Top 6 Choir VST Plugins & Sample Libraries 2022 (+ Freebies)

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For this post, we have selected and reviewed the 6 best plugins and libraries for choral production.

Human singing is a real challenge for any digital music production company.

Why? Because the human voice is so unique that any processing in the digital domain sounds artificial.

Should I choose a plugin or sample library?

The plugin is easier to store, but harder to process sounds. In the plugin, the sound quality depends on the algorithms of the plugin. The sample library takes up a lot of storage space but is easier in the process. In a library, sound quality depends on the quality of the recordings.

Fortunately, some products combine both approaches to get hybrid results of excellent sound and quality without affecting our computer’s CPU cycles.

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Now let’s look at the best choral plugins and sound libraries.

Top 6 Choir Plugins & Sample Libraries 2022

1. Arturia Augmented Voices (Plugin)

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The blending between sample voices and sound synthesis resulted in this brand new plugin effect.

Augmented Voices is made possible due to a very exciting mixture: you can blend multi-sampled voice tracks with a unique synthesis engine in order to create completely fresh, new sounds. Presets offer 

The possibilities and variations are endless, allowing to open the doors to many creative ideas that couldn’t be achieved otherwise. 

Choirs can provide beautiful harmonies and melodies and naturally fit most genres and music styles due to their blissful sounds. Furthermore, as modern times provided us with techniques such as sampling, Arturia decided to take one step further and blend the best parts we know and love about choirs with a modern engine, and the result is Augmented Voices.

Key Features:

    • Two engines
      This exquisite synthesizer works with two different engines. The first one is the main display itself, with seven macro knobs that allow you to quickly change the nature of your sound in a few tweaks. You can control aspects such as “Color,” “Time,” and “Motion” here. The second engine is the “Advanced Panel,” in which a deeper sound design control is presented via a myriad of knobs and controls. You can access two layers of sound (“A” and “B”) based on any combination of sampling, granular, wavetable, harmonic, and virtual analog synthesis.
    • Delay and reverb
      Aside from the many changes you can make to the final sound, you can also add reverb and/or delay directly from the plugin’s master channel. This can help expand the ambiance and texture in any samples you’re working on, thus offering a wider and more vivid sonority to your track as a whole.
    • Morph knob
      The big knob centered in the main interface was created in that size for a reason. By twisting it, you can morph around between both A and B layers, adjusting the other parameters around it to make it sound just like you want it to. This way, you can have two different syntheses going on in each layer and blend them to your taste.
    • Toolbars
      The two toolbars present in Augmented Voices are important to control the general settings present in this plugin. The top toolbar houses options such as saving, loading, and browsing preset, adjusting MIDI mappings, and accessing the “Advanced Panel.” The lower toolbar provides quick readings of your CPU power consumption, undo and redo history, and a “MIDI Panic” option that resets all MIDI notes that may be stuck or presenting issues.
    • Effects
      In the main interface, other than the big “Morph” knob, you can find other specific adjustments for the effects running in the plugin. “FX A” adjusts any parameters connected  to the insert effect that will affect layer A, and “FX B” does the same for layer B, both present in the “Advanced Panel.” Other than that, you can set the values for “Reverb” and “Delay,” as previously mentioned.
Tutorials | Augmented VOICES - Overview

Compatibility:

This plugin is available for macOS 10.13 or higher (64-bit only) and Windows 8.1 or higher (64-bit only). It runs in standalone mode and VST, NKS, AAX, and AU plugin formats.

Summary:

Few effects can be as inspiring as Augmented Voices. The real catch here is the way you can blend vocal samples with multiple forms of audio synthesis, with extreme precision in the multiple parameters presented. If you’re a sound designer looking for something fresh and innovative, this plugin can be the perfect resource for you – ideally, if you like to create spatial soundscapes and airy textures.

The blending between different synth layers is superb and can offer an insane amount of variable sounds, each with a distinctive character that reflects the quality behind this awesome Arturia product.

2. Spitfire Audio Eric Whitacre Choir (Plugin)

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Eric Whitacre Choir from Spitfire Audio is a plugin that runs a set of samples via MIDI notes. Grammy winner Eric Whitacre and his 22-member choir recorded these samples at “The Hall at Air Lyndhurst Studios”.

