Sounds

Vocalisms

by Uppercussion

Vocalisms is a collection of 58 drum kits made solely from sounds produced by the human voice and mouth. Taking advantage of the entire oral spectrum, this Pack focuses on the voice as a percussive instrument and provides all the elements of a drum kit, and much more.

Vocalisms is a drum library for those who want something different. Taking the vast variety of sounds that the human voice is capable of, Vocalisms transforms these into an impressive range of vocal percussion: beatbox, shouts, buzzes, chirps, hard consonants, exaggerated vowels, phonetic variants and plenty of experimentation. Each kit of 16 samples includes standard drums such as kicks, snares, hi-hats, cymbals and toms, as well as melodic elements such as bass lip buzzes, tonal hits and other sung one shots.

The sounds in Vocalisms are 100% "orally originated", meaning that no non-vocal sounds were used. Even if it doesn't always sound like it, the human voice is the only sound source. Along with basic techniques such as layering, compression and pitch modification, various non-conventional methods of processing were also applied to the samples in order to provide an even broader palette of sounds.

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Kit Categories

Vocalisms includes 58 Drum Rack kits. Each kit has its own Live Clip and complementary MIDI pattern. Switching between kits is seamless as both the drum mapping and macro controls are consistent among the kits – perfect for use with Push.

Vocalisms contains four kit categories:

Advocal Kits - These dry and tight kits feature mostly classic beatbox sounds with only a few experimental elements.

Evocal Kits - The sounds in these kits are highly processed, each one with its own unique style of production.

Havocal Kits - The sounds in these kits tend towards the aggressive end of the spectrum, either through extreme processing or by the nature of the sounds themselves.

Provocal Kits - These are the more unconventional kits in the library, with experimental and unusual percussive elements featured prominently.

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