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EastWest Symphonic Choirs - Play Edition Virtual Instrument

You Pay: $375.00
Product Highlights
  • 24-bit
  • Multiple Mic Positions
  • Word Builder

With Symphonic Choirs - Play Edition from East West, you can type words into your computer in any language, then hear a world class symphonic choir sing it back to you in any key you play live on your keyboard controller. By mixing together three different mic positions, it's possible to create natural ambiance without using artificial reverb.

Symphonic Choirs also includes WordBuilder which allows the user to enter the text to be sung or choose from pre-built phrases.

Ranges
The PLAY Edition of Symphonic Choirs has extended the ranges of the SATB sections. The new ranges are:

Sopranos                         Altos                              Tenors                            Basses
D3 to E5                          F2 to A4                          C2 to D4                         B0 to D3

The ranges for the Boys Choir and solo singers are as follows:

Boys            Solo Soprano              Solo Alto            Solo Boy
C3 to B4       E3 to D5                      E2 to G3            Bb2 to Bb4

Articulations
Symphonic Choirs puts five complete choir sections at your fingertips. In addition to Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses, and Boys choir, you get solo Soprano, Alto, and Boy singers
Choirs
The SATB and Boys sections are all compatible with WordBuilder, described at right, and give you the ability to have your choir sing the words you type. When used in WordBuilder, these sections have four articulations: sustained, legato, staccato, and slur. The articulation can be set on the fly using a key-switch.
Also included are simplified vowel patches and effects including the following:
Ah-Ih-Eh
Cluster Effects
Cluster Oh
Ee-Oh-Eh
Falls
Shouts
Whispered Words
Soloists
Three soloists are included each with a variety of articulations
WordBuilder
WordBuilder lets you type in words in English for the Choirs to sing. For added detail, you can use WordBuilder's internal phonetic language, VoTox. With VoTox you get complete control over each phoneme. Adjust timing, volume, and crossfade to get just the sound you need. The "Learn" function adapts WordBuilder's timing to your playing to give you even greater control over crossfades and complex pronunciation
The "Phrases" pop-up menu includes 28 popular Latin phrases that you can load instantly. Many choirs sing in Latin so this can be a real time saver for those on a tight deadline. The phrases have been optimized for each Choir. The Phrases menu is completely customizable so users can add their own phrases to the menu for quick and easy access.
WordBuilder's new user interface is larger, making it easier to modify how the Choirs perform your words. The look of the UI is much improved, as well, in the style of the PLAY Virtual Instrument interface.
Play Advanced Sample Engine
Articulations:
Forget browsing through complicated patch names: pick the instrument and play
Turn on/off articulations as you wish
Articulations list also serves as reference for all expressions within the instrument (no need to look up key-switches in charts)
Save your favorite configuration for quick retrieval
Type Virtual Instrument
Voices CPU dependent
Sounds Yes
Effects Filters
Reverb
Output ASIO, Core Audio and DirectSound
System Requirements Mac:
Minimum:
Dual Core G5 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, Mac OS 10.4 or newer
Recommended:
Mac Pro Quad-Core Xeon 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM

PC:
Minimum:
Dual-Core 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, Windows XP SP2 or Vista, sound card with ASIO drivers

Recommended:
Intel or AMD Quad Core 2.0GHz, 8GB RAM, 64-bit OS and host

All Systems

iLok required (not included), internet connection required for one-time product activation

 

Supported File Formats PC: VST, ASIO, RTAS
Mac: VST, Audio Units, Core Audio, RTAS

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EastWestSymphonic Choirs - Play Edition Virtual Instrument
 
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5.0

Awesome Piece of Gear

By Timba

from FL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about EastWest Symphonic Choirs - Play Edition Virtual Instrument:

    It got here in great time and I've loaded it and Im running on air. Glad to be a customer and will continue to do so in the near future.

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    4.0

    I love this product.

    By Brian

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about EastWest Symphonic Choirs - Play Edition Virtual Instrument:

        I compose music for tv and these choirs are a must have! The samples and PLAY engine is a little (lot) CPU intensive and I spend a lot of time loading them up but once they get there they sound amazing and the wordbuilder is truly genius. Don't know how i lived without this.

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