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release date: 13.02.2014

Cantus

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Cantus Gregorian Chants

Cantus, Gregorian Chants

Continuing the vocal series by Eduardo Tarilonte, Cantus brings you a real Gregorian Monk Ensemble featuring the sounds of the dark Middle Ages. 

A perfect tool for composers and sound designers to create ambiances and music for films, documentaries, video games and new age music.

Cantus MonkUnparalleled realism...

......Pure inspiration

Cantus is a unique choir library aimed at easily creating your own ultra-realistic liturgical melodies, without using any phrases. Cantus offers a powerful and innovative word builder which combines 24 words (120 elements including words and their syllables) with 5 true legato vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and a special Mmmh articulation, all at your finger tips in one patch.

 

Worldbuilder

Cantus offers:

  • 5 different true Gregorian style legatos (a, e, i, o, u)
  • Mmmh articulation
  • A powerful word builder with 24 words, 3 different articulations (staccato, fast and slow speeds).
  • Words can be split to offer a total of 120 words/syllables
  • Words can be combined with true legato playing while the corresponding vowel is automatically selected
  • A collection of 20 Gregorian chants splitted into 400 phrases.
  • 60 minutes of music
  • 19 soundscapes, created from vocal samples.
  • 6.000 samples (stereo, 44kHz, 24 bit), Library Size 2.8 GB.
  • Free Kontakt Player included (Version 5.3 or higher required)

 

Schola Gregoriana HispanaDon´t want to forget to say thank you to the Schola Gregoriana Hispana, an amazing gregorian ensemble with more than 25 years of experience and especially to his conductor Francisco Javier Lara who conducted for years to the Monks of Silos, internationally famous through the album "Chant".

 

Thomas Mavian for filmandgamecomposers.com:
"If you ever need to write something remotely connected to gregorian monks chanting youd be a fool not to try Cantus - Gregorian Chants."

 

The Making of

Eduardo Tarilonte:

Recording a gregorian choir, has been a long awaited dream coming true since I started developing sample libraries in 2006.
What could look like an easy task is totally the opposite. Finding a true gregorian choir is something hard to accomplish since there are not so many of them and just a few ones are really good. Gregorian music has its own nuances, it is not just another choir, you cannot get the real feeling with a regular choir pretending to sing Gregorian. If you don´t capture all those details, if you don´t really love Gregorian music, you won´t be able to get that true sound. That sound which is so special, that touches your soul and transports you to the middle ages, to those lost abbeys covered by mist, the sound of the ancient bells pealing to pray.
All those lost secrets, all that magic are contained in this library.

I decided to record Cantus in a dry enviroment for many reasons: Gregorian music and reverb are good partners, so I didn´t want to tie the recordings to any special room sound. There are so many impressive reverbs out there, that I have chosen that way, to allow you complete control, to adjust the reverb sound to your own taste.
The recording was carefully done with 8 Neumann microphones and mixed to get that true monks sound. I wanted you to feel the cold breath from the mouth of the monks singing in those cold monasteries, just in your face while playing the library. This library is a dream for me, and like in every library I make, there is a lot of love in it. I hope you feel the same goosebumps I feel.

Enjoy your journey to those mysterious ancient days of the lost abbeys.
 

SealTari

February 2014

 

drinking monk

 

When the Monks in the Middle Ages weren´t making beer they were often singing and Gregorian Chants are some of the earliest documentations of music. 

Chris Halaby, KVR Audio, NAMM 2014 Report

 

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Flag ENspaceThe Audio Spotlight 03/2014


TAS 5 stars

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Price/Value: Cantus will set you back for around 200 Euros and frankly this isn’t that much when you consider the value you are getting. Perhaps I forgot to mention that Cantus will work with the free version of Kontakt (Kontakt player) and that for the same price you can get either boxed or download version of the library.

Conclusion:Cantus offers a lot of enjoyment and for the price it brings true Gregorian monks to your studio. The sound is amazing and there are a couple of flaws but all in all this a magnificent library.

AudioSpotlight review Cantus


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Amazona 3 stars for Cantus

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Best Service Cantus bringt die faszinierenden Eigenheiten des gregorianischen Gesangs wirklich wunderbar rüber. Der Chor ist großartig, das Material gut ausgesucht. Dass ich beim Wordbuilder nun nicht völlig freie Hand habe: geschenkt. Auch diverse kleinere Ungereimtheiten bei der Soundbearbeitung und der Stimmführung lassen sich verschmerzen. Etwas schwerer wiegt da schon die extrem große Hauptlibrary, die viel Speicher verschlingt und nicht mehr viel Platz für andere Plug-ins lässt, wenn man nicht gerade am fetten Edelrechner arbeitet. Wer das vorher einplant, bekommt hier ein schönes Stück Musikgeschichte.

