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The New Forgotten Voices - Cait

Platform: PC Windows x86, PC Windows x64, MAC OSX X32 PowerPC, MAC OSX X64 Intel
Format: Kontakt
Disks: 1 DVD
The New Forgotten Voices - Cait


Cait McWhir, originally hailing from Ireland, draws her inspiration from almost 20 years of exploration with Indian, Balkan, Middle-Eastern & Celtic vocal styles. She has an incredible versatility allowing her to freely cross between conventional folklore to ancient Sanskrit chants, Vedic mantras to free improvisation in self-made languages.

The New Cait is constructed from over a thousand different vocal phrases covering over 15 hours of recorded material. The phrases are divided into a variety of categories varying from some of the oldest songs known to man from the ancient Sanskrit chants to free improvisational phrases. The library has specific patches such as Balkan, Lullaby, Sanskrit Chants, Witch Chants and so forth. In addition, some phrases in the library were recorded 2-3 times, which allows for a more broad type of vocal sound by layering the same phrase two or three times.

The programming allows you to sculpt- and morph phrases by adjusting the mod-wheel and pitch bender. The mod-wheel controls the sample starting point, so users can trigger off-set anywhere they want in the phrases. The pitch bender allows you to time-stretch/compress the phrase. Special key-switching also allows you to adjust to root pitch of all phrases in a patch by up to +/- 3 semitones. The combination between sample off-set control, root pitch control and time-stretch/compression allows users to seamlessly morph different phrases together, which brings endless possibilities for creating new phrases.

In addition, Cait contains a bonus set of over 40 unique vocal ambiences made by Steven Tavaglione (Instrumentalist and Sound Designer; Wall-E, American Beauty, CSI, Supernatural and 100s other movies/shows/games). All the ambiences are made from Cait source material, so they seamlessly blend with her voice and are amazing for instant scoring. Note: All demos (see below) are played live using one vocal ambience and one set of vocals pr. demo, so they literally took 3-5 minutes to compose. So what you hear is what you get.

Update: Cait McWhir is also featured on the double Grammy award-winning album: “Calling All Dawns” by composer Christopher Tin. Chris discovered Cait through the 8DIO Forgotten Voices library.


The New Forgotten Voice Cait contains over 2400 samples across 7 Kontakt Patches with a functional and familiar user interface. Cait also contains a very large set of vocal ambiences by Steven Tavaglione. These unique ambiences are an amazing addition to the library, made from the voice of Barbary Grant’s voice to complement Cait’s voice and combined. Each of these ambiences uses the mod-wheel to sculpt the tone and intensity of her sound.


Cait’s voice can be described as nothing short of stunning, with her haunting and uplifting phrases you can instantly set the mood of your score, adding her Rhythmic and Melodic phrases to accompany your strings or your faster ostinatos passages like in Ancient Light by Szymon Folwarczny, you can make your rhythm section come alive or just let her take the spotlight (she’s really good at that).


Using these phrases within your scores helps to inject that extra sense of realism within your track as these are recorded with true dynamics and expression (The human feeling). With thousands of samples organized in categories such as: (Sanskrit, Vedic, Persian and Middle Eastern phrases, Cait Songs, Chants/Rhythmic Chants, Mouth Noises) And a full set of Ambiances/SoundScapes, The New Forgotten Voice Cait brings new Haunting Human sound to your scores!

Chaos FX

The New Cait contains our custom Chaos FX system, which allows you to virtually do anything you desire. Whether it’s creating a step-based filter sequencer, precision dial EQ, bit-crush or distort, stereo-delay or mess around with dual convolution reverbs. We also added our latest Impulse Responses, which allows you to create Textural Convolution Delays on top of the existing stereo-delay and convolution reverb.

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You may buy The New Forgotten Voices - Cait or download it on our site. This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 11 July, 2018.


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