Kreaturesque is over 380 patches of vocal phrases and single note samples in all sorts of interesting directions! Vocalist Kathie Talbot – a dear friend of mine with an amazing voice created amazing single track as well as multi-tracked held out vowles as well as phrases (in LATIN!) that were the source for some awesome sound design work by John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl. This library contains both natural recordings and some really cutting edge samples where the same phrases of latin or other syllables have the pitch intervals REMOVED by using Melodyne’s pitch correction software. There are also vocal effects, moans, yells and a ton of really SPOOKY spoken word samples that LOVE the Granular engine in Omnisphere 2!
Speaking of Granular, this library also comes with 15 PRESETS for the Granular engine along with the other bonus presets for Amp EG, Arpeggiator and the Effect racks.
UPDATE OCTOBER 2016 – Also includes 181 BONUS PATCHES that were created by over 20 users in a patch competition. There are some truly amazing, frightening, inspiring, beautiful, lush and many many more descriptions for the patches you’ll find!
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Latin Phrase Belo Dai Normal & Processed
MegaMagic Dream Vox Oooo Played as a Pad
Spoken Word & Scary Vox FX
Group Sojourn Phrase played as a Pad
Group Ohhh's Played as a Pad
"America" Processed Phrase Played as a Pad
This is Kreaturesque! A unique vocal sample library staring an amazing friend of mine, Kathie Talbot doing almost everything possible with the human voice from pure angelic singing to radical special effects sound designed around vocal samples! There are also spoken phrases and words that are Haunting, Scary and even EVIL (this is being released before Halloween 2016) that are perfect for the Halloween season. It’s really interesting to balance those scary sounds with some of the most amazing, beautiful, blissful vocal pad sounds you’ve ever heard! There are 276 Patches in the “CORE” library that are just the single samples playing by themselves. On top of this, I hired 5 other programmers that have each created libraries I sell here at my site, to join me in making patches that range from killer Trance BPM pads and synths to BPM Drums, Keyboard sounds (the Electric Piano with Voice is amazing because you can edit Layer B’s SoundSource and use ANY of the multitude of amaing vocal samples to layer with the Electric Piano, for example). These specialized patches really add extra value to the library!
This is Kathie Talbot – SHE is Kreaturesque!
How did this project come to be realized? Over a year ago, I planted the idea with Kathie that she should start recording singing of vowels, phrases, even maybe some wacky Latin phrases or other surreal and dreamy melodies. I suggested that she should take some of her incredible sound design chops (she does trailer music and FX for adventure and horror movie trailers) and apply them to some of the samples but leave others dry for variety. I’ve written music and worked with Kathie and considered her to be a dear friend for over 26 years so I knew the range she could take her voice. I suggested to give it a Horror vibe for some of the samples and let’s try to release this before Halloween of 2016…. BUT I also wanted a TON of her angelic voice singing more typical vowels etc…..
Fast forward 8 months and I have a folder with over 4 sessions she’s produced – sending me the results after each one so I could direct her about what I wanted to add for the next of these sessions until I had a TON of awesome source to work with…. A number of the recordings were of her multi-tracking her voicing singing Latin phrases. When she did them, she added intervals/melodies to these so they were not on the same note. The problem was, when you loaded these into Omnisphere 2 and played a chord, it didn’t sound all that great – cool for a single sample phrase (play any of the VOX PHRASE patches for the ORIGINAL recordings Kathie sent to me that still have the intervals intact) but not as useful as I wished for playing pads and keyboard parts with…. so I started investigating my options and discovered that Melodyne 4 was able to easily remove the intervals FROM THE SAMPLES so that they were the same pitch thru the whole sample (these are the VOX samples in the library). When I played these, I said -THESE ARE COOL! But then I decided to take these samples ONE MORE LEVEL and I ran these thru the exact same MegaMagic effect processing I’ve used on MegaMagic: Bells/Winds, Guitars Part 1 and Guitars Part 2… and the became even more beautiful and lush (These are all of the patches with VOX – MM at the beginning of their names). I even LOOPED many of these with seamless Equal-Power Crossfade loops so you can play as a synth pad and the samples never stop (these samples and patches in the CORE library have “Lp” at the end of the name).
So the PAD world of Omnisphere 2 just became that much more heavenly, dreamy and angelic.
But what makes this KREATURESQUE is that there are also some truly scary, frightening and downright goosepimple making sounds in this library as well! Heavy Breathing….. CHECK!! Moans, Groans, Giggles, Backwards yells added to huge thuds that are also reverse… CHECK! Spoken (and whispered(!!!!)) phrases like “I KNOW you’re in there”, “Take my breath away”, “Wait for Me” and single words even like “Alone”, “Blood”, “Death”, “Suffer” and many many more…. CHECK! Even my dog Athena is in this library – I taught her how to talk and growl her own unique words and captured them in stereo with my Tascam field recorder. I also had this same recorder with me when I had a summer vacation in Maui. I shot a sunrise at a beautiful peaceful beach and recorded the waves for a really awesome ocean sample in the library….
So this library goes everywhere – listen to the 2 above demos to hear the range from heavenly pads to sounds that will enhance your film and music productions with vocal effects that are really useful and SCARY! This is the most complex library I’ve released of samples to date and I’m thrilled with how this one turned out! I hope you enjoy Kreaturesque as much as we enjoyed making it!
276 CORE Patches (Just the samples in a Patch with the Modulation wheel fully programmed)
106 Signature patches by 6 Programmers using these samples as the source for some amazing patches that show how far you can take this library!
303 Samples ranging from Single and Group Vowels, Phrases with intervals as well as the same phrases WITHOUT the intervals thanks to extreme Melodyne editing by John Lehmkuhl. Vocal Effects both dry and treated to be suspenseful and scary! This is a library where there is a HUGE range of samples. Watch the video walkthru below to get an understanding of what this library offers to you!
Requires Omnisphere 2.1 or later
Download size: 600MB
File Delivery: Digital Download
I cannot believe I’m the first one to review Kreaturesque! This library is so cool and versatile. The included patches are great and varied, and the samples combine well with a lot of things, especially the stock voice samples in Omnisphere. I recommend you watch John’s video about tempo sync’ing audio with Omnisphere granular feature (https://youtu.be/zhGKyDbeNWE). When you’ll see how flexible and easy it is, even more with version 2.5, you’ll realize the awesome potential of Kreaturesque!
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