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 again.
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 from Crowdchoir sales will be donated to The Red Cross. They help people in desperate situations all around the world, from the east African food crisis to the people suffering in Syria. Help them if you can.