Requiem Light - Player Edition

$ 329.00


Requiem Light is a professional symphonic choir library designed for soundtrack, trailer and hybrid composition. Powered By Native Instruments Kontakt Player, with a full male/female ensemble choir and two soloists, this legendary choral library delivers an unmatched high energy, dynamic, bombastic fortissimo sound that can just as easily glide down to a fluid, soft and gentle pianissimo. The 22-member divisi men's and 23-member women's sections each feature a variety of pure vowel sustains and slow Latin chromatic sustaining tempo-synching chants in mezzo-piano. The 45-member unison ensemble choir articulations include 3 types of multi-dynamic (piano to forte) true legato vowel sustains, a selection of fast tempo-synching chromatic Latin chants, a huge variety of powerful FFF Vowel and Latin staccato and sustaining marcato syllables. There are improvised chromatic Latin chanting sustains for both Tenor and Soprano soloists, with time-stretching and performance shaping features. You'll also find a huge extended selection of ensemble choral effects, including whispers, shouts, clusters, demonic chants, sweeps, consonants, claps, snaps and more, along with a fantastic array of ethereal and lush atmospheric sound design pads, drones, soundscapes and ambiences hand-crafted from the choral sound.

We captured our choir sections in the massive sanctuary hall at historic Saint Paul's in San Francisco, conducted award-winning maestro Robert Geary and hand-picked members of Volti, The SF Symphony Chorus, SF Opera and San Francisco Choral Society. These richly detailed voices cut through any mix and the lush and expansive resonance of our cathedral helps to weave the choir's mighty sound seamlessly into your mix.

Requiem Light was recorded with 12 large diaphragm microphones arranged in matched pairs at various distances. We then carefully mixed and mastered the sound into a single well-balanced and potent stereo blend, with maximum of clarity, depth, power, tone and body right out of the box, no fuss, no muss. The stereo mix brings you a significant overall savings in system resource use and simply plug-and-play usability. This package is intended for users who want a professional choir library right at their fingertips, without the usual tradeoffs of disk space, cpu and memory use and complexity. It’s designed to excel, whether dropped into the most demanding orchestral scoring templates or loaded onto a laptop and taken on the road.

The library contains sustains and polyphonic true legato from piano to forte, covering 3 primary vowel sounds, six vowel sustaining variants with separate male and female patches and extended ranges, staccato with 2X round-robin, new and improved ultra forte sustaining marcato with releases, custom phrase-builder, latin chants recorded at different speeds across the entire interval of choir with playable real-time legato functionality, hundreds of choral effects including whispers, shouts, clusters, demonic chants, sweeps, consonants, claps, snaps and other effect types.

The included Convolution Reverb rack effect includes your choice of 74 different custom convolution reverb and FX impulse responses that we recorded in some of our favorite environments.

Owners of this Powered-By-Kontakt Player version of Requiem Light can take advantage of Native Instruments' great cross-grade deal on the full version of Kontakt 5 at a deep discount, which will allow you to load, play and customize any one of our 70+ unlocked open-format non-player instrument libraries. Click here for full details. If you don't already have Kontakt, click here to download the free Kontakt Player (PC or Mac). Owners of previous non-player format versions of this library can contact us for cross-grade discount info. Email us here for info.


New to version 2.5 : This library was originally published by Tonehammer in 2010, but we've updated it extensively. For the latest version 2.5 upgrade, we’ve added new tempo-synching and/or time-stretching functionality to all Latin chants (poly-sustains), soloists and choral effects presets, with the help of Kontakt 5’s new TM Pro engine. All sustaining articulations support 3-part polyphonic legato and you can use our offset, attack, release and other control systems to shape, blend and sculpt the choir to do your bidding.

  • Improved MIDI octave/key-range placement for legato
  • Full ensemble unison chorus (SATB)
  • Female (SA) & Male (TB) divisi ensemble choirs
  • Tenor & Soprano solo singers
  • Ah, Oo and Eh sustaining vowels (p, mf, ff) with multi-dynamic polyphonic true legato for the full choir
  • 22 fortissimo Staccato syllables with 2X round-robin for full choir
  • 16 FFF Marcato sustains w/release for the full choir
  • 12 Tempo-synching slow Latin chromatic sustains (mf) for both Divisi Men's and Women's ensemble sections
  • 20 fast tempo-synching Latin chromatic poly-syllabic staccato chants (ff) for the Full Choir (SATB) with selectable release modes
  • Hundreds of both classic and creative choral effects, with articulations for ensemble and divisi sections
  • Custom Kontakt GUI and advanced automatable control features
  • Bonus selection of hand-crafted sound design atmospheres, ambiences, drones, pads and soundscapes.
  • Wide variety of selectable custom convolution impulses built right into the GUI
  • Extended key ranges


This library has been licensed by Native Instruments for use in the Kontakt Player engine. It can be used in the free Kontakt Player and the full retail version of Kontakt (version 5.1 or later). The Kontakt “Libraries” browser rack supports this Kontakt Player library. Online serial registration through the Native Instruments Service Center is required to activate this library.

This Powered-By-Kontakt Player library can be used with the free Kontakt Player or the full version of Kontakt and can be added to the "Libraries" rack. Purchasing the Apocalypse Elements Player Edition earns you an upgrade discount toward the full Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble. It also qualifies you for a special cross-grade discount toward the full unlocked version of Kontakt through Native Instruments!


Product Specs

  • 3,758 Samples
  • 4.4 GB installed (6.25 GB uncompressed)
  • 89 .nki instrument files (kontakt player format)
  • 24 bit / 44.1kHz lossless NCW format samples
  • Works with the free Kontakt Player
  • Includes bonus choral atmospheres, soundscapes, drones and evolving sound designed pads, hand-crafted from the source.


System Requirements

This Powered-By-Kontakt Player Edition is supported by the latest version of the free Kontakt Player and the special “Libraries” rack. Windows XP or higher required for PC. OSX 10.6 or higher required for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.