I'll stipulate that I am in fact a bottom feeder in the sample library world. I could rationalize the behavior in any number of ways (simplicity of smaller libraries, etc) but the bottom line is that I simply don't earn enough as a composer/arranger (yet) to justify the cost (in money, time to learn, time to use) of the big guns.
And in fact, with the exception of being somewhat trapped in GS-land I'm in great shape, and can realize, at a level I'm satisfied with, almost every idea that meanders through my mind
The one big gaping chasm is choirs... the kind one would use in a sound track for a game or movie - you know the sound.
And as I am in the midst of cleaning up and updating my demo reel specifically to go after this sort of work I figure it might be handy to include an example or two. I have to come up with the idea first, and then execute it well, but even before that I need a choir library that plays in a sample player I already own or is a virtual Instrument. And (sadly) I need it to be priced, well, cheap.
Sample players that I use today include Kore Player, GigaStudio 3, Independence, and ShortCircuit. I also have a locked K2 player, I'm pretty sure that does me no good in this case. And I could drag out and use any of the sample playback engines that came with Sonar 1 - 8, some of which may even still be installed (Vsampler is not, but I still have the installer.)
I have tried every soundfont I could find, thinking that was a reasonable avenue, but if there is a big choir soundfont I have not yet stumbled across it. I've been through my Akai and Ensoniq libraries, but the only stuff I have is isolated oohs and aahs (and strangely enough one of the coolest is one I imported from my Mirage library... cool, but not appropriate for what I'm trying to do.
Thoughts? Recommendations? Pointers to tricks that would let me use what I do have to get that sound (am I just missing something entirely?) Anyone want to dump an old GS choir library they no longer use really cheap?