I would just get the bundle. Extended adds more articulations to the standard Diva package. Diva by Design are mostly wav files for people who don't own gigastudio or are interested in creating pieces in an audio program by placing the files in an audio track on top of their composition. There are some nice extras in by Design that I think you'd miss if you didn't own it though.
DIVA: Two female soloists A heavy vibrato built into the performance with sustained samples that range an octave and a quarter. Crescendo/diminuendo sustains Marcato samples Moving Vowels e.g., Ah Nah Zoe, etc. Performance files e.g., sung phrases "needle drop film type" vocal ques. Consonants effects Close and Far mic samples Release triggers ...more
DIVA Extended: Soloists one form DIVA. Two octave range on sustained vowels. Straight tone 1 second straight tone before vibrato sustains 2 second straight tone before vibrato sustains 4 second straight tone before vibrato sustains Mod controlled vibrato. Mod wheel down = no vib. Mod wheel up = vibrato Recorded intervals Tight staccato Far mic samples ...more
DIVA by Design 5.1 audio sung phrases with sound designers touch (created from DIVA) Sound designed effects vocal. Musical and non musical. Bonus HARP Glissandos ...more
The best deal is the bundle. If you would like to move slowly... we recommend DIVA.CFS 1.1 DIVA users may purchase DIVA Extended for more than 50% off - once registered.
Hope this helps. Thank you for your interest. Please feel free to contact us if you should have further questions. BELA D MEDIA
ps. Rob Elliot's demo (Wood Nymph) was created with DIVA 1.1 and is 85% free of phrases. Demo page 2 uses DIVA Extended and DIVA by Design.