Olympus Micro Choir

$ 23.00 $ 29.00

 

Olympus Micro Choir is the official introductory pack to our mighty Olympus Symphonic Choral Collection, but it goes much further than that. This light-weight, user-friendly choir instrument stands alone as the perfect tool for musicians who just need a basic choir in their mix, without all the fuss. Divided into matching men's and women's divisi sections, Olympus Micro includes a classic set of great-sounding 'Ah' and 'Oo' vowel sustains, with both natural and smooth "pad" modes. It also offers a pair of synchronized Latin and Russian sustaining words (called "polysustains"), as well as 'Ah' and 'Oo' staccato syllables.

Featuring content from our acclaimed Olympus Symphonic Choir Collection, this choir was recorded in a large, natural hall with 63 hand-picked singers from SF Choral Society, Volti, SF Opera and the SF Symphony Chorus, conducted by maestro Robert Geary. The massive Olympus Choral Collection was designed for professionals in mind, with over 44 GB of content, over 40,000 samples and hundreds of distinct articulations to provide a total scoring solution ideal for any professional composer. We know how daunting such a huge collection can be and the significant investment it represents, so we designed this Micro pack as a fully functional and playable kit to offer just a taste of the enormous possibilities that our full Olympus Collection offers. Yet it can also simply serve as an great-sounding basic stand-alone choir instrument for anybody that just needs a basic full, warm choral sound with a world-class sonic richness and fidelity. Whether you're curious about our Olympus Symphonic Choir, or you're new to virtual choirs, Olympus Micro is the perfect low cost and easy way to begin your journey.

This library now supports 3 formats: Kontakt, Reason and the open source sfz format to make it accessible to everyone. While the primary features and content in this library are optimized for the standard Kontakt platform, the same great sound and core capabilities are available for both Reason and SFZ. All three formats offer real-time control over dynamic intensity, room/release time, dynamic volume control, syllable/word/vowel switching and more. With our full automation support, you can create entirely new phonetic combinations and syllable sequences. That means you can get as creative and complex with your arrangements as you like.

Note: All customers who order Olympus Micro are eligible to receive a $10 discount on an upgrade to Olympus Elements Player Edition and $20 off the full Olympus Symphonic Choral Collection!

Update: This product now also includes the standard Native Instruments Kontakt open format presets, Propellerhead Reason ReFill presets and universal SFZ presets. This new combo edition is exclusively available here at Soundiron.com. Owners of previous versions of this library in any format can upgrade to this new combined edition of Olympus Micro for only $10. Just contact us for upgrade information.

 

Please Note: The Kontakt 5 presets in this library are designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.1 or later. Owners of Kontakt 4 (version 4.2.4) can still use the Kontakt 4 presets we've included in this library, but they lack some tempo-synching, time-stretching and other newer engine features. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument / software sampler platform. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here

This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library. The special Libraries tab doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab, or import this library into the Kontakt database and Quickload tools for easy navigation, loading and organization. However, the sample directories are fully accessible to allow user customization, import and mapping into other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats. Check out screenshots of our custom graphical user interface for Kontakt in the image gallery above. They provide a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode.

  • Full Men's and Women's divisi sections, with editable key ranges
  • 100BPM Latin "Dominum" chromatic Poly-sustain chants w/ release syllable
  • 140BPM Russian "Raduisya" chromatic Poly-sustain chants w/ release syllable
  • "Oo" pp vowel sustains w/ releases
  • "Ah" ff vowel sustains w/ releases
  • "Oo" and "Ah" staccatos
  • Use the Offset, Attack & Release controls to shape your own syllables, sustains and phrases
  • Automatic polysustain host tempo-synching for Kontakt 5 presets.
  • Swell control allows real-time dynamic performance shaping.
  • Independent Release timing and Release Volume controls, to control room decay
  • Simulated divisi & dual-layer polyphonic legato with customizable controls
  • Independent Pan controls for each divisi section
  • Bonus Special FX presets for creating atmospheric pads and soundscapes.
  • Per-section and per-layer polyphonic legato with adjustable speed, interval-range and gliss intensity
  • 10 Special FX impulses integrated into the interface to create your own effects
  • 10 Natural Environmental Reverb Impulses, including Halls, Cathedrals, Churches, Studios, Bundkers, Garages and more.
  • 3-band parametric EQ with sweepable mid
  • Master Full Ensemble Preset with independent controls for men's and women's sections
  • Divisi Men's and Divisi Women's Section presets, with dual layer blending, crossfading and phrase morphing
  • 5 Bonus Atmospheric FX presets

