African singing or chanting


#1

Hi guys

Bit of a long shot, but I’m looking for samples of traditional African singing to use in a track. Does anyone have any ideas where I might find some? I found some things on freesound.org but they aren’t really good enough.


#2

Enjoy - it’s a great little library :slight_smile:

http://www.alexanderpublishing.com/Products/Maasai---Traditional-Tribal-Music---Download__AV-Mas.aspx


#3

Thanks Gareth, sounds good. Unfortunately due to my status as an “enthusiastic amateur” I can’t really spend $80 on something I would maybe only use on one song. I was actually looking for children singing, something with this kind of vibe - https://www.freesound.org/people/LukeIRL/sounds/176088/

That isn’t actually African but it has the right vibe to it. :smiley: I doubt I’ll really be able to find anything much better, but the track works quite well without vocals anyway.


#4

I’ve used a really nice soundfont called Africa.sf2. My track “Bush Fire” uses a lot of sounds from it. :slight_smile:


#5
Gae47 said

I’ve used a really nice soundfont called Africa.sf2. My track “Bush Fire” uses a lot of sounds from it. :slight_smile:

Thanks, some interesting sounds there. I don’t really know what a soundfont is, I’ll have to google it. :smiley:


#6
ToivoMedia said
Gae47 said

I’ve used a really nice soundfont called Africa.sf2. My track “Bush Fire” uses a lot of sounds from it. :slight_smile:

Thanks, some interesting sounds there. I don’t really know what a soundfont is, I’ll have to google it. :smiley:

Ha ha. I guess I am a bit behind the times with my plugins. Basically a soundfont is a container for audio that can be accessed via your DAW midi track or played via an attached keyboard rtc. It needs to be opened in a VST plugin such as Saffron and Phenome or a standalone software like synthfont… Maybe Kontakt can open them too? :slight_smile:


#7
Gae47 said
ToivoMedia said
Gae47 said

I’ve used a really nice soundfont called Africa.sf2. My track “Bush Fire” uses a lot of sounds from it. :slight_smile:

Thanks, some interesting sounds there. I don’t really know what a soundfont is, I’ll have to google it. :smiley:

Ha ha. I guess I am a bit behind the times with my plugins. Basically a soundfont is a container for audio that can be accessed via your DAW midi track or played via an attached keyboard rtc. It needs to be opened in a VST plugin such as Saffron and Phenome or a standalone software like synthfont… Maybe Kontakt can open them too? :slight_smile:

Cool I’m down with it, like a vst only a collection of sounds rather than an instrument I guess. Anyway I use Sony Acid or Acid Music Studio as it’s now called. That’s some retro software, there’s no 64 bit version. It suits me fine though. :smiley:


#8
garethcoker said

Enjoy - it’s a great little library :slight_smile:

http://www.alexanderpublishing.com/Products/Maasai---Traditional-Tribal-Music---Download__AV-Mas.aspx

what is that website all about?


#9
KabbalisticVillage said

what is that website all about?

Website packed full of resources for composers, focusing on film and traditional orchestration. They also sell are a distributor for some sample libraries.