East West/Quantum Leap Voices of Passion review

  • €352
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Our Verdict

A comprehensive world vocal package but there are other more affordable options around.


  • Excellent sounds.


  • Pricey.

The supplied patches celebrate the local colour and stylings of America, Bulgaria, India, Syria and even Wales, and each region gets at least a couple of patches that are either chromatic or in kit form, with diferent vocal licks and phrases available on each key, plus extra articulations accessed through the use of modifier notes.

All the vocalists are female and the patches are well programmed. You wouldn't want to use Voices of Passion to replace a real-life singer, but if you ind yourself using a lot of 'world' or ethereal vocal samples, you'll probably be satisied with the range of sounds on ofer.

Those after a more budget-conscious solution should check out Apple's Jam Pack: Voices, which, while not as sophisticated, covers much of the same ground.

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Tech Specs

Features• More than 7 gigabytes of vocals • Female Vocalists from Wales, Syria, India, Bulgaria and America • All singers recorded with great attention paid towards pitch • Oo, oh and ah true legato intervals (American and Wales only) • Over 1000 ethnic phrases with a great deal of passion • Phrase generator for Welsh vocals • Expressive samples, non vibrato, delayed vibrato • Ethereal style, breathy vocals • New Age vocal performances, staccato and swells • PLAY features allow for very quick and intuitive sound loading and organization • All singers recorded with a Telefunken Elam 251 and a RCA 44 ribbon mic for tonal variation