Strezov Sampling Frejya, Wotan, Árva Bundle

Powerfully stunning, versatile male, female and children's choirs in one amazing value next gen choir bundle

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All three chapters of Strezov Sampling's Next Generation Choir Series, combining the evocative and impressive FREYJA, WOTAN and ÁRVA choirs at a reduced price.

Starting with WOTAN, the lowest and probably most powerful men choir ever sampled and FREYJA the first sampled choir to focus on the beauty of the female voice, the third chapter, included in this bundle; ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir, which is more than just a bonus to the female and male sections.

With the beauty of the female, the tremor of the male voice and mystery of the infantile voice, this is an inspiring assemblage of a powerful, full range of exquisite choirs in an attractive bundle.

This bundle contains:

FREYJA

FREYJA Female Choir marks a new milestone in the renowned choral series of Strezov Sampling focusing on the soft and emotional sounds of the female choir.

Comprised of ten altos and ten sopranos, all part of many choir recording sessions for artists like Two Steps from Hell, and recorded in the Sofia Session Studio FREYJA sets a new standard in choral sampling introducing the brandnew agile legato sampling technique allowing the user to seamlessly play polyphonic legato with every syllable in the library. Please take a look at the Freyja tab for more information, audio demos and videos.

 

WOTAN

Focusing on one of the most iconic choir timbres of the last decades in the history of film soundtracks - The Khazad-dûm male choir - Wotan is the ultimate box of tools to evoke the sound of a long forgotten kingdom.

Comprised of ten tenors and ten basses (including basso profundos), all part of many choir recording sessions for artists like Two Steps from Hell, and recorded in the Sofia Session Studio Wotan is the perfect addition to the critically acclaimed StormChoir range adding a whole new layer of dimension and detail. Please take a look at the Wotan tab for more information, audio demos and videos.

 

ÁRVA

The final chapter of Strezov Sampling's Next Generation Choir Series, ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir, and in its own right both stands on its own and complements the female and male sections.
Including the revolutionary Syllabuilder Engine first introduced with WOTAN, True Polyphonic Legato as well as the brand new Agile Legato, which allows you to play polyphonic legato with every syllable inside the library, ÁRVA benefits from every little secret discovered in a 4 years long journey of producing the most playable and realistic sounding choir libraries ever made. But that's not it! ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir library to include boys and girls choirs recorded separately and in divisi sections (sopranos, altos)! Please take a look at the Árva tab for more information, audio demos and videos.

 

FREYJA

After the apocalyptic StormChoir, the mighty WOTAN Male Choir and the unique Rhodope Ethnic Bulgarian Choir, FREYJA Female Choir marks a new milestone in the renowned choral series of Strezov Sampling focusing on the soft and emotional sounds of the female choir.

Comprised of ten altos and ten sopranos, all part of many choir recording sessions for artists like Two Steps from Hell, and recorded in the Sofia Session Studio FREYJA sets a new standard in choral sampling introducing the brand new agile legato sampling technique allowing the user to seamlessly play polyphonic legato with every syllable in the library.

Summary Of Features:

  • Emotional and mystical sounding female choir
  • Completely separate recordings of ten altos and ten sopranos (additonal mixed women ensemble)
  • 26 polyphonic legato combinations (agile and true legato)
  • Ah, Mm, MmAh polyphonic true legato recordings (slow and fast speed patches)
  • Altos range (c2-f4), Sopranos range (c3 - c5)
  • 8 powerful syllables recorded within 3 dynamic layers
  • Sustain (1xRR) and Staccato (2xRR) samples
  • 3 mic positions - Close, Decca, Hall + custom convolution reverb
  • Whispers with multiple RRs recorded for all syllables
  • The powerful Syllabuilder engine with CONNECT and MORPH modes that allow you to create your own sample content within Kontakt
  • Ability to Load and Save your lyrics, built-in preset manager
  • Integrated manual

Additional Information

Revolutionary Agile Legato

Although there are many reasons FREYJA justifies to be called a next-gen library the biggest of them all is the brandnew Agile Legato. Uncountable hours of work went into creating this brandnew technique of combining true legato sampling with our Syllabuilding approach. Agile Legato not only allows the user to play legato with every syllable availabe in the library, but also features intelligent voice leading enabling polyphonic writing within just one patch. In other words: Hold down a chord in the left, play a melody with your right hand and have it all connected with legato transitions. This powerful feature is controllable by the most common of all midi cc controllers, the sustain pedal.

