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release date: 25.03.2014

Altus

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Altus, the voice of renaissance

Altus, the Voice of Renaissance

Often misunderstood and surrounded by mystery the counter tenor is another milestone in Eduardo Tarilonte series of exceptional voices. Altus brings you a real counter tenor for your Renaissance and
Baroque music productions, for films, documentaries, video games and new age music.

Jose Hernandez singingUnparalleled realism...Pure inspiration

 

Altus is a unique solo vocal library featuring José Hernández Pastor, a countertenor with a magnificent expression and a truly beautiful and unique voice.
Altus is aimed at easily creating your own ultra-realistic melodies, without using any phrases. Altus offers a powerful and innovative word builder which combines 26 words (136 elements including words and their syllables) with 5 true legato and portamento vowels (a, e, i, o, u), all at your fingertips in one patch.

 

Altus offers:

  • 5 different true legatos and portamenti (a, e, i, o, u)
  • a powerful word builder with words, 2 different articulations (fast and slow speeds).
  • words can be splitted to offer a total of 136 words/syllables
  • words can be combined with true legato vowel playing while the corresponding vowel is automatically selected
  • 130 beautiful phrases
  • 15 soundscapes, created from vocal samples
  • dry recordings, allow you to set the reverb amount exactly to you needs.
     

Altus GUI 
Altus introduces a great and innovative new feature, allowing you to connect any word with all 5 true legato vowels to build realistic melodies without using any pre-recorded phrases.

1.3 GB (lossless compressed) and over 3000 mono samples in 44 Khz / 24 bit.

Free Kontakt Player included (version 5.3.0 or higher required)

José Hernández Pastor José Hernández Pastor is a singer specialized in early music, using his voice as a countertenor. He is considered as a singer with a magnificent expression and a truly beautiful voice.
He was born in Valencia 1974 and entered as a singer in the Schola Cantorum dAlgemesí in 1979, where he started his musical studies with Diego Ramón I Lluch. In 1995 he obtained his degree as piano teacher in the Official Music School of Valencia.
Besides his youngness he has been conducted by Jordi Savall, Dominique Vellard, and Joshua Rifkin among others.
In his successful career as a countertenor, José has played many concerts along Europe like in the Kölner Philarmonie, the Konzerthaus of Vienna, and the Spanish National Auditorium.
In 1988 together with Ariel Abramovich (vihuela) he founded the duet “El Cortesano” achieving great success.

 

 

 

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review Reviews

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Flag ENspaceThe Audio Spotlight, 04/2014


The Audio Spotlight Altus

 

 

 

Excerpt:

The Voice

As I was impressed with Cantus, I was more surprised here when I heard Altus for the first time. I couldnt wrap my head around its voice. I dont mean that in a bad way but more of how different it sounds from any other library I heard. Never the less, Altus sounds great and most importantly it sounds authentic. If you ever bought any of the Tarilonte`s libraries you know that this developer will go an extra mile to bring the true authenticity to your doorstep.

Conclusion
Altus is a great sounding and very high quality library and although it may not be everybodys cup of tea (due to the nature of the voice) it is worth giving it a try. It is light on the CPU and it has a simple but great graphic interface. You do not even need a full version of Kontakt to run it as it works with Kontakt player as well.

Full Altus review at T.A.S.


Flag DEspaceRecording.de, 05/2014


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..........dass diese Library in ihrer Gattung einzigartig ist, so dass es (außer mit einem „echten“ Sänger) wohl keine andere Möglichkeit gibt, einen Countertenor in dieser Form mit einem Keyboard spielen zu können. Wer auf genau diesen Klang steht und bereit ist, sich eingehend mit dem Instrument zu beschäftigen, der wird mit einem Gesangssound belohnt, den man so wohl in keiner anderen Library findet.

