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Our most popular product ever got even more refined! A 20-piece chamber choir recorded with three microphone positions in Sofia Session Studio (the same hall where we recorded our Afflatus and Next Gen choir series). Completely new recordings ported within the powerful Syllabuilder engine, giving you the highest control possible on syllables, morphing, creating new words and polyphonic true legato.


WHY STORM CHOIR ULTIMATE?
It was inevitable that after the success of our Next Gen choir series (Wotan, Freyja, Arva, Rhodope 2) we had to upgrade Storm Choir (our most popular choir library) to be up to date with the rest of our choral libraries and to have the same features. Therefore we re-recorded everything, but this time with slightly bigger ensembles - 10 singers per section (men/women) for the syllables and 6 singers per section for the legatos. Again, we kept the same idea in mind - singing with exaggerated vibrato, over the top and generally - very loud. We re-recorded all 24 syllables of Storm Choir 2 in three dynamic layers, controllable with mod wheel (CC#1).

Strezov Sampling Storm Choir Ultimate KONTAKT screenshot
THE PERFORMANCE PATCH - EPIC SOUNDING RESULTS WITHIN SECONDS!
Something the original Storm Choir excelled at was accessibility and getting epic sounding choir lines within seconds. For Storm Choir Ultimate we took the original concept and pushed it to new limits with the Performance patch. This patch allows you to perform your choir lines on the fly due to custom edits of the recordings to make them extremely playable, while maintaining their organic and raw tone.

Choose between different mappings of the men and women section to increase the playability even further and fit the outcome to the needs of your track. We built this patch, so it allows you to choose between playing the choir pre-arranged in octaves, divided into separate sections or with the natural overlapping ranges in mind.

Our Velocity Dynamic Influencer allows you to determine the loudness of single chord notes by velocity, which makes highlighting certain notes within a chord easier than ever, while Modwheel CC1 still controls crossfading between the natural dynamic layers. The combination of both greatly enhances the expression you can get out of a regular keyboard performance.

If you ever looked for a "go-to" epic choir patch. This is it!

Strezov Sampling Storm Choir Ultimate KONTAKT screenshot
SYLLABUILDER ENGINE 3.5
When it comes to virtual choirs, there are basically two approaches: Phrasebulding (Storm Choir legacy series) and Wordbuilding (Rhodope legacy series). Storm Choir Ultimate combines the simplicity and sample recording of phrasebuilding with the advanced editing functions of wordbuilding, the same our Next Gen choir libraries do. This allows you to have amazing sounding results within seconds, but also to build and create new sample content with only a few mouse-clicks (combine multiple syllables together, save them as presets, morph between vowels, combine staccato and sustain together, etc.).

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.

You can also 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.

THE MOST FLUID POLYPHONIC TRUE LEGATO
Like our other libraries, Storm Choir Ultimate also has true legato patches that can be played polyphonically without issues and without complicated extra requirements - you just play the music you have in your head and you don't need to worry about anything else. Also, our Syllabuilder engine has the Agile legato that gives you the option to cut off beginning consonants of syllables and to perform them as legato, again polyphonically. Our intelligent voice leading enables polyphonic writing within just one patch. In other words: Hold down a chord with your left hand, 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.

Strezov Sampling Storm Choir Ultimate KONTAKT screenshot
BREATHTAKING SOLOISTS
After we released Storm Choir 2, a lot of our users requested to have key singers available as soloist patches - this is why we have picked the ones with the most unique timbres and included them in the library - a total of 8 soloists with limited amount of syllables (12 instead of 24) that you can use either on their own, or as an "overdub" of the library - think of it as a "first chair" library for singers.

THUNDEROUS EFFECTS, WHISPERS AND SHOUTS
The library also has a dedicated FX section, featuring whispers (in two dynamics - soft whisper and "theatric" whisper), shouts, clusters (multiple dynamics, ranges and vowels) and the traditional risers and falls. The whispers and shouts are included in a Syllabuilder patch that gives you the possibility to morph between syllables, to connect them and to create new words, patterns and effects really quickly.

Strezov Sampling Storm Choir Ultimate KONTAKT screenshot
INCLUDES CHOIR MIDI FILES AND PRESETS FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE PROPHECY MOCKUP
In the past we were often asked whether our choirs can deliver the feeling of The Lord of the Rings soundtrack. Being huge fans of the series, the original score inspired us to create choir libraries in the past and it's the same with this one. Therefore we decided to include the choir midi files for a mockup of The Prophecy from the Fellowship of the Ring movie. The presets are included in the download of the library.


