I promised I'd post one with vocals on it no matter how good or bad it turned out, so here it is.
First I'll repeat the explanation of the project. All the pieces in this series are designed to fade into silence to introduce a period of silent meditation. I want the music to be reasonably interesting for 1'00" or so, to draw listeners' attention away from their everyday concerns, but then it should intentionally become less interesting, so that the listener prefers to settle into silence rather than wanting to hear more music. The fade-out is complete at 1'30".
So here's what I have set up in Sonar. These are all GPO in one instance of the Kontakt Player that comes with GPO:
1. Solo Violin same part as Violins 1 but weaves in and out. 25R.
2. Lush Violins 1. 25R.
3. Lush Violins 2. 25L.
4. Solo Viola same part as Violas A but weaves in and out. 75L.
5. Lush Violas A. 75L.
6. Lush Violas B. 50L.
7. Lush Cellos. 50R.
8. Lush Basses. 75R.
The Strings bus has Ambience Concert Hall 1 at -10 dB dry, 0 dB wet.
The vocal parts are derived from a single track (though that track is assembled as a collage of 4 takes).
Vocal 1. Pitch corrected in Melodyne. 4:1 compression. Boost EQ in 12-20 kHz range. Pan Center.
Vocals 2&3. Pitch shifted up to harmonizing notes in Melodyne. 10:1 compression. Boost EQ in 12-20 kHz range. Delay parts by 10 or 20ms after main vocal. Pan 80L and 80R respectively.
The Vocals bus has Ambience Cathedral at -infinity dB dry, 0 dB wet.