Ian Dorsch - Hymn - Music for Praey for the Gods
“Dominus” is the Latin word that stands for “Lord” while “Domina” gives rise to “Donna” the modern Italian word for “Woman”. Similarly, “Dominoes” is the popular game originating from China, known for its numbered tiles. Drawing inspiration from the idea of creating something playful and humorous, while rooted in traditional church chants and prayers, we envisioned Dominus Choir.
When Fluffyaudio’s journey began and our first sample library was released, the dream of sampling a vocal ensemble was already taking shape. Five years have passed since our first musical endeavor, My Piano, akin to a domino tile in our creative path. Thanks to the invaluable contributions of our collaborators, friends, loyal supporters, and even our harshest critics, we have gained extensive experience. They have become the vital sap, pushing us forward even when it seemed we might stall.
Sampling a choir was an ambitious undertaking, and we knew the conductor would play a crucial role. Mario Lanaro, whom we had the pleasure of knowing during our time at Verona University, possessed all the qualities we sought. With a solid classical training and renown as a Choir Conductor, Organist, and Composer, he struck the perfect balance between leadership, authority, and approachability. His ability to put the ensemble in the right mood for their best performance was invaluable. For diversity, we chose two choirs with previous commitments under Mario Lanaro, ensuring they were familiar with each other yet had different styles of conduction.
Selecting the right location was essential for this unique instrument. We settled on Crema’s Sala Giardino, a place we had discovered and admired during our “Rinascimento sessions”. On July 11th, we began with the Female Vocal Ensemble “La Rose” usually conducted by Mrs. Jose Borgo. Their performance left us astonished and excited for the subsequent session with the male choir. The Vocal Ensemble “Novecento” usually conducted by Mr. Maurizio Sacquegna, stood like the columns of an ancient Roman church, presenting a contrast to the girls’ expressive movements.
We were initially uncertain about the singers’ endurance, fearing that their voices might tire quickly. However, our worries were unfounded. Both “La Rose” and “Novecento” amazed us with their stamina and dedication, not just during the recording sessions but even during informal singing after meals. The human voice, being one of the most emotive instruments, moved us to tears, transforming our meals into deeply moving experiences.
Female Vocal Ensemble “La Rose”
Del Santo Chiara
Official Page: ensemblelarose.it/web/it/
Male Vocal Ensemble “Novecento”
Official Page: gvnovecento.it/
“Dominus” in latin means “Lord” or “Master”. This word can be heard in many examples of sacred Christian Music.
Despite its noble origins, the choice of the name “Dominus” was actually inspired by Dominoes, the popular game that dates back to 13th century China and which spread out to Europe five centuries later.
In facts, the way the engine works resembles this ancient game. In Dominoes you connect the different tiles according to their value. Dominus Choir utilizes an engine which intelligently connects the different syllables by the vowels which both precede and follow the consonants.
The vowels are the glue that hold the words together. This system keeps the musicality and the realism of the original sessions intact, but also gives the user complete control over the duration of each part of the words built with the word editor.
In addition to this, Dominus features beautiful true-legato transitions for all the vowels in the library, capable of dealing with movements from the softest to the strongest dynamics, and, an intuitive polylegato engine that simply works as it should.
Important! If you have already purchased Dominus Choir and you want to crossgrade to Dominus Choir Pro, contact us and we will be glad to send you a personal coupon code worth the amount already paid for Dominus Choir!
E.g. If you bought Dominus Choir for its full price at 379 EUUSD, we will subtract that amount to the full price of Dominus Choir Pro: 649 EUUSD – 379 EUUSD = 270 EUUSD.
- 4 Stereo Mic Positions
- 30 GB installed (compressed in NCW format)
- 24 bit / 48 kHz stereo
- Innovative and smooth engine with easy to use GUI
- True Legato for all vowels
- Complete control over the duration of each syllable
- 50 initial syllables + 150 middle/end syllables
- 3 keyboard layouts
- Sampled in a warm hall
- 200+ premade words
- 13 Reverb Presets
- Velocity Lock for precise tweaking of each note
- No unnecessary controls: instant fun!
- Sleepless nights of editing and scripting