Interval - Les Femmes
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 is a choir instrument, just layer some unique voices and you will achieve a rich, intimate and bright choir.
But Interval Les Femmes is much more. Inspired by contemporary compositions Interval Les Femmes is based on the unique and innovative Interval engine
which pursues a new approach into building sounds. It is hard to explain, but in the broadest sense, Interval lets you building unique voice
harmonies, organic choir patches and inspiring vocal atmospheres. You can do things with it you can’t do with anything else.
What's behind the scenes? Interval and Interval Les Femmes have the ability to layer tonal intervals. You can stack up to 7 intervals of
the same type on top of each other. This ability creates harmonies and chord structures that are absolutely new - especially when playing
chords or multiphonics.
„Les femmes“- french translated „the women“ is what it says and beyond. In order to achieve a fragile and intimate vocal or choir color 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 individual
variations. The result is astonishing.
For those who wants to get a quick overview of Interval Les Femmes, the instrument has a bunch of presets on boards with gives you a quick acces
to the several possibilties of Les Femmes: 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 pure or with the help of the Interval with a unqiue kind of harmonies. Finally, „Les femmes“ is a perfect combination for your
collection of Cinematique Instruments, such as Interval or the intimate piano.
The Details and how it works:
The fundament of Interval are 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 sound can be used only 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 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. To understand how it works just change the interval
(bold number in the centered field) and see what happens when you play a note. (more detailed described at the Engine View). Interval provides four
intervals slots. You can access these different intervals by keyswitches (C0 – Eb0) or in chain-mode which skips through the intervals by
each key stroke.
Due to the fact that we are often asked that Interval doesn't work properly and that the volume drops to zero after the first play, it should be
noted that Interval is set by us to control the volume via the ModWheel. That´s it!