To achieve the feel of a live concert hall performance, each instrument and section was recorded with three mic positions: close, stage (conductor‘s position) and hall. By selecting different mic positions, users can mix these sounds together to create any kind of natural ambience their project requires. This eliminates the need for artificial reverb.
The Symphonic Choirs Expansion (Voices of the Apocalypse content) was recorded separately, at 24-bit resolution with a single mic position.
Wordbuilder, now built into EastWest’s Play software, is the word building software that enables Symphonic Choirs and Symphonic Choirs Expansion users to type in words for the Choirs to sing. This revolutionary software also includes a pop-down menu that includes popular pre-built phrases that you can load instantly. This is a real time saver for those on a tight deadline. The phrases have been optimized for each Choir. The phrases menu is customizable so you can add your own phrases to WordBuilder for quick and easy access. This is the most powerful vocals solution available.
G.A.N.G. (GAME AUDIO NETWORK GUILD) “SAMPLE LIBRARY OF THE YEAR AWARD”
ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN “EDITOR’S CHOICE” AWARD
KEYBOARD MAGAZINE “KEY BUY” AWARD
New wordbuilder software built into Play (plus new pre-built phrases and words)
Extended ranges (Sopranos – D3 to E5, Altos – F2 to A4, Tenors – C2 to D4, Basses B0 to D3)
Intuitive custom interface
Intelligent Performance section including Portamento, Repetition, Legato, Round Robin Reset
Improved articulation window and controls
On screen mic position mixing
State of the art Convolution Reverb with pre-delay and additional Master control to route reverb to all instruments in an instance
Convolution includes hall choir was recorded in for additional control of hall ambience
Intelligent release trail engine that follows the note-on samples volume at all times, so release trails always match
Release trails unaffected by mod-wheel cross-fade programs, radical mod-wheel movements do not degrade release trails
Recall custom key-switches instantly
Key-switch sizes now unlimited
State of the art sound quality with high-resolution audio engine
Hi fidelity one pole filter for natural cross-fades
Stereo image editing now possible using channel sourcing
Completely re-programmed for EastWest’s PLAY software from the original recordings
SYMPHONIC CHOIRS PLATPLUS
Imagine typing words into your computer, in any language, and hearing a world class Symphonic Choir sing those words in any key(s) you play “live” on your keyboard controller! Well imagine no more, that’s exactly what this revolutionary “award-winning” virtual instrument does. In addition, the Platinum edition (Gold edition has one mic position and is 16-bit) is the first 24-bit Choir virtual instrument to include three simultaneous stereo mic setups (close, stage and hall), so users can mix any combination of mic positions to control ambience. The Choirs were recorded in the same concert hall, by the same team as the EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra and blend perfectly with EWQLSO.