Aliye

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This unique library spans the vocal performance of renowned traditional Eurasian vocal artist Aliye Mutlu. This colourful mix of styles from Bulgarian, Rumanian and Turkish music culture captured in a stellar recording session created a powerful instrument. It is a versatile tool and absolute beautiful in its sound and looks, as is Aliye’s amazing appearance. We were honoured to be working with her, her being such a professional and talented singer it has been a dreamlike experience realizing this project into our latest release “Aliye”.

Without a doubt we are positive this is one of the best vocal performance sample libraries we’ve produced to date. It perfectly fills the gap between the unique traditional series we’ve done and the more universal cinematic vocal performances we keep craving for. You can be sure to find a lot more long chants and mesmerizing melodic material in here to fulfill your everlasting need for theatrical vocal dressing.

The proven concept of vocal performances based on copyright free songs, improvisations, in all keys and multiple speeds combined with cinematic vocal fx like poems, shouts, whispers and much more, is now crammed into just one instrument patch.

Over the last few years we found that having multiple performances and fx available in one comprehensive instrument makes work as a composer much easier and more structured.

This is the third and final volume we release in the “Vocal Signature Sampling Line” and with that we feel we set the mark to beat. Sonokinetic specializes in cinematic soundscapes filled with rich cultural diversity and with much respect for historic musical heritage. Yemenite , Rojin and Aliye are a trinity to recon with and we hope to inspire composers and producers to colour their musical creations with this highly exclusive sound material.

The Sample library “Aliye” has mainly been built around a mix of Eurasian music traditions that span musical historical styles from Bulgaria, Rumania and Turkey.

This collection consists of hundreds of unique and authentic melodic phrases, improvisations and spoken words. As far as tradition goes, Sonokinetic keeps its tradition alive by providing you with word-by-word translations to English.

So again we feel we prove the significance of a well-performed musical idiom, high-end technical recording, craftsmanship of user interface and a stellar sample library with an all-new shiny product like “Aliye”

We wish you the best inspiration and creativity.

With warm regards,

The Sonokinetic Aliye Production Team

  • One Kontakt 4 & One Kontakt 5 patch spanning:
    • 4 Main categories in traditional Eurasian style:
      • Traditional Songs
        Improvisations
        Poems
        Effects + Sustains
  • Full key range. Up to 5 different songs available per key*
  • Tempo synced by time machine
  • Automatic BPM group selecting (HOST slave)
  • 7 copyright-free traditional songs
  • Improvisations spanning 2 octaves
  • Voice fx: whispers, shouts, cries, soft speech, mumbling, praying
  • One Kontakt 4 & One Kontakt 5 patch
  • Kontakt 5 with Timemachine Pro settings (64Bit)
  • 1930+ samples. (1,03 GB sample content) accessible aif audio pool.
  • All songs, poems and words in English translation (pdf).
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.
  • Aliye Reference manual (pdf).
  • Artwork: “Aliye” dvd cover. Designed by Pavel Fuksa
  • Video tutorial: “Walk Through” hosted by Reuben Cornell

Format: All files in 48 kHz, 24bit aif format.

Programmed for Kontakt 4.2.4. & Kontakt 5 (not compatible with Kontakt Player!)

*limitations of a vocal cord limits the amount of song options in keys outside the singers range

THE MAIN UI

The main Aliye GUI consists of an instrument group selector on the left, a sample behavior control in the middle, and a performance control unit at the right.

Vocal performance Selector: is a section in which you select a specific voice performance by clicking the button. By default we saved the instrument to load the “Songs” patch. It purges only the samples that are needed for the part of the instrument you choose to use. Songs are based on traditional songs, selected for their text content and complementary character for cinematic use. Improvisations are delved from hours of creative inspired chanting and filled with decennia of musical cultural heritage of the singer. Poems and fx fill this collection with creative vocal sounds and fx of spoken words and typical very usable voice performances like whispering, hissing, shouting, calling and praying.

For the songs we designed a Song Selector (picture below) option. When a harmonic key is chosen by pressing the corresponding keyswitch (Red: see keyboard explanation) the box displays the available songs for that particular key by displaying a group of switches in the main instrument panel. The amount of songs available in each key differs, due to the limitation of the Cantors vocal range and the setting of the songs. The amount will vary between 2 to 5 available songs in any key.

When you select one of these switches a message will appear in the activity monitor on the leftmost bottom corner of Kontakt, displaying the name of the song linked to that switch in that key, allowing you to look up the translations for the song.

Translations are found in the 2.additionals/documents/translations folder.

Harmonic key and Time

The Aliye collection spans the full harmonic range and supports all tempi. When a harmonic key is chosen by a key switch (red on keyboard) it displays this in the section at the bottom right of the interface. Next to the key the tempo, set by the host (DAW or Kontakt Stand alone) is displayed.

Wave Orb

Taken from the concept we introduced in the Tigris & Euphrates IR sphere we developed a new way to display the length of a phrase. We found it particularly intuitive, when composing to see what length a phrase would be. Since not all phrases are cut out with computer science in mind, they are more focused on musical and artistic expression, there’s a lot of variety in length and duration of a phrase. Hence the “Wave orb” that shows you the remaining length by steadily following the phrase progression, filling the sphere with a transparent ‘hour glass’ like substance.

