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Old 13th September 2011
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Voice Emulation Software

I wanted to ask what the best contenders are to create choir type voices via a virtual instrument; I would be interested in producing renaissance era type choir music. Think miserere allegri an example of which can be found here. I am certain that there is no software out there that can achieve such results with perfection. Thus I am looking for the closest possible contender to the real thing...

I only know of East West Symphonic Choirs, however I believe there are at least one or two more serious contenders out there. What are they? I have checked out Vocaloid, but they seemed to have kiddish voices on all the youtube samples I encountered.
Old 13th September 2011
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For a single voice Vocaloid is the best period. But! you need to program this beast for all these small articulations because if don't you will end up with some mix between vocoder & melodyne.
Old 13th September 2011
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For a single voice Vocaloid is the best period. But! you need to program this beast for all these small articulations because if don't you will end up with some mix between vocoder & melodyne.
Interesting suggestion; Am now looking for samples of actual songs produced using this. After having watched some video tutorials on this software I have come up with another question:

Are there non cheeky kiddish voice samples available for this software? What I have heard sofwar is too childish and artificial...
Old 21st September 2011
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Old 22nd September 2011
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Interesting contender; thanks for the feedback - I will look it up

Any other contenders out there?
Old 23rd September 2011
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Check some of these out:
http://www.soundsonline.com/Vocals
Old 23rd September 2011
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Check some of these out:
Vocals
Nice link - I have gone ahead and checked all the instruments out; Voices of Passion seemed to be limited to a few female vocalists and the others were not so much vocal instruments (minus symphonic choirs).

Sofare it looks like symphonic choirs is the leading contender. The only drawback with it is that it does not seem to be able to handle single vocalists, or at least handle them well as there was not a single demo that had single vocalists.
Old 23rd September 2011
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What about Cantor?

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Old 27th September 2011
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What about Cantor?

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It did not have any compelling demo's to be honest; or maybe I just missed out on them....
Old 2nd October 2011
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They way I see it for now, east west symphonic choirs is the best contender out there, because it allows you to type in what your vocalists will sing and offers a vast library of samples.

Is there no other software out there with those 2 aforementioned features?
Old 2nd October 2011
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They way I see it for now, east west symphonic choirs is the best contender out there, because it allows you to type in what your vocalists will sing and offers a vast library of samples.

Is there no other software out there with those 2 aforementioned features?

You wont get better than symphonic choirs, not cheap but worth it.

Old 2nd October 2011
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EastWest Symphonic Choirs with Word Builder can fool you especially when mixed with a few real voices for additional clarity. Tedious to program clean phrases, but nothing else comes close to this much control.

Old 3rd October 2011
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Requiem Light/Pro


Old 7th October 2011
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@Liquid360 / CoolColJ

Thanks for the very informative links!

While Requiem sounds more realistic than Symphoic Choirs, I don't see how this be a serious contender compared to the latter if the phrases and syllables cannot be customized.

As I understood it all the syllables are pre recorded - no wonder they sound so realistic. Or am I wrong on my assumptions?
Old 7th October 2011
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I would second both Symphonic Choirs and Vocaloid
Old 8th October 2011
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I would second both Symphonic Choirs and Vocaloid
Does Vocaloid have non kiddish voice samples that come with it? Its vocals sounded a bit funny to be honest... I do like the single voice aspect of it, something which symphonic choirs seems to lack so it would be awesome if it boasted a variety of single voices.
Old 10th October 2011
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Ahh just hire a singer.... or use a vocoder!
Old 10th October 2011
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Ahh just hire a singer.... or use a vocoder!
arggh... thats not an option :(
Old 12th October 2011
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Well here is to another bump incase someone has a magic suggestion that can top symphonic choirs
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