EastWest Symphonic Choirs

Revolutionary vocal virtual instrument presenting choirs and vocals with incredible, award-winning realism and versitility

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Welcome to one of the most customizable and powerful vocals solutions available. Imagine typing words into your computer, in any language, and hearing a world class Symphonic Choir sing those words in any key(s) you play "live" on your keyboard controller! Well imagine no more, that's exactly what this revolutionary "award-winning" virtual instrument does.

This Gold edition has one mic position and is a 16-bit Choir virtual instrument with the Choirs recorded in the same concert hall, by the same team as the EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra and blend perfectly with EWQLSO.

Wordbuilder, now built into EastWest's Play software, is the word building software that enables Symphonic Choirs users to type in words for the Choirs to sing. This revolutionary software also includes a pop-down menu that includes popular pre-built phrases that you can load instantly. This is a real time-saver for those on a tight deadline.

The phrases have been optimized for each Choir. The phrases menu is customizable so you can add your own phrases to WordBuilder for quick and easy access.

Features:

  • New wordbuilder software built into Play (plus new pre-built phrases and words)
  • Extended ranges (Sopranos - D3 to E5, Altos - F2 to A4, Tenors - C2 to D4, Basses B0 to D3)
  • Intuitive custom interface
  • Intelligent Performance section including Portamento, Repetition, Legato, Round Robin Reset
  • Improved articulation window and controls
  • On screen mic position mixing
  • State of the art Convolution Reverb with pre-delay and additional Master control to route reverb to all instruments in an instance
  • Convolution includes hall choir was recorded in for additional control of hall ambience
  • Intelligent release trail engine that follows the note-on samples volume at all times, so release trails always match
  • Release trails unaffected by mod-wheel cross-fade programs, radical mod-wheel movements do not degrade release trails
  • Recall custom key-switches instantly
  • Key-switch sizes now unlimited
  • State of the art sound quality with high-resolution audio engine
  • Hi fidelity one pole filter for natural cross-fades
  • Stereo image editing now possible using channel sourcing
  • Completely re-programmed for EastWest's PLAY software from the original recordings

 

Awards:

  • G.A.N.G. (GAME AUDIO NETWORK GUILD) "SAMPLE LIBRARY OF THE YEAR AWARD"
  • ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN "EDITOR'S CHOICE" AWARD
  • KEYBOARD MAGAZINE "KEY BUY" AWARD

PLAY

EastWest's PLAY software is a 64-bit Advanced Sample Engine (plug-in or standalone).


Symphonic Choirs: User interface

 

 

As Beautiful As It Sounds

  • Interface designed to eliminate clutter, including only the controls needed for each individual virtual instrument

All instruments are listed in one browser

  • Easy to use browser displays all of your instruments
  • Favorites section to group the instruments you use most
  • Preview your instrument of choice in an easy-to-use column viewer
  • Interface automatically changes to display current instrument

Articulations

  • Forget browsing through complicated patch names: pick the instrument and play
  • Turn on/off articulations as you wish
  • Articulations list also serves as reference for all expressions within the instrument (no need to look up key-switches in charts)
  • Save your favorite configuration for quick retrieval

Legato Detection

  • PLAY senses legato and repetitive playing and responds accordingly

Stereo Handling

  • PLAY allows the user to manipulate stereo samples in very useful ways
  • Stereo Swap allows the user to instantly swap the left and right channels
  • Mono from left , Mono from right, or Mono Sum allow for instant conversion from stereo to mono

Playback Engine

  • Highest quality resampling engine
  • Built from the ground up to create the most intuitive instruments possible
  • EastWest/Quantum Leap now design instruments every step of the way without compromise

Effects Engine

  • The best sounding and most powerful effects engine out there, built from the ground up for the highest possible quality
  • Reverb section includes multiple impulse responses from halls, and the famous EastWest Studios and live chambers (more RIAA certified Platinum and Gold records awarded than any other studio)
  • The smoothest filters you'll ever hear

Platforms and Hosts

  • AU, AAX, VST, Standalone, Mac OS 10.7 or above, Windows 7 or above, 64-bit
  • Natively supported in all major hosts on all major operating systems - PLAY no matter what your platform
  • More native support than any other plug-in
  • Standalone: PLAY as many instruments as your computer can handle in one application

Summary

PLAY isn't just a sampler. The PLAY SYSTEM is a professional, fully integrated sample playback software solution for those with the most demanding production requirements.

