Combines Mars men's and Venus women's Choirs for a great value price
Important Note: Full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.4 required to use all .nki instrument program presets included in this library. Kontakt 5.0.2 or later required for all tempo-synching presets. The free Kontakt “Player” does not support this library.
Soundiron are proud to present the absolute pinnacle in professional choral scoring solutions: The Olympus Symphonic Choral Collection. The Olympus Collection is a combination of the massive Mars and Venus men’s and women’s choir libraries, together as a complete set at an incredible value.
With Olympus, Soundiron are aiming for versatility. Instead of focusing on one language, they offer both Slavonic (Russian) and classic Latin content, so composers can explore even more flavour and realism. Soundiron spent 10 days in their favourite church recording the 33-voice women’s chorus and 30-voice men’s divisi sections, along with bass, tenor, alto and soprano soloists. Both choruses feature top notch talent from Volti, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and the San Francisco Choral Society, capturing all of the delicate nuances of the female human voice. Olympus is all about power, clarity and fluidity. Both men’s and women’s sections include 2 microphone positions (stage and hall), providing composers the flexibility to incorporate the brilliant, natural sound of Olympus easily into any stereo or surround mix.
Olympus features a full 33-voice female chorus and 30-voice men’s chorus, along with 8 soloists, singing in Latin and Slavonic (Russian liturgical), including a full range of standard vowel and consonant sounds. You’ll also find true legato intervals for the ah, eh, oh, oo and mm vowel sounds, along with a large collection of both standard and unique choral effects (shouts, sweeps, clusters, etc.).
2 masterfully mixed composite microphone positions (close/stage and far/hall), carefully blended from an array of 12 discreet large diaphragm Neumann Microphones, with wide pairs ranging in distance from 1 meter to 25 meters. Surround mixing is made simple, with the best balance between placement, flexibility and performance, without compromising the truly awesome sound that only this world-class choir can deliver.
Olympus also features a unique bonus collection of Ambiences, Drones, Textures and FX content.
NKI Program Presets
This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later. All tempo-synching and speed-control presets require Kontakt 5. However, all core presets are Kontakt 4 compatible.
Several presets also include our custom phrase-builder system, which allows you to automatically progress through a sequence of staccato or marcato syllables, advancing to the next one each time you play a new note.
Deep Sampled Articulations
2 Room positions (close and far), created from a blend of 12 large diaphragm Neumann microphones
Specifically designed for easy surround sound mixing, mix customization and resource efficiency
A chorus of 63 professional singers from Volti, the SF Symphony Chorus and the SF Choral Society
2 Languages: Slavonic (Russian liturgical) and Latin
Massive Marcato Builder System – Explore our fully customizable basic word-builder system with hundreds of possible sustaining word combinations. Combine a variety of attack, sustain and release consonant and vowel components and freely cross-fade between them.
Combined Marcato/Staccato Phrase Builder with preset saving and the ability to store and cycle or keyswitch between up to 16 different user created sequences
Dozens of Marcatos w/ deep round-robin and pp/fff dynamic layering
Mars Symphonic Men´s Choir –Oliver Codd - March Onward Comrades
Venus Symphonic Women´s Choir – Ian Dolamore - Veiled in Darkness
Mars Symphonic Men´s Choir – Sascha Knorr - Slavonic Prayer
Important Note: Native Instruments Kontakt version 4.2.4 full retail version of Kontakt required to use all .nki instrument program presets included in this library. Kontakt 5.0.2 or later required for all tempo-synching presets.
The free Kontakt “Player” does not support this library.
Recommended System Requirements: 64 Bit OS, With at least Quad Core CPU, 8 GB System Ram, 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer SATA 3G/Raptor/SSD hard drive recommended for optimal performance.
Kontakt Files for fully purchased Kontakt 4.2.4 or higher. It will not work with the free Kontakt Player.