The original intention of Spitfire Audio is to provide composers with an exceptional tool for free inspiration in solving human vocal singing. After weeks of hard work recording, Spitfire Audio managed and packed more than 200 gigabytes of samples.

The two plugins that are part of the software package manage all the sounds in the library: the Choir plugin and the Evo plugin. The Choir add-on is an add-on for controlling the expression and dynamics of patterns in a simplified way.

The Evo plugin allows you to work with “Evolutions” – as Spitfire Audio calls it. “Evolution” is the way long notes change over time. The Evo grid is a tool that combines different patterns for seamless reproduction altogether.

Eric Whitacre in a high commitment to quality refused to record the singing for later processing. For a more aesthetic reason, there are no “word makers” in this library. All samples are vowels with a set of articulations. Each demo includes recordings of soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass. In addition, vocalizations provide legata.

Spitfire Audio Eric Whitacre Choir Review - Top 6 Choir Plugins & Sample Libraries (And 3 Best Free Plugins) | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • The Largest Choir Library
    A consolidated 170Gb sample library plus two management plugins make Eric Whitacre Choir one of the best tools when working with human recording. So huge it is that the company recommends purchasing the library online and delivering it using its hard drive service (instead of trying to download it from the Internet).
  • Huge but Ready to Use
    Although Spitfire Audio usually releases libraries for Kontakt Player, the company released the tools and the library with its plugin. The producers thought that a “unique tool” should be more appropriate to handle a “unique choir”. So, no need for additional plugins; simple installation and ready to use.
  • All Aspects of a Choir 
    It contains recordings of men and women on any available frequency: from bass to soprano. The plugin can manage the attack, the delay, the sustain, and the release of every sample. And additionally, it handles reverberation, dynamics, vibrato, and legato. You can decide how many singers will be singing if you work with polyphony and different MIDI channels. A set of simplified controls, sliders, and knobs help you to customize your workflow into presets for future use.
  • Only One Part of the Whole Orchestra
    Although Eric Whitacre Choir only provides the choir part, it will sound spectacular if used with other libraries for orchestras, like Hans Zimmer StringsSpitfire Symphony Orchestra, and Percussion Professional.
Composing For Choir With Eric Whitacre

Compatibility:

Whitacre Choir is available for Windows 7 or higher 32-bit or 64-bit and macOS 10.10 to 10.15 (Apple Silicon/ARM not supported). It comes in VST2/3, AU and AAX formats.

Summary:

Not only the quality of the samples is enormous but also is the control over the samples. With this library, you will not need any other way to compose for choirs. This plugin will make free your inspiration because you will hear what sounds in your head. It is an excellent tool for any composer. The only drawback I find in Eric Whitacre Choir is that the amount of sounds is so large that it will take you a while to listen to them all.

3. Strezov Sampling Choir Essentials (Kontakt library)

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Choir Essentials is a sound library for Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player developed and sampled by Strezov Sampling. It is a selection of choral collections featuring individual soprano, alto, tenor, and bass sections. Additionally, it includes complete ensembles of adult and children choirs. 

Choir Essentials combines a handpicked selection of performance patches with advanced techniques to mock up choir linesIts samples and patches cover the full spectrum of what you will ever need in choral scoring, from soft and delicate to aggressive.

New composers and producers will find Choir Essential the perfect entry point to expand their tools when scoring for choral recordingIt features three microphone emulations plus a unique Velocity Dynamic Influencer. This combination enhances the expression you can print to the choral execution from your MIDI device.

Strezov Sampling Choir Essentials Review - Top 6 Choir Plugins & Sample Libraries (And 3 Best Free Plugins) | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • A ‘go-to’ Playable Choir Patch
    Its minimalist user interface allows you to select the patches and how the performance will occur. With its three sliders handling the microphone levels, you can define the location of the choir. You can also choose whether the patch sounds will play divided in your MIDI controller, octaves, or natural overlapped musical scale. And in the same window, you can modify the dynamics (soft or aggressive) and the amount of reverb. In only three mouse clicks, you are ready to record your track; or even play live.
  • Proprietary Velocity Dynamic Influencer
    The library implements a “Velocity Dynamic Influencer” that allows the musician to determine how loud or soft a single note is by velocity. This ability highlights specific notes within a chord depending on the strength set by the player. If the MIDI controller counts with a modwheel CC1, you can also control the crossfade between the natural dynamic layers of the patch.
  • Polyphonic True Legato
    Although Choir Essential is the younger brother of Strezov Sampling Next Generation Choir Series, it includes the “true legatopatches to play polyphonically without issues. Playing a chord with your left hand and a melody with your right hand will connect harmonically with every melodic line with legato transitions.
  • Children Performances
    Choir Essential not only provides performance patches of men and women in their standard musical ranges (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) but also includes one Children Performance and two Children Legato Patches, altos, and sopranos.
Choir Essentials Walkthrough