In addition to the Agile Legato FREYJA also features polyphonic true legato patches (Ah, Mm and MmAh) for both altos and sopranos with two different legato speeds, which gives you tons of flexibility when it comes to writing legato lines.

Syllabuilder Engine 2.5

When it comes to virtual choirs there are basically two approaches: Phrasebuilding (StormChoir series) and Wordbuilding (Rhodope series). Freyja combines the simplicity and sample recording of phrasebuilding with the advanced editing functions of wordbuilding. This allows you to have amazing sounding results within seconds, but also to build and create new sample content with only few mouse-clicks. Create complete choral patterns inside the GUI or connect different syllables and morph them to add motion to your choir arrangements. Save and Load complete lyric presets to quickly get yourself into the actual composition or enhance your setup with predefined quick words.

All samples have their natural attacks included. However if you want to tighten them up the Syllabuilder Engine allows you to set custom attack, release, volume and offset values for each field independently. Something first introduced by WOTAN Male Choir and before that greatly missed in all phrasebuilding choir libraries.    

  

WOTAN

After spending three years exploring various methods to sample choirs Strezov Sampling finally brings to you the next generation of virtual choirs. Focusing on one of the most iconic choir timbres of the last decades in the history of film soundtracks - The Khazad-dûm male choir - Wotan is the ultimate box of tools to evoke the sound of a long forgotten kingdom.

Comprised of ten tenors and ten basses (including basso profundos), all part of many choir recording sessions for artists like Two Steps from Hell, and recorded in the Sofia Session Studio Wotan is the perfect addition to the critically acclaimed StormChoir range adding a whole new layer of dimension and detail.

Summary Of Features:

  • 5 GB compressed and optimized sample content
  • Instant Lord of the Rings sound!
  • Separate recordings of ten tenors and ten basses
  • The lowest basses ever sampled (Kontra G)
  • 8 powerful syllables recorded within 3 dynamic layers
  • Sustain (1xRR) and Staccato (2xRR) samples
  • 3 mic positions - Close, Decca, Hall + custom convolution reverb
  • Whispers and Shouts with multiple RRs recorded for all syllables
  • Bonus sample content - 3 types of clusters recorded for tenors and basses within 3 dynamic layers!
  • The powerful Syllabuilder engine with CONNECT and MORPH modes that allow you to create your own sample content within Kontakt
  • Ability to Load and Save your lyrics, built-in preset manager
  • Integrated Help
  • Combined and premixed men patch
  • Lite patches for composers who don't need all features of the library

Additional Information

Syllabuilder Engine 2.0

When it comes to virtual choirs there are basically two approaches: Phrasebulding (StormChoir series) and Wordbuilding (Rhodope series). Wotan combines the simplicity and sample recording of phrasebuilding with the advanced editing functions of wordbuilding. This allows you to have amazing sounding results within seconds, but also to build and create new sample content with only few mouse-clicks. Create complete choral patterns inside the GUI or connect different syllables and morph them to add motion to your choir arrangements. Save and Load complete lyric presets to quickly get yourself into the actual composition or enhance your setup with predefined quick words.

All samples have their natural attacks included. However if you want to tighten them up the Syllabuilder Engine allows you to set custom attack, release, volume and offset values for each field independently. Something completely new and greatly missed in all phrasebuilding choir libraries.

Clusters/Effects and the Manual

Rather than seperating whispers and shouts Wotan includes them as part of the natural dynamic range. Playing with very low velocity on your midi keyboard will trigger whispers, while high velocity triggers shouts. Both effects recorded with multiple round robins, so you can really use them to create music. Of course the GUI allows you to completely customize the behaviour of this unique and intuitive concept.

A powerful next generation virtual male choir also should give the user the ability to use musical clusters with real recorded dynamics in them. Wotan features some of the most loved choir clusters ever used in music history. If you think of Ligeti you know what Wotan's clusters are all about.

Making our new choir engine as accessible as possible was the primary goal during its developement process. That's why Wotan has an integrated manual in the advanced options menu explaining every little feature in detail.      

  

ÁRVA

In development for more than 3 years, the final chapter of Strezov Sampling's Next Generation Choir Series has arrived. Starting with WOTAN, the lowest and probably most powerful men choir ever sampled and FREYJA the first sampled choir to focus on the beauty of the female voice, ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir, which is more than just a bonus to the female and male sections.

