Ivy Audio has introduced its new Clare Solo, a free female solo vocal instrument library for Kontakt by Native Instruments.
Clare Solo is a proof of concept for deep sampled vocals.
Most legato libraries use separate sustain and transition samples. Clare Solo transitions are all recorded leading directly into a full length sustain, resulting in a much more realistic legato performance.
Clare Solo is not the most polished product. Time constraints limited the number of notes that could be re-recorded, so there are small discrepancies in some samples, and the recording space was not very well isolated.
However, these problems become much less audible when placed in a musical context, and I urge you to try out the library in combination with a string drone or other accompaniment.
- Comprehensive one-octave legato.
- Separate crescendo samples.
- Recorded in a live acoustic space.
The free Clare Solo Kontakt instrument is available as direct download at Ivy Audio.
Clare Solo free Kontakt instrument