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 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.
Don´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".
Recording a gregorian choir, has been a long awaited dream coming true since I started developing sample libraries in 2006.
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.
Enjoy your journey to those mysterious ancient days of the lost abbeys.
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.
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.
The latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.
Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).