Cinesamples Voxos Epic Virtual Choir KONTAKT
VOXOS: Epic Virtual Choirs is a remarkable new virtual instrument containing a full epic choir, boys choir, soloists and individual choir legato sections.
Powered by the industry-leading Kontakt Player engine, VOXOS contains world-renowned choirs and soloists with experience in recording for countless Hollywood films, trailers, video games and the concert stage. Recorded at the beautiful Bastyr Chapel, with its gorgeous acoustics, the choirs were captured with multiple microphone positions in 24bit/48k 5.1 surround. The result is a pristine tone that sounds great right out of the box. VOXOS contains over 35,000 samples, at an uncompressed size of 35GB.
VOXOS is split up into three main sections:
- 30 Syllable Matrix Editor
- Intuitive, performance-oriented scripting
- Staccatos, Sustains, Shouts, Whispers
- Dynamic morphing between dynamics
- 4 Mic positions + Full Mix
- Section contains over 16,000 samples
- Sopranos (Ah, Oo, p to ff)
- Altos (Ah, Oo, p to ff)
- Tenors (Ah, Oo, p to ff)
- Basses (Ah, Oo, p to ff)
- Boys Choir (Ah, Oo, p to ff)
- Solo Boy, Soprano and Alto
- Real transition samples for all intervals
- Innovative Voice Leading Engine (V.L.E.)
- 4 Mic positions + Full Mix
- Section alone contains 17,000 samples
- Trailer Risers
- Tonal Diatonic Clusters (pp to fff)
- Atonal Clusters (pp to fff)
- 1950?s Sandman Choir (bum bum)
- Contains over 1,700 samples
- 4 Mic positions + Full Mix
The Phrase Builder is a powerful way of adding word syllables into a choir performance. VOXOS contains a 30 syllable selector matrix which allows you to quickly assemble multi-syllable phrases onto a grid. Each syllable will intelligently advance to the next syllable, based on your keyboard performance. If it's a sustain, the Phrase Builder can also connect one syllable over many notes, in a melismatic way.
The Legato Sections contains true legato performances of Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses, Boys Choir, Solo Boy, Solo Soprano and Solo Alto. Cinesamples has methodically recorded the tens of thousands of intervalic leaps within the ranges of each section. Their custom Legato script instantly analyses the keyboard performance and plays the appropriate interval sample. The result is an instrument that allows you to play smooth and emotional legato lines.
Built into Legato Sections is Cinesamples' innovative Voice Leading Engine (V.L.E.). The V.L.E. allows you to play a full keyboard patch of S, A, T, B choir with independently moving legato lines. The engine instantly analyses the chord structure and assigns each pitch to its own section of the choir. The result: a patch that is easy to play, with incredibly realistic results.
VOXOS contains over 500+ Choir Effects suitable for film, tv and game music. There are hundreds of shouts, whispers, grunts, clusters, screams and trailer risers, perfect for any media project.
Recorded in Seattle:
Seattle has long since become the recording center of the A-list video game/trailer soundtrack world. As it happens, the VOXOS sessions were recorded following Bungee's Halo Reach sessions and proceeding Blizzard's monumental World of Warcraft; Cataclysm. The musicians involved in this project are constantly participating in such high profile acts as these. In fact, some of our men sang on the famous Gregorian-style intro to the original Halo videogame for XBOX. Bastyr's main stage chapel offers one of the highest quality recording venues in the country. Its unique acoustic signature is akin to Symphony Hall in Boston and the retired Paramount Scoring Stage in Los Angeles. An extremely flattering hall for vocalists and instrumentalists - contributing to the familiar Hollywood style reverb bed without the tasteless metallic tinge and never ending ring-out that the majority of cathedral's give. Combine that with the highest end recording gear available and the table is set for excellence.
Children's Choir/Boy Soloist:
To really get an accurate representation of Los Angeles style soundtrack choirs, we had to include a boys children's choir and soloist. The 15-piece boys choir covers roughly the range of the Altos transposed up by a major third. Our solo boy was captured from C3 to A4. With an amazingly transforming tambre - the purest sound imaginable in his soprano and a charming inward sound in his lowest third. These children possessed amazingly mature musical discipline, excepting guidance from the booth and their choir master in the same professional manner as the other sections. This was quite an achievement considering that they were all under 12 years of age.