Including the revolutionary Syllabuilder Engine first introduced with WOTAN, True Polyphonic Legato as well as the brand new Agile Legato, which allows you to play polyphonic legato with every syllable inside the library, ÁRVA benefits from every little secret discovered in a 4 years long journey of producing the most playable and realistic sounding choir libraries ever made. But that's not it! What if we told you that ÁRVA consists of two choirs instead of one? You heard right. ÁRVA marks the first ever sampled children choir library to include boys and girls choirs recorded seperately and in divisi sections (sopranos, altos)!

Summary of Features:

  • Separately recorded boys and girls choir ensembles
  • True Divisi recordings for boys and girls sections
  • Boys and Girls Soloists (available as a free update Q1 2017)
  • Polyphonic True Legato (Ah, Mm, Ooh, Mm-Ah, Mm-Ooh, Mm-Ooh-Ah) and Agile Legato (10 Syllables) for every divisi section of both ensembles
  • 10 powerful syllables recorded within 2 dynamic layers + 1 "faux" dynamic layer to smooth out crossfading
  • Sustain (1xRR) and Staccato (2xRR) samples
  • 3 mic positions - Close, Decca, Hall + custom convolution reverb
  • The powerful Syllabuilder engine 3.0 with CONNECT and MORPH modes that allow you to create your own sample content within Kontakt
  • Ability to Load and Save your lyrics, built-in preset manager
  • Fully compatible with Wotan and Freyja
  • Integrated manual

 

Additional Information

Revolutionary Legato

One of the biggest trademarks of Árva is its unique legato scripting, combining polyphonic true legato sampling with our very own Syllabuilding approach. The Syllabuilder Agile Legato not only allows the user to play legato with every syllable availabe in the library, but also features intelligent voice leading enabling polyphonic writing within just one patch. In other words: Hold down a chord in the left, play a melody with your right hand and have it all connected with legato transitions. This powerful feature is controllable by the most common of all midi cc controllers, the sustain pedal.

In addition to the Agile Legato Árva again also features polyphonic true legato patches (Ah, Mm, Ooh, Mm-Ah, Mm-Ooh, Mm-Ooh-Ah ) for every divisi section in the library, which gives you tons of flexibility when it comes to writing legato lines.

Syllabuilder Engine 3

When it comes to virtual choirs there are basically two approaches: Phrasebuilding (StormChoir series) and Wordbuilding (Rhodope series). Árva combines the simplicity and sample recording of phrasebuilding with the advanced editing functions of wordbuilding. This allows you to have amazing sounding results within seconds, but also to build and create new sample content with only few mouse-clicks. Create complete choral patterns inside the GUI or connect different syllables and morph them to add motion to your choir arrangements. Save and Load complete lyric presets to quickly get yourself into the actual composition or enhance your setup with predefined quick words.

All samples have their natural attacks included. However if you want to tighten them up the Syllabuilder Engine allows you to set custom attack, release, volume and offset values for each field independently. Something first introduced by WOTAN Male Choir and before that greatly missed in all phrasebuilding choir libraries.

Version 3 now features compatibility among all of our choirs included in the Next Generation Choir Series meaning you can exchange lyrics and presets, thus saving an incredible amount of time.

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

http://help.timespace.com/home/strezov-sampling

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"After Freyja and Wotan my expectations were very high, but Árva fully met them..." - Recording.de

"Final Verdict: Magical in every aspect..." - Amazona.de

"The beautifully warm sound of this choir ensemble really adds depth to any piece I need a choir on. Not only do I love the simplicity and control of the Syllabuilder Engine, but the new Legato programming is extremely powerful and gives me the playable choir library I’ve been waiting for.” - Samples Spotlight

"The sound of this library is excellent, as I’ve come to expect from Strezov Sampling’s recordings. Add to that an extremely useful syllabuilder interface that easily expands upon the possibilities inherent to no more than eight syllables, and the library becomes hard to resist." - Film and Game Composers (Rating 9.7/10)

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Sample Library

Format:

  • Kontakt files

Product Specs:

System Requirements

FREYJA:

WOTAN:

ÁRVA:

  • Native Instruments Kontakt 5+ FULL version - FREE Player NOT SUPPORTED
  • 14 GB Hard drive space for the library (7 GB for both installation files and extracted full size library) *Soloists not included in the package
  • Min. of 4GB RAM
  • ÁRVA Manual (click to view/download PDF)