PATCH LIST
- 20-piece chamber choir (Syllabuilder patches), 12-piece chamber choir (legato)
- Slavonic molto vibrato tone, over-the-top dynamics and performance
- Three mic positions (Close, Decca and Hall) - recorded in Sofia Session Studio
- True Polyphonic Legato samples for both women and men
- 24 different syllables accessible through an intuitive phrasebuilder
- Recorded with ribbon close-mic array (Coles x3 and Royer x2) for a "darker" sound, Neumann M150 for Decca tree, DPA4006 for wide outriggers




WHAT OTHERS SAY
David Buckley (Batman: Arkham Knight, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Parker):
"StormChoir has a mighty sound that adds a real extra layer of intensity to proceedings. Not only that but it is extremely easy to use right out of the box. Job done!"

Sam Hullick (Mass Effect, Baldur's Gate Enhanced, Fates Forever):
"It's been difficult for me to find a choir library that's not only huge-sounding, but also well-programmed, and Storm Choir 2 really fits the bill. It's become my go-to library when I need a power choir!"










Requires Native Instruments Kontakt Player or Kontakt FULL v5.7.1 and higher!


I apologize, but I remembered about
"CHOIR MIDI FILES AND PRESETS FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS"
already filling out this post.
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  Member 7.07.2016 1 368
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Hey knew all those updates were leading to a pot of gold
  Resident 16.11.2013 2 862
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quote by MoogerfoogersHey knew all those updates were leading to a pot of gold

My gold would be the color of jade, ha, ha
  Member 22.10.2016 358
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The King of Kontakt does not need to apologise to his subjects.
This is great Talula, thanks so much.
  Releaser 26.10.2018 75 423
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Much love Talula!
Where I want to put these files?
LOTR_Demo3.nka
LOTR_Demo2.nka
LOTR_Demo.nka
HS_The_Prophecy_MIDI_Mockup_Storm_Choir_Ultimate.midi
| BiGOODi TEAM | ГРE4NEV.SA | AL.GRE4NeV | ГРi4NEVA SHURO4K4 |
  Releaser 22.10.2007 1147 624
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I don't know =)
but... OT libraries have some nka files in data folder.
ViP Team - true legends stays in history!
  Releaser 22.10.2007 1147 624
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time 1:50
as I can understand you can put them anywhere and load them.
ViP Team - true legends stays in history!
  Resident 16.11.2013 2 862
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Thanks Taula, looks cool :)
  Resident 14.08.2012 2 315
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thank you audioz
  Resident 16.11.2013 11 491
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yes!

Thank you @Talula
  Resident 16.01.2014 -1 892
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Thanks for UL Premium Talula!
When I get this one, I'll be able to create something
  Member 5.01.2014 1 317
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Thank you very much Talula. Brilliant.
Mal
  Resident 30.04.2015 10 52
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Now i can die a happy man.

Huge thanks Talula.
  Resident 29.09.2012 3 459
+142
This choir really sounds epic more than lacrimosa. Thanks a lot
Dream Trance
  Member 15.10.2013 115
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should i delete storm choir 2 and replace by this? ty
  Releaser 22.10.2007 1147 624
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Therefore we re-recorded everything, but this time with slightly bigger ensembles

if you have projects with storm choir 2 - no! finished them or first replace storm choir 2 tracks with this, then you can delete storm choir 2 (if you don't need it anymore).
ViP Team - true legends stays in history!
  Member 15.10.2013 115
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thank you, can i delete storm choir 1 too?
  Member 15.10.2013 115
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  Member 9.08.2019 2
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im getting this message when i try to load sound

this instrument belongs to a library that is currently no installed

did i miss sumthing in the file
  Member 20.11.2018 1 87
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Maybe the included nicnt file is a custom made one and not an official... anyone know that? Made me think that because former Strezovs never had one...

In that case it could be that the included SNIPD number (kind of a unique number that every official lib has) is colliding with an existing one.

Use "Native Instruments (HomeCooked TinyToolz 1-6)-TRACER" (available here) to check that number and to create your own nicnt file in case.

Maybe you also have already been creating your own nicnt files and a SNIPD number you used is now colliding with the one from this library.
  Releaser 22.10.2007 1147 624
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quote by PromethiumMade me think that because former Strezovs never had one...

there is an original nicnt file in this release (as in all other kontakt products I posted here) and the library official compatible with kontakt player. this is not first first strezov's library for kontakt player - first was afflatus chapter one, and now strezov sampling making their top libraries and encoding some old products for kontakt player.
ViP Team - true legends stays in history!
  Releaser 22.10.2007 1147 624
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you must install this library
ViP Team - true legends stays in history!
  Member 3.06.2018 1 96
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Thank you.

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