Aurora Choir V2
Version: Kontakt 5.8.1 / WAV / V2
Elegant and powerful choir sample library
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
“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.
**Updated to V2**
- New dual send level effects with up to 6 selectable effects per send.
- New custom convolution reverbs
- Updated to Kontakt 5.8.1 (Please ensure you have the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 - Not for Kontakt Player)
- Improved Phrase Sequencer
- Limit Number of Steps in Sequencer
- New Sequencer legato Mode
**Please note - Videos and Demos show V1. We have yet to update these to showcase V2**
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!
11GB of Elegant & Powerful Choirs for Kontakt!
Aurora Choir is an elegant and powerful choir sample library for Kontakt, and represents somewhat of a milestone for Aria Sounds, being the culmination of many hours of work, study and tweaking.
The library contains both Sopranos and Altos (separate instruments for maximum control), with stunning true legato built in.
On top of this, it has 24 short syllables, arranged into a very conveniently playable sequencer. Simply arrange your phrase in the sequence, and play away – the choir will automatically sing the syllables you enter.
Beautiful Sopranos & Altos With 3 Distinct Playable Modes
Aurora Choir has 3 distinct modes: true legato syllables, polyphonic mode and syllable shorts mode.
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.
Create Your Own Epic Phrases With The Built In Sequencer!
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.
4 Mic Positions in Pristine 48Khz/24 bit Quality
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.
So What Exactly Can I Do With “Aurora Choir”?
“Aurora Choir” is perfect for any kind of music that requires an expansive, natural choral sound, here are just a few examples of genres that it could be used in:
- Trailer music
- Orchestral music
- Video game scores
- Film/ TV / Underscore
- 11 GB of Content (22GB Required for installation process)
- Over 20,000 Samples
- Now updated to V2
- Recorded in a mid sized hall, for a pristine and clear sound
- All audio is in 24bit/48KHz .wav format files
- Four Mic Positions
- Four True Legato Modes sampled at multiple dynamic layers.
- 24 different syllables sampled at three dynamic layers + Sequencer
- Mac – OS X 10.5 or above
- PC – Windows XP or above
- Note: Requires the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher (NOT compatible with the Free Kontakt Player)
- Perfect for all types of TV, Film and Trailer Music as well as Classical Orchestral writing!
Nice Choir Sounds
The Choir library of Aria Sounds is sounding clean and very nice. It perfectly matches the requirements to produce film, classical or even modern music.
While this is not an extensive library covering all kinds of vocal options, it is focused on usability and results. I have almost all choir libraries that exist and Aurora sits at the top of my list. Not because it is the most extensive, it isn't, but because i keep coming back to it to play and get inspired, ending in recording results, while in other libraries i end up editing endlessly. Aurora hits the target center immediately! I love it.
This is an absolutely amazing library! Incredible voices!!!