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Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:25 am
by MBantle
Dear All,
I spent some time today looking for a good Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU. It seems apart from Rast Sounds there does not seem to be an awful lot out there... Do you use the Rast Sounds products or is there perhaps a dark horse I did not come across when performing my research? I also checked Loopmasters and Splice but there was not a lot there either and I would prefer a VI anyway.
Please let me know your thoughts.
Cheers,
Matt

Re: Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:52 am
by sansharbour
I am assuming that they are the kind of solo Middle East voices
If so then there is a freebie Clara's Vocal if you can still find it
and Heaviocity Vocalise

Don

Re: Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:42 am
by Pvgeldrop
Not sure what you're looking for exactly, but EastWest Voices of the Empire is a good candidate for this as well.

Re: Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:33 am
by MBantle
Pvgeldrop wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:42 am
Not sure what you're looking for exactly, but EastWest Voices of the Empire is a good candidate for this as well.
I bought the one from Rast Sounds and the female one from Sonokinetic... They seem OK... but I had thought there was a lot more stuff out there...
Thanks for looking into it!
Cheers,
Matt

Re: Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:53 pm
by HowlingUlf
I just googled "Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU".

What about this?
8Dio The New Forgotten Voices Cait
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfwnDTpV9bM

and from the horse's mouth
https://8dio.com/instrument/the-new-for ... ices-cait/

Be careful about what they may be singing about, though ... you know, "my hovercraft is full of eels"!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Gn6a3WbYw

Re: Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:55 am
by gabgar
HowlingUlf wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:53 pm
I just googled "Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU".

What about this?
8Dio The New Forgotten Voices Cait
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfwnDTpV9bM

and from the horse's mouth
https://8dio.com/instrument/the-new-for ... ices-cait/

Be careful about what they may be singing about, though ... you know, "my hovercraft is full of eels"!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Gn6a3WbYw
I have that library, pretty cool.
Also look into investing into something like Melodyne and not for "pitch correction" but for "pitch changes".
With Melodyne you can't change the words, but you can change the melody, so if she's singing in C Minor, you can change that to D# Alhijaz Arabic using Melodyne.
So now you really can achieve that "Middle Eastern Voice" you're looking for. :mrgreen:

Re: Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:18 am
by HowlingUlf
gabgar wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:55 am
HowlingUlf wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:53 pm
I just googled "Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU".

What about this?
8Dio The New Forgotten Voices Cait
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfwnDTpV9bM

and from the horse's mouth
https://8dio.com/instrument/the-new-for ... ices-cait/

Be careful about what they may be singing about, though ... you know, "my hovercraft is full of eels"!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Gn6a3WbYw
I have that library, pretty cool.
Also look into investing into something like Melodyne and not for "pitch correction" but for "pitch changes".
With Melodyne you can't change the words, but you can change the melody, so if she's singing in C Minor, you can change that to D# Alhijaz Arabic using Melodyne.
So now you really can achieve that "Middle Eastern Voice" you're looking for. :mrgreen:
Yeah, I'm on Cubase and the latest release has a significantly upgraded pitch manipulator thingie that according to others totally roxx!
I haven't had the time or need to poke around with it but when I do ...

Re: Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:38 pm
by gabgar
Here's an example of what I was mentioning.
This song is in G# Aeolian Major (5th mode of melodic minor), so with Melodyne I adjust the vocal phrase she's singing to this key/scale.

Now I can further edit the pitches to make her sing more dramatic in certain places. I'll do that in another video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmMX7bw-gCU

Re: Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:55 am
by markhimley
gabgar wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:55 am
..Also look into investing into something like Melodyne and not for "pitch correction" but for "pitch changes".
With Melodyne you can't change the words, but you can change the melody, so if she's singing in C Minor, you can change that to D# Alhijaz Arabic using Melodyne.
So now you really can achieve that "Middle Eastern Voice" you're looking for. :mrgreen:
Love doing this kind of stuff with Melodyne too - this is a great way to change vocal loops (or any melodic loops) so that they both fit your piece better and are unique so you don't run into problems with other people using the same loops.
gabgar wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Here's an example of what I was mentioning.
This song is in G# Aeolian Major (5th mode of melodic minor), so with Melodyne I adjust the vocal phrase she's singing to this key/scale.

Now I can further edit the pitches to make her sing more dramatic in certain places. I'll do that in another video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmMX7bw-gCU

Love this piece!! Listened several times.

Re: Middle Eastern Voices VST/AU

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:06 pm
by MBantle
Thanks Guys! I am trying to stay away from the phrased-based stuff as I have no clue what kind of lyrics the 'instrument' is singing :lol: I just prefer VIs over sample/phrase libraries as I always feel that once you develop a nice first idea you are suddenly running out of phrases/samples... I know Melodyne and chopping stuff can help but for me it is never as flexible as a playable instrument and I prefer having the freedom to go where I want instead of writing around phrases/samples. Just my five cents.