 

The ReFill portion of this library is designed for the full retail version of Reason 6.0.2 or later. We’ve included 22 Combinator and 22 NN-XT presets in the ReFill package, featuring custom front panel user interface controls and artwork. These NN-XT and Combinator presets have been optimized for performance on 32 bit systems, with 16 bit sample data and a slightly reduced soundset to allow for lower memory usage. The sample directories are also fully accessible to allow user customization, import and mapping into other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats.

In adapting Olympus Micro to Reason’s ReFill format, we created a core selection of 10 Combinator patches. Each Combinator features divisi men’s and women’s sections with articulation switching and adjustable note attack, release, pad mode, panning and independent gender volume controls. You’ll also find a selection of 12 special FX Combinator presets that use many of Reason’s built-in effects to create a variety of unique soundscapes and ambient pad instruments.

  • Full Men's and Women's divisi sections with extended note ranges
  • 100BPM Latin "Dominum" chromatic Poly-sustain chants w/ release syllable
  • 140BPM Russian "Raduisya" chromatic Poly-sustain chants w/ release syllable
  • "Oo" pp vowel sustains w/ releases
  • "Ah" ff vowel sustains w/ releases
  • "Oo" and "Ah" staccatos
  • The standard Combinators offer independent volume controls and sustain/staccato switching for men and women, along with reverb wet/dry mix, attack/release shaping, release sample on/off and stereo widening.
  • The Stereo Control Combinators offer independent volume and pan controls and sustain/staccato switching for men and women, along with a soft pad mode and release sample on/off option.
  • 12 Bonus Special FX presets for creating atmospheric pads and soundscapes.
  • Master Full Ensemble Presets with independent controls for men's and women's sections

 

If you'd like to use the sounds in this library in other synths and samplers outside of Kontakt, or you do not yet own the full version of Kontakt, you can still enjoy using all of the content and many of the main control features available in this library. We've included universal sfz presets. These open-format presets can be imported into any sfz opcode spec 2.0 compliant soft-synth or sampler engine. While the interface and controls are simplified, you'll find most of the same core features that are included in the Kontakt presets when used in a fully SFZ 2.0 compatible sampler or softsynth. Click Here and skip to page 11 for more info on sfz features in the Olympus Micro user guide.

There are many to choose from. If you'd like an easy to use sampler plugin that can load these presets with a full-featured GUI, we highly recommend the free Sforzando player by Plogue. We've optimized these presets to let you experience the full range of features we've included in our SFZ presets for this library. Sforzando is compatible with vst, au and rtas plugin format standards. It's available for Mac OSX 10.6 and up and Windows. Click Here for the Sforzando Player PDF USer's Guide. Or, if you'd like to load them into a powerful Softsynth that can give you the power to totally manipulate and blend these sounds in all sorts of cool ways, use Camel Audio's free Alchemy Player. Download it here!

  • 100BPM Latin "Dominum" and 140BPM Russian "Raduisya" chromatic Poly-sustain chants w/ release syllables
  • Ah and Oo vowel sustains w/ releases
  • Ah, Oo & Oom vowel staccatos
  • Real-time articulation switching through the GUI and independent section keyswitches
  • Independent swell, attack, offset, pan, release time and release volume controls for each section, with automation support.
  • Ensemble, Staccato & Divisi presets
  • Vibrato control

 

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The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 4.2.4 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. The full retail version of Propellerhead Reason version 6.0.2 (or later) is required to use the ReFill package and all .nn-xt and combinator patches included in this library. PC users must have Windows XP or higher. Mac users must have OSX 10.6 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.

 

 

 

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