Vocal Bytes 2
audio sample CD
What's on the MIDI Mark Vocal Bytes 2 sample CD
Vocal Bytes 2 is an audio sample-CD, and the sequel to MIDI Mark's original Vocal Bytes. MIDI Mark employed several talented singers, and the tracks lend themselves to different genres, although the general tendency is towards r'n'b, house and hip-hop styles.
This is a great-sounding sample CD from the classic, early 1990s House era, the recording quality is very good, and all the samples have been recorded dry, to allow the user to customize them with the use of effects.
The CD is organized in 61 tracks, as follows:
|Track number||Description||short mp.3 excerpt||Comments|
|1||Demo song||demo track||A great-sounding 8-min., thumping house song showcasing many of the great vocal samples contained in the CD. The vocals are great, and I also love that M1 perc organ, Lately Bass, and house strings..|
|2-10||vocal samples taken from Patrick Alan||track 7 excerpt||R 'n B type vocals|
|11-17||vocal samples taken from Gennine Peirce||track 16 excerpt||House, pop vocals|
|18-25||vocal samples taken from Mr. D||track 25 excerpt||Hip-Hop / R 'n B style|
|26-28||vocal samples taken from Davina||track 26 excerpt||House-diva style|
|29-35||vocal samples taken from Ronn Williams||track 34 excerpt||More R 'n B style|
|36-41||vocal samples taken from Tanya L. Montgomery||track 36 excerpt||Wow, this girl can hold a note..|
|42-46||vocal samples taken from Diane Gordon||track 43 excerpt||perfect for House|
|47-48||vocal samples taken from Mark Trance||track 47 excerpt||These two tracks contain "trance-inducing" sounds. Interesting are those that have been modulated by lfo etc.|
|49-50||vocal samples taken from Sweet Pussy Pauline||track 49 excerpt||This vocalist is pure character! This CD is a must-buy just for these two tracks!|
|51-52||mcr effect||track 51 excerpt||microphone effects - using very cool lo-fi techniques|
|53-57||vocoder VP-330||track 53 excerpt||tracks obtained using the Roland VP-330|
|58-61||talk box||track 58 excerpt||tracks obtained using a talk box|
This is a valid addition to any composer's sonic arsenal. The sounds are copyright free, and the producers only ask that the singer's name be credited in the liner notes of commercial music productions. I absolutely love the fact that the samples are recorded dry - often times, producers go overboard with processing, limiting the way a vocal sample could be used.
I particularly enjoyed the Sweet Pussy Pauline samples, dripping with personality and fun, and the Davina samples, perfect for classic House tracks. Also, the vocoder tracks are inspiring and useful. If you produce House, R 'n B, and Hip-Hop, you can't go wrong with this CD, but even if you compose in different genres, you can definitely find useful snippets for your productions.