Human Voice-Based KONTAKT Instrument

US VOID & VISTA announces availability of FOLDS      02/04/24

VOID & VISTA has announced availability of FOLDS which they describe as an intimate yet expansive boutique virtual instrument for Native Instruments' KONTAKT platform and NKS-compatible devices, based upon the human voice and its creator's award-winning sound design engine. Here's their press release with the details...

Creatively combining expressive, characterful, and unique sampling with powerful sound design features and an inspiring UI (User Interface) to offer 32 sound sources anchored around expressive vocal articulations and textures, both real and imagined, FOLDS is ideally suited to contemporary media composers, production music writers, and sound designers alike. And thanks to the variety of emotive textures that it offers, electronic music producers and artists across multiple genres can clearly expand their toolbox, too.

That being said, then, FOLDS' bespoke collection of carefully curated male and female vocalist articulations incorporate soft and hard arrhythmic expressions; weaving and wavering vowels; broken reversed hums; evocative vocalisations designed for bass; sound effects; and more.

For FOLDS also features an inspiring collection of effect sounds, such as reverse granulations, as well as re-synthesised, deconstructed, and synthetically processed sounds using Eurorack modular, effect pedals, and tape machine manipulations. Sampled synth waveforms taken from a collection of analogue hardware are also featured.

FOLDS' 32 sound sources can be layered, sculpted, and effected using a deep, two-layer sound design engine that includes multimode filters; dual motion LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators); six envelopes; customisable LOFI effect; three-stage parallel CHARACTER effects (with presets and user impulse response import); and dedicated REVERB and DELAY in the SPACE section. Such sound design power is available to all via an inspiring and intuitive UI with over 150 controls -- including access to a custom MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) mapping page and dedicated send effects -- designed to keep users focused on making music.

Moreover, FOLDS comes complete with a vast collection of over 300 preset snapshots organised locally for ease of use; all have pre-assigned mod wheel and/or aftertouch modulation mappings for jaw-dropping sound manipulation and adding musical expression... evidenced by award-winning film composer David Arnold's understandably uncurbed enthusiasm!

"I'm fascinated by the human voice, so anything that lets me use it in ways I've not heard before is a must; FOLDS can either sit amongst real voices, generating a unique and complex -- yet subtle -- character, or it can drive a piece up front with its own very performable and programmable settings."
- GRAMMY-, BMI-, and World Soundtrack Awards-winning film composer David Arnold (Casino Royale, Godzilla, Independence Day), 2024

Pricing and Availability:
FOLDS is initially available to purchase for 20% off with the FOLDSLAUNCH20 discount code that is valid until May 8, 2024 -- rising thereafter to its regular price of £129.00 GBP -- as a KONTAKT PLAYER- and NKS-compatible AAX-, AU-, and VST-formatted virtual instrument plug-in featuring 4.5 GB of samples that is compatible with all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) running on macOS 11 or above -- natively compatible with Apple Silicon -- and Windows 10/11.

To function, FOLDS needs Native Instruments KONTAKT 7.7 or higher

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