Cinematique Instruments Interval Les Femmes isn’t quite like anything else you've played.
It is Insa, Mel and Basia - 3 wonderful female artists who have exclusively performed for this lovely and intimate choir instrument. Strictly speaking Les Femmes isn’t a choir instrument, just layer some unique voices and you will achieve a rich, intimate and bright choir.
However, Interval Les Femmes is much more. Inspired by contemporary compositions Les Femmes pursues a new approach into building sounds. It is hard to explain, but in the broadest sense, Interval Les Femmes lets you build unique voice harmonies, organic choir patches and inspiring vocal atmospheres.
You can do things with it you can’t do with anything else.
Interval Les Femmes has two main features: the unique selection of sound sources and an unique instrument engine to create harmonies.
“Les Femmes” - french translated “the women” is what it says and more. In order to achieve a fragile and intimate vocal or choir colour we recorded the voices of three incredible artists, each one with different musical background such as jazz, pop and experimental.
Each voice was recorded in several articulations: regular intimate notes, chanting, and breathing - and each articulations was recorded in several variations.
The result is astonishing.
Along with the powerful and unique engine of interval stacking, you get a strong choir instrument which lets you easily create many different voice sounds and colours such as deep choirs, intimate background voices, modern pop patterns, unique voice harmonies or experimental mumbling. The best way to use Les Femmes is to experiment with the instrument and find your own sound.
For those who want a quick overview of Interval Les Femmes, the instrument has a selection of presets on board which gives you a quick access to several tonal options: soundscapes, short variations as used a lot in popular music these days, strong, intimate & intensive layer of voices in legato or experimental patterns.
“Les femmes” is a very special kind of choir instrument: small, big, intimate or fragile. You can play it purely solo, or with the help of the Interval and it’s unique style of harmonies. Finally, “Les femmes” is a perfect combination for your collection of Cinematique Instruments, such as Interval or the intimate piano.
The key feature of Interval are the four separate sound slots which can be simultaneously played. Just click on the slot name to select one of the three voices and its variations to set up your favourite mix of sounds. Each voice can be only be layered once.
In order to shape the overall sound there are a lot of tools available: attack/ release time, increase/decrease of the highs and lows, three delays with adjustable feedback, a reverb and and an LFO which works separately for each of the four sound slots.
After creating your sound, you can now spread the four sound slots separately to each interval step. Just click on the interval nodes to activate or deactivate the corresponding interval. Each interval step has also a separate volume control.
After creating your sound, you can spread the four sound slots separately to each interval step. Just click on the interval nodes to activate or deactivate the corresponding interval. Each interval step also has a separate volume control.
To understand how it works just change the interval (bold number in the centred field) and see what happens when you play a note. Interval provides four intervals slots. You can access these different intervals by key switches (C0 – Eb0) or in chain-mode which skips through the intervals by each key stroke.