Eric Whitacre Choir

KerrySmith

Member
It sounds lovely. But thankfully it just sounds (in the demos and walkthrough) lovely (and niche as a result). If it were a solid all-in-one, it would be harder to resist.
 

zimm83

Senior Member
It sounds lovely. But thankfully it just sounds (in the demos and walkthrough) lovely (and niche as a result). If it were a solid all-in-one, it would be harder to resist.
It has the same sound as Time Macro's choir. ......
+ the beautiful legatos.....But ....
 

theStyg

New Member
It sounds real nice, but trying to determine whether it's worth the $450 on top of my current choir selection: Dominus, Oceania, Olympus, Requiem Light.
 

reutunes

Senior Member
It sounds real nice, but trying to determine whether it's worth the $450 on top of my current choir selection: Dominus, Oceania, Olympus, Requiem Light.
I think that depends on the harmonic content of your work. In the demos I can hear some lovely realism in the chordal work but things seem to get a little muddled when there’s lots of movement going on.
 
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KerrySmith

Member
You mean more "epic" sounding...or...?
Partly "epic". If I was thinking about what I'd like to have as far as choirs go, there's be this Whitacre approach, some bombastic "epic" Instruments, a big Baltic/Slavic Bass Choir, and a good Children's Choir (with Boy's Choir) ala the AudioBro one. I'm patch-working everything together already in that way, but it would be nice/interesting to have it all as one package, with a unified room environment.
 

quantum7

I'm 50 now....it's all over!
It sounds real nice, but trying to determine whether it's worth the $450 on top of my current choir selection: Dominus, Oceania, Olympus, Requiem Light.
I own Dominus, Insolidus, & Silka, so I also have to decide if Spitfire's beautiful choirs are something I should spend the money on right now. In the long run though, I assume I'll not be able to help myself and pick this up. :)
 

theStyg

New Member
I own Dominus, Insolidus, & Silka, so I also have to decide if Spitfire's beautiful choirs are something I should spend the money on right now. In the long run though, I assume I'll not be able to help myself and pick this up. :)
If anything I'd like something with a lot of potential rhythmic texture (Silka caught my ear for that reason), so would be curious to see somebody give their thoughts on whether this is of better value than Silka/Insolidus specifically.
 

Lee Blaske

Senior Member
Looks REALLY good. Just bought it, and waiting for my download info. This is going to be a real treat under the fingers.

It will be interesting to see how ubiquitous the Eric Whitacre choir sound becomes over the next year or so. I am very happy to have it, though. I wonder if in retrospect, Eric Whitacre will consider this to have been a good career move or not. Will it increase the demand for the real Eric Whitacre choir, or will it make the sound become passé (in a similar manner to the way the East West choir VIs made the whole Orff Carmina Burana Latin choir thing overused and tired)? Time will tell, but the best way to keep whatever it is that you do valuable is to keep it rare.