Voice of Gaia: Francesca
Voice Of Gaia: Francesca Genco is an all-new exotic female solo mezzo-soprano library featuring the esteemed vocal talents of Francesca Lilac Genco. Her evocative and dynamic voice can been heard in countless TV, game and film soundtracks. She sings dramatic fusions of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian vocal styles, creating her own language. This 6.7 GB library includes over 8300 samples, a complete chromatic articulation selection, powerful melodic phrases with tempo-synching and key select options. It's all built into a flexible, full-featured modern GUI interface. This 6.7 GB library includes over 8,300 samples, a complete selection of chromatic articulation types, powerful melodic elements with tempo-synching and key options, all built into a flexible, full-featured user interface.
We recorded Francesca in a dry studio environment, using high dynamic range, large-diaphragm Neumann microphones and silent Sound Devices preamps to get maximum detail, clarity, and quality. We started with chromatic true legato for Ah, Oo and Humming Mm vowel sounds. We then recorded classic sustains and staccatos (8x round-robin) for a variety of different vowels and dynamics, all playable over two octaves.
This Kontakt library features chromatic true legato for Ah & Oo vowels and Humming sounds. You also get additional vowels, with dramatic vibrato and alternate dynamics, plus an array of staccato syllables with 8x round-robin, spanning over two playable octaves. There is also a huge collection of live melodic phrases in 5 style categories: Bombastic, Melodic, Bright, Atonal/Discordant and Whispering. The phrases are intuitively organized by root tempo and key. However, tempo-syncing, time-stretching and pitch transposition controls give you complete freedom to customize. You can also shape, blend and sequence phrases, with our phrase-legato, step sequencer, speed-control and live waveform editing. We’ve also included our comprehensive FX Rack, with compression, delay, filter, EQ, amp/speaker simulation and convolution reverb, featuring dozens of rooms, cathedrals and otherworldly fx to open endless possibilities.
Francesca Lilac Genco, MA is a singer and sound healer, yoga instructor, bodyworker and interdisciplinary arts teacher. Francesca has released two albums, Numinous River (2008) and Lullabies for a World in Transition (2012). Her singing was featured in Ryan Amon’s compositions for the score for Elysium, a science fiction film starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster released in August 2013. Her voice was also featured in composer Kaveh Cohen’s Japanese trailer for James Cameron’s blockbuster film, Avatar. In 2009, she collaborated with Tonehammer to create a voice library. The response to the library and her albums has been positive and widespread and has led to several projects with composers from the US and Europe. In 2014, she collaborated with the men of Soundiron to create a second, more extensive and comprehensive voice library.
Francesca is the founder of Song of the Body, which offers classes, workshops and retreats in embodied voice, sound healing, yoga and creative expression. She teaches her Singing the Body workshops and leads improvisational chanting circles in the San Francisco Bay area, on the east coast and in Europe. Her classes and private sessions are based in creating an intimate relationship with the body as we learn to listen and respond to its natural intelligence and resonance. (Photo By Christopher Miles) Click Here For An Interview with Francesca.
- Two different large diaphragm microphone options: satin smooth omni or crystal clear cardiod, each with fully independent stereo panning, mixing and loading.
- Ah, Oo, Mm (Soft Humming) natural true legato
- Ah (piano), Ah (forte), Ee, Eh (piano), Eh (forte), Oh, Oo (piano), Oo (forte) Staccatos with 8 round-robin variations per note
- Ah (piano), Ah (mezzo-forte), Ah (forte), Ee, Eh/Ay, Mm (soft humming), Oh, Oo (piano), Oo (mezzo-forte) standard Sustains with sim-legato, infinite loop and natural release modes
- Auto-Pan ensemble simulator mode for Sustains and Staccatos.
- Nearly 1800 melodic phrases in the keys of A# - G#, with pitch transposition, instant pattern sequencing, legato blending, tempo-synching/time-stretching, shaping and more.
- Melodic phrases in a variety of different styles, including Bombastic, Melodic, Bright, Discordant/Atonal and Whispers
- Easy to navigate melodic phrases, organized intuitively by style, native tempo and root key.
