I just wanted to take a moment to share my initial experiences with the DIVA sample library, produced by Francis Belardino (www.beladmedia.com). I\'m making extensive use of it in a game soundtrack I\'m working on (Freeworld Online MMORPG) and I am really enthusiastic about the great work he\'s done on this library.
DIVA is a haunting, rich, and colorful set of samples. It really adds a mystical quality to a composition, and it works well in any level of a mix. I\'ve used it to carry a solo line as well as a subordinate backup to soprano sections in other choir libraries. It blends very well with VOTA and other choral sets.
I\'m really anxious for DIVA Extended, an add-on that will really flesh out and \"extend\" the possibilities with this great library. For those of you who haven\'t checked out DIVA yet, you can hear it in action in the Freeworld Online score.
Tracks 2,3, 19, and 20 currently have DIVA in some form in them. More DIVA will show up in future tracks for this game.
Congrats, Francis, on a great library. I\'m really looking forward to your upcoming choral libraries.
-Scott B. Morton
Indy Game Composer