Keyboard mapping:

  • Red keys are key switches to select a harmonic key (for Songs and Improvisations). They range from A to G#. The yellow key displays the currently active key switch.
    For Poems the red keys let you select a different poem. And in FX it toggles between different types of vocal sound effects.
  • Blue keys mark the available amount of phrases per song, per harmonic key.
  • These blue will trigger phrase endings. (There are actually 6 different endings for each song and 12 for improvisations, which are mapped chromatically to the keyboard. From these, the first 2/3 are also used by the autoending function, the last 2 endings in Songs and the last 4 in improvisations are longer endings, they can only be triggered manually by pressing the assigned key)
  • These blue keys will trigger different breath noises, for humanizing your vocal parts…singers need to breathe too, right?

Reverb Function:

This instrument comes with a built-in quick Reverb. It’s meant to quickly position your instrument in the mix and as such is non-editable, apart from wetness. When you need deeper control we suggest you use an external reverb, but we like the idea of being able to quickly add a bit of room without divulging from your workflow or being distracted by many options in the composition stage. For this easy control, we created a click-drag function on the middle glass orb. By dragging it up and down you can adjust the amount of reverb globally applied to the instrument, to turn it off, when you use an external reverb, just dial the control all the way down. The exact amount of reverb is displayed in the bottom left, and this and the orb control will remain in view until any next action.

Performance control

For this instrument we provide you with a default setting of “Time machine” and “Auto endings” to Off.

Auto Ending: A melodic phrase is different from a melody. Melodies are built from phrases. So to perform a correct musical vocal melody it is essential to have an option to end a phrase with a proper and logical finish. This can be automated by pressing the “Automatic Ending” knob. It will trigger a random ending (samples found at the utmost right of the keyboard marked in blue).

Time Machine: Tempo syncing made possible by the intelligent new engine “Time machine” by Native instruments created a massive amount of options for the composer. In each key and tempo “Aliye” provides you with a proper amount of musical material to choose from. We initially built this instrument on the Time machine Pro settings available in Kontakt 5 and up. But we also provided a Kontakt 4 patch.

ITM: ITM stands for Intelligent Tempo Mapping, and it’s a function we developed in-house to make the instrument adapt in a natural way to tempi ranging from 30 BPM to 300 BPM. Because it doesn’t sound natural when a sample is stretched beyond certain limits, we chose to go to a half-time feel when the tempo is set above a set limit, and to double-time feel when it’s set under a particular limit. This effectively makes the instrument sound good and perfectly in time even in extreme tempi like 280 BMP or 40 BPM, without the user having to think about that. ITM happens under the hood and our goal is for you to not even notice it is there, Aliye will just sound like you would expect in any tempo.

Audio Demos: Composed and performed with dedicated care and ear by professional musicians and composers.

In Memory of Fuat Pirali

About the artist

Aliye Mutlu is an astonishing artist and musician.

We are in awe of her talent and appearance. Please spread your joy or devotion for this amazing performance at:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=640059271

She was born in in Varna, Bulgaria. She completed her primary, secondary and high school education in Istanbul. She had jazz dance and modern dance classes in a private music and dance course when she was 14. While she was continuing her high school education at the age of 16, she entered Istanbul University State Conservatory Turkish Classical Music Theory Department, part-time. After 2 years of education and high school graduation she had the right to enter Istanbul University State Conservatory Opera-Singing Department. During her education here, she composed a presentation song for a film company and over 50 songs for education films.

After she had graduated from Opera Singing Department with bachelor’s degree, she went to England. She organized various workshops on vocal technics for pop music, performance and repertoire there. When she returned back to Turkey, she performed 2 songs in a poetry album. She acted in the full-length movie called “Still A Child” and at the same time she composed the musics of the movie and she performed them.

With the composition she performed called “Zumrut” in Halici Midi Contest, she was runner up. For the ones who want to perform in up-to-date music types such as pop, rock etc. she gave Popular Vocal Technics classes which she developed by herself and she organized wokshops. She founded the music group called “BandAliye” composed of five women and performed as a soloist in special events. She went to Germany for a while and she participated in hip-hop dance practice.

She acted in TV series as Hayatim Sana Feda, Zeliha’nin Gozleri and Turk Mali and around 10 TV commercials such as Worldcard, Nokia, Carte Dor.

The artist performed the musics of primarily Snowwhite and the Seven Dwarfs, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Handy Manny, Bunnytown, Inventor Brothers, Melody Time, Make Mine Music films and series broadcasted inDVD and Disney Channel, Disney XD Channels in Imaj Studios, in some of them she made dubbing.

She performed the vocals of the film “Kabadayi” in 2007, directed by Omer Vargi, lead roles acted by Sener Sen and Kenan Imirzalioglu and musics composed by Walken Beladi & Michael Vickerage.

Recently, songs called İcimde Bir Belki var, Canim Yaniyor, Gozun Arkada Kalmasin, Ayrilalim in TV series “Ask ve Ceza” and Gulhayat in TV series “Karadaglar” performed by Aliye Mutlu became very popular. In the May of 2011, her first single Ask Kokusu, lyrics of which is written and composed by her, was released by TMC. The artist is still working on her solo album planned to be released in December 2011.

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  • MAC & PC
  • Kontakt 4.2.4. & Kontakt 5 (not compatible with the free Kontakt Player!)
  • System recommendations for the Kontakt 5 patches: Host/DAW 64Bit, >8GB RAM
  • All files in 48 kHz, 24bit aif format
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Responsibility disclosure

We have gone a long way to record these samples, another very exclusive one of kind original Eurasian recording. Very recognizable and beautifully and artistically performed. With that said, Sonokinetic is not responsible for any mistreatment of any of these samples in any context and we distance ourselves from any misinterpretations. The responsibility lays fully with the user.


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