yankeefan2001

Choir Sound Libraries

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Hi I just wanted to know everyone's opinions on what the best choir sound library is, I'm looking to purchase one but I just don't know which is best.

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East west symphonic choirs is the best choir sample library! But it is a huge library about 50 gb, it's used more for professional scores or classical operas, if want something less pro cine samples voxos or requiem pro is the best choice

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There is what was Tonehammer - I think now some the choirs are under the brand SoundIron, and some under 8dio. There's Requiem, which is epic chants, legato sustains, and classic soloists. Soundiron only have the Kontakt hosted light version. They also have the somewhat creepy Mars male chanting choir.

8dio have Requiem pro containing masses more patches. They also have the Liberis angelic choir.

Vienna Symphonic Libraries have a few choirs which can come in bundle - Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. The sustained 'ah' and 'ooh' legato is very nice, and the software host id very nice and easy to use. Very easy to switch between the many articulations. The stacatto chants are not the best, but the other articulations more than make up for that.

Then there's Cinesamples' Voxos choir. It comes with a phrasebuilder like Requiem, but is a bit pricier I think.

I currently use Vienna Soprano Choir, Requiem Light, and EWQL Colossus' Male Choir for some of the deeper male atmospherics and shouts. Here's something I did using exclusively the Requiem Lite presets: http://soundcloud.com/jamasia/o-fortuna

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I think it kind of depends on what you want. Requiem Pro and the lot from 8dio/SoundIron is impressive for aggressive type choir sounds. Symphonic Choirs is for wordbuilding, but doesn't sound as aggressive as Requiem or even Voices of the Apocalypse. I wasn't too fond of Voxos.

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If you want oohs and ahhs there are probably many that will do. I have a little experience with only one: Eastwest. It knows 100,000 English words, has it own phonetic language and is extremely configurable with regard to shaping every aspect of a word, i.e., length and volume of vowels and consonants. It's all broken down in an editing window as you type the words in.

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