Hello Composers, Mike here!
What are you favorite choir VST plugins and sample libraries right now, and why? Do you use them in any specific way? Here are my favorites:
Storm Choir 2 by Strezov Sampling
- For rhythmic and staccato writing, I love Storm Choir 2. It has an easy to use syllable builder, nice microphone mix options, a stacking mode, and can basically get you a nice sounding action choir straight out of the box. The thing I lack is being able to switch between staccato and marcato to create more variation in the performances, and put more emphasis on the accents.
Olympus Symphonic Choir by Soundiron
- For chords and harmonic writing I still use the Olympus range of choirs from Soundiron. It has a great sound in my opinion, but lack a bit in dynamic range and the interface is pretty old and cumbersome.
Omnisphere by Spectrasonics
- I know, this is not the most natural choirs you get in the preset bank. But the sound quality and consistency is great, it is easy on the RAM and CPU, and for pad type choirs it still works excellent! =)
So let me hear your thoughts my fellow composers. What are you favorite orchestral choir libraries and VST plugins right now, and why? =)
Mikael “Mike” Baggström
Founder of professionalcomposers.com