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
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
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.