Welcome to the world of Vocalisa: Slavic Women’s Choir. This library provides access to a unique musical tradition – the traditional vocal ensembles of Bulgaria and other Slavic regions. This choral sound is different from a traditional Western Classical choir in its use of of tight harmonies, piercing vowels, and extensive ornamentation to produce a haunting, ethereal sound.
In creating Vocalisa, we meticulously captured the most frequently-used syllables, ornaments, and vocal effects. We recorded in sections as well as full choir; This allows users full control of the performing forces. We've also included whole and semitone clusters, breaths, and FX, as well as the full range of dynamics from the quietest sotto voce pianissimo to the loud brassy fortissimo that Slavic choirs are known for.
Vocalisa's interface emphasizes immediate playability and usability, plus easy access to more robust editing for advanced users. Provided are two different methods of phrase-building – “Grid Mode” lets users simply type in syllables and ornaments into patterns, then save presets. “Keyswitch Mode”, meant for more advanced users, allows for direct control of syllable and ornament triggering, with sustain pedal-triggered “smart-switching” between syllables to allow the most seamless performances.
We hope you will enjoy the unique sound of Vocalisa in your productions!