I just got the Prosample QL Guitar and Classic Choirs. I did a conversion from the AKAI files to GIG using Chicken Systems Translator. It converted just about flawlessly.
I can\'t say I was disappointed -- after all I only paid $44 each. But you do get what you pay for most of the time. There is usable material in several of those files. The Acoustic God Guitar is very playable. I was hoping for more blues guitar. Some of the loops in the Classic Choir don\'t work. I may have to loop them myself (that could be a disaster).
It would have been nice to have included GIG files. Then, some of the dimensions could have been included.
I need a choir sample cd; would the prosample classical choir cd be of any use to me?
sometime down the road (probably later rather than sooner) i\'ll probably get \"Symphony of Voices\" but i can\'t afford it right now.
Does the prosample choir sound pretty good?
thx for the input!
The overall sound quality of the Prosamples choirs is good. Looping is good where they have it. There are a few samples that are not looped that I think should be. (I don\'t know if it was that way on the original.)
The Prosamples CD has numerous special effects -- several falls, several shouts, consonants, several vowels, compound sounds (e.g., hee-aah-ooh), and coral laughter. There are also many standard choir sounds (male female and both), some for \"gospel.\" Overall, I think it is worth the investment. Consider that it is one-tenth of the price of SOV.
Prior to this CD, my collection of vocal sounds consisted of patches from several hardware synths (e.g., Alesis QS7) and a collection of free (and legal) sounds downloaded from numerous sites (GIGs, sound font, Kurzweil, ...). Many I have converted to GIGs with Chicken Systems Translator. Some files are good; many are flawed in some way (e.g., poor loops). I made do. These choir samples from the Prosample CD are an excellent addition to my collection. I am glad I got them.