  • The highest sound quality (ground-up effects, highest quality interpolation)
  • The best virtual instruments from the multiple award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP producers
  • The most intuitive controls, custom designed for each library
  • Complete portability
  • Up to 40 GB Free Hard Disc Space

 

MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

 

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

 

MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM:

  • Mac Pro Late 2013 edition (current model with round enclosure) or above
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

 

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM:

  • Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer)
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

 

ALL SYSTEMS:

iLok account required for machine (electronic) license placed on your computer or use optional iLok Key; internet connection required for one-time product activation

 

INCLUDED FOR BOTH PC AND MAC:

64-bit standalone and plug-in versions included (for 32-bit compatibility please use PLAY 4.3.5).

Please check the compatibility chart below for supported hosts.

EASTWEST PLAY Host/Sequencer Compatibility Matrix

Tested DAW Mac OS 10.9 - 10.12.3 WIN XP
(32-bit)
WIN XP
(64-bit)
WIN 10, 8, 7,
Vista (32-bit)
WIN 10, 8, 7,
Vista (64-bit)
Required Version
Standalone YES YES YES YES YES  
Ableton Live YES YES   YES YES1 6.07 or higher
Cubase/Nuendo YES2 YES YES3 YES YES3 6 or higher
FL Studio   YES YES YES YES 7 or higher
GarageBand YES         3 or higher
Logic YES4         7.2 or higher
Digital Performer YES4     YES YES 6.02 or higher
Pro Tools5 YES YES   YES   7.4 to 10
Pro Tools 11 or higher5 YES   YES   YES6 11 or higher
Sibelius YES7 YES   YES   6 or higher8
Sonar   YES YES YES YES 6.2 or higher
VE Pro YES YES YES YES YES 4.0.54 or higher
Studio One YES YES YES YES YES 2 or higher
Reaper YES YES YES YES YES 3 or higher


1: Play 5 (and above) is compatible with all 64-bit hosts that use VST, AU, or AAX plugins. Use Play 4 for 32-bit hosts.
2: Mac OS 10.7 or newer is required.
3: Cubase/Nuendo 4.1 or later are required as 64-bit hosts.
4: WordBuilder is not supported in Logic 7 or lower, and DAE (RTAS in Digital Performer and Logic) is not supported at this time.
5: Ethernet control surfaces are not officially supported (ex: C24).
6: Windows 7 or 8 Home Premium Supported. Pro Tools HD 11 does not support Windows 8.
7: Sibelius 6.0.3 or higher is required to run in Mac OS 7.
8: Sibelius 6.2 is required to run in Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks).

RANGES:

The PLAY Edition of Symphonic Choirs has extended the ranges of the SATB sections. The new ranges are:

Sopranos Altos Tenors Basses
D3 to E5 F2 to A4 C2 to D4 B0 to D3

The ranges for the Boys Choir and solo singers are as follows:

Boys Solo Soprano Solo Alto Solo Boy
C3 to B4 E3 to D5 E2 to G3 Bb2 to Bb4

ARTICULATIONS:

Symphonic Choirs puts five complete choir sections at your fingertips. In addition to Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses, and Boys choir, you get solo Soprano, Alto, and Boy singers.

CHOIRS: 

The SATB and Boys sections are all compatible with WordBuilder, described at right, and give you the ability to have your choir sing the words you type. When used in WordBuilder, these sections have four articulations: sustained, legato, staccato, and slur. The articulation can be set on the fly using a keyswitch.

Also included are simplified vowel patches and effects including the following:

  • Ah-Ih-Eh
  • Cluster Effects
  • Cluster Oh
  • Ee-Oh-Eh
  • Falls
  • Shouts
  • Whispered Words

SOLOISTS:

Three solo singers are also included. While not compatible with WordBuilder, you get a variety of articulations for each singer:

Soprano

Alto

Boy

  • ah Non Vib
  • ah Exp Vib
  • mm Exp Vib
  • oh Non Vib
  • oh Exp Vib
  • oo Non Vib
  • oo Exp Vib
  • ah Exp Vib
  • ah Non Vib
  • ah Exp Vib Slur
  • oh Exp Vib Slur
  • ee Exp Vib
  • mm Exp Vib
  • oh Exp Vib
  • oh Non Vib
  • oh Exp Vib 2
  • oo Non Vib
  • oo Exp Vib
  • ah Non Vib
  • ah Non Vib Slur
  • oh Non Vib
  • oh Non Vib slur
  • oo Non Vib
  • Random Syllables 1-4

WORDBUILDER:

WordBuilder™ is the word building software that enables Symphonic Choirs users to type in words for the Choirs to sing.