We were amazingly fortunate to have children who have sang on a wide variety of soundtracks themselves, they needed no explanation about wearing headphones or being still while the tape is running. They were true professionals of the scoring stage.
Hand Sculpted Scripted (true) Legato:
As one of our trusted colleagues once stated: 'There are no shortcuts when it comes to legato." Our true sectional legato covers the full ranges of the Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses, Boys and Soloists. After much trial and error, we were able to formulate a recipe for recording legatos in the most musical and accurate manner possible. It may not be evident while playing the patches how many samples you are triggering back and forth but it is mind blowing when you stop and look at the audio files involved in one patch, at one microphone position. On the surface things seem simple, but much is going on under-the-hood.
During programming all 35,000 samples and transitions are meticulously tightened by hand. This process takes fresh ears and cannot be rushed or automated. The charming human inaccuracies which give live performances vibe and soul also cause issues when aligning samples during programming. We have, without exaggeration, been tweaking the legatos for over six months - still making final tweaks the moments before delivering to Native Instruments for encoding. It needs to be perfect or its not going out the shop door.
The Voice Leading Legato Engine - Live SATB representations from one midi track:
They call it voice leading for a reason. From day one, composers of all styles are taught the value and importance of proper voicings. It all begins with SATB, the notable 4 part chorale diagrams in music textbooks all over the world. It is the basis of all chorale writing, the foundation of jazz ensemble writing - the glue of all composing. It was something we had to address, and address from the point of view of a composer under the anxiety of an approaching deadline.
The included SATB Voice Leading Engine can take incoming midi data sent from a piano track and assign the proper notes to each section automatically. Resulting in properly voiced chords with full legato from one track. No settings, its all intelligently scripted and prepared. This is a monumental time saver.
Phrase Builder - Intuitive Simplicity - A Defined Approach From Day One
Way back, months before a note was recorded, the entire final product was thought out, sketched and tested. We knew what we wanted as an end result and we backed up from there - we didn't just roll the dice on the recording sessions and see what we ended up with. We knew we wanted to stay in Kontakt. We knew we wanted to avoid artificial word synthesis - aka Apple Talk or the Steven Hawkings effect. We knew we wanted to have the simplest, most powerful phrase building interface possible. We knew we wanted to enter all word data only once with just a few clicks with no external programs running. We knew we wanted the engine to keep track of the words no matter the articulation - long or short. We knew we wanted it to use the absolute minimum of MIDI CC controllers possible and be processor-friendly to our computer. We knew all of this plus more. It was just a question of finding the right way to make it happen.
Through process of elimination, we were able to create a truly monstrous phrase building engine. Streamlined for simplicity and accuracy. Created for the guys and gals who don't read instruction books or have time to learn the intricacies of a poorly produced/overly complex library. Watch our "Phrase Builder" video for all you need to know about our industry-first Matrix Phrase Builder.
Fully Scripted Dynamic Control
We tried every single method of dynamic and vowel morphing available via Kontakt including the AET simulation. After double blind listening tests with some of our most trusted audio gurus the decision was unanimous. This method doesn't use simple envelopes for simulated fading but rather uses powerful scripting to guarantee a 100% accurate and smooth dynamic morph. Just another time consuming detail that we had to have perfect.
Useable Cinematic Effects
As composers, we own tons of soundtrack recordings and we keep up to date with new trends in the soundtrack world. We wanted FX that would integrate and cooperate with other tracks in your template, not dated, crazy, unusable stuff that is only good for that rarely requested track. Aside from our assortment of grunts, shouts, whispers, layers and risers we also went in a tonal direction - recording beautifully layered divisi clusters and female "bum-bums."
5.1 Ready - Full Mix Option - 4 Mic Positions
VOXOS was recorded in cinematic 5.1 in 4 microphone positions. To save polyphony, take advantage of the pre-mixed Full Mix position, a standard mixture of the spot, tree and ambient mics bounced down to one track. If you prefer to make your own mix you have unprecedented control over 4 microphone positions including the surrounds, which can be placed in the rear speakers on a 5.1 setup. This is in answer to a request for our top tier of users which we are happy to provide.
