VSL Big Bang Orchestra YMIR is the second vocal instalment of the Big Bang Orchestra series and enlists the talents of the internationally acclaimed “Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen” children’s choir.
With a tradition of over 70 years, this illustrious choir has performed at the Vienna State Opera, many years at the famous “Christmas in Vienna” concerts, as well as on countless recordings with luminaries such as Leonard Bernstein, Sir George Solti, Claudia Abbado, Diana Ross, Michael Bolton, Charles Aznavour and many others. These children are no strangers to the rigors of recording and were already experienced at singing at Synchron Stage Vienna, having performed on several film score recordings including Lego Batman, Made in Abyss 3, Christmas Chronicles and others.
Summary of Features
- Recordings of an internationally renowned children's choir
- Angelic and pure sound
- Vowels and consonants available
- Front row and back row mics, additional ribbon microphones
For Big Bang Orchestra: Ymir, 24 young voices between 8 and 14 years of age entered the stage with a joyful energy and lightheartedness that was such a delight to experience. Given the lack of performance opportunities during the pandemic, the children were very happy to be able to sing as an ensemble (in a safe environment, of course). Though sampling sessions are rarely as fun as written choir pieces, they approached the sessions with utmost focus, discipline, and professionalism, and the result is really special – the recordings shine with clarity and a soulful purity.
The children sang the vowels AA and UU as sustains and legatos, as well as humming MM. Attack consonants include L, B, and N.
Microphones and Mixer Presets
As with all the other instalments of the Big Bang Orchestra, the ensembles were captured with an array of microphones to give you more flexibility and sound options using the Synchron Player’s internal mixer. In addition to the usual Synchron Stage mic setups including mid, Decca Tree and surround microphones, Vienna’s engineers deployed a pair of ribbon mics behind the conductor’s podium as well as front row and back row mics.
Getting the right placement and reverberation is as easy as clicking on a preset name. BBO: Ymir offers several room mixes (mix-downs from various mic positions to a stereo signal), Decca Tree, surround to stereo and real surround presets for immersive audio applications. In the “Processed” category you’ll find mixer presets such as Cathedral, Compressed, Room Slapback, and many more. Being recorded in the same large hall of Synchron Stage Vienna, the Children’s Choir of Big Bang Orchestra: Ymir blends perfectly well with all the other libraries of the series.
- Children's choir, 24 voices
- Articulations "AA" - aa, ba, la, ma, na
- Articulations "UU" - uu, bu, lu, mu, nu
- Articulation "MM"
It's easy to create the perfect mix for your arrangement with your Big Bang Orchestra mixer presets. These are the same presets that come with all the other installments of the series to guarantee a consistent sound. VSL provide 6 levels of reverberation and additional processed presets with each of our microphone setups:
Close | Classic | Wide | Distant | Ambient | Wet
The factory mixer presets are based on the room microphones, leaving the section microphones disabled.
Section microphones (further to the right in the mixer) can be added to emphasize the power of certain sections.
Activate additional channels by clicking on the channel name. This will load the samples required for playback, and the faders have been set to good starting points to customize your mix.
Change the level, panning, delay and channel EQ settings for each channel, and of course you are free to insert any of the built-in FX plug-ins to further optimize your sound.
Main (Decca tree stereo)
Main (Decca tree center)
Main surround stereo
High surround stereo
Room Mix Presets
The most resource-friendly presets: Based on a room mix VSL created from all available room microphones, you will get an impressive sound that will help you to manifest your orchestral ideas on every device.
Stereo Decca Tree Presets
The "Decca tree" is the microphone tree that is the heart and soul of every orchestral recording. It consists of a main stereo channel and a mono center channel and captures the details of the room from the conductor’s perspective.
Surround to Stereo Presets
Enjoy the massive sound of all available room microphones, including the decca tree mics, down-mixed to a stereo signal. You will get a great impression of the huge sound our Synchron Stage Vienna is known for.
If you insert your Synchron Player as a surround plug-in in your sequencer, these presets will provide the starting point for your surround setup.
These presets make use of compressors, power panning, delays, additional reverb, phasers and more audio effects. Feel free to add more FX as you create your desired sound.
Download File Size2.2 GB
Installed File Size4.3 GB
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