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  1. @Patrick Derbidge So, having read your post I downloaded Synthesizer V, installed, opened and within 1 min using the Eleanor Forte Lite voice file, did this at 120bpm https://voca.ro/1js45JxLOHvA this is Eleanor_MixDown.mp3 Having installed the free Synth V app .. here are the free/LITE versions of the voice data files https://resource.dreamtonics.com/download/English/Voice Databases/Lite Voice Databases/ Here is the Synth V U/I with that quick piece i did above
  2. @Reid Rosefelt You mentioned re LA Sessions - NOT SOLO. Is this the case for "Female Soul Ensemble and Male Soul Ensemble", no way of just getting one voice or layering same? Its a mix of a few voices? True Legato? About the EMVOICE - Is it worth exploring? In general - Its more backing vox and not necessarily words - oohs aahs - male/female but mainly male
  3. Thanks guys, Have to say the closest i have come to what I was envisioning is this: https://emvoiceapp.com Installs as a VST, draws down the samples from cloud into a Melodyne type UI
  4. Thanks @Vernon Barnes .. I bought BLUE a long while back and currently cannot get it to open in Kontakt 5, 6 or 7 .. hangs. I emailed them earlier to get a solution. Might be a version issue and I need to upgrade. I did think this instrument may solve part of my request BUT it is FEMALE, dont think MALE singer is in this? Re EastWest Hollywood Backup Singers ... FEMALE only? Notice it is on sale at the mo for $149
  5. I add this here as its a request so I can be on the look out for deals or otherwise on decent solo vocal instrument / plugins to use in MODERN tracks vs say a choral track or a soundtrack. For a usage such as non verbal backing tracks. I think 8DIO sort of tried thsi with The Forgotten Voices series like Cait, but the control features in this were not great in my view. And no real AHs, Ooohs etc, more set phrases not very editable. Hope my description is understandable .. in a nutshell, rather than me recording AHH and layering it .. would be great if there was a solution with less choral but more contemporary vocal sounds
  6. @Bapu I would be a bit nervous of that .. I find DAT tapes are not the most robust of items. My unit works for me but if using it with DATs from others I would be a bit nervous if it damaged them like mangling the tape etc .. the issues with many tape type devices back in the day. As in there is a damage risk
  7. Yip I have .. its a sony portable DAT and I just did exactly that recently. DATs I had from 90s. Only way of getting them off the Dat player is via a stereo mini jack into the Audio I/F ... works fine though. I also have orig I/O box for it but its outputs are coax and good old optical Only prob for you maybe .. Im in Ireland ( south coast Cork )
  8. So back in the 80s BLANCMANGE had a good few tracks out topped by Living on the ceiling ( vid below ). Anyway they have a new album out called Private View, really like it, a definite grower. I like the simplicity + the space in tracks. Also the liberal use of arpeggios ... Sounds of Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Bowie. Whole album on youtube but also on Spotify, Itunes etc. all the sounds I would say you may find in the ARTURIA suite of VSTis LIVING ON THE CEILING:
  9. Spot on @Craig Fowler .. A Q for the ages .. everytime I listen to this new album the same sentiment strikes me. Its just choc full of perfect pop
  10. @paulo I get what you are saying here but in this case I think Per Gessle really pulled it off while being very sympathetic with a familiar Fredriksson presence throughout. I would think Marie would be very proud of this album. Per really was/is the brains and creative behind Roxette. Maybe the slightly awkward looking bloke next to Marie holding the guitar but all the songs were his pretty much, he is the perfect pop song creator that was always a signature of Roxette. Have a Listen to "You hurt the one you love the most" ... its the new "Listen To Your Heart" ( bit of Phil Collins in there too ) As for the name remaining, my view is it keeps Marie there in spirit also. Listening to this album I can hear her all through it via the female vocals of Helena Josefsson and Dea Norberg. Have a read of this fan review. He pretty much has similar concerns to yourself: https://renownedforsound.com/album-review-pg-roxette-pop-up-dynamo/
  11. Yes. Great pop material. But sadly @craigb .. Marie Fredriksson died in 2019. Ultimately in 2002 she was diagnosed with a severe brain tumour which caught up with her in 2016 when they had to stop touring. Have a listen to this album, really upbeat with lots of Marie on it via singers Helena Josefsson and Dea Norberg. Listen to You hurt the one you love the most ... its the new Listen To Your Heart ( bit of Phil Collins in there too )
  12. So after the sad death of Marie Fredriksson in 2019 .. the other half of ROXETTE, Per Gessle ( hence the PG Roxette name ) has released a new album called Pop Up Dynamo. I have to say I really like this. Stepping into Maries shoes are singers Helena Josefsson and Dea Norberg. I think they did a great job, very sympathetic and a familiar Fredriksson presence throughout with some great pop up beat tracks like from Roxette of old. Of course Per is / was the main song writter. Here is the whole album on youtube. Im very partial to many tracks on it particularly HEADPHONES ON Here is a review where he talks about dusting off old keyboards If you want to go retro, get the right stuff, he smiles. So, I dusted off both the Jupiter 6 and 8, as well as my Prophet 5. A key or two was stuck, but after some TLC they were fit for fight again. Synth pop rules! http://roxetteblog.com/2022/10/28/pg-roxette-pop-up-dynamo-eleven-new-songs-with-a-classic-twist/
  13. THIS is Jeff Beck for me. Never muscling in there to cram zillions of notes into a track. Just tastefully playing to fit the track In 1992 he appeared on an excellent concept album by ROGER WATERS ( ex Pink Floyd ) called AMUSED TO DEATH ( Recording started in 1987 ). So sit back and listen to his guitar on the BALLAD OF BILL HUBBARD. You may cry .. about WW1. It sends shivers down my spine every time I listen to it I will admit a tear in my eye listening to this ..
  14. THIS is Jeff Beck for me. Never muscling in there to cram zillions of notes into a track. Just tastefully playing to fit the track In 1992 he appeared on an excellent concept album by ROGER WATERS ( ex Pink Floyd ) called AMUSED TO DEATH ( Recording started in 1987 ). So sit back and listen to his guitar on the BALLAD OF BILL HUBBARD. You may cry .. about WW1. It sends shivers down my spine every time I listen to it I will admit a tear in my eye listening to this ..
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