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Best go to oo's & ahh's library ?

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GingerMaestro

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Thanks Everyone..at the moment I’m working with the Labs choir and Kontakt factory oo’s and ah’s and managing to get pretty reasonable results..Am looking to sample some South African singers next week which could be fun...
 

Jeremy Gillam

Active Member
I really love the Eric Whitacre choir from Spitfire. Very beautiful singing and it's all ooh-ing and ah-ing (and other vowels as well)!
 

Mark Schmieder

Senior Member
VSL's choirs are quite flexible and realistic (round robins), and fairly warm overall, as well as covering a few other vowels, so I tend to key switch between a couple of vowels to reduce listener fatigue.
 

bvaughn0402

Active Member
Are we talking pop oohs and ahs or Classical? Because it's a different sound.
Speaking of that ... and maybe I'm a minority on this, but I would love to see someone develop a "rock" style background vocal library. More male oriented ... think Journey, Kansas, Boston, ...

We've got classical, pop, soul ... not much for the rock styles as much (maybe female, but not as much male) ...
 

CGR

Pianist, Composer & Arranger
Speaking of that ... and maybe I'm a minority on this, but I would love to see someone develop a "rock" style background vocal library. More male oriented ... think Journey, Kansas, Boston, ...

We've got classical, pop, soul ... not much for the rock styles as much (maybe female, but not as much male) ...
This may be worth exploring:

 
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GingerMaestro

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Are we talking pop oohs and ahs or Classical? Because it's a different sound.
Thanks Jay, to answer your question, At the Classical end of Cinematic..I'm using Labs Choir and the Kontakt factory at the moment and it's kind of fitting the bill. Also found Embertone's free ancient voices, which as the title suggests has a more Renaissance/Medieval timbre, but might blend in to some moments.
 

Ashermusic

Senior Member
Thanks Jay, to answer your question, At the Classical end of Cinematic..I'm using Labs Choir and the Kontakt factory at the moment and it's kind of fitting the bill. Also found Embertone's free ancient voices, which as the title suggests has a more Renaissance/Medieval timbre, but might blend in to some moments.
Ah, I see. Well I have that well covered with Hollywood Choirs, Olympus Elements, and the Strezov choirs. For pop, between Omnisphere and Realivox-The Ladies I can get it done, but until that lazy SOB Mike Greene stops dicking around and gives us Realivox-The Men, doing male pop background vocals like The Beach Boys and Chicago is challenging. Maybe when it comes out Hollywood Background Singers will include that.
 

NYC Composer

Senior Member
Offhand, I can't think of a classic rock song with a lot of male oos and ahhs. I mostly think of big group harmonies or unisons in the choruses.
 

bvaughn0402

Active Member
Offhand, I can't think of a classic rock song with a lot of male oos and ahhs. I mostly think of big group harmonies or unisons in the choruses.
True ... I was thinking like some of the vocals for Silent Lucidity by Queensryche. Most rock songs though do sing the actual words.
 

DSmolken

Senior Member
Yeah, the first thing that comes to mind is the very prominent male "aaaaah" in Spinal Tap's "Flower People". Probably not an important track anyone would need to copy these days!
 

TomislavEP

Member
If the "ooh" and "aah" sounds in question are related to the sounds found on a typical synth workstation that are often used for new age and similar styles, I would explore the possibilities of the Choir section in Kontakt Factory Library before trying anything else. Looking at my personal Kontakt libraries collection I would also recommend: Olympus Elements from Soundiron, Clara's Vocal Library (I still have the free version, but I'm guessing that "Ethera" series has even more sonic options), Iron Pack Bundle from Soundiron (a few packs in here are dedicated to vocal sounds) and finally Phoenix from FrozenPlain (a sort of pad generator for Kontakt which features some synthetic-sounding choir sounds). I agree that Spitfire Labs instrument featuring choir might be a fine option too. I've almost forgot; there is also a free male choir library from Embertone, called "Ancient Voices".
 

paoling

Developer
If you create a word consisting in just a vowel, you can do that in Dominus thanks to the polyphonic legato engine. Bonus is that you can create stuff like AAUU that sounds super realistic.

 
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