The Big Fish Audio The Giovani Edition: Voices of the Young DVD (Kontakt 2 Format) lets you discover an exciting and significant development in the world of sampled voice. This DVD is the first truly dedicated children's choir library determined to strike a chord with musicians ranging from the semi-pro to the seasoned professional. Bela D Media has faithfully captured a youth choir complete with 24-bit traditional church ambience. This DVD effortlessly produces a sincere, natural tonality alive with essential human characteristics.
Enlisting the talents of a professional 32-piece youth choir, this Giovani Edition DVD achieves a sampling first by incorporating both ensemble and chamber-sized vocal sections, finally enabling the correct composition of choral parts using a sample library. In addition, Bela D Media is the first to acknowledge and sample a complete girls' choir.
Accompanying this Giovani Edition DVD, Bela D Media introduced Vocal Control, a proprietary software utility, custom designed to enable composers to build and play sentence-like phrases both quickly and intuitively. With Vocal Control, the construction and performance of melodies and chordal accompaniments consisting of complex words and phrases becomes easy. Vocal Control frees Giovani owners to combine complete or partial words from Latin vocal performances, as well as a series of custom-moving vowel performances. A word or phrase entered into Vocal Control may consist of as many as 64 unique elements or as few as 1 or 2 syllables. Once a word or phrase is inputted into a Vocal Control phrase group, it can be played in real time with zero latency in virtually any tempo, any key, and any melody.
The utility provides up to 4 phrases simultaneously, with the option to link, cycle, and switch between phrases as desired. Easily accessible, dedicated Hot Keys are assigned to the real time control of features such as phrase selection, phrase cycling, word element lock, and legato styles, allowing users a wide range of live performance options. The results of this interaction between the performer and Vocal Control can be recorded directly into any local or remote sequencer for instantaneous playback. Bela D Media is certain that The Giovani Edition: Voices of the Young DVD owners will find Vocal Control a deceptively addictive addition to their arsenal of sample library tools.
Incorporated into Vocal Control is Bela D Media's new Legato Tool, a combination of software coding and sampler programming, which routes data to either legato or non-legato patches in real time with zero latency depending on the software's analysis of the player's performance from moment to moment. Legato slurs up / down and make for realistic results.
The Legato Tool can operate in one of the 3 modes, depending on the performer's preference. Fingered Legato works in a similar fashion to the fingered portamento mode (legato patches are chosen if a new note is played before a previous note has been released). In Momentary Legato, standard patches are chosen unless the momentary legato hotkey (C2) is held down. While this key is held down, the software scans the performance and chooses appropriate legato patches. In Timed Legato, the performer can specify a time window after a note's release, within which any new notes played will be with appropriate legato patches. Notes played outside the time window will be directed to standard patches. As with Vocal Control's phrase generator, the operation of the legato tool is designed as far as possible to be invisible to the performer.