Ganzer Testbericht für Altus bei Recording.de


Flag DEspaceKeys, 06/2014


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Fazit:

Cantus und Altus bieten eine Vielzahl an Möglichkeiten für natürliche, mittelalterliche Gesänge. Neben den umfassenden Funktionen des Worldbuilders zur Erstellung eigener Verse können viele fertige Phrasen sofort verwendet werden.

Die Bedienoberfläche ist übersichtlich, die Arbeit geht schnell von der Hand und macht Spaß. Garant dafür ist nicht nur die intelligente Sample Architektur, sondern die stilprägenden, in hervorragender Audioqualität aufgenommenen Akteure, deren Gesang den Hörer sofort in die jeweilige Epoche versetzt. Filmmusik-Komponisten profitieren zusätzlich von den Klanglandschaften mit mischbaren Ebenen. Lediglich der kompromisslos authentische und daher begrenzte Tonumfang der Akteure stellt eine gewisse Einschränkung dar. Die Preise sind angemessen.


Flag ENspaceSound Bytes Magazine 05/2014


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No matter what you can do, or what you cant, all Tarilontes voice libraries sound very authentic. So, if you spend some additional time combining various articulations, tweaking some controllers, you get a real vocal line, a vocal line which is a bit limited by the number of different voices, but still no one should recognize that those limited number of syllables or words come from a sample library.

After all, it sounds as real as a real vocalist can sound (thats the trademark for all Tarilontes libraries).

full Altus and Cantus review at Sound Bytes Magazine


Flag DEspaceBEAT, 07/2014


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Fazit:
Altus ist die wohl einzige Library, die spielbare Multi-Samples eines Countertenors bietet. Angesichts ihres ausgezeichneten Sounds, der authentischen Legatoartikulation sowie des gelungenen Wordbuilders sieht man gerne über den etwas künstlichen Protamentoklang hinweg. Mit ihrem expressicen, ätherischen Charakter macht die ausdrucksstarke Gesangsstimme dabei nicht nur in der REnaissance. und Barockmusik eine gute Figur.


Flag ENspaceSoundOnSound 07/2014


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...Altus features the melodious vocal talents of counter tenor José Hernández Pastor. Although a classical counter tenor covers a comparable range to an alto, here the Kontakt instrument spans just over an octave, which is slightly limiting in terms of key. This Best Service opus is best suited to a Renaissance or Baroque setting. The library's highlight is its haunting solo voice, its realistic legato and slow or fast articulation chosen by how smooth or hard you play. ...


Flag DEspaceBuenas Ideas, 07/2014


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Der Klang:

Was Eduardo Tarilonte hier mal wieder geleistet hat, ist spektakulär, die Stimme ist klar und durchsetzungsfähig, die Auto Vowell Funktion und die Legati Modi lassen den Gesang sehr authentisch erklingen. .......

FAZIT:

Altus von Eduardo Tarilonte ist etwas Besonderes, sowohl der Gesangsstil wie auch die Stimmlage hört man so oft nicht, ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass Altus ganz wunderbar in Musikproduktionen eingesetzt werden kann, die sich vom Mainstream etwas abheben wollen.

Ich bin überzeugt davon das Altus seine Fan-Gemeinde finden wird, neben der Solo-Stimme ist insofern auf den Einsatz des Wordbuilders verzichtet wird auch ein polyphoner Modus möglich, allerdings ist hier, meiner Ansicht nach, der Stimmumfang welcher geboten wird (14 Töne inklusive Halbtöne) etwas zu knapp bemessen um echte Chorsätze zu erstellen.

Preis und Vertrieb:

Altus wird von Best Service in Deutschland vertrieben und kostet aktuell 149,- Euro, meiner Ansicht nach ein recht fairer Preis für das Gebotene.

Kompletter Altus Test bei Buenas Ideas

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Kontakt poweredThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)

Windows
Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)

Mac
Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


SUPPORTED INTERFACES

  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS (Pro Tools 9 + 10)
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • WASAPI
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10)
  • 64-bit AAX-Plug-ins (Pro Tools 11)

 

online activationProduct activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).

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