8DIO Productions Requiem Professional v.1.1 KONTAKT-MAGNETRiXX
REQUIEM PROFESSIONAL is the next-generation virtual choir developed for professional composers featuring 3 microphone positions (5.1 compatible), full ensemble, divisi male/female and 5 solo singers. The solo singers have four microphone positions, including a new Close Microphone.
The library is based on a variety of new recording- and sampling techniques some which have never before been deployed in choral sample libraries. The library can literally sound like a real choir and includes both full choir (SATB), divisi groups (males/females) and solo singers – all recorded in 24 bit / 44.1khz with 3 (5.1) microphone positions. The library contains true (polyphonic) legato intervals from piano to forte, sustains from piano to forte, staccato with repetitions, ultra forte marcato, BPM (host-synced) based latin chants recorded at different speeds across entire interval of choir, +1000 choral effects including whispers, shouts, clusters, demonic chants, sweeps, consonants without tone, claps, snaps and over +50 different types of effects.
REQUIEM was recorded in one of the most famous cathedrals in San Francisco and has the natural sound and acoustics of this world-class stage.
The new Requiem Profession contains a massive amount of updates, including:
All patches have a completely new and more refined UI design
All legatos have been polished and refined
All marcato now come both looped and natural versions
All patches have a new comprehensive FX interface, including 2 parallel convolution engines
All patches now include direct access to all microphone positions
All solo vocal patches include a fourth "close” microphone position
All patches contains an expanded output matrix designed for ideal 5.1 mixing
All patches using X-Fade have been greatly improved using equal power crossfades
All patches come in three variations: memory light, kontakt 4 standard and optimized kontakt 5
All patches have been optimized using lossless compression (.ncw)
Deep sampled epic choir
Over 15.500 samples (14.5GB)
Direct download / Cloud Server System
4 Microphone Positions (5.1)
True Legato (PP/MF/FF)
24 Sustains, Staccato, Marcato with RR
42 Slow & Fast Phrases w/ host-sync
5 Solo Singers
Full Retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later required
14.5GB harddrive space
Ability to download
PC 2.4GZ+, 4GB ram
MAC 2.6Ghz, 4GB ram
Orchestral Tools Berlin Woodwinds EXP B KONTAKT
Berlin Woodwinds Expansion B is the official continuation of the Berlin Woodwinds main library (although you can own the expansion without having the main Berlin Woodwinds library!). These instruments are specifically designed for expressive solo passages and to bring a single instrument to the front of the orchestra.
Big room vs. small booth?
We are sure that both locations have their benefits. Samples recorded at the big Teldex Stage blend very well with other orchestral instruments. The Berlin Woodwinds main library especially has its strengths when it comes to ensemble writing or when a full orchestra plays with the woodwinds. Doubling with other instruments just works amazingly well.
Smaller rooms support the details of the sound but they lack when writing for ensembles and in blending ability. It feels like you are much closer to the instrument. This is why legato transitions often appear more expressive and intimate if you play a solo line. And that is exactly what we are looking for when writing a solo part.
To keep it short: We try to use the best of both worlds.
For a more solistic writing we developed this Expansion B.
It really breathes life into your solo passages and extends the BWW main library in a wonderful way.
- Expressive Legato
- Fast, agile Legato
- Retongued Legato
Our newly developed adaptive legato script chooses the most convincing legato transitions, based on your playing in real time (speed and velocity).
A single velocity layer for the highest expressiveness
Instead of recording fixed p, mf, f layers, we told the musicians to feel free to choose the best dynamic for a solo part. We took care about lively, dynamic long notes in different styles.
If you play with higher velocity, the instrument will play a subtle crescendo, if you play softer the instrument tends more towards a slight decrescendo. The new adaptive legato script analyzes what is going on dynamically and adjusts the legato transitions to glue them to to the current sustain
as nicely as possible.
By using a single velocity layer, we reduced any phasing effect to a minimum.
IMPORTANT: You need a full Kontakt 5 license to run this library!
Recorded at the dry Teldex Solo Booth
Specifically designed for Solo Passages
New adaptive legato concept analyzes your performance and fits the transitions and legatos perfectly to your line.
