Haunting, exotic, and mercilessly passionate, Voices of the Empire enables you to craft the perfect vocal performance for your next epic film, TV, or game soundtrack.
EastWest Voices of the Empire
- Dozens of Mongolian, Bulgarian and Western-style, multi-sampled vocal instruments
- Created by award-winning sounds producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
- 2 unique Mongolian legato vocal instruments (Western and Traditional)
- Expressive vowel multi-sampled vocal instruments
- 29 Words and 254 traditional phrases across all keys
- Now included in OPUS, along with individual downloads, custom keyswitches, and dozens of MIDI Tools and Mixer Effects
Haunting, exotic, and mercilessly passionate, Voices of the Empire enables you to craft the perfect vocal performance for your next epic film, TV, or game soundtrack. Featuring the raw, primal vocals of Uyanga Bold, it’s the ideal solo complement to the large-scale Hollywood Choirs library. Her voice will give your music a distinctive quality in virtually any genre, whether hybrid orchestral, industrial, EDM and a wide range of others limited only by how adventurous you are.
EAST MEETS WEST
Uyanga Bold is a unique talent, melding the musical traditions of Bulgaria, Serbia, Mongolia, and beyond. A trained opera singer with perfect pitch, fluent in Russian, Mongolian, French, English, and German, her voice is a true demonstration of East meets West. Her voice is otherworldly, but genuine and world class in its precision. She is featured on the soundtrack of Disney’s upcoming remake of Mulan and recently toured with Hans Zimmer with his live performances of the score from The Dark Knight. Forbes says “her voice harkens back to ancient civilizations,” and she has been nominated as “Female Singer of the Year.” She has appeared internationally on television, radio, and in live performances, reaching over 25 million views across all platforms.
A wide variety of vocal instruments, including Melismas, Slurs, Sustain Vibratos, Non Vibratos and Up Downs. If you want flare and earthiness but don’t need many connected notes, Sustain is your best option.
In addition to providing true legato for every interval up to an octave, Uyanga’s performances are recorded in two distinctly different styles: traditional and Mongolian. When you need a fluid performance that comes as close to live as possible, this will likely be your go-to collection in this library.
These instruments combine multiple articulations into a single instrument that uses the Mod Wheel (CC1) or Velocity Sensitivity to determine which of the different articulations will playback. This collection is the best choice for real time flexibility while playing, due to the simplicity and speed with which you can make performance adjustments.
These 29 words contain nontonal performances of specific words mapped across a 2 octave range, ideal for when you need the character of Uyanga’s voice without any melodic qualities. Bro, Dee, Dez, Djan, Door, Gor, Greer, HohuaHua, Jee, KahlKo, Kohn, La, Le, Mai, MohJey, Nar, Nosh, Rain, Sha, Som, Stra, StraBeyHe, Stro, Ve, VesLa, Vom, Vos, Vos (Breathy), Yer.
Instruments containing a total of 254 phrases sung in western and non-western styles (roughly 21 phrases for each of the 12 root notes). These improvised recordings gave Uyanga the chance to let loose, so while they don’t always stay in key, they more than make up for it in passion and spontaneity.
Combinations of Legatos, Melismas, Phrases, Sustains and Words into single instruments controlled via MIDI keys. When precision and variation are important and you’re happy to make some surgical adjustments, this collection offers a lot of flexibility.
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.