Eric Whitacre Choir

josephspirits

Active Member
I had a great time making 4 of these, unfortunately I ended up being pulled away this weekend and ran into a lot of export complications right up until the deadline, so my uploads are quite janky :confused:. Still had fun with the project though, and lessons learned for next time (such as you can do a simple audio/video merger right in youtube these days!) Looking forward to checking out some of the other submissions.
 

Ian Dorsch

Senior Member
I bought the lib during the wish list sale, and in terms of the actual library it's pretty much exactly what I'd hoped it would be.

However: I'm having an issue in Cubase 9 with the EVO Grid plug where tempo changes somehow trigger a note off to the plugin. So you can have multiple sustained notes, and they all stop sounding as soon as the tempo changes. Has anyone encountered this? I have to assume it's a bug - it's just the kind of weird technical issue that makes me leery of buying into expensive non-Kontakt libraries.
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
I bought the lib during the wish list sale, and in terms of the actual library it's pretty much exactly what I'd hoped it would be.

However: I'm having an issue in Cubase 9 with the EVO Grid plug where tempo changes somehow trigger a note off to the plugin. So you can have multiple sustained notes, and they all stop sounding as soon as the tempo changes. Has anyone encountered this? I have to assume it's a bug - it's just the kind of weird technical issue that makes me leery of buying into expensive non-Kontakt libraries.
I just tried it in Logic, and I'm not having the issue, so it seems like it's not a problem specific to the plug-in, the Evo grid, and tempo changes. If you can do it reliably in Cubase 9, it would be worth submitting a ticket to Spitfire support. I've had very good luck with them helping me diagnose issues.
 

Ian Dorsch

Senior Member
I just tried it in Logic, and I'm not having the issue, so it seems like it's not a problem specific to the plug-in, the Evo grid, and tempo changes. If you can do it reliably in Cubase 9, it would be worth submitting a ticket to Spitfire support. I've had very good luck with them helping me diagnose issues.
This is where I'm headed next. Issue occurs with both the EVO Grid and core libraries. Really, really annoying.
 

idematoa

Active Member
01 - SA - Eric Whitacre Choir - Soprano - Pitched Clashes
02 - BS - Era 2 - Vocal Codex - Lord of Wind 4
03 - SA - KO - Woodwinds - Accelerating Momentum Grid
04 - NI - Straylight - My Darkness Approaching


Always a pleasure to use this Choir... :)

 

jamwerks

Senior Member
I've listened to all the video's. Fantastic tone and lot's of textures.

I vote for SF to do a EW Choir II, with more distinct shorts & longs with syllables. As is, lots of beautiful textures (and other) is possible, but too much "standard" stuff I'd want like singing on different syllables to simulate singing actual words, just isn't possible
 

idematoa

Active Member
01 - SA - EWC - Tutti - All In One
02 - SA - ASE - A Good Start
03 - SA - Earth eDNA - Epic Chamber MW
04 - NI - STRAYLIGHT - Exquisite Pulse
05 - NI - STRAYLIGHT - My Darkness Approaching
06 - SA - HCT - Forgotten Past - Ping Kong
07 - UVI - Orchestral Suite - Snare

EWC in the first part ;)

 

gussunkri

Active Member
I have been enjoying the Whitacre choir a lot. Thank you for a great library!

However, I discovered some (seemingly) superfluous samples in the library. That is, the library could take up less space. I went through all the samples and found two mic signals that seemingly can be removed.

1. On the one hand, while the Bass, Tenor, Soprano and Alto mic signals are useful in the Tutti patches (allowing the user to boost one section above the other), that mic signal is also present in the patches which are divided by section. I did a quick bounce and it seems in those cases the signal perfectly cancels out with the close mic. That means the same information is present in both the close mic and in the specific section (e.g., Tenor). For all sections then, those could be removed since the Close mic has the same information. This would already shave off a few GB from the library.

2. Second, there is for most patches a Mix 4 mic position present in samples, but it is not available from the interface. Here again, quite a few GB could be removed from the library.

Since SSD space is precious, perhaps Spitfire should consider an update to the library with these samples removed, since I would guess this could remove some 10 GB (I wrote to their support suggesting this). For people who needs the space, you could go in the samples folder and manually remove these. It is quite easy to do. (In fact, for my laptop rig, I only kept a few of te mic signals to keep a mini version of the library for sketching)

All the best,
Kristoffer
 

pfmusic

Active Member
Love the EW Choir. Spitfire have never made any updates to this library since it was released a year ago.

Bit of a strange one considering they always update most of their libraries
 

Robert_G

Senior Member
A new update which is NKS ready and includes a Preset Editor, a multi-output mixer and optimised performance.
Still way overpriced. I've listened to the demos several times...they don't grab me at all. I just can't see the attraction of laying out $419 bucks for this choir.....and I love choirs.
 

Mike Fox

Button Masher
Still way overpriced. I've listened to the demos several times...they don't grab me at all. I just can't see the attraction of laying out $419 bucks for this choir.....and I love choirs.
I really dig the sound of it, but I'm not really sure how i would justify its price tag.