Engineers: Stellar, Marc Mitchell, Arjen van der Schoot and Aram Verwoest
For several hours in May 2011, in a new Egypt, Master Healer, singer and musician Stellar arranged the King's chamber of the great Pyramid of Giza all for herself.
In that pitch dark resonant chamber in the heart of the pyramid, surrounded by solid Rose Granite and quartz walls 50 meter thick she recorded the vocal tracks for her album 'Sounds of Light'. She also recorded various mantras of love and creation and Lazu Ra Oh, sung in the original "language of Light" which represents the marriage of the Divine Union, the inner balance of the masculine and feminine within.
And then she recorded a number of beautiful impulse responses for Altiverb.
The king's chamber is a lonely, dark, and silent place. It measures 10.47 metres (34.4 ft) from east to west and 5.234 metres (17.17 ft) north to south. It has a flat roof 5.974 metres (19.60 ft) above the floor and is entirely faced with granite. The only object in it is a rectangular granite "sarcophagus".
Apart from a 13 second reverb tail several remarkable resonances can be heard that are connected to 432 Hz, the fundamental of Stellar's native and ultimately natural tone scale and of this Universe.
An interesting way to "experience" this IR of the Kings Chamber is to retune your music and instruments to concert A pitch A = 432Hz and then the true resonance of this ancient chamber can be brought to life for your musical creations.
As can be appreciated in these impulse responses The King's chamber resonates very strongly to an F# chord, and the Kings Chamber coffer resonates to A, which is the Minor third of F-sharp. 729hz and its octaves are the big notes: it is a perfect F-sharp when A is tuned to 432hz. However the modern well tempered F-sharp of 740 Hz (A=440 Hz) is close enough to also bring the room to resonate, especially two octaves down at 185 Hz.
Thank you Marc Mitchell, Stellar's co-writer and producer, for connecting Audio Ease and Stellar.
And thank you, Stellar, for allowing thousands of Altiverb users to sit with you, deep in the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Please note: Altiverb 7 impulse responses come in an entirely new format, allowing single file downloads that include all channel configurations, spectral data, 360 surround movies, pictures, and textual tags for easier finding and sorting. This and future Audio Ease impulse response releases will be exclusively for Altiverb 7.
You can also download this set directly from the IR browser in Altiverb 7.