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Postby freewayland; Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:24 pm Announcing The Venus Symphonic Choir library for Kontakt

Greetings all!

Soundiron is incredibly proud to announce the pre-sale of our much anticipated follow up to Mars, The Venus Symphonic Women's Choir. Pre-orders are now being taken for the incredibly low introductory price of only $369* until May 1st! You can order it now via our high-speed Continuata download service or get a copy on DVD. Venus is the latest chapter in our series of powerful, flexible and exquisitely recorded virtual choral libraries. We took all we learned from recording previous choirs and applied them here to make certain Venus is extraordinarily playable, diverse and stunningly beautiful.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Venus, we're also offering a special discount on the Olympus Choral Bundle with both Mars and Venus together, for a special intro price of only $549 ($569 regular) until May 1st, 2012.

With Venus, we are aiming for versatility. Instead of focusing on one language, we offer both Slavonic (Russian) and classic Latin content, so composers can explore even more flavor and realism. We spent 10 days in our favorite church recording the 33-voice women's chorus, featuring top notch talent from Volti, SF Symphony Chorus and the SF Choral Society, capturing all of the delicate nuances of the female human voice. Venus is all about power, clarity and fluidity. It includes 2 mic positions (stage and hall) so composers have the flexibility to incorporate the brilliant, natural sound of Venus easily into their mix.

Here's a look at the custom UI:


Check out the demos:
http://soundcloud.com/soundiron/sets/ve ... ens-choir/


Full Chorus

• 2 Room positions (close and far), created from a blend of 12 large diaphragm Neumann microphones
• Specifically designed for easy surround sound mixing, mix customization and resource efficiency
• A chorus of 33 professional singers from Volti, the SF Symphony Chorus and the SF Choral Society
• 2 Languages: Slavonic (Russian liturgical) and Latin
• Massive Marcato Builder System - Explore our fully customizable basic word-builder system with hundreds of possible sustaining word combinations. Combine a variety of attack, sustain and release consonant and vowel components and freely cross-fade between them.
• Combined Marcato/Staccato Phrase Builder with preset saving and the ability to store and cycle or keyswitch between up to 16 different user created sequences
• 21 Unique Vowel Sustains covering all the major vowel types with independent round-robin on attack, sustain and release
• 36 Marcatos w/ deep round-robin and pp/fff dynamic layering
• 48 Staccatos w/ 4x round-robin, including pp/fff dynamic layering on the core vowels
• 18 Slavonic 100bmp Slow Polysustains (sustaining w/2x rr release)
• 12 Slavonic 140bpm Fast Polysustains (sustaining w/2x rr release)
• 10 Latin 100bmp Slow Polysustains (sustaining w/2x rr release)
• 11 Latin 140bpm Fast Polysustains (sustaining w/release)
• Whispered Sustains, Staccatos and Marcatos
• 14 Latin whisper Slow Polysustains (sustaining w/release)
• Droning Sustains, Staccatos and Marcatos (dissonant, harmonic and atonal spoken)
• 4 True Legato Vowels, each with pp/ff dynamic layering: Ah, Eh, Oh, Oo
• Bonus ppp "Mmm" True Legato Vowel
• Sustaining Half and Whole-tone trills
• A huge collection of choral shouts, risers, falls, sweeps, swells, clusters and other essential symphonic and experimental choral effects of all kinds.
• Over a dozen unique sustaining vowels (ah, ay, eh, ee, ih, mm, oh, oo and more) with up to 4 independent round-robin variations on each attack, sustain and release element
• Bonus "Amazing Grace" building blocks in freely arrangeable multi-part harmony (in both solo and ensemble)


• 2 Soprano Soloists and 3 Alto Soloists, singing in both Slavonic & Latin.
• Each language incudes of a full collection of 1 Alto and 1 Soprano articulations
• The Soloists feature a variety of staccatos, polysustains, trills, whisper effects and a deep collection of rich melodic phrases.


• Tempo-synching and time-stretching presets optimized for Kontakt 5
• A deep bonus collection of custom ambient soundscapes, drones, pads and atmospheres hand-crafted using the original choral source
• Integrated DSP effects and custom convolution impulses included
• Fully automatable custom user interface
• Designed for full integration with the Mars Men's Symphonic Choir library
• High speed Amazon download w/ alternate standard web server option

• 406 nki instrument presets (unlocked)
• 120 close/far combo nkm presets for easy 5.1 surround mixing
• 25,730 Samples
• 26.7 GB Installed
• 24bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav samples
• Bonus stereo convolution impulses, including both actual rooms and special FX impulse files.

Stay tuned for more demos and videos to follow!
265 posts since 4 Apr, 2008, from Bay area

Postby freewayland; Mon May 07, 2012 9:54 am

We've now added a pair of video tutorials by Oliver Codd and Sascha Knorr, exploring the library more deeply and demonstrating some excellent tips and tricks for getting the most out of the choir.

Altar Of Venus workshop by Sascha Knorr

Legato tutorial by Oliver Codd
42 posts since 27 Jul, 2011, from United Kingdom

Postby 29chrispy; Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:03 pm


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