Built-in Samplicity Teldex IR to fit the dry samples perfectly to the BWW main library
Solo Alto Flute
Solo English Horn
13,4 GB of samples (7 GB compressed)
24Bit / 48KHz Patches
Auddict Octohorn KONTAKT
We are proud to present Octohorn, the first release from our brass series, with an eight-player French Horn ensemble, boasting no less then seven mic positions, with the aims of giving you absolute and ultimate control over your soundscape.
This instrument was created with the intentions of producing something in a completely new league of sonic sculpt-ability, able to sit in a track with the depth and spread of a real ensemble recording. We have achieved this through multiple new and innovative features, including the seven mic positions, carefully set to cover the whole soundscape, recorded chords and octaves to minimize "sample layering" in tracks, which kills the depth of a track, and much more...
Mix between the perspectives; Decca tree sides and mid, flanks, room, woodwind spots (see more about this below!), close ribbons and close LDCs, with the flexibility aimed at replicating a real scoring session. Now you have control over the different mic and perspective levels in the session, enabling you to morph your own sound in your scores, as if you were at the studio with the console at your fingertips.
You might have noticed that one of the perspectives included is "woodwind spots". While this is not a woodwind library, the mics that spot the woodwinds were set up and included in the recording. The reason for this, is that a lot of the brass sound bleeds heavily into the woodwind mics in scoring sessions, adding
No Legato (allows polyphonic playing)
Legato - normal slurred legato (piano and forte dynamic layers crossfade-able)
Oct Legato - True octave legato
Fst Legato - Fast legato specially for fast playing
Stutter (a quick stuttered grace note before the main sustain)
Chords - Diminuendo major, minor and open 5th chords
Staccato - Short notes, with up to 5RR per dynamic layer (three layers)
Three True-sampled Legato Styles
The instrument comes with three true legato modes - a normal slurred legato, a sample octave legato, and a fast legato, for faster passages,which will allow you to play virtuoso runs and scale passages.
The reason we included octave sustains and legato, is because when you play octaves by layering the same instrument twice, what you are hearing is no longer a real octave passage, but two sets of the exact same horns, in the exact same position, layered on top of one another. When an ensemble plays real octave, every note has it's own sonic space and position in hall, and therefore in the perceived depth/stereo field, and you lose this by layering samples. For this reason, we recorded octave sustains and legato specially for a completely true and real sound.
Not only did we just record the octaves, we recorded major and minor chords in various positions, as well as open fifths (combined gives you the ability to also create MAJ7, min7 and other chords... again for the reason that each note has it's own little space in the sonic field, and it is this separation that is one of the major things we miss from a real recording, and a track with layer upon layer of samples. With this instrument, you can achieve that real spacious sound.
Auddict Virtuoso Violin KONTAKT
The most Living, Breathing Solo Violin Virtual Instrument...
Virtuoso Violin Sample Library for Kontakt 4 and Above (Retail Version Only, not Free Kontakt Player)
With an instrument as diverse, capable, and exposed as the violin, there is no cutting corners, so we strived to capture as much of the possible sounds a violin can make as possible, resulting in the huge list of articulations you can see below, as well as four sampled legato styles, also shown below. We even specially sampled slurred and bowed legato so you can correctly and realistically phrase passages, and a specially sampled "fast legato" set of intervals, which will allow you to play virtuosic runs and scale passages.
On top of this, we want our instruments to be as close in sonic-flexibility to a real situation as they can be, so in addition to providing close and stage mic positions, we have also made sure to have both a ribbon and condenser mic, which you can choose to switch between. Both sounds offer so much in their own right, the ribbon having a beautiful smooth tone, and the condenser being ruthless in exposing every little detail in the sound.
The stereo mic position can be widened and narrowed by dragging the mics in the interface.
A Little More About How it Works
We wanted to make this instrument even more musical, so we have once again used our idea of the "phrase builder", which allows you to select the attack, or beginning sound of a phrase, and then switch around the type of legato throughout a musical phrase.
One huge give-away that an instrument is a sampled one and not a real instrument is how the beginning of every musical phrase sounds the same. A great performer will not sound like this. They will vary the phrase beginnings, and perhaps start some quietly, some with an FP, some with a stutter, and so we have included five options for this, to ensure that your compositions sound evolving, musical, and extremely convincing.
