If you are a worship director, choir director, worship leader or music pastor at your church, then you need to get your hands on the new Voxos Choir library from Cinesamples. With this advanced sampling technology, you immediately have a full-fledged choir consisting of sopranos, altos, tenors, basses and even a boys choir at the tip of your fingers. It is not synthesized; it is not looped; it consists of actual recordings of a real choir, sampled, digitized and mapped to a virtual library that you can access using a keyboard and a computer. Confused? Let me explain a little how the technology works.
Cinesamples is a company that creates virtual orchestral libraries, which composers use to score movies, create musical productions and use as all-round instruments in their studios. Sample libraries, however, are not just for film composers, but are widely used by worship leaders in thousands of churches around the world. Sampling is a term that refers to the act of taking a portion or sample of one sound recording, and reusing it as an instrument or a different sound recording of a song. Cinesamples gathered a full choir ensemble, recorded every possible scale, note, breath and vocal sound using multiple mic positions, and did this same processes with the sopranos, tenors, altos, basses and a stunning boys choir. You now have the ability to compose great majestic, worshipful and mesmerizing choral pieces for your upcoming worship service, Sunday production or new worship team album. It’s literally like having a real choir in your studio.
Who will benefit from this library?
Choir Directors: gone are the days of frustration when teaching a live choir takes days before you can hear the professional final result of how your new choral piece will sound. Using Cinesamples Voxos, you simply compose your piece, arrange your parts and harmonies, then assign the desired singers using Cinesamples Voxos, giving you an instantaneous result of how your choir will sound at its best.
Worship Leaders/Music Producers: Imagine having a real choir backing up your live Sunday worship, or using a full professional choir in your next studio recording. You can do all of this with Cinesamples Voxos.
Media Directors: If you are in charge of the church media department you will always be searching for royalty-free sounds to accompany your next sermon video illustration. If you have some musical ability and are familiar with midi-sampling then you will feel right at home using Cinesamples Voxos to create beautiful scores for your church videos.
What do I get in this library?
An amazing full ensemble choir consisting of sopranos, altos, tenors, basses and boys choirs plus a full soloist section ranging from solo soprano, to solo alto and solo boy. The library was recorded in 24bit 48K 5.1 surround using multiple mic positions. It can perform a multitude of vocal actions ranging from legato sections to actual choir shouts and effects. You are even given a complete phrase builder so you can create unique syllables and word sections.
What do I need to use this library?
Since using this software requires you to have some knowledge of studio equipment we assume that you have a midi-controller keyboard that is connected to your audio interface and run through a up-to-date PC or Mac. The library comes with the latest version of the industry leading Kontakt 4 sample engine. The detailed system requirements for the library is as follows:
Mac OSX: 10.5 or higher, Intel® Core™ Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM
Windows® XP (SP2, 32bit) / Vista® (32/64 Bit), Windows 7® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM.
Cinesamples Voxos requires 19GB hard drive space. VOXOS uses a new lossless sample compression technology for smaller hard drive footprint and more efficient disk streaming. VOXOS is 35GB uncompressed.
How easy is it to use?
Setting up the library is a breeze. You can digitally download the library right from Cinesamples’s site, or you can order a hardcopy in the mail. Because of the share size of the library, the installing, depending on your computer, might take anywhere between 15-20 minutes. Once complete, activation is instantaneous, and running the software is simple and straightforward. Cinesamples made every possible effort to bring a sleek user interface that focuses on intuitive productivity rather than raw functionality.
Why we strongly recommend Cinesamples Voxos:
We simply have never seen or heard anything like it. Yes, we have used numerous other choir sample libraries and though they are good, they simply do not compare in the least to the magnitude, playability, ease-of-use and pure sound quality of Voxos. Describing it in words does not do it justice. So instead, we will share with you a few test composition made using Cinesamples Voxos.
For more demos and video tutorials please visit the Cinesamples Voxos product page.
The library is priced at $999 USD. Enter the coupon “SFVOXOS” during your order and you will get a 20% discount.
VOXOS will also come with a special “soundset” for Sibelius at the end of October. This will be available as a download from their site.