Jacob Collier Partners with Native Instruments to Create a Free Instrument for Everyone 

Native Instruments today announced the Jacob Collier Audience Choir instrument to celebrate the launch of Collier’s new album, Djesse. Vol 4.

Known for his genre-bending musical style and mastery of technology, six-time GRAMMY winner Jacob Collier rose to worldwide fame for his innovative live performances, where he "conducts his audience like a choir", bringing together thousands of unique voices to create a one-of-a-kind improvised moment. Collier has taken this experience a step further, by partnering with Native Instruments to turn the voices of his audience into a free software instrument.

Now anyone can experience what only Collier himself has up to now: playing his audience choir like an instrument, and adding a chorus of real-life voices from across the globe to any song. This new Kontakt instrument features moments from 22 different live shows – perfectly captured by Shure microphones – and is featured throughout Jacob Collier’s new album, Djesse Vol. 4.

Key features

  • Add motion and blend between vowel types using the Vowel Morph Pad. Choose from pre-designed presets or record your own movements for evolving choir arrangements
  • Introduce unique percussion to your tracks with stomps, claps, and snaps recorded from the audience at each venue
  • Customize your sound with built-in effects and controls, including delay, reverb, timbre, and stereo width
  • Use the chord generator for instant harmony, or effortlessly blend between pre-built triads using the Triad Blend.Get the sound of a real choir, with controls for different articulations, harmonies, and spaces. Or, find a new texture for your music with a subtle background chorus.

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Pricing and availability

Starting today, Jacob Collier Audience Choir is available for free from Native Instruments.