At 7/12/12 05:15 PM, NickPerrin wrote:
I'm going to go ahead and say DO NOT go with EWQL choirs.
I use Symphonic Choirs, and I 100% agree with this statement. The WordBuilder is an absolute nightmare to use and the results you get from it just aren't worth the hours and hours of time spent tweaking. I tried writing one track of my Requiem Mass using WordBuilder, and it just didn't work.
If you're making big, epic tracks where the choir is layered in with plenty of other instruments, the results might be acceptable. But even then, there are other libraries that make it easier and quicker to get better results.
I use Voxos but I hear only good things about Requiem as well.
I'm not a fan of the UI of Requiem Pro: Voxos' layout is cleaner and more professional-looking, whereas Requiem's "Tome book" design looks like it was made by a goth amateur graphics design student.
Listening to their demos, I have to say that SoundIron's Mars - Epic Men's Chorus and Venus - Symphonic Women's Chorus also sound fantastic. Individually, the two libraries are cheaper than Voxos or Requiem, but if you want the full SATB, it will be slightly more expensive than both (unless their bundle is still in effect - in which case, you can get both for $569 - which is less than Voxos).
Another thing that's cool and unique about Mars and Venus is that they have Latin AND Slavonic. The Slavonic sounds REALLY cool, and you never know when a client will turn around and ask you to do something Russian-sounding! :P