Compatibility:

Strezov Sampling Choir Essentials is available for Windows 7 or higher 32-bit or 64-bit and macOS 10.13 or higher with Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player (Free or Full) 5.7.1 or higher installed.

Summary:

Strezov Sampling’s Choir Essentials consolidates in a tiny library the fundamentals of a realistic choir. The quality of the recordings and the algorithms to handle the different sections and dynamics are the same used in the complete Choir Series. In summary, you can start working professionally with a reduced set of sounds. But if this accomplishes your expectations, you will confidently add the rest of the library sounds that will not let you down.

4. Heavyocity Mosaic Voices (Kontakt Library)

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Heavyocity Mosaic Voices is a unique vocal sound library that merges organic human choirs, synthesized vocal pads, intricate noise, and drone layers. This mixture creates an inspiring set of rich sounds and subtle movements. It is not a simple synthesizer; it is not a choral sampled library. It is the best of both.

Mosaic Voices presents a six-tab user interface to compound the multiple available patches and process them to obtain the desired sound. In the “Options” tab, you will choose one sound per channel, picking it from a menu.

You count on three different channels to shape your sound. Inside the “Control” section, you can make detailed modifications to each of the three chosen patches.

In the “Mixer” tab, you will adjust the overall parameters of the mix, like envelopes, EQ, filters, saturation drive, noise gate, and reverb. That will be the resulting sound. Heavyocity already produced 130 “snapshot presets” (50 organic and 80 hybrid ones) ready to use.

Every preset combines the 160 sound sources (human, clone, hybrid, and synth voices) available in the library. You can create your own snapshot using its intuitive sample browser.

Heavyocity Mosaic Voices Review - Top 6 Choir Plugins & Sample Libraries (And 3 Best Free Plugins) | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Vocal Layers
    Mosaic Voices builds up hybrid textures based on up to three vocal layers. Every layer can be “human” (also named as “organic“), “clone” (synthesized emulation of human vocals), or “hybrids” (a mixture of organic and clone). Since MIDI events trigger these, you can limit the velocity, the scale range, and portamento for every channel. You can control every voice independently or globally (using the “Mixer” tab).
  • More than Vocal Layers
    Besides the treatment of the vocal layers, you can combine the choral sounds with synth pads which allows the composer to add customized ambiance and depth. And it also includes an original arpeggiator to create movement. Finally, there is a “big macro knob” to dynamically control the multi-parameter user interface.
  • Mosaic Engine
    As the core of Mosaic Voices, the Mosaic Engine Algorithm mixes, filters, and combines the library sounds with the digital waveform processing. The real power of this engine lies in the capabilities to blend the multiple sound layers, the rhythmic movement of its ARP sequencer, and the high-quality palette of vocal recordings.
Mosaic Voices - Content Overview | Heavyocity

Compatibility:

Heavyocity Mosaic Voices is available for Windows 7 or higher 32-bit or 64-bit and macOS 10.12 or higher with Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player (Free or Full) 6 or higher installed and Komplete Kontrol integrated.

Summary:

I tested Mosaic Voices and the time flew by, enjoying its multiple features. I liked it because it is not a choral library or a synthesized sounds plugin; It’s both altogether! You will discover new vocal sounds naturally.

They do not sound artificial. You blend several sources and you can be sure that the result will be excellent. The power of layering “organic” sounds enriches the warmth of the hybrid vocals. The “snapshot presets” are the starting point; with just a bit of time, one can get a blockbuster sound. Also, consider checking their related product Vocalise 2. 

