“Aurora Choir” by Aria Sounds is an elegant and powerful choir sample library that features both Sopranos and Alto voices, 24 different syllables and 4 true legato modes.
This library is the ultimate culmination of many hours of work, study and tweaking. The choir has a very impressive, big natural sound which makes it perfect for all types of film and trailer music as well as classical orchestral writing!
“Aurora Choir” comes with 3 distinct playable modes:
True Legato Syllable mode allows you to play “aah“, “eeh“, “ih” or “oh” in true legato (sampled with two dynamics), providing 8 full sets of legato intervals – perfect for realism and variety.
Polyphonic mode allows you to play full chords in unison. The dynamics for both this and the true legato modes are controlled by the modulation wheel (CC1).
Also included is the Syllable Shorts mode, allowing you to play twenty four different syllable shorts, each of which has three dynamic layers, sequence-able in the GUI, giving a total of 72 variations per short note.
The sequencer section allows for the creation of extremely realistic and powerful spoken lines, with the 24 included syllables. You can also control the speed or “tightness” of the sequence, so you can make it sound more loose and drawn out, or very quick/urgent/powerful/epic…
The default sequence spells out the “Dies Irae” text, but you can easily customise or completely change this.
Simply click on any syllable, and select a different one from the 24 options on the drop down menu that opens. Each syllable was recorded at three dynamics, which respond to velocity.
The low G# (in yellow) can be used to reset the sequence to the beginning, in case you don’t want to use all twenty four steps every time, allowing for even greater variation.
The choir was recorded in a mid sized hall, for a pristine and clear sound, using four mic positions at 48kHz/24 Bit to ensure that no part of the vocalists’ glorious sound was lost.
A variety of mics were used, including Neumanns, DPA’s & Coles 4038 mics. Choose from each of these, or create your own personal blend from the four available positions (close, ribbon, mid & far).
The positions are ordered from closest to furthest, and you even have the option between close condenser mics, and close ribbon mics (for a darker and warmer sound).
If an even more reverberant sound is what you are after, there is a reverb slider on the interface, and you’ll also be pleased to know that this library takes external reverb very well.