To help rescue Christmas 2020 we decided to make a very special gift for the Pianobook community… and asked them to help make it.
The worlds biggest sample library made from 1000 vocal (and vocal-like) sounds donated from over 400 submissions from all over the world!
2020 has been a very tough year for the creative industry and, whilst Winter Voices (like all Pianobook instruments) is free, if you enjoy it and are able provide a small donation, Pianobook is supporting #WeMakeEvents, which splits donation across a range of charities supporting the arts during this hard time, including Acting for Others, Music Support, Stagehand and #MakeItBlue. Donate here:
Massive thanks to:
- Angus Roberts-Carey for coming up the Winter Voices concept, organising all the submissions, building the Kontakt templates and some amazing patches
- Rupert Coulson and Jake Jackson for mixing
- Zoë Wenban for the amazing graphics
- Dave Hilowitz for creating the DecentSampler versions of all the patches
- Christian, Jo, Robbie, Simon, Stephen for all the support behind the scenes on Pianobook
- Everyone who contributed videos and samples to make the Winter Voices a reality!
Thank you to everyone who contributed a video for the Winter Voice project. You can browse them all below!
Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!
Such an awesome library.. so many presets as well 🤣
Will take me a while to look through all of them!
So glad to have been part of this!
Thank you so much pianobook, you guys are awesome.
Fell off my chair
I haven’t explored it fully yet, I’ve just mucked around with Winter Voices for about 10 minutes thus far, and yet am blown away by the richness, the depth of hundreds of individual voices all aligned together. It comes close to ‘That Sound’ i feel like i’ve been searching for the last few years which would impart grandeur, subtlety, enchantment, sacredness simultaneously. I was excited when I saw this project get off the ground a couple of months ago, but the final result is probably about 1000% more impressive than what I was expecting. A humble thankyou to everyone who made this work of art
This is an absolutely sublime choir, so unique and how it was made really makes it stand out. I lost myself for an hour without actually having anything in mind, amazing. Well done to everyone involved and thank you for sharing!
Togetherness: The Sound of 400 Globally Distanced Strangers
Even before you begin exploring the individual patches, the very idea of 400 distanced strangers becoming close by adding their one-of-a-kind voices to a virtual instrument makes this an essential addition to any sound library. Expect to discover all the characters from Alice In Wonderland down this particular rabbit hole, no artificial stimulants required – and do please consider making a contribution to #WeMakeEvents while you’re waiting for it to download; for musicians, composers, samplists and recordists there’s really no more worthy cause. If nothing else, prepare to have your heart broken by ‘Winter Voices’, pianobook’s poignant reply to what’s been a year no one could have predicted.
The collection of more than 1000 voices from around the world is absolutely amazing. Should’ve named it “World’s Voices”.