Favorite synth-choir poll

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What is your favorite synth-choir?

Poll ended at Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:32 am

Analog or VA synth choir
4
9%
Mellotron choir
24
56%
Wavetable choir
4
9%
FM choir
1
2%
Rompler, sampler and etc
10
23%
 
Total votes: 43

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Favorite synth-choir poll

Post by severen » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:32 am

Wavetable choir is my favorite synth-choir.
I have a partiality for Micro Q's alt wave 2.
It's vivid and weird wave.:)

and I like mellotron choir after Wavetable choir.

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Post by Logan 5 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:56 am

The Mellotron Choir never ceases to make me wobble and tremble at the knees.
My ION can produce a reasonable effort with a bit of tweaking though! 8)
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Post by hogberto » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:53 pm

the first time i listened to a korg 05R/W choir sound it brought a lump to my throat.

admittedly this was back in 1995 but i still love that sound. 8)

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Post by Bitexion » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:58 pm

Best choir I've heard is the Korg 03/W Supervoice preset. It sounds so alive and warm. Amazing to play huge chords with, you feel like you're in a cathedral with a whole choir on your hands, specially with a good reverb. And none of them sings out of tune ;)

I've even used it to double a female vocalists singing live, and people were looking around to see the second vocalist. It's just an Aaaah sound but she was singing aaaaaah aswell.
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Post by Jexus » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:01 pm

"FM choir" ? :shock:


ok what about Korg Z1
I think there's something nice inside

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Post by Yoozer » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:23 pm

I don't think it's fair for the Fairlight to not be included in this.
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Post by gfriden » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:32 pm

Sorry, can't vote. You forgot the Vako Orchestron. Can't do Radio-Aktivität without it...
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Post by severen » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:43 pm

sorry guys
other choir sounds vote etc please.


Jexus wrote:"FM choir" ? :shock:

ok what about Korg Z1
I think there's something nice inside
oh sorry. it's mean FM synth(DX, FS1R and etc...) choir and
Analog or VA FM choir sound.

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Post by madtheory » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:47 pm

Yoozer wrote:I don't think it's fair for the Fairlight to not be included in this.
It kind of is- all those Korg choirs are reduced size samples of the series III factory choir, which is a great sound. I don't know the official name of it, I have it from the Art of Noise sample CD. Loads of the Korg rompler sounds are from the Fairlight.

The PPG Wave choir is fab, very like the Roland VP330 choir- both lovely I think.

The Orchestron choir is great, and it's not a million miles away from the Mellotron male choir- dead people singing :)

The Casio VZ-1 has the best subtractive synth-style choir IMO. It sounds very much like the OB expander choir, only better. It's made with FM though :)

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Post by chamomileshark » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:33 pm

I voted the Mellotron Choir, I have Mtron, I think Choir3 is my main one I use. Also like the scanned choir from the PPG..and as said before the VP330 choir with the ensemble on (I think John Foxx used it alot on The Garden..he called it something like "XXXX host".

I also quite like the male choir that came with Kompakt.

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Post by Micke » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:42 pm

That's right, John Foxx did use the VP-330 for the choral sounds on "The Garden" and "Pater Noster". He was apparently into Carl Orff at the time.
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Post by Martin P268 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:17 pm

I voted for rompler choirs. I like those on Ensoniq ESQ-1 after some tweaking.

I adore the DX FM choirs too. I think FM and Wavetable should go together as they sound very similar.

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Post by Big Gnome » Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:46 pm

I went with the Mellotron--I'm a big Genesis fan, what can I say?
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Post by braincandy » Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:47 pm

For me, there's something particularly haunting about the Mellotron choir samples. I'm nostalgic about the Fairlight vox sounds as well.
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Post by WDW » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:08 pm

Software: EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs.
Hardware: Roland VP-330

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