articulations through Round Robin programming to cycle through articulations, taking all manual work out of bringing out the best possible performance. For every successive note, you’ll activate a different articulation and add an extra bit of life and variety each time.
MOD XFADE CHORDS
Polyphonic, single syllable vocal instruments that use the Mod Wheel (CC1) to crossfade between dynamic layers. This is the most efficient way to create vocal chords by quickly stacking C.C.’s performances together on a single track.
This is where you’ll find all of C.C.’s 600+ pre-recorded phrases that perfectly embody the soul genre. These are spread out across 12 instruments, one for each of the 12 root note positions.
Multiple articulations are loaded into a single instrument, and you can cycle through them via notes on the keyboard. This will typically be the most flexible option if you’re looking to use multiple different articulations in a single performance.
PHRASES KS FX PRESETS
These contain the phrases keyswitch instruments saved with a variety of FX Rack presets. The FX Rack includes the SSL Channel Strip and Bus Compressor, OhmForce Ohmicide, and EastWest EP-1 Delay, ADT, Amp Simulator and Convolution Reverb. For some added heat, character and ambience, this collection gives you the flexibility to uniquely adapt these soulful vocals to your own music.
PRISTINE RECORDING TECHNIQUES
You can easily adjust the volume and pan of Close (Josephson 257 & Neumann U47), Rear (pair of Coles 40-38s) and Room (AKG C24) mics, giving you control over the tone color and stereo image. Layer them for a fuller, richer sound, or select the one whose quality you enjoy the most. All recordings were made at EastWest Studios, our world-famous recording studios known for producing more Grammy nominations than any other studio in the world: 121 in the last 7 years.
Below are the minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for using Opus on Windows and MacOS systems.
The chart below outlines the MacOS and Windows 64-bit operating systems and sequencers that are officially supported and fully tested with the latest version of Opus. Please note that while most Sequencers / DAWs are VST 2, VST 3, AU and AAX plug-in format compatible, only those listed in the chart below are officially supported.
|Product||Version||MacOS (10.13+)||Windows 10|
|EW Play 6 Stand-Alone||6.0+||YES||YES|
|EW Opus Stand-Alone||1.0+||YES||YES|
|Apple Logic Pro||10.0+||YES||–|
|Avid Pro Tools||2018.1+||YES||YES|
|Image-Line FL Studio||20+||YES||YES|
|Motu Digital Performer||9.0+||YES||YES|
|Presonus Studio One||4.0+||YES||YES|
|VSL Vienna Ensemble Pro||6.0+||YES||YES|
- (1) VST3 usage is recommended
- (2) Sibelius / Finale / Dorico notation programs work with Opus, but do not support the full feature set of some Opus/Play Libraries, such as those that use WordBuilder. Please contact support for details.