Impact Soundworks released today the first volume of ALLURA, a Kontakt virtual instrument featuring vocal performances by award-winning vocalist Jillian Aversa. The library is designed with film, TV, and game soundtrack composers in mind, offering a wide selection of wordless phrases in multiple keys, tempos, and time signatures. Allura is available for the list price of $59.
In collaborating with Impact Soundworks, performer Jillian Aversa brought to the table her 10+ years of experience singing for such blockbuster video game franchises as Civilization, Halo, God of War, and Soulcalibur. In her own words, “I wanted to capture my ‘signature sound’: ethereal, emotional vocals in both soprano and alto ranges. Sometimes breathy and sometimes with a more focused tone, including a range of straight tone to more prominent vibrato.”
Allura includes 150 phrases, each recorded in four different keys, allowing composers maximum flexibility in using any phrase in any key with minimal transposition. Each phrase group and individual performance is tagged by tempo, time signature, and key/mode, so the performances can be used to both inspire new compositions, or easily fit into existing ones with ease. The library also includes 25 bonus atmospheric pads and single note, multisampled ‘oo’ and ‘ah’ vowels.
“We wanted to make this as composer-focused as possible. Lots of phrase libraries sound great, but they include lyrics or freeform tempos, which makes them too hard to use in existing music,” explains library producer Andrew Aversa. “The phrases of Allura are just the right style and length that they can be used in tons of musical styles. Plus, it’s easy to browse for the exact tempo and scale to find a phrase that works in your composition!”
Though the recordings can be used in precision-edited WAV format, Allura’s Kontakt interface allows for easy mapping and browsing of every performance, along with automatic tempo syncing to host. The Kontakt engine also sports a high-quality FX rack and on-board phrase editing to further sculpt the sounds.
Allura Volume 1 is available now as a digital download for $59. Audio and video demos, specifications, and more product information is available at the Impact Soundworks website:
To hear more of Jillian’s original music, soundtrack work, and vocal arrangements, please visit: