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    An Example of Garritan Choir

    I just received my copy of the Finale 2008 upgrade. I had to experiment with the Choir first. Here is a very small sample. The song is "We Shall Behold Him." It was recorded by Dottie Rambo and Vickie Winnans.

    I'm loving the choir!

    You will need to click on my PowerProfile page and scroll down to the bottom for it.
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    Wow it sounds great, lots of possibilities with that. Can't wait to get 2008. What other surprises did it have in it?

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    Hi, Samantha - I know Leaf was able to find it at your site, but I couldn't. There's So much there on a very long page, and I couldn't find anything at the bottom where you asked us to look.

    If you could post the direct link to this one file, that would be great.

    Randy B.
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    Re: An Example of Garritan Choir

    Randy,

    You are clicking on the myspace link - try the one below it.

    Samantha - too short!! It sounds great, though...

    Looking forward to hearing more.

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    Re: An Example of Garritan Choir

    Ah! Thanks, Ron--I got confused there.

    Hmm, someone else posted something recently that included the new Finale choir samples, and this had the same effect--I can't tell it's a choir! It sounds like a soft organ of some sort. And I can't tell if these examples are using a Lot of reverb, or if the samples just have that indistinct, murky quality?

    On the other thread I'm thinking of, it was explained that these were early prototypes, still just sketched in, and not indicative of the Garritan Choir library still yet to come.

    Randy B.
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    Re: An Example of Garritan Choir

    Beautiful, Samantha, just beautiful! Not having the Garritan Choir, I am doing some experiments with Papelmedia Choir and Florestan Choir Aahs. They are Soundfonts. I will post at some point if I think my experiment is worth listening to, even if only for the sake of comparison.
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    Re: An Example of Garritan Choir

    Hello, Stephen

    Glad to see your post--I was beginning to think I was really whacked in the way I'm hearing these choir demos. I wish I could think of the other post I'm thinking of--but it was said on that thread that these Finale samples really can't be considered what's happening with the real Choir program coming.

    What Samantha recorded is very pretty, and I certainly don't mean to take away from that. It's just sounding so organ-like, as the other demo did. Choirs in old hardware synths were much better sounding than this. I have a little remembered module called the Korg Symphony Orchestra Module which has a very good choir I still use on occassion--and that unit is almost 20 years old!

    We haven't heard a lot of detail about what's being developed, but like most people, I'm sure hoping a formant shaping ability is part of the upcoming Choir, so that lyrics can be sung distinctly.

    Meanwhile, we have Roberto's fantastic demo posted awhile back where he used a Vocoder plugin to shape the sound of choir samples--that was excellent!

    Randy B.
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    This could be the results of experimenting with both Oohs and Aahs combined. This not an oritional composition, but an note for note copying of a hymn.

    I had just received my copy of the upgrade. I'd been up all night writing music. UPS delivered about 9:30 AM and I work until about 1:30 PM.

    This sample make me want the full version. I know it will be much better. Again, this was a blending of Oohs and Aahs. I'll try them independly to see it that makes a difference. Overall, I love this new addition to Finale.
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    Re: An Example of Garritan Choir

    Quote Originally Posted by diligamus
    Beautiful, Samantha, just beautiful! Not having the Garritan Choir, I am doing some experiments with Papelmedia Choir and Florestan Choir Aahs. They are Soundfonts. I will post at some point if I think my experiment is worth listening to, even if only for the sake of comparison.
    Those are pretty good - especially the solo soprano in the GM set! For some reason it is the Synth Voice (#54).
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    Re: An Example of Garritan Choir

    Hi, Samantha and Ron, here as promised is my first experiment with the Papelmedia/Florestan Aah Choirs:

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=705642

    Scroll down till you see the one called Christ the King.
    Vista / Sonar Home Studio 6 / GPO 2d edition / Melodyne Uno 1.8

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