Forgotten Voices: Barbary

  • Expressive. Beyond. Words.
  • 51 Programs / 41 Parts
  • 1.4K Real-Time Samples™ / 3.16GB 
  • Soundpaint™ Engine (Free)
  • VST, AU and Standalone
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Beautiful. Barbary

Barbary Grant is a highly renowned vocalist and harper within Celtic communities. She sings- and articulates fluently- in all three Goidelic languages: Scots Gaelic, Irish, and Manx. This homage won her first place in the sean nós competition at the 1998 Great American Irish Fair. Sean nós – “old style” in Irish – is a highly ornamented style of a cappella singing.

Forgotten Voices: Barbary gives you the beautiful sounds of Barbary you know from 8Dio with the added magic of Soundpaint. Select certain parts of phrases with ADSR. Enjoy an entire keyboard range of vocals. Stretch one phrase across your entire keyboard with One Note Same. Choose from 41 Parts to morph Barbary's voice into G-Brass, Free 1928 Steinway Piano, or any of our other instruments. Possibilities are endless with Soundpaint.

This Barbary library is constructed from over 1450 different vocal phrases covering over 12 hours of recorded material. The majority phrases in the library are based on a majority of classic (public domain) songs from the Celtic, Gaelic, Irish, Scots, Welsh, and Manx music folklore. Additionally, the library contains a variety of more experimental phrases, including whisper songs, chantings, lullaby's, elvish whispers, and basic sustained notes.




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