GLAZE Manual

Welcome to GLAZE

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Welcome to the Play Series GLAZE online manual. Read this user guide and learn how to use GLAZE in KONTAKT to create harmonies and backing vocals.

As part of the KONTAKT Play Series of instruments, GLAZE marks a new frontier in vocal synthesis. Originally developed by Curtis 'Sauce' Wilson and Rochad Holiday as a tool for working and harmonizing with studio vocalists, GLAZE is the product of a close partnership fostered over decades. It includes the vocal recordings of artist Sonna Rele, with additional contributions from Kip Blackshire, B.Slade, and Candice Boyd. The result is a unique spectrum of vocal sounds suited to everything from pop, R&B, hip hop, electronic music, and beyond.

GLAZE can be used for creating subtle harmonies and backing vocals, or for full vocal riffs and runs that allow you to cut backing vocals on any track. It also provides all the ingredients you need to create a full track, with a versatile preset collection of stacked chords, percussion, bass, leads, and synth sounds. The innovative Riff & Run presets allow you to play vocal riffs alongside a chord progression, whereby runs coincide with the bass note being played.

As with all Play Series instruments, GLAZE aims to balance intuitive, performance-focused control with nuanced sound design. The macros offer quick and dynamic control over the synth engine, enabling you to quickly shape presets and customize your own sounds. Those who wish to go deeper in sound design will find powerful sound editing tools and custom effects chains that offer further control and inspiration.

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