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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Post by aXL » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:30 pm

If I had to pick, probably the VP-330, so I voted analogue.

Otherwise, the Fairlight comes a close second, but then again everything is cool if applied correctly.
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Post by clusterchord » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:50 pm

1. Mellotron M400 - first time i played the choir and strings on a real one, i shat my pants.. scary.

2. famous Choir/string layer thing on PPG 2.3 w Waveterm B (afaik its not an internal 2.3 wavetable). it got that vampire vibe. magical.

3. analog female and male vox done on a modular. like Tomita w moog on "Khorovod" and "Dance of the Princesses" (Stravinsky). absolutely beautiful.
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Post by Entropy Farmer » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:23 pm

Alex E wrote:ESQ-1 would count as wavetable choirs right? Correct me if I'm wrong...
You're wrong. No wavetables in an ESQ-1.

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Post by uncle silas » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:13 am

I love the mellowtron sounds. Strings are far better than any other fake string out there (unless you're going for a string synth sound).

Choirs are awesome as well. I even like the organs on the mtron. That thing is f-ing great!

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Post by Bitexion » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:38 am

What sets a wavetable synth apart from a synth with lots of waveforms is that the WT synths can modulate the wavetables. You can for instance set a certain point to start, and a certain point to end, and LFO through all the sounds between the points. Or have an envelope quickly run through waves 30-45 and stopping at the 45 waveform. A wavetable oscillator has a whole "table" of waveforms lined up one after the other, and you can tap into each waveform. The ESQ-1/SQ80 only has a large selection of waveforms that you can only play back.

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Post by Zamise » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:27 am

I'd probably go with samples of a real choir in a V-Synth. I'm probably wrong, but its the only synth I've tried that performs pitch streaching and preserves the time in realtime. Let me know if I'm wrong about that so I'll quit thinking it does that if it don't, there might be others that do it, but I don't know of any off hand. The stuff I've heard the V-synth do with vocal samps seemed increditable.
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Post by CS_TBL » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:07 pm

"synth"-choirs..

:?

Is that supposed to be a 'real' choir coming from any equipment or a synthetic choir made to sound synthetic?

In the first case: Any decent samples, like SC
In the last case: randomly vibrating unison FM (with lots 'o DSP)
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Post by Bitexion » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:16 pm

Synth-choirs should be generated by the synth, not just recorded samples played back.

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Post by THM » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:36 pm

hardware: Mellotron 8Choir (and also the other Mellotron choirs are great - 15Choir, Male Choir, Female Choir, Boys Choir, Genesis 8Choir, etc...)

software: Spectrasonics choirs included in their "Symphony Of Voices" package
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Post by seamonkey » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:55 pm

Definitely Mellotron, especially the one Tony Banks used.

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Post by j fish » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:33 am

Mellotron M400 choir, all the way! :)
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