Soniccouture is very pleased to announce that their Crowdchoir project has been a great success.
The ‘Crowd-choir’ was an idea for a crowd-sourced sampled instrument, partly inspired by the 10cc track ‘I’m not in love’,
which famously featured a vocal pad sound created by painstakingly overdubbing a single vocal note over and over
The plan was to get hundreds of people all around the world to sing one note each from a 3 octave range – then layer these
recordings in a sampler to create a unique vocal sound – a wash of different voices in different rooms in different countries.
Each participant was provided with instructions on how best to record their note – which format, sample rate etc – and a web form by which they could upload the audio file along
with their name and email address.
Over 1000 people contributed in excess of 4000 notes over a 3 month period, a fantastic
success. The resulting audio was edited and processed into a truly unique sampler
instrument, which you can hear and read more about on the Crowdchoir webpage.
The instrument is available now for £20 / €20 / $25.
( Kontakt / EXS24 / Ableton Live formats )
All profits will be donated to The Red Cross charity