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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”
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
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.
- 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?
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:
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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