Amazona: Ganzer Testbericht Shevannai


Flag DEspaceRecording.de, 04/2014


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Fazit
Cantus bedient eine Stilrichtung, in der es wenig Mitbewerber gibt und liefert einen sehr authentisch klingenden gregorianischen Mönchschor, der sich - richtig eingesetzt - im Arrangement nicht zu verstecken braucht und dank Wordbuilder und Legato-Artikulationen dazu auch noch sehr flexibel spielbar ist. Wer für seine Produktionen auf der Suche nach dieser Klangfarbe ist, kann mit Cantus wenig falsch machen.

+ Authentischer Grundklang
+ Hervorragendes Legato
+ Wordbuilder
+ Sinnvolle Bearbeitungsmöglichkeiten
- Eingabe von Einzelsilben könnte einfacher gelöst sein
- Lautstärkeanpassung einzelner Töne nur über Controller möglich

Recording.de: Ganzer Cantus Testbericht


Flag DEspaceBuenas Ideas 04/2014


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Cantus klingt nicht nur gut und authentisch, sondern ist auch absolut durchdacht und einfach zu bedienen. Der Wordbuilder bietet zwar nicht die Möglichkeit eigene Silben einzutragen kann aber auf einen umfangreichen Pool echter eingesungener Silben und Wörter zurückgreifen. Die Soundscapes sind eine echte Bereicherung von Cantus und die 400 fertigen gesungenen Phrasen, die zudem in der Geschwindigkeit einstellbar sind, ermöglichen eine schnelle und effiziente Produktion. Cantus kann sowohl in der Musikproduktion wie auch in der Filmvertonung hervorragend eingesetzt werden.

Cantus Test bei Buenas Ideas


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KR Homestudio

Trés beaux chants grégoriens dEduardo Tarilonte, bien articulés par le world builder, avec une banque de type Choeurs qui étend ses capacités grâce au générateur de phrases intégré à listrument virtuel sous Kontakt 5.3 (Player fourni).

 


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+ Excellent Quality
+ Word Genereator is very flexible
+ Menacing Soundscapes
+ An hour of chanting
- Narrow foucus

We're huge fans of Best Service and the directions in which the company is taking music-making-plus the fact is prepared to produce niche libraries like these.

Cantus is another winner!

About Eduardo: This man creates legendary sounds and is fast becoming a legend in sound design because of it.

Full Cantus review at MTM


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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 ENspaceFilm & Game Composers, 05/2014


Rating Film&Game_Composer_lgConclusion

Eduardo Tarilonte also won an award this year for “Sample developer of the year” and Id like to add “my voice to the choir” (pun intended!). Eduardos dedication to his libraries shows, or rather “hears”. He also gets the settings and hard work out of the way, the workflow is very smooth. Im very interested in what he will make after this and I wish him the best of luck.

If you ever need to write something remotely connected to Gregorian monks chanting youd be a fool not to try Cantus – Gregorian Chants. Its fast to work with, has a very impressive legato engine, a really usable wordbuilder and sounds freakin awesome! Now Im going back to the Mausoleum of Vigeland, chanting, humming, mmmming…

If you ever need to write something remotely connected to gregorian monks chanting youd be a fool not to try Cantus - Gregorian Chants.

full Cantus review at filmandgamecomposers.com


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A very inspiring library that can put your arrangement onto a whole new level.

Im sure that Eduardo will bring us some more vocal libraries in the future, so be prepared to leave your safe instrumental field, adding some new colors to your composition. In a previous issue I already represented you Shevannai: The Voice of Elves. In combination with Altus and Cantus, you already have almost everything that you need for spicing your cinematic, ambient or even electro songs. Almost, because Tarilonte never sleeps, so beware.

full Altus and Cantus review at Sound Bytes Magazine


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SChön ist dass auch hier einmal erwähnt wird, woher die Samples überhaupt kommen. So wird der Schola Gregoriana Hispoana gedankt.... Es ist erfreulihc dass eine höchst professionelle Mönchs Schola bereit war Stimmfragmente für eine Sample Library einzusingen und ein solches Vorhaben zu unterstützen...

Ein Highlight muss zum Schluss nioch erwähnt werden: Kein geringerer als Miachel Cretu, Matermind von "ENIGMA" wird mit folgenden Worten zitiert: "CANTUS ist für mich das beste PlugIn für Gregorianische Chöre überhaupt! Die Aufnahmequalität ist excellent! Ich werde CANTUS sicherlich in einer meiner nächsten Produktionen verwenden". Wenn das kein Ritterschlag ist!


Flag ENspaceSoundOnSound, 07/2014


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The vocals are beautifully performed by a genuine Gregorian Monk Ensemble and are thus ideal for composers requiring the sound of the Middle Ages — or for Enigma tribute bands. Sung majestically over an octave and a half of keyboard, all available words and vowels are readily switched in performance, with breath noise and sibilance given separate key ranges in batches of blue notes

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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)

 

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