Human Voices Redux is solely about voices: Large choirs, little choirs, lead vocal keys, human beatbox drums, wistful calls and results, all made with human vocal samples and vox waveforms.
Hidden in plain sight inside Omni are some good vocal pattern units. Prime amongst them is the well-known Symphony of Voices with its choirs, leads, sopranos, tenors, and Gregorian samples. Then there’s a whole bunch of world vocal pattern sources from different pattern libraries comparable to Coronary heart of Asia, Coronary heart of Africa and Vocal Planet. Add to that many extra phrases, jazz, pop and processed vocal results.
This large useful resource is explored in Human Voices Redux. The prime mission was to make these samples recent and to robotically output the variations and pure natural flucuations which make sampled choirs sound extra life like. So with Redux I used to be all the time modulating parameters and including refined randomizations.
This set was an enormous quantity of enjoyable. The video beneath is a no-talking run via of the complete 120 patches. Open up the video information to leap to time stamps of various classes. At the very least have a hearken to the drum arpeggios — not what you’d anticipate from a voices set and loopy enjoyable. To learn extra, scroll down previous the video.
Omni additionally accommodates an enormous set of melodic vocal phrases. Usually they’re unusable besides at their root pitch and velocity. However with Omni’s new granular instruments I took slices of the phrases, fastidiously retuned them, then diverse parameters comparable to timbre and pattern begin. Lastly there are the just lately launched digital vox waveforms, and so they received a superb displaying right here too.
However this isn’t an all-sweetness pad set. After all there are numerous kinds of choir, however there’s additionally a wide selection of leads, keys, results and beatbox drums. Even inside the vocal keys and pads classes there’s issues like orcs, 50s sci-fi and Okay-pop.
And as deep as this set is, there are nonetheless extra vocal sources buried inside Omni. For individuals who need to discover even additional you should use the framework of envelope timings and randomized pattern begins and timbres, and swap out the samples for extra variations.
Redux accommodates 120 single patches consisting of:
10 Drum arpeggios
12 FX patches
7 Solo sounds
There are 120 patches made with Omni 2.6.0e utilizing solely core sound sources from 2.6.0c, and from one to 4 layers. There are not any multis. There’s a number of causes for that, primarily that I don’t like them. For me they make a patch unwieldy, troublesome to switch and infrequently too ‘directed’ as to kind and elegance. Extra considerably, with the just lately launched four-layer format there’s an enormous quantity that may be completed in a single patch. Take a look on the Drum Arpeggios within the video to see the sample and word variations doable in a single patch utilizing simply the brand new arpeggiator options, LFOs, the modwheel and layers.
Programming was completed on a modest i3 PC and no patches use quad resonators or Innerspace. Granular is extensively used however the i3 dealt with all patches very simply.
The modwheel is individually programmed intimately for each patch, however no aftertouch programming
Any additional ‘tail’ results are sometimes on the Aux bus to permit for results overlap when taking part in
The arp patches don’t use any melodic strains, simply octaves. It’s all the time finest to make your owns riffs.
Patches are all tagged and categorized, with related notes on specific strategies which can be helpful taking part in that patch
The patch names try and usefully describe the sound and embrace an finish code indicating how the modwheel is programming, eg: “Lead — Gorgons and Orcs MW Distort” (A lead sound with the modwheel including distortion).