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ARVA Children Choir released // Free Soloists Expansion released!!!

StrezovSampling

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Strezov Sampling proudly announces ÁRVA the final chapter in the Next Generation Choir Series and a first of its kind in the history of sampling!

Being in developement for more than 3 years the final chapter of Strezov Sampling's Next Generation Choir Series is at hand. Starting with WOTAN, the lowest and probably most powerful men choir ever sampled and FREYJA the first sampled choir to focus on the beauty of the female voice, ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir, which is more than just a bonus to the female and male sections.

Including the revolutionary Syllabuilder Engine first introduced with WOTAN, True Polyphonic Legato as well as the brandnew Agile Legato, which allows you to play polyphonic legato with every syllable inside the library, ÁRVA benefits from every little secret discovered in a 4 years long journey of producing the most playable and realistic sounding choir libraries ever made.

But that's not it! What if we told you that ÁRVA consists of two choirs instead of one? You heard right. ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir library to include boys and girls choirs recorded seperately and in divisi sections (sopranos, altos)!



  • Two choirs - boys and girls (total of 29 singers)
  • Recorded in sections - sopranos (boys and girls) and altos (boys and girls)
  • Soloists recorded for each section
  • Over 120 different legato combinations
  • True Polyphonic Legato for each section of both choirs and for soloists
  • Agile Legato for each syllable inside the library
  • Syllabuilder Engine version 3
  • Ability to save and load custom patches with Wotan, Freyja and Storm Choir 3 (coming up in 2017)
  • The most musical content we have ever created!

Release: Dec 2016.

Stay tuned for more information!

Team Strezov Sampling.
 
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kurtvanzo

Capt. Zorro
Great idea, thanks for giving us divisi. With the soloists it's a great package. Congrats. Looking forward to the walkthrough video.
 

Zhao Shen

StormSound
ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir, which is more than just a bonus to the female and male sections.
Don't get me wrong I think Strezov Sampling's choirs are the best on the market currently but... Isn't this simply false? What about Soundiron's Mercury Symphonic Boychoir?
 

Mike Marino

Senior Member
Don't get me wrong I think Strezov Sampling's choirs are the best on the market currently but... Isn't this simply false? What about Soundiron's Mercury Symphonic Boychoir?
I think that claim is further detailed at the end of the announcement: "ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir library to include boys and girls choirs recorded seperately and in divisi sections (sopranos, altos)!"
 

erica-grace

Senior Member
"ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir"

Not accurate at all. Liberis is a children's choir, as is Bela D Media's Voices of the Young.
 

Zhao Shen

StormSound
I think that claim is further detailed at the end of the announcement: "ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir library to include boys and girls choirs recorded seperately and in divisi sections (sopranos, altos)!"
Ah OK, thanks for clarifying.
 

The Darris

Senior Member
This is like 2 major announcements in one thread. Storm Choir 3 is coming next year and it appears it is getting the Syllabuilder treatment which will be awesome!!
 
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StrezovSampling

StrezovSampling

Senior Member
Yes, the important thing is that we recorded two children choirs. And between you and me - this was harder than ANYTHING we have ever done so far.

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And yes, Chris - you're right. Storm Choir is next on the list (already working on that actually) and it will feature ALL features from Wotan/Freyja/Árva - polyphonic true legato, save/load functions, presets, morph/connect mode, lite patches, various bug fixes and playability improvements. And the coolest thing is that you will be able to save/load presets between all libraries (and even though the syllables of SC are a bit different, it will automatically substitute them according to vowels and consonants used).

Now we just need to make the day last 32 hours and we're set!
 

erica-grace

Senior Member
You should read to the end...
I did read to the end. I quoted accurately. When I quoted,

ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir library to include boys and girls choirs recorded seperately and in divisi sections (sopranos, altos)!

Was not what it said. The latter part was added later.
 

Mystic

Senior Member
Yes, the important thing is that we recorded two children choirs. And between you and me - this was harder than ANYTHING we have ever done so far.
I can only imagine trying to organize a whole bunch of children for a sample library recording. If it's anything like trying to organize my own kids, whoever did the recording deserves a HUGE Christmas bonus. :laugh:
 

Christof

Senior Member
I did read to the end. I quoted accurately. When I quoted,

ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir library to include boys and girls choirs recorded seperately and in divisi sections (sopranos, altos)!

Was not what it said. The latter part was added later.
What a scandal ;)
 
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StrezovSampling

StrezovSampling

Senior Member
Good question! Funny as it may sound like, the boys were more disciplined! While we were recording the girl solos Alex, our sample mapper, had to (by demand) play the rest of the singers the "Pen Pineapple Pen" video in our studio office for about 20 minutes - just to keep the girls occupied with something while we were wrapping up the solo...
... now he knows there are worse things than mapping in Kontakt! :)
 
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