I just thought that I\'d post my impressions of this wonderful sample library. It is a very beatiful sounding set of samples that can be used in a variety of contexts from spooky and suspenseful to a soft presence of power to sweet and beautiful.
There are two different solo female voices sampled here on this 2-disc set with the focus being primarily on soloist 1. Rather than go into what\'s included in too much detail, I\'ll simply point you to Bela D Media - DIVA Home Page where there are some PDF\'s listing exactly what\'s on the CD\'s.
The voices have been beautifully recorded in both close and far-mic versions. The natural vibrato of each soloist was retained. Extremely pleasing when used as a solo and even when layered, the vibrato seemed to work well. I found that using both soloists when layering worked much better than sticking to only soloist 1 or soloist 2.
Keep in mind that this library is not intended to be a full choir. It is a library of solo feamle voices which really sound sweet. The updated articulations with improved programming is a must as it makes it a bit easier to use with the different keyswitching options (as well as providing more KS options than the initial release).
I would have liked to see each syllable recorded for each pitch rather than only one pitch. But that is just a minor thing for me considering the price and all that is offered. I\'m having a blast using this library and Bela D Media\'s service has been great. I had a problem with one of the articulation files and they resolved the issue for me quickly and promptly providing a new updated articulation file with new instructions. Responses to emails have been very quick as well.
I\'m looking forward to DIVA Extended as well as the other upcoming libraries from Bela D Media.
Hope this helps someone who has perhaps been on the fence a little.
p.s. - I thought that I\'d add also that the .gig files converted without any problem into Emagic\'s exs24 MkII.