Sonokinetic has released Tutti Vox, which is described as "a next generation choir library featuring a new approach on sampling a 48 piece orchestral choir".
Sonokinetic say they spent a lot of time developing the engine driving Tutti Vox to make it as playable and flexible as a sampled choir can be whilst sounding completely realistic.
Included in the Tutti Vox package are three different tempo-synced instruments, focused on different elements of choral performance:
The main chunk is Tutti Vox Core, a large collection of unique vocal effects that warrant the name 'Tutti' because they are not dissimilar to (and hugely compatible with) Sonokinetic's orchestral FX library of the same name. Think atonal risers, falls, crescendi, decrescendi, clusters, ethereal beds and a range of 'semi-random' soundscapes that constantly evolve. Some of the loops are over 40 seconds long. Also included in the Core patch are full choir whispers: words, vowels, consonants and shouts, the other end of the spectrum.
Tutti Vox Lingua is a multisampled instrument, where you choose word elements to construct complex phrases. Set up the words and then let your creativity run wild, playing them across the keyboard with soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections ranges configured to your taste. Do you want different sections to sing different words simultaneously? No problem with Lingua advanced, as you can program your choir sections independent of one another in one instance of Kontakt.
Also included in the package is Tutti Vox Spoken, unpitched spoken words recorded for male and female voices separately.
Tutti Vox is compatible with the free Kontakt Player and the full Kontakt version 5.1 and above. Tutti Vox is available for the introductory price of 249.90 Euro for 3 weeks, after which the price will be 299.90 Euro.
For further information please visit www.sonokinetic.net/products/classical/tuttivox
Tutti Vox Core: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWWnGu-cZvE
Tutti Vox Lingua: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiyS_ODWtLM
Tutti Vox Spoken: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjIPegGWbMg