當我們想要對合唱團進行抽樣時，我們毫不懷疑我們想要進行合唱。馬里奧·蘭納羅（Mario Lanaro） - 我們在維羅納大學（Verona University）學習期間有幸與之相遇 - 擁有我們所尋求的所有品質。他不僅擁有扎實而專業的經典訓練，還是著名的合唱指揮家，偉大的風琴師，以及聲名鵲起的作曲家。他在領導力，權威，光輝和同情之間取得了適當的平衡，并且能夠讓他工作的人以正確的心情盡力而為。從一個方面來說，我們希望機制順利運行;另一方面，我們不想失去新聞，讓人們更加謹慎和敏感。我們通過選擇兩個合唱團來實現這一目標，這兩個合唱團與馬里奧·拉納羅（Mario Lanaro）之前的特殊承諾有很長的歷史 - 因此他們已經彼此了解得很好 - 但這通常來自不同的指揮家。
再一次，我們想要正確的位置來品嘗這種非常特殊的樂器：同時可以是教堂，音樂廳和錄音室的東西，而不是這些地方中的任何一個。這就是為什么我們選擇在美妙的Sala Giardino品嘗Crema的Dominus Choir。在我們的“Rinascimento會議”中，我們很高興發現和欣賞它。我們于7月11日開始與女聲合唱團“La Rose”合作。通常由Jose Borgo夫人進行，女孩們早上起來閃閃發光。在一次驚人的會議之后，我們幾乎感到困惑而不是高興。那些男人怎么能做出如此精彩的作品呢？與那些奇妙的聲音相比，他們怎么會聽起來呢？但是，在與男性合唱團的第一天之后 - 特別是在豐盛的晚餐之后，沒有保存葡萄酒 - 之后，我們更加驚訝的是，他們繼續完美地調和，并且擁有正確的情緒和能量，幾乎類似于自然的“地獄般的”在那些天使般的聲音中起訴。令人驚訝的是，從不同的角度出發，可以獲得相同的兩件事情。就像一個例子，女孩們幾乎總是在他們的頭發上揮手，好像他們正在繪畫或拉動神奇的電線，感覺某種方式幫助他們從他們的手勢發射。相反，通常由Maurizio Sacquegna先生指揮的Vocal Ensemble“Novecento”的人站在古羅馬教堂的柱子旁邊。
我們更不確定的事情之一 - 即使在我們的初步會議中，指揮家向我們保證 - 是歌手的忍耐力。我們認為聲音會比任何其他樂器更容易和更快地發出聲音。我們計劃短暫的錄音會議有許多休息時間，但幸運的是，一次，我們錯了。 “La Rose”和“Novecento”合唱團給我們帶來了一些非常強烈的驚奇感，不僅在會議期間唱歌，而且每次午餐和晚餐后都只是為了好玩。而且，既然我們發現人聲是最動人的樂器之一，我們所有的飯菜幾乎都流下了眼淚！
24位/ 48 kHz立體聲
“Dominus” is the latin word that stands for “Lord”. From the contraction of the female “Domina” comes “Donna”, the modern italian word for “Woman”. The same word is attested in old English Law for noble ladies who held a barony in their own right. On the other hand, “Dominoes” is the popular game, born in China, famous for its numbered tiles. Focusing on the ideas of making something both gamish and funny as well as something that is built on traditional church chants and prayers, we created Dominus Choir.
When Fluffyaudio’s adventure began and our first sample library was released, we were already dreaming of how it would have been to sample a vocal ensemble. Five years have passed since My Piano, our first domino tile. Thanks to our collaborators and friends and, moreover, our loyal supporters and fierce critics, we have gained great experience. More than as our second dominoes tile, we like to think of all those people as the vital sap, the pushing energy that helped our dominoes to keep on flowing even when it was going to stop.
When we thought to sample a choir, we had no doubt of who we wanted to conduct it. Mario Lanaro – with whom we had the pleasure of coming across during our years of study at Verona University – had all the qualities we were looking for. With more than just a solid and professional classical training, he is a renowned Choir Conductor, a great Organist, and a Composer of increasing fame. He has the right balance between leadership, authority, shine and sympathy, and the sought-after ability to put people he works with in the right mood to do their best. From one side, we wanted the mechanism to run smooth; on the other, we didn’t want to lose the freshness of the news that makes people more careful and responsive. We achieved this by choosing two choirs that had a long story of previous special commitments with Mario Lanaro – so that they already knew well each other – but that are normally held from different conductors.
Again, we wanted the right location to sample this very special instrument: something that could have been a church, a concert hall and a recording studio at the same time, without being any one of these places. This is why we chose to sample Dominus Choir at Crema, in the wonderful Sala Giardino. Its the very same place we had the pleasure to discover and to appreciate in our “Rinascimento sessions”. We started on the eleventh of July with the Female Vocal Ensemble “La Rose”. Usually conducted by Mrs. Jose Borgo, the girls came sparkling and twinkling in the morning. After an astonishing session, we were almost more confused than pleased. How could the men do such a wonderful work and how would they have sounded compared to those wondrous voices? But we were even more amazed when, after the first day with the male choir – and especially after a rich dinner, without saving wine – they kept on singing perfectly in tune and with the right mood and energy, almost resembling the natural “hellish” prosecution in the low of those angelic voices. It is amazing to notice how differently the same two things could be obtained starting for different perspectives. Just as an example, the girls were almost always waving their hands in their hair, as if they were painting or pulling magical wires, feeling somehow helped in their emission from their gestures. On the contrary, the men of the Vocal Ensemble “Novecento”, usually conducted by Mr. Maurizio Sacquegna, stood like the columns of an ancient Roman church.
One of the things we were more unsure about – even if in our preliminary meetings the Conductors reassured us – was the endurance of the singers. We thought that a voice would tire much more easily and much more quickly than any other instrument. We planned short sessions of recording with many breaks, but luckily, for once, we were wrong. Both “La Rose” and “Novecento” ensemble gave us some very intense feelings of amazement, singing not only during the session, but even just for fun after every lunch and dinner. And since we find that the human voice is one of the most moving instruments, all our meals almost ended up in tears!
4 Stereo Mic Positions
30 gb installed (compressed in NCW format)
24 bit / 48 kHz stereo
Innovative and smooth engine with easy to use GUI
True Legato for all vowels
Complete control over the duration of each syllable
50 initial syllables + 150 middle/end syllables
3 keyboard layouts
Sampled in a warm hall
200+ premade words
13 Reverb Presets
Velocity Lock for precise tweaking of each note
No unnecessary controls: instant fun!
Sleepless nights of editing and scripting