Stefano Maccarelli’s Ethera Gold Sahara Voices by Zero-G

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 6 May 2021
  • Time to read: 5 min.

Zero-G ETHERA Gold Sahara Voices

Ethera Gold Sahara Voices is an outstanding set of Vocal instruments. The new tool produced by Stefano Maccarelli for adding amazing Ethnic Vocals to your soundtracks. Ethera Gold Sahara Voices is not an add-on or expansion for Ethera Gold 2.5, it is a separate, unique stand-alone product. All the samples included in Ethera Gold Sahara Voices are completely unique to this Kontakt instrument.

The vocal instruments included with Sahara Voices use the magnificent vocals of Clara Sorace. Clara has sung with many of the greatest soundtrack and video games composers and trailer music creators. Her voice is a thrilling blend of soul, ethnic, epic and emotionality with the charm of Latin flair.

Ethera Gold Sahara Voices is part of the Ethera series, for me and many other composers, Stefano Maccarelli’s collection is one of the perfect Kontakt Libraries for joining marvelous Ethnic Vocals to your soundtracks. The Ethera Collection consists of Ethera 2.0, Ethera Soul Edition, Ethera Soundscapes 2.01, Ethera EVI 2.0, Ethera Gold 2.5, Ethera Gold Intimate Vocals. If you already own some, or all, of the earlier Ethera titles then Ethera Gold Sahara Voices will be a powerful add-on to your Ethera Collection.

Ethera Gold Sahara Voices Includes

  • 5 multi-sampled Kontakt Instruments
  • Approximately 6GB of 24 bit, 48KHz samples
  • The Brand New Ethnic Mid-East Vocal True Legato
  • Sustains Instrument with 11 inspiring articulations controlled by Key Switches.
  • Custom Convolution Reverb
  • Over 800 inspiring Ethnic Middle Eastern Vocal phrases organised by Key
  • BPM delivered also in open .wav format so you can easily drag & drop them into your DAW.
  • Reversed Vocal Phrases instrument

Ethera Gold – Sahara Voices – True Legato

With the Ethera Series, Stefano Maccarelli and the Zero-G team developed an amazing series of True Legatos. Developing a True Legato for the Ethera Series requires a lot of work and uses many, many samples. Stefano Maccarelli and the Zero-G team has sampled each interval in up to 3 different styles so that the user can choose, using MIDI-velocity (0 to 95, and 96 to 127), which legato interval is preferable for a situation.

Ethera Gold – Sahara Voices – Vocal Phrases

Sampling the Human Voice is a great challenge. With the Emotive True Legato and Epic True Legato, Stefano Maccarell and the Zero-G team offers you their best and most realistic vocal Instrument on the market. However, the Human Voice is complex and so for this reason, the Vocal Phrases Instrument is particularly important.

The Vocal Phrases Instrument supplies you with hundreds of fantastic ready-to-use vocal performances. Imagine, you are composing the music for a Blockbuster Trailer, or a Video Game and you instantly need a voice with a great character that will fit perfectly with your music. Well, this instrument is for you! Or if you need some inspiration for your composition then this instrument can be the starting point to build your music around.

It contains over 1600 ready-to-use Vocal Phrases, from Dramatic to Epic, from Ethereal to Modern, all organised by BPM and KEY. There are a lot of different KEYS (C, D, E, G, A) using the Time Mode with Pitch Shifting you can cover all the Key possibilities. With a Pitch shifting of +-1 semitones the sound quality is still very good. A vocal phrase in E can be converted to F with +1 semitone, or a vocal phrase in C can be taken down to B with a -1 semitone of pitch shifting.

Each vocal phrase comes in many different tempos: 95bpm, 115bpm and 130bpm, etc.
If you need to change the native tempo of a selected vocal phrase you can use the Time Mode. We suggest using only a small tempo change to maintain the quality of the original sample. For example, from 115bpm to 120 bpm or from 130bpm to 125bpm etc. Using Time Mode, the vocal phrase will be synced to the tempo of the DAW Host.

Ethera Gold – Sahara Voices – Sustains

This instrument contains a variety of vocal phonemes, including Melisma & Sustains. The controls of the Home Page are similar to some of the other instruments’ controls. With the Key Switches coloured RED, you can choose the various articulations. With the Modulation Wheel (CC 91) you can control the intensity of the sound and create a blending with other vocal samples.

03 Sahara Voices Sustains
Stefano Maccarelli's Ethera Gold Sahara Voices by Zero-G 10

About Stefano Maccarelli – The Producer

Ethera Gold 2.5 was created by Stefano Maccarelli, an Award-Winning Sound Designer & Composer with over 23 years of experience in the audio industry, film music, sound design & audio postproduction. Stefano has scored or licensed music & sound design for ad campaigns and TV Shows of many leading broadcasting brands such as Fox, National Geographic, Sky, A&T Networks, Fox Sports, Disney, and Marvel.

About Clara Sorace – The Vocalists

Clara Sorace is a vocalist & recording artist from Italy who is based in Rome. She studied piano and singing for over 12 Years. She has participated in various competitions and festivals including the San Remo Academy of Song where she reached the final. Clara has extensive experience of musical production and vocal arrangements, which has enabled her to widen her stylistic versatility and range so that she can switch easily from Soul & Pop to Cinematic and Epic Music. Her vocals have been used in many international musical works, international trailers, TV Shows, Video Games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla by Ubisoft, and many Cinematic Music Albums.

IMPORTANT: ETHERA Gold Sahara Voices requires the full edition of Kontakt 6.5.2. It will NOT work in the FREE Kontakt Player.

Pricing and Availability

Ethera Gold Sahara Voices is available now, there is a time limited special price available: 20% OFF LAUNCH PRICE €40.64 + VAT (VAT will be calculated at checkout).

If you are new to Ethera, you will find Sahara Voices to be an awesome new instrument to assist and enhance your music-making creativity and it also will give you access to a possible Cross-Grade Coupon to buy the other Ethera Libraries.

Ethera Loyalty Scheme

Purchase ETHERA Gold Sahara Voices with 20% OFF if you have bought an Ethera title from Zero-G. If you have purchased an Ethera product from Zero-G, use discount code ETHERALOYALTY in the checkout and a 20% discount will automatically be applied.

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