Celemony Software and sample specialists Ueberschall are working on a series of virtual instruments, each bearing the word 'Liquid' in the title. The first in the series is the Liquid Sax, which offers a multitude of saxophone phrases that you can adapt using the integrated Melodyne technology to create songs of your own. Further instruments are expected to follow shortly.
Liquid Sax contains hundreds of saxophone phrases, the pitch, tempo and timing of which you can adapt to your own requirements using Melodyne's function set. You can change individual notes within a phrase at will. This can even be done automatically - Liquid simply picks up the tempo from the sequencer and (as early as the auditioning phase) adjusts the files to fit.
Through the combination of samples and the unique Melodyne functions, the phrases and licks can be combined in a myriad of ways and adapted to a wide range of applications. These can range from deft fills and licks to the creation of entire solos. The selection of samples covers all styles of music, playing techniques and tone colours. And there's more good news for Melodyne users: the samples can be loaded into Melodyne for additional editing.
The Ueberschall VST instrument Liquid Sax is due to start shipping in June and will be distributed worldwide by Best Service. It will cost around 159 Euros.