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Earcandy releases Earcandy Gratis Male Voices free for Kontakt 21st February 2018

Earcandy has released Earcandy Gratis Male Voices, free instrument for NI Kontakt.

This fantastic choir sound was made by the first stand-alone sampler ever made. This was not a cheap machine at 10.000 USD but then again it came equipped with 128 kb or RAM.

No gigabytes or megabytes here, but kilobytes. Two times the memory of a Commodore 64 by the way; 64 kilobytes reserved for the lower section and 64 kilobytes reserved for the upper section.

A total of around two seconds of sampling time at 8 bit/27 KHz and still it can sound this amazing.

We are constantly amazed by the way the pioneers in sampling was able to make such beautiful sounds using a minimum of technology. Those were the days when you had to push technology and push your brain to make it work.

So here it is. The classic Male Voices.

All 49 keys were sampled and looped at the exact same loop points as the original. Some of the original parameters are included in the GUI but we cheated as well and created an ADSR envelope for both the upper and lower sounds. And we decided to put in a simple reverb as well.

The GUI may not look too pretty, but hey; the sound is there and it is free of charge.


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