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East West Symphonic Choirs KONTAKT (Slim Version) screenshot
Kontakt Slim Version | 15th January 2022 | 5.30GB
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.

In addition, this is the first 24-bit Choir virtual instrument to include three simultaneous stereo mic setups (close, stage and hall), so users can mix any combination of mic positions to control ambience. The Choirs were recorded in the same concert hall, by the same team as the EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra and blend perfectly with EWQLSO.

WordBuilder is the word building software that enables Symphonic Choirs users to type in words for the Choirs to sing. This included software runs on both MAC and PC, and includes a pop-down menu (under the "tools" menu) that includes 28 popular Latin phrases that you can load instantly. Many choirs sing in Latin so this is a real time saver for those on a tight deadline. The phrases have been optimized for each Choir. The pop-down menu is completely customizable so users can add their own phrases to the menu for quick and easy access.

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This is a confusing one. There is a release which appeared on here many, many years ago, but there was also one that can be found elsewhere which worked in Kompakt, an old and limited version of Kontakt, and you can find threads on the NI forum referring to it working in Kontakt as well (maybe they were all the same).

I can't remember where I got the original full version from, but as the Wordbuilder software opens up a Kompakt window when it is loaded, I'm assuming it comes from that one (even though the instruments are Kontakt ones - I'm unaware if NKIs worked in both as Kompakt was waaaaaay before my time ).

Anyway, the Wordbuilder software will install on Windows 10 and open as an external program, and sound can be produced with virtual MIDI cables. However, it is 32-bit which meant I couldn't get it to appear in my DAW (Studio One 4/5) without the use of jBridge, and even then I was never able to figure out how to route the signal chain into the DAW correctly.

In the end, I gave up trying and just used the patches I needed and built the words I wanted by hand, and did all the editing the plugin would have let me do in the same way. It was VERY time-consuming but the result was pretty good (PM me for a link if you want an idea of what's possible if you're prepared to put the effort in)

Every vowel and consonant was split into its own patch by default which I found very unwieldy and ended up being visually messy, so I built an NKI for each of the SATB sections that contained all the vowels, another with all consonants, and a third for the FX. So all the instruments (apart from Voices Of The Apocalypse and Wordbuilder) have a keyswitched alternative if you prefer to work that way.

I added a graphic and some basic scripting so the keyswitches are coloured by sample group (sustain, staccato etc) and hovering over each one will tell you what vowel/consonant/FX you will get. You'll find these in the Instruments tab under Multis (the multis in the multis tab are different). All the under-the-hood stuff in terms of sample grouping, mapping editor, wave editor, ADSR, modulation etc. is copied from the original so if it sounds bad/odd, it's not a mistake on my part - it's how the original sounded!

It took a long time to make all this, and it is probably redundant now Play and Opus have been unlocked, but perhaps it will be a neat little curiosity for somebody. If so, I hope you have fun with it

- Library size is 5.30GB (unpacked)
- Vowels/Consonants/FX are offered in their original single patches, plus custom-built keyswitched patches (not including VOTA and Wordbuilder)
- Samples were recorded in Close, Stage and Far positions, but individual volume levels were not customisable in the original without going into the sample editor, so nothing has been removed this time
- Wordbuilder software is included, works as a standalone program, but will probably not work in a 64-bit DAW even with workarounds
- Wordbuilder multi patches will not work in Kontakt AFAIK
- Samples reduced to 16bit from 24bit

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  Resident 16.03.2013 693
Terrific release!
An extra special thanks for these wetransfer fast links!
All the best in life to you, dear Hydera!
Para-para-parAUDIOZ/SEX! Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh...
  Member 21.06.2018 14 3040
Single Link or Parts
  Member 28.12.2020 5
Does this work with legit Kontakt version?
  Resident 20.02.2011 1138
I doubt that!!
You can't have everything; where would you put it?
  Member 4.08.2019 14
East West Symphonic Choir without wordbuilder is really like Rocco Siffredi without his d......
  Member 5.04.2017 310
A great analogy that everyone here can understand.
  Resident 30.01.2014 7 1939
This one can't be used, can it?

Just asking. I am clueless in this regard.
  Member 13.08.2021 83
@LordSin when you did a manual wordbuilder, did you do it as audio or midi?
How did you build the words so that they flowed in to recognisable sounds?

I'm still confused with wordbuilder itself.
It seems to make up other sounds depending on what you flow together?
For instances, there's no W sound listed under the most base sounds, yet it sings Waa or woo.

So fascinated if a manual method would help me understand this or to do it better?

None? of the consonants have a hard edge, like D as in dog.
Even the L in love, "sounds" more like a Wove - I warv you - lol

Trying to watch as many wordbuilder tutorials as I can, but it still seems like the engine is making it up most of the time?
  Resident 14.08.2020 5 123
I did it as MIDI in my DAW. I made tracks for all the vowels and consonants I needed (this was before I made the keyswitched patches) and then drew in the MIDI notes for each of them, and edited their lengths and volumes accordingly until it sounded right.

Not the easiest way to go about it I grant you, but I imagine 90% of the workflow is going to be the same when the Play version eventually appears here - we'll just be able to do it in the Wordbuilder itself. Thankfully, any phrases you create in the WB can be saved, so once you've got a word sounding how you want, you'll never have to make it again!

There is a W sound in the consonants, so if you're hearing 'waa' or 'woo' without using it, I have no idea why . Yeah, some of the consonants aren't great, but remember this was originally released in 2004. Everything was a bit crap back then compared to now. I found a bit of EQ and compression helped with clarity.
  Resident 1.02.2017 545
I tried wordbuilder 10 years ago, I remember it wasn't easy to make it sound right, especially outside of the anglo-saxon territory.
It's not exactly audio-editing, nor midi, it's a dedicated plugin.
Probably it uses base samples for each consonant and vowel and you have to cut or extend any elements for the required result. But it was hard.

First I thought we finally have an East Weat platform version here... and not the old Kontakt version reduced.
  Resident 14.08.2020 5 123
quote by jazzzzProbably it uses base samples for each consonant and vowel and you have to cut or extend any elements for the required result. But it was hard

Correct. This is not something that is mix-ready out of the box, and I expect the Play version of this and Hollywood Choirs to be no different. But hard work does pay off if you really want something more than simple oohs and aahs.

(And sorry to get your hopes up about this being the proper version we've all been waiting for! )
  Resident 1.02.2017 545
The title says Kontakt, so my hopeful feeling happened only for half second.
  Resident 10.12.2008 5 711
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 - ElMoreno plays LogicX on Mac - 
  Resident 14.08.2020 5 123
Forgot to say in the post, but this will only work in Kontakt 6.6.0 upwards.
  Resident 23.08.2013 452
I bet that everyone thought its the Play version for a moment
  Banned 21.02.2021 294
i bet with you,will come very soon,anyway.
  Releaser 15.11.2014 7448 459
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  Resident 29.09.2012 4 965
I remember there was a wordbuilder script for kontakt would be nice if someone get that for this library : )
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  Resident 26.09.2012 3 1606
thanks. quick delete.
  Member 19.06.2021 56
Is there any way to reduce the size more by deleting phrases & vowels

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