Am considering finally taking the plunge and getting some decent voice samples to work with. Am thinking Vocal Planet for the more pop/jazz oriented pieces, and then for the more traditional choir sound I was originally figuring on Spectrasonics' other highly-regarded Symphony of Voices collection.
But I've just been taking a second look at EWQL's Symphonic Choirs, now that it's in the same general price range as SOV and appears to be a bit more Mac-friendly than when it first came out.
I know that each collection has its pros and cons (wish I could afford both), so would love to hear some "subjective" comparisons by users. How would you compare the overall "feel" of SC vs. SOV; in which sorts of arrangements would one perhaps be better suited than the other; and are there any ease-of-use issues I should be aware of (am about to upgrade from Logic Express to the new Logic 8 -- any known "Word Builder" issues there)?
And how would you rate each as a potential creative partner and "significant other" to a pop/jazz/gospel collection like Vocal Planet?
(FWIW, my particular preference would be for choir sounds that aren't overly "churchy" right out of the gate, i.e. drenched in cathedral-like reverberations. Would like to be able to add my own reverb where desired, or in other cases just keep things a bit more on the intimate side. A nice variety of children vs. adult, men vs. women, solos vs. small groups vs. larger ensembles -- each performing all the different sounds -- would also be ideal.)