WordBuilder: User interface

FEATURES: 

WordBuilder lets you type in words in English for the Choirs to sing. For added detail, you can use WordBuilder's internal phonetic language, VoTox. With VoTox you get complete control over each phoneme. Adjust timing, volume, and crossfade to get just the sound you need. The "Learn" function adapts WordBuilder's timing to your playing to give you even greater control over crossfades and complex pronunciation.

The "Phrases" pop-up menu includes 28 popular Latin phrases that you can load instantly. Many choirs sing in Latin so this can be a real time saver for those on a tight deadline. The phrases have been optimized for each Choir. The Phrases menu is completely customizable so users can add their own phrases to the menu for quick and easy access.

Awards

"Every year we have to readjust our categories to reflect changes in the industry, and this is no exception. What once might have been a sound library now is more than that because it includes a playback engine. Symphonic Choirs is extremely impressive, and we're delighted to give it an award."
- ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN (EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD)

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"Symphonic Choirs is an ambitious and powerful instrument capable of recreating the sound of a real choir with an incredible degree of realism. Nothing else quite delivers the control, sonic quality, and flexibility that SC offers. If you absolutely, positivelymust have the most natural and realistic choir (and you can’t afford to hire one), Symphonic Choirs is really the only choice, a clear Key Buy."
- KEYBOARD

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"The Symphonic Choirs package is a true breakthrough product that will forever change the way that producers work. This is not an ordinary sample library but a highly realistic and expressive vocal instrument that ushers in a new era of creative power."
- FUTURE MUSIC

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"The sound is superb. This is an amazing product."
- PRO AUDIO REVIEW

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"Symphonic Choirs takes the 'virtual' choir to a new level. The sound quality of the sample library is simply magnificent; these sounds would add class to any musical production. As with East West's recent world and ethnic instrument library, Ra, I think you can expect to hear Symphonic Choirs coming to a film score near you soon. Highly recommended!
- SOUND ON SOUND

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"An epic step forward in the evolution of the sampled choir, Choirs delivers an Oscar-winning performance that could grace any soundtrack. - 10/10"
- MUSIC TECH

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"EWQL Symphonic Choirs sets a new standard for choir sample libraries."
- MUSIC4GAMES

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"The gigantic sound quality makes Symphonic Choirs an essential part of every top studio. Even though this much quality is not available for pocket money, you cannot avoid getting this product if you need perfect choir material. Quality 5/5, Creativity factor 5/5, Production 5/5, Booklet 5/5, Overall 5/5"
- PC & MUSIC

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

http://help.timespace.com/home/east-west

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"Symphonic Choirs is an ambitious and powerful instrument capable of recreating the sound of a real choir with an incredible degree of realism. Nothing else quite delivers the control, sonic quality, and flexibility that SC offers. If you absolutely, positively must have the most natural and realistic choir (and you can’t afford to hire one), Symphonic Choirs is really the only choice, a clear Key Buy." - KEYBOARD

"The Symphonic Choirs package is a true breakthrough product that will forever change the way that producers work. This is not an ordinary sample library but a highly realistic and expressive vocal instrument that ushers in a new era of creative power." - FUTURE MUSIC

"Every year we have to readjust our categories to reflect changes in the industry, and this is no exception. What once might have been a sound library now is more than that because it includes a playback engine. Symphonic Choirs is extremely impressive, and we're delighted to give it an award." - ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN (EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD)

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Up to 40 GB Free Hard Disc Space

 MAC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.1GHz or higher (PPC not supported)
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD Dual Core 2.1GHz or higher
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • 7200 RPM or faster (non energy saving) hard drive for sample streaming

MAC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

  • Mac Pro Late 2013 edition (current model with round enclosure) or above
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or later
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

PC RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

  • Intel Core 2 Quad, or AMD Quad Core 2.66GHz or higher
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit Windows/Host Sequencer)
  • Sound card with ASIO drivers
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for sample streaming

ALL SYSTEMS

  • iLok account required for machine (electronic) license placed on your computer or use optional iLok Key; internet connection required for one-time product activation

INCLUDED FOR BOTH PC AND MAC

  • 64-bit standalone and plug-in versions included (for 32-bit compatibility please use PLAY 4.3.5).

Please check the compatibility chart in TECH SPECS for supported hosts.

Compatibility