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STORM CHOIR Ultimate

Our most popular product ever got even more refined! A 20-piece chamber choir recorded with three microphone positions in Sofia Session Studio (the same hall where we recorded our Afflatus and Next Gen choir series). Completely new recordings ported within the powerful Syllabuilder engine, giving you the highest control possible on syllables, morphing, creating new words and polyphonic true legato.

Video Demos

Audio Demos

1The Forges of War by Jean-Gabriel Raynaud1:15

DESCRIPTION

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Why Storm Choir Ultimate?

It was inevitable that after the success of our Next Gen choir series (Wotan, Freyja, Arva, Rhodope 2) we had to upgrade Storm Choir (our most popular choir library) to be up date with the rest of our choral libraries and to have the same features. Therefore we re-recorded everything, but this time with slightly bigger ensembles - 10 singers per section (men/women) for the syllables and 6 singers per section for the legatos. Again, we kept the same idea in mind - singing with exaggerated vibrato, over the top and generally - very loud. We re-recorded all 24 syllables of Storm Choir 2 in three dynamic layers, controllable with mod wheel (CC#1). 

Syllabuilder Engine 3.5

When it comes to virtual choirs, there are basically two approaches: Phrasebulding (Storm Choir legacy series) and Wordbuilding (Rhodope legacy series). Storm Choir Ultimate combines the simplicity and sample recording of phrasebuilding with the advanced editing functions of wordbuilding, the same our Next Gen choir libraries do. This allows you to have amazing sounding results within seconds, but also to build and create new sample content with only a few mouse-clicks (combine multiple syllables together, save them as presets, morph between vowels, combine staccato and sustain together, etc.).

All samples have their natural attacks included. However, if you want to tighten them up, the Syllabuilder Engine allows you to set custom attack, release, volume and offset values for each field independently. Something completely new and greatly missed in all phrasebuilding choir libraries.

You can also create complete choral patterns inside the GUI or connect different syllables and morph them to add motion to your choir arrangements. Save and Load complete lyric presets to quickly get yourself into the actual composition or enhance your setup with predefined quick words.

The most fluid Polyphonic True Legato

Like our other libraries, Storm Choir Ultimate also has true legato patches that can be played polyphonically without issues and without complicated extra requirements - you just play the music you have in your head and you don't need to worry about anything else. Also, our Syllabuilder engine has the Agile legato that gives you the option to cut off beginning consonants of syllables and to perform them as legato, again polyphonically. Our intelligent voice leading enabling polyphonic writing within just one patch. In other words: Hold down a chord with your left hand, play a melody with your right hand and have it all connected with legato transitions. This powerful feature is controllable by the most common of all midi cc controllers, the sustain pedal.

Breathtaking Soloists

After we released Storm Choir 2, a lot of our users requested to have key singers available as soloist patches - this is why we have picked the ones with the most unique timbres and included them in the library - a total of 8 soloists with limited amount of syllables (12 instead of 24) that you can use either on their own, or as an "overdub" of the library - think of it as a "first chair" library for singers.

Thunderous Effects, Whispers and Shouts

The library also has a dedicated FX section, featuring whispers (in two dynamics - soft whisper and "theatric" whisper), shouts, clusters (multiple dynamics, ranges and vowels) and the traditional risers and falls. The whispers and shouts are included in a Syllabuilder patch that gives you the possibility to morph between syllables, to connect them and to create new words, patterns and effects really quick. 

Patch List

  • ♦ 20-piece chamber choir (Syllabuilder patches), 12-piece chamber choir (legato)
  • ♦ Slavonic molto vibrato tone, over-the-top dynamics and performance
  • ♦ Three mic positions (Close, Decca and Hall) - recorded in Sofia Session Studio
  • ♦ True Polyphonic Legato samples for both women and men
  • ♦ 24 different syllables accessible through an intuitive phrasebuilder
  • ♦ Recorded with ribbon close-mic array (Coles x3 and Royer x2) for a "darker" sound, Neumann M150 for Decca tree, DPA4006 for wide outriggers

 


 

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Storm Choir Ultimate - Men 3 24 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
D2-C5
Storm Choir Ultimate - Women 3 24 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
E3-C6

 


 


 


 


 

Storm Choir Ultimate - Performance Patch 3 TBA TBA TBA

 


 


 


 


 

Storm Choir Ultimate - Men FX 1-4 clusters, risers, falls 1-2 N/A
Storm Choir Ultimate - Men Whispers & Shouts 3 whispers (x2), shouts 5 N/A
Storm Choir Ultimate - Women FX 1-4 clusters, risers, falls 1-2 N/A
Storm Choir Ultimate - Women Whispers & Shouts 3 whispers (x2), shouts 5 N/A

 


 


 


 


 

Storm Choir Ultimate - Men Ah Legato 3 polyphonic true legato 1 E2-A4
Storm Choir Ultimate - Men Oh Legato 3 polyphonic true legato 1 E2-A4
Storm Choir Ultimate - Women Ah Legato 3 polyphonic true legato 1 E3-A5
Storm Choir Ultimate - Women Oh Legato 3 polyphonic true legato 1 E3-A5
Storm Choir Ultimate - Men Oh/Ah Legato 2 polyphonic true legato 1 E2-A4
Storm Choir Ultimate - Women Oh/Ah Legato 2 polyphonic true legato 1 E3-A5

 


 


 


 


 

Storm Choir Ultimate Solo Alto 1 12 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
D3-A4
Storm Choir Ultimate Solo Bass (Dramatic) 1 12 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
Ab2-F4
Storm Choir Ultimate Solo Bass (Profundo) 1 12 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
Bb1-A3
Storm Choir Ultimate Solo Mezzo-soprano 1 12 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
C4-Eb5
Storm Choir Ultimate Solo Soprano (Dramatic) 1 12 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
E4-A5
Storm Choir Ultimate Solo Soprano (Lyrical) 1 12 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
Bb4-C6
Storm Choir Ultimate Solo Tenor (Dramatic) 1 12 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
F#3-B4
Storm Choir Ultimate Solo Tenor (Lyrical) 1 12 syllables, sustain and staccato 2 (stacc);
1 (sustain)
E3-A4

 

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