The width of the stereo mic perspective can be changed by dragging the bottom pair of microphones in the interface, and dynamics can be brought up and down by either the mod wheel or expression Midi CC - depending on whether you have MOD or EXP selected in the bottom right hand corner of the instrument GUI, and the shorts' dynamics are controlled by velocity.
Native Instruments SYMPHONY SERIES STRING ENSEMBLE KONTAKT MERRY XMAS
SYMPHONY SERIES – STRING ENSEMBLE is the lush, detailed sound of a 60-piece string ensemble in an elegant, immediately-useable interface.
ABOUT THE SYMPHONY SERIES
The Symphony Series is a growing range of high-end tools created for professional scoring and delivering maximum quality and flexibility. With elegant interfaces and seamless KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series integration, these advanced, dynamic instruments come to life under your fingertips for fast, inspired scoring. Please note: Symphony Series instruments will not be included in KOMPLETE or KOMPLETE ULTIMATE. Owners of KOMPLETE bundles benefit from special crossgrade pricing.
THE PROFESSIONAL’S INSTRUMENT
SYMPHONY SERIES – STRING ENSEMBLE is the sound of full 60-piece string orchestra with unparalleled sound quality and ultra-accurate realism. True Auto Divisi plus true polyphonic legato and portamento deliver full emotional impact. An intuitive interface provides maximum production speed, and seamless KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard integration instantly puts the entire ensemble at your fingertips.
STRING ENSEMBLE was recorded in collaboration with acclaimed software string instrument developers Audiobro. For maximum realism and versatility, a comprehensive list of long and short articulations, including sordinos, trills, staccatos and octave runs, were recorded in exceptional detail with separate half sections to ensure True Divisi. Even the soloed close mic mixes sound spectacular – a significant achievement for a string library. The final mixes were created to deliver the sound of contemporary soundtracks right out of the box.
APPLY DETAILED REALISM
The Dynamics knob allows you to create expressive real-time performances. Any adjustment intelligently blends the recordings of different dynamic layers for fluid, dramatic tonal shifts. True Auto Divisi, plus polyphonic legato and portamento on all sections provide the most realistic string performances possible on a software instrument.
KONTAKT 5 (version 5.5.1 or higher)
Native Instruments SYMPHONY SERIES BRASS SOLO KONTAKT
Welcome to SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS SOLO. State-of-the-art recordings deliver unparalleled sonic depth and realism. An uncluttered and elegant interface accelerates any workflow. And flawless KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series integration immediately puts key parameters under your fingertips. Created for the professional composer, SYMPHONY SERIES sets a new standard in orchestral scoring.
Like BRASS ENSEMBLE, SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS SOLO was produced in cooperation with Soundiron.
Like BRASS ENSEMBLE, BRASS SOLO was recorded at Saint Paul’s Church in San Francisco. BRASS SOLO captures the sound of world-class lead trumpet, trombone, first and second horn, and tuba soloists.
Breathtaking post-sustains were achieved by recording two samples instead of the normal three for onset, sustain, and end of note – harder to recreate in software, but infinitely more realistic. All possible intervals were recorded for truly fluid legato performances, and meticulous mic positioning captures the most favorable reflections for solo instruments. The result: 94 fully-playable chromatic articulations and 26 banks of special effect articulations. So real, it’s like conducting the players themselves
Shape performances with Dynamics, Attack, Release, Tightness, and Vibrato controls. Tightness and legato response time make note transitions softer or harder – infinitely useful for precise, angular melodic turns. The Dynamics knob allows you to create expressive real-time performances: create dramatic tonal shifts and long crescendos quickly and easily.
EASY TO CUSTOMIZE
SYMPHONY SERIES – BRASS SOLO adapts to any workflow. Assign articulations to key switches quickly and easily – all articulation types are color-coded for fast visual recognition (mirrored in detail on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards). To accommodate different composer workflows, the interface provides three options for switching articulations: MIDI note, velocity range, or MIDI CC messages. If required, you can even assign each section to a specific key range to create custom key splits for a particular composition
DETAILED MIX OPTIONS
Open up the mixer to mix the perfect blend of close, mid, and far mics. With individual loading, volume, pan and output routing for each position, you have full control over your mix – plus a range of effect options. All mixer settings can be stored, and easily recalled for other NKIs