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 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 the men's and women's choir sections together in the massive sanctuary hall at historic Saint Paul's in San Francisco, conducted award-winning maestro Robert Geary with hand-picked members of Volti, 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 that we carefully blended, mixed and mastered into a well-balanced, powerful stereo image. We shaped the choir's tone for maximum clarity, depth, power, and richness to give you instant satisfaction right out of the box, no fuss, no muss. When you need a professional choir library right at their fingertips, without the usual tradeoffs of heavy disk , cpu and memory loads, Requiem Light delivers! It’s designed to deliver, whether you use it in even the most demanding orchestral scoring template or load it onto your laptop and take it 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 clusters, demonic chants, sweeps, consonants, claps, snaps and other effect types. You can also choose from 74 custom convolution reverb and FX impulse responses.
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 90+ 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 other versions of this library can contact us for a cross-grade discount. 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!
- 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.
This Powered-By-Kontakt Player Edition is supported by the latest version of the free Kontakt Player and the special “Libraries” rack. Windows 7 or higher required for PC. OSX 10.9 or higher required for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library. This software is delivered as a digital download, so a broadband connection is required. All sales are final. Please see our Help Page for download and installation instructions, tutorials and the End User Licensing Agreement before ordering.