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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.
The PLAY Edition of Symphonic Choirs has extended the ranges of the SATB sections. The new ranges are:
SopranosAltosTenorsBasses 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
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
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:
Three soloists are included each with a variety of articulations
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
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
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ASIO, Core Audio and DirectSound
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
iLok required (not included), internet connection required for one-time product activation