Yo what’s good fam?
Back with another review, this one is a cool vocal instrument/library from Realitone.
It’s called Realivox Blue
Let’s just dive right in shall we?
So what is Realivox Blue?
It’s a vocal library focused on it’s own word builder which allows you to create and play convincing words and phrases.
It’s got 3 different types of legato as well as the ability to stack voices for an ensemble type of sound.
You get control over vibrato as well, and you can even store your phrases or words as keyswitches for quickly recalling in a performance setting.
The word builder is very intuitive and easy to understand even without cracking open the manual, and there’s plenty of consonants, vowels, and special phrases to allow your creativity and imagination to run wild.
- content: 1.82GB
- format: Kontakt 5 or Kontakt Player 5
- price: $149 (on sale through January for 129.95 and 139.95)
- product page: http://realitone.com/blue
How does it sound?
The real coolness factor comes in when you start building phrases, and they actually sound good.
I love the way you can change the legato types between playing the words in the phrase to playing the vowels, this allows you to riff a little bit and hold out vowel sounds for extra expression.
You can also adjust how the vibrato works, as well as reverb and even get into the details like tuning, delay, and panning for the different voices.
There’s even some extra bright/dark settings for the voices that change the tone slightly by pitch shifting up/down in a way that adds a different feel to the vocal.
Overall I dig the sound, and the flexibility sort of adds to the sound with how you can build your words or phrases and tweak the tone as needed.
So what’s the bottom line?
Is this a niche product? Sure it is!
Is it a cool product? Sure it is!
If you’re looking for a vocal library that’s a bit different from all the epic choir libraries out there, you may definitely want to check this out.
I give Realivox Blue 4 out of 5 subs, it sounds good and the interface is very intuitive while remaining flexible enough to allow you to dial in the vocal sound you’re looking for.
The more time you spend with it the more powerful it becomes as you start to understand how the consonants and vowels work together, even learning how to build phrase for the most realistic singing performance.
One thing that would be cool is if it came with some common…or not so common, preset phrases as well.
It’s definitely a cool product, go on over to the site to learn more about it and how to use it: http://realitone.com/blue
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think