KWAYA: African Voices

The sound of the sun rising above the Savanna


  • Kontakt Player 5
  • Kontakt 5
  • Plug-in
$ 259.00

 
 

Description




Kwaya - African Voices by Eduardo Tarilonte


Kwaya is an unrivaled choir library offering authentic African voices and chants. With Aba Taano from Uganda, Eduardo Tarilonte has found the perfect choir for this long and intensely prepared project.

Kwaya is an ideal choice for every producer wanting to use distinctive and expressive African chants and vocals in their works. Kwaya stands for incomparable inspiration paired with unbeatable versatility – no matter if you work on movie- or television-soundtracks, thematic documentations, musical compositions, atmospheric ambient themes or tribal-dance-tracks.

Kwaya allows you to create individual vocal lines and choirs by arranging syllables in different pitches as well as voice effects with the typical sound of African vocalists.

The awarded Aba Taano choir consists of four male and two female vocalists which have been recorded separately for this library in Kontakt 5 Player format, allowing you to create individual vocal-ensembles to your specific needs. Being able to freely set the level and pan-positions for each voice, you are given full control over the sound of the choir, resulting in the highest possible versatility.

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40 different syllables have been recorded for each singer. These can be switched exactly in time by using keyswitches. By using five “True Legato Vowels” (a, e, i, o, u), these syllables can be combined in a most natural way. In addition, there is an extra “mm” articulation being unmistakably typical for East- and Central-African chants.

All syllables can be played as solo voices or within an ensemble. Here, you may chose between short and longer articulations for the syllables. For the short syllables in particular, the speed of each individual syllable can be fine-adjusted in the phrase arranger.

Although Kwaya is founded upon over 10,000 samples and 7 GB of data (lossless compressed to 5 GB), it is really straight-forward and easy to use. The library offers a set of 20 different phrases which eight syllables each. These can be changed using the keyswitch function and edited in the phrase arranger. Here, you can chose between 40 different syllables, five vowels and the “mm” articulation. After having selected the syllables, you just need to decide between short and long articulations. There is full NKS support for Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol controller-keyboards.

To add special highlights to the vocal arrangements, a comprehensive collection of over 700 vocal effects have been that can be played as phrases along to the syllables of the choir.

Finally, Kwaya also offers a choice of soundscapes with atmospheres ranging from harmonic to sinister.

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The recordings of Kwaya took place in the Spanish Eldana Studio, where Eduardo Tarilonte already worked on different instruments for Era II. This small studio offers wonderful acoustics and excellent technical equipment. The singer of Aba Taano have been recording via an API preamp using a U47, a unique microphone perfect for voices that has been carefully restored by Pablo Kahayan. Quality wise, this adds that certain something to the library.

Eduardo Tarilonte then carefully selected the best and most harmonic coherent tones out of the multitude of recordings. Because of the sensitive recording process and the excellence of the signal chain, the voices could almost be left unaltered to deliver most natural sounding results. Consequently, the sound sources give you free choices to process and edit in order to embed the voices of Kwaya into your productions.

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Kwaya offers:


4 male solo voices
2 female solo voices
5 different true African style legatos (a, e, i, o, u)
"Mmmh articulation"
A powerful Phrase-Arranger with 20 phrases, 8 syllables each*
40 words can be combined with true legato playing while the corresponding vowel is automatically selected
more than 700 voice effects*.
16 soundscapes,
10.000+ samples (mono, 44kHz, 24 bit), Library Size 7 GB uncompressed and 4.5 GB compressed
Free Kontakt Player included (Version 5.5 or higher required)
* All syllables are fantasy. Just some of the poems and vocal fx are in Ugandan language

Details



Windows
Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Mac
Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 oder 10.11 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

1GB free disc space for player installation
additional hard disc space according to the library size
internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)

SUPPORTED INTERFACES

Stand-Alone NKS support
VST
Audio Units
ASIO
CoreAudio
WASAPI
AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)






License Agreement


The Following End User License Agreement is included with KWAYA: African Voices. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of KWAYA: African Voices from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"For software products produced by Best Service the German Copyright Act is effective. All other Software products sold and/or distributed by Best Service are subject to the license agreement which is part of the respective software installer.

The samples and programs contained in any software/library produced by Best Service are licensed to the owner/buyer of the product only. Only the purchaser of this CD is authorized to use the sounds for his music-, multimedia-, film-, radio-, games-, webcast- or similar productions and only as long as no isolated samples, loops or phrases become available for a third party.

It is not allowed to use the samples and programs within a network if this opens the possibility to be used simultaneously by multiple users. Unauthorized copying, reproduction (including conversion and reproduction in other data formats), hire, rental, public performance, broadcasting and distribution is expressly prohibited. Best Service constantly monitors other soundware releases to check for copyright infringements, and will prosecute all piracy and copyright violations to the fullest extent of the law.

Products marked as NFR (Not For Resale) may only be used for demonstration, reviewing or testing, but not for commercial production.

EDU (educational) products – products marked as EDU may only be used by the authorized institution, their teachers, pupils and students for education purposes but not for commercial production. EDU versions are not allowed to be resold or distributed in any way."



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Compatibility


 
  This product is compatible with...
 
  Kontakt 4
  Kontakt 5
  Kontakt Player 4
  Kontakt Player 5