8Dio Studio Vocals Series: “Laurie,” features the majestic and versatile neoclassical singer, Laurie Ann Haus, capturing a deep-sampled set of articulations on her Celtic, Balkan, Middle Eastern and Operatic styles of singing, encompassing True Legato, Sustains, Marcato and Phrases.
For the series with Laurie, (StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, The Borgias, Witchville, etc.), we developed an entirely new method for sampling, which we deployed into the Balkan Legato. The technique is called Flex™ Legato, which creates richer, more varied type of legato – where Laurie fundamentally changes vowels on all legato transitions. We additionally sampled her Celtic Legato in traditional legato fashion, so you have access to both methods of sampling.
We recorded three different types of sustains, standard sustains, sustains with vibrato and subtler Celtic style sustains, each containing six vowels. There are two styles of Marcato recorded, standard and Balkan, each containing 11 different vowels.
The series offers a massive library of 2 x 20 different multi-vowels, which is a concept we introduced in our 200 Person Epic Choir, Lacrimosa. The multi-vowels are 100% compatible, so you can have Laurie sing precisely the same as the choir and match them perfectly.
The library includes over 2.700 different phrases, divided into different categories such as Celtic, Soft Celtic Talking, Soft Middle Eastern, Belting Balkan, etc. The phrases are designed to be used with the multi-sampled content and give you a broad introduction to Laurie’s extensive vocal palette.
8Dio Studio Vocals Series: “Laurie,” is an extensive package that is a must-have for sound engineers, musicians, and audiophiles working in the medium.
Laurie is available for custom soundtrack work. Please click here for more information.