\"Symphony of Voices\" is a great CD for choirs. I especially love the Boys choirs and London Oos. I was never to impressed with Extended Classical Choir.
I believe I read on a previous post here that someone else is right now designing a new Giga choir. That should be waaaay cool.
Ya, I\'d have to agree with you. Extended Classical Choir turned out to be a complete waste of my money. The only thing that CD set turned out to be useful for (besides protection against nasty moisture rings on my furniture...) is REEEEEALLY distant sort of ambient stuff. Stuff that\'s so far away that you really only hear the reverb ringing anyway. Bummer. Waiting for something brilliant to emerge....
You know, I\'ve never understood why everyone dislikes ECC so much. I love it. Specifically, I\'ve had great success with using different vowel sounds paired with consonant samples to create simulated sung text. I guess I ought to post a sample and see what y\'all think..
That would be great. I\'d really like to hear what some can make of this CD set.
What burns me here is the fact the you invest $225.00 based on scraps of info and
a MASTERED demo only to be let down.
It is such a gamble. I did understand from the get go that S.O.V was the CD set to purchase
but $500.00 is out of budget.
I work in post/corporate audio. It\'s amazing how much money is blown on the video end and then \"Saved\" when it comes time to cut a score. It\'s that, \"Don\'t you guys just have canned music we can use?\" thing.
Anyway, back to ECC. I feel that sound is not very vocal at all. It sounds more of a synth pad (below middle c, big time).
Thanks for letting me vent about the fact that I, to steal from Gav, a $225.00 coaster.
I read your last post, and basically I agree with you. The oohs and aahs may not be much by themselves, and your observation that they can be synthlike or padlike is spot on, but the sustained vvvs and zzzs, mmm and rrrs are what make this library indispensable for me.
Nice work! My only suggestion to you would be to scrap the consonants and record a few passes of you singing, (assuming you can sing at all), pan them away from each other a bit, boost 10 - 15K just a tad and possibly cut anything below about 250MHz, slop on some nice hall reverb to spread it more evenly across the stereo spectrum, push it back in the mix (felt and not heard) and enjoy the natural sound of real consonants coming from a real mouth. The \"S\" particularly, sounds really strange to me. to upfront and consisssssssssstant.
Anyway, there ya have it then...