Roula

Roula

$198
  • Comprehensive Cinematic Studio Solo Voice
  • Featuring Roula Tsernou
  • Western, Balkan and Greek-style solo vocal library
  • 7 Individual True Legato Types
  • 18 Advanced Ornamental Sustains
  • +700 tempo-synced unique phrases
  • 5 Sustains and 15 sustains with ornaments
  • Sequencer, Effects and Modulation options
  • 5 GB, 24bit/48kHz (2.57GB Lossless compression)
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required 
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Studio Vocal Series: Roula


8Dio Studio Vocal Series: Roula is the latest in our esteemed solo vocal series, and features the unique voice of Roula Tsernou. The library features authentic Eastern-Balkans-Greek Style Vocals, capturing her essence as an artist with unique new syllables, legatos, phrases, and sustains. We recorded a range of one and two syllable short note articulations, giving you a huge range of options to build complex word-like formations. We also prepared a special patch for those who need legato articulations; it includes 7 different true legato combinations, which can be mixed for maximum versatility. They can also be combined like the short notes to achieve real word-like combinations that also utilize true legato. 

If you want to add even more realism to your scores with this library, we have recorded over 700 Phrases that can easily be mixed with the rest of the library. As Roula uses a lot of minor seconds or modal Eastern-like scales, we grouped the phrases by minor or major third. Additionally, there are unique phrases at different tempos and root notes. 

Finally, for those looking for a more classic approach, we have recorded more standard sustain articulations as well as more complex sustains with more flair, such as a mordent. 

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7
TRUE
LEGATOS

+700
TEMPO
SYNCED
PHRASES

True Legato and Sustains

Studio Vocal Series: Roula contains a range of True Legato and sustains, allowing you to switch and choose the best variant for your vocal passage. In addition to two legato patches and the sustain patches, we have included special variants such as mordents and turns.

New UI Features

The Main UI controls include a footer for quick access, with Attack, Release, Offset, and Speed controls. There is also a Pitch Envelope and Glide for creating artificial risers and drops. Articulations can also be reversed and stacked using the Footer and Chaos Buttons.

Main UI Controls - Modulation

The Modulation page has several controls such as Dynamics (CC1) and Expression (CC11) that can be manipulated individually or linked together, a Gate with intensity and rate controls, free tuning chromatically up or down (+/-12 semitones), and a Stereo width knob.

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

Articulations:  

Unique Legatos 

  • AH (Airy) 
  • UH 
  • HUH-UNU (Mordent) 
  • AH (Mordent To 3 Minor) 
  • AH (Turn) 
  • Free 1 
  • Free 2 
     

Syllable 1 

  • TO 
  • KA 
  • TI 
  • STO 
  • IS 
  • ME 
  • RO 
  • PO 
  • EF 
  • XE 
  • THA 
  • MOS 
     

Syllable 2 

  • THRA-SOS 
  • DI-A 
  • FO-VOS 
  • DI-MOS 
  • KA-SIOS 
  • GA-LA 
     

Sustains  

  • AH 
  • HAH 
  • UH 
  • HUH 
  • AH (Soft Airy) 
     

Sustains with Ornaments 

  • Mordent (Half Tone) 
  • Mordent (Whole Tone) 
  • Lower Mordent (Half Tone) 
  • Lower Mordent (Whole Tone) 
  • Whole Tone Up With Ornament 
  • Inverted Turn 
  • Minor Third Ascending 
  • ‘AH’ Double Turn 
  • ‘AH’ To Fifth and Back 
  • Minor Third Descending 
  • ‘UH’ Double Turn 
  • ‘UH’ To Fifth and Back 
  • ‘AH-E’ Octave Bend Up (Slow) 
  • ‘AH-E’ Octave Bend Up (Fast) 
  • ‘EH-E’ Octave Bend Up (Fast) 
     

Phrases Synced 

  • D (Minor 3rd) – 100 Bpm 
  • D (Minor 3rd) – 100 Bpm 
  • D (Minor 3rd) – 120 Bpm 
  • D (Minor 3rd) – 80 Bpm 
  • D (Minor 3rd) – 80 Bpm 
  • D (Major 3rd) – 100 Bpm 
  • D (Major 3rd) – 120 Bpm 
  • D (Major 3rd) – 80 Bpm 
  • D (Major 3rd) – 80 Bpm 
  • C (Major 3rd) – 100 Bpm 
  • C (Major 3rd) – 80 Bpm 
  • C (Major 3rd) – 120 Bpm 
  • C (Minor 3rd) – 100 Bpm 
  • C (Minor 3rd) – 120 Bpm 
  • A (Minor 3rd) – 100 Bpm 
  • G (Minor 3rd) – 80 Bpm 
  • B (Minor 3rd) – Free Tempo 

Requirements:  

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not Compatible with the Free Kontakt Player 
  • Roula requires 2.74 GB of hard drive space 
  • Minimum: macOS 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14 (latest update), i5 or Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 
  • 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.