CROWD-CHOIR

CROWD-SOURCED CHOIR INSTRUMENT

  • 1000 different voices
  • Polyphonic Legato
  • All Proceeds To Charity
  • Requires Full Kontakt

ONE VOICE IN THE CROWD

We wondered if we could 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 from different places.

Over 1000 people contributed over a 3 month period - a fantastic success for the project, since when we started it we really had no idea if anyone would contribute at all.


It sounds incredible - an ensemble like no other. We'd like to say thanks to all who took part and made it such a unique success.

All Proceeds from Crowdchoir are donated to charity.



ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO THE RED CROSS SYRIAN CRISIS APPEAL

HOW THE CROWD-CHOIR PROJECT WORKED







We put up a web page which displayed a single note name - C1, B3, etc - and also played a guide tone to sing to, if required. Each user 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. Each participant was entered into a competition to win a desirable musical instrument, an Array Mbira, as well as offered a free downoad of the resulting instrument.

Over 1000 people contributed over a 3 month period - a fantastic success for the project, since when we started it we really had no idea if anyone would contribute at all.

Most of those 1000 people recorded more than one note ( and some contributed a lot more), meaning that we ended up with slightly over 4000 different notes to build an instrument from. Most of the notes occured in the middle of the C1 - C4 range, since people tended to sing the notes they found easiest. For example, while E2 has 206 voices, C4 only has 28.

CHARITY DONATIONS TO DATE

Q2 2012 Red Cross - $10,000

Q3 2012 Starlight Foundation - $2,000

Q4 2012 Starlight Foundation - $3,530

Q1 2013 Starlight Foundation - $1,180

Q2 2013 Starlight Foundation - $1000

Q3 2013 Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - $1,200

Q4 2013 Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal - $2560

Q1 2014 Red Cross Syrian Appeal - $1000

Q2 2014 Mencap Learning Disabilities - $1472

Q3 2014 Mencap Learning Disabilities - $651

Q4 2014 Red Cross Ebola Appeal - $875

Q1 2015 Red Cross Ebola Appeal - $800

Q2 2015 Red Cross Syria Appeal - $750

Q3 2015 Red Cross Syria Appeal - $850

Q4 2015 Red Cross Syria Appeal - $1450

Q1 2016 Red Cross Syria Appeal - $600

Q2 2016 Red Cross Syria Appeal - $650

Q3 2016 Red Cross Syria Appeal - $2400

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KONTAKT (FULL VERSION) COMPATIBLE

This is not a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will only run in the free Kontakt Player in DEMO mode, for 15 mins.

If you are are an NI Komplete user, then you should have a full version of Kontakt.

System Requirements:  Requires Kontakt 4.2.4 or later, Logic 9 or higher, Ableton Live v 8.2.2 or 9