- Fluid sequencer allows for per-step phrase start and end markers.
- Bonus vocal Ambiences, Atmospheres and custom melodic pad instruments crafted directly from Francescas's voice.
- Vocal performance breaths and effects
- Swell control allows real-time dynamic performance shaping.
- Full Multi-FX rack panel with Chorus, Compression, Distortion, Amp and Cab simulation, EQ, Delay and Reverb
- Our Reverb rack unit includes 25 unique creative FX convolutions and 45 excellent live rooms, studios, chambers, cathedrals, halls and other real-world environments, with flexible tone, size and mix controls.
- Fully automatable, with customizable key switch and GUI controls.
- Convenient real-time visual wave-form display in every preset.
Here's what some of the many composers that have recorded with Francesca have to say...
"Hi, I'm Ryan Amon, composer for Neil Blomkamp's film Elysium. It was an absolute joy being able to work with a vocalist as gifted as Francesca is. The pure tone of her voice lent itself beautifully as a color of the film and the emotive passion with which she sings is deeply spiritual and was truly inspiring for this project."
"I once read in an interview with Sting in which he said his saxophonist, Branford Marsalis (a musical hero of mine), has the exact sound of the saxophone he had always imagined in his head, so when he heard Marsalis play for the first time, it was a real eureka moment. When I first came across Francesca's voice, it was a similar moment for me. Finally I had heard the voice that had been in my head all those years when writing epic music. Her voice has such a deep resonant quality, so rich in texture and hue, it's like warm mellifluence."
J. Ryan Moat
"Not only has Soundiron created one of the most brilliant and refreshing Francesca Genco vocal libraries to date, but has given composers the opportunity to work with Francesca herself. The Premier Edition of Voice of Gaia: Francesca Genco gives every composer the ability to harness Francesca's powerful vocals, as well as work with her in a live two-hour studio session. This unique offer sets Soundiron apart from all other virtual instrument music companies. Francesca provides ethereal, beautiful and emotional vocals destined to set any track apart from the rest. I highly recommend the Premier Edition of Voice of Gaia: Francesca Genco."
"I have worked with Francesca on my compositions for trailer music and she was able to deliver the exact sound that I was looking for. She is easy to work with, very professional, and has a voice like no other!"
"I worked with Francesca on trailer music recently, and although it was a remote session (she was in Berkeley, we were in LA), it went very smoothly. Through Skype, Francesca was able to quickly interpret my direction, giving us a ton of beautiful, evocative vocal performances within just a one-hour session. We were spoiled for choice! I very much hope to work with her again soon."
"Francesca's voice added a real emotional and spiritual depth to my music. She has that mesmerizing quality that captures the ear and lingers long after the note ends."
"I worked with Francesca for the first time a few weeks ago (remotely) and it couldn’t have gone smoother. Working with her was an amazing experience. She understood exactly what was needed for the song and delivered a fantastic performance. She has incredible musical intuition. Her voice is rich, warm and versatile and she knows how to use it to bring a track to life. She was professional, courteous and fun to work with and went above and beyond to ensure I was satisfied with her work. Click here to listen!"
"I worked with Francesca on the BBC series The Honourable Woman. We had several recording sessions via Skype with her & her engineer, James Boblak. The results were exceptional!"
"Francesca is an accomplished recording professional who combines the rare combination of developed vocal training, a naturally gifted tone, strong artistic instincts and the enthusiasm to help others turn musical ideas into memorable performances. In short, literal and figurative terms, she will make your recordings sound better by adding her voice to your vision."
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.1.0 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument / software sampler platform. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here
Check out screenshots of our custom graphical user interface for Kontakt in the image gallery above. They provide a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library. However, the sample directories are fully accessible to allow user customization, import and mapping into other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats.
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- 6.67 GB Installed
- 8327 Samples
- 39 Kontakt 5.1 .nki instrument presets
- 24 bit / 48kHz uncompressed PCM wav audio
- Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.1.0 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.7 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 3 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
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