The Differences Between the Diamond, Gold and Gold X Editions:
Diamond Edition of Hollywood Choirs contains approximately 59 GB of 24-bit, 44.1 khz samples, featuring 5 Microphone Mixes: Main, Close, Stage, Mid, and Surround.
Gold Edition of Hollywood Choirs contains 8 GB of 16-bit, 44.1 khz samples, featuring the Main Microphone Mix.
ComposerCloud Gold X Edition of Hollywood Choirs is 16 GB of 16-bit, 44.1 khz samples, featuring the Main and Surround Microphone Mixes.
A New and Improved WordBuilder
Hollywood Choirs includes a new version of WordBuilder, the program that allows you to type in words and have them sung by a choir. Please see below for descriptions of these new features, plus many under-the-hood enhancements.
All New Phrases: 781 ‘editable’ phrase presets in English, German, Italian, Spanish, and Latin.
All New Phenomes: New vowel and consonants added for increased realism.
Frequency Dependent Consonants: Non-pitched consonants now sampled with high and low frequency variations.
Global Phoneme Balance: Vowels, Pitched Consonants and Non-Pitched Consonants have volume sliders that allow you to adjust the relative balance between phonemes.
Independent Handling: All consonants that fall at the end of a word are now handled independent of those that begin a word, resulting in more realistic delivery of words.
Consonant Volume Scaling: WordBuilder detects the number of notes in a chord and applies volume scaling to consonants to ensure the they remain at an intelligible level.
Alternative Takes of Non-Pitched Consonants: The importance non-pitched consonants play in creating intelligible words led to the development of a new feature that provides the user with complete control over alternative takes. Instead of using a traditional ’round robin’ system that cycles through alternative takes, often leading to inconsistent results, users can now define a specific alternative take of all non-pitched consonants by using a numbering system. For example, if the first ‘S’ at the start of the word doesn’t sound right repeated later in the word, you can try ‘S2’, ‘S3’, or ‘S4’ until you find an alternate take that sounds more realistic. For more detail about this feature, download the Hollywood Choirs Manual or Quick Guide.
Parameter Grouping: Volume, Pan and Microphone Mix changes are applied across all instruments within a WB Multi. Combined with the existing Reverb Master functionality that applies reverb across all instruments within an instance of Play, shaping the mix any way you want is easier than ever.
Sync to DAW: Now you can synchronize the position in WordBuilder’s Text Editor to your DAW’s sequencer playback.
Ease of Use: Hollywood Choirs was recorded with combined Men and Women sections, allowing for an increase in overall power of the choir by taking advantage of the overlapping ranges. As an added benefit, this makes setting up WordBuilder with just 2 Voice Types much easier.