Singer Cait McWhir, originally hailing from Ireland, draws her inspiration from almost 20 years of exploration with indian, balkan, middle-eastern & celtic vocal styles. She has an incredible versatility allowing her to freely cross between conventional folklore to ancient Sanskrit chants, Vedic mantras to free improvisation in self made languages.
The library is constructed from over a thousand different vocal phrases covering over 15 hours of recording material. The phrases are divided into a variety of categories varying from some of the oldest songs known to man from the ancient Sanskrit chants to free improvisational phrases. The library has specific patches such as Balkan, Lullaby, Sanskrit Chants, Witch Chants and so forth. In addition some phrases in the library were recorded 2-3 times, which allows for a more broad type of vocal sound by layering the same phrase two or three times.
The library follows programming and editing techniques introduced in our Forgotten Voices: Francesca library.The programming allows user to sculpt- and morph phrases by adjusting the mod-wheel and pitch bender. The mod-wheel controls the sample starting point, so users can trigger off-set anywhere they want in the phrases. The pitch bender allows you to time-stretch/compress the phrase. The combination between sample off-set control and time-stretch/compression allows users to seamlessly morph different phrases together, which brings endless possibilities for creating new phrases.
In addition Cait contains a bonus set of over 40 unique vocal ambiences (note: Kontakt 3 only) made by Steven Tavaglione (Instrumentalist and Sound Designer; Wall-E, American Beauty, CSI, Supernatural and 100s other movies/shows/games). All the ambiences are made from Cait source material, so they seamlessly blend with her voice and are amazing for instant scoring.
Tonehammer Forgotten Voices: “Cait”:
* Articulations include:
o Improvisational phrases in self-made language(s) divided into several categories
o Sanskrit & Vedic Chants
o Persian / Middle Eastern inspired phrases
o Balkan inspired phrases
o Gaelic/Celtic inspired phrases
o Devotional phrases
o Romantic phrases
o Hopeful chanting
o Frantic and Mournful chanting
o High pitched (airy / girly) chanting
o Rhythmic chanting
o Witch Incantations
o Vocal percussion FX (ex. vocal shakers, clacks, click, chhh etc)
o Bonus: 43 Vocal ambient banks (Kontakt 3 only) by Steven Tavaglione
* Intelligent editing and programming (off-set and time-stretch control)
* Extensive read me (.pdf) install, patch and hint documentation
* Listen exclusive interview w/ Cait McWhir / Vocalist (mp3 interview)
* 49 instrument patches, 2.485 samples, 1.81 GB installed, 809 MB .rar download
* Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16/24Bit mono- and stereo .wav format
* Format(s): Kontakt 2 and .wav (note: Kontakt 3 required for bonus content)
* Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 2.2.4 / 3 full stand-alone retail versions required