5. EastWest Sounds Hollywood Choirs Diamond (Plugin)

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EastWest Sounds designed and released Hollywood Choirs with the mind put on the film industry. This plugin sounds classy, tender, genuine, and highly professional. The recordings are warm and natural as if they have not been processed later. 

Hollywood Choirs is the sequel of the best-selling and most awarded virtual choir of all time, “Symphonic Choirs”. It features a female and male choir with great dynamics. It features 781 phrase presets in English, Italian, German, Spanish, and even Latin.

The phrases are editable if you need customization. It includes an improved WordBuilder engine, completely redesigned.

WordBuilder allows the musician the flexibility to type in a word or phrase and make the plugin sings that phrase. The engine works on the vowel and consonants interaction that builds up an unbelievable realism.

Additionally, the producers sampled non-pitched consonants using high and low-frequency variations. The plugin handles all these (vowels, pitched, and non-pitched consonants) through a set of volume sliders that adjust the relative level between phonemes

Instrument includes up to 13 microphone emulation types. This way, the composer (or sound designer) can set up surround sounds, virtual reality effects and 3D soundscapes using a few user-controllable knobs. 

The plugin counts with all the essential tools for waveform adjustments (attack, decay, sustain, release). In the same way, you will be able to adjust all other vocal articulations, like legato, vibrato, and portamento. Fully customizable using MIDI CC events.

EastWest Sounds Hollywood Choirs Review - Top 6 Choir Plugins & Sample Libraries (And 3 Best Free Plugins) | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Pristine and Clear Sound 
    Hollywood Choirs sound crystal clear and pristine. The reverb control makes the choir as warm or dry as you need it. Evidently that the engineers worked meticulously to get the exact balance between dry and wet reverb; this feature allows the sound mixer to set the choir inside a scene anytime, anywhere.
  • WordBuilder 2
    WordBuilder, the choir lyrics writer, allows you to type in any lyrics and the WordBuilder sings it in perfect tune. Many plugin designers think twice before start working on word builders for choirs. The results of the WordBuilder are magnificent. It is one of the reasons for the awards received.
  • Consonants Management
    It outstands because of its management of consonants. It has processing for phrases, phenomes, phoneme balance, consonant-ending words, consonant scaling, alternative takes of non-pitched consonants, word parameter grouping. All these features make real the existence of WordBuilder 2.
  • Your Intimacy is Also Respected
    With the ultra-powerful mixer, you can handle how close or far your choir will sing. When you adjust the “distance” and the “location” of the microphones (in the internal mixer), you will feel when the choir is near to you or singing from a distance. You can make the choir as intimate as you wish.
  • Multiple Editions for the Same Product
    It comes in three different editions: Gold, Gold X, and Diamond. Gold contains 8 Gb of 16bit samples, GoldX contains 16Gb and Diamond 59Gb of 24bit samples. All with a mixed combination of microphone emulations (main, close, stage, mid, and surround).
EastWest Hollywood Choirs Walkthrough

Compatibility:

EastWest Sounds’ Hollywood Choirs is available for Windows 10 or higher 64-bit only and macOS 10.13 or higher. It comes in VST2/3, AU and AAX formats. Check EastWest website since not all DAWs are officially supported.

Summary:

Designed for the film industry, Hollywood Choirs is one of the best plugins for the emulation of choirs. Including top-notched WordBuilder, it transforms the impossible into excellent songs. Its quality and customization are great. Hollywood Choirs will suit your needs, whether composing for backing up singers or scoring for a million-dollar production.

6. FluffyAudio – Dominus Choir (Kontakt Library)

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Fluffy Audio gained five years of experience before the release of Dominus Choir. Once ready, they chose the best musicians and score conductor to develop this fantastic library of medieval and traditional church chants and prayers sung in Latin.

It brings us two solid and professional Italian choirs recorded at 24 bits and 48 Khz with stereo microphones set at four different positions. The result is 30Gb of celestial sounds that play perfectly in Kontakt Player (Full version). 

The graphical user interface allows you to select more than 200 premade words, 50 initial syllables, and more than 150 middle/end ones. Using this menu, you can arrange to form words. You will assign every syllable a musical duration (eighths, quarters, halves, and so on) and strength (from fortissimo to pianissimo).

The interface will show how the syllables are connected to form words and how the words complete a verse.

Once the lyrics are ready, you can mix female and male choirs, how much present is one or the other. Additionally, you can design the performance room, varying the location of the four microphones and the reverb type.

FluffyAudio - Dominus Choir Review - Top 6 Choir Plugins & Sample Libraries (And 3 Best Free Plugins) | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • State-of-the-art Syllable Control
    Dominus Choir implements an original process to control the duration of each syllable. Libraries of vocal samplings need to be very careful with sung words; it is widespread to fall and sound unnatural or even robotic. And the root cause of that lack of naturality is the poor combination of previously recorded syllables to form different words. The system never loses the musicality of the original sessions and gives the musician complete control over the syllable duration. Fluffy Audio spent years of editing and scripting to obtain its flawless sound. No need to configure crossfades or tweaking hassles.
  • True Legato and Polylegato
    It features unbelievable True Legato transitions in all the vowels in the library. It is capable of handling from the softest movements to the louder dynamic. Its Polylegato engine, which manages these changes of intensity, works smoothly.
  • Conduct the Choir with your Mouse
    Allows you to score the dynamics of your performance by writing it using your mouse or your keyboard’s mod wheel or pitch bend. As simple as that. Once recorded that curve of the dynamics, the whole choir will sing it miraculously.
FluffyAudio - Dominus Choir - Overview

Compatibility:

FluffyAudio’s Dominus Choir is available for Windows XP or higher 32-bit or 64-bit and macOS 10.15 or higher with Native Instruments’ Kontakt Full 5.8.1 or higher installed (Free Kontakt Player not supported).

Summary:

It looks like Dominus Choir was conceived in heaven. Not only because of the Latin chants but also how perfect it sounds. Latin syllables are indeed easier to combine than other spoken languages due to their simple articulations.

But when you listen to a final choral composition made using Dominus, it is challenging to determine whether a virtual choir recorded it or not.

The 3 Best Free Choir Plugins 2022

1. DSK Choirz

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DSK ChoirZ is a plugin developed by DSK Music that provides a list of other plugins for music production. ChoirZ sets its sounds as a combination of vocal recordings and pads with a posterior modification of its basic wave parameters.

It counts with three layers of 32 vocal choirs, complemented with three advanced filters and three oscillators (LFO) to address cut, panning, level, and pitch. Additionally, it includes an ADSR engine (attack, decay, sustain, and release) for waveform processing, fine-tuning, and pan control.

ChoirZ allows MIDI automation and includes chorus and reverb effects. It also supports velocity response for devices with sensitive keys.

DSK Choirz Review - The 3 Best Free Choir Plugins | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Unified and Straightforward User Interface
    A musician that knows the basic principles of waveform theory will find a recognizable interface. Every parameter is clearly identified, following the standard nomenclature (ADSR).
DSK ChoirZ - Free VST

Compatibility:

DSK Choirz is only available for Windows 7 or higher 32-bit only. It comes in VST format only.

Summary:

DSK Music developed many handy plugins for music creation. They do not consume CPU and provide decent results. ChoirZ is not the exception. This plugin is a perfect starting point if you are starting to include vocal choirs in your songs. Go for it.

2. ANGLE Studios Virgin Choir

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Angle Studios’ Virgin Choir is a free VST plugin with the sound of a female choir. The quality of the sounds is excellent and it is so low-CPU consuming that you can stack two or three instances in parallel playing live.

It includes numerous professional features like multiple articulations and key switches via MIDI. It is sensible to keyboard velocity; it allows the note attack and release adjustments; counts with a sequencer mode and a reverb effects processor.

It only includes vowel samples, but they are very usable, in particular, when playing in the human scale range. They sound excellent in the company of external synth pads.

ANGLE Studios Virgin Choir Review - The 3 Best Free Choir Plugins | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Great sound
    It lacks many professional features, but Angle Studios took two years to develop this plugin with excellent sound. Indeed, in newer versions, Virgin Choir is planning to add customizations and more samples.
Virgin Choir: the new free VST plugin by ANGLE Studios

Compatibility:

ANGLE Studios Virgin Choir is only available for Windows 7 or higher 32-bit or 64-bit. It comes in VST format only.

Summary:

This plugin is perfect for beginners, simple to use, with convenient features, but with only one patch: female choir. Additionally, please read its user manual and its copyright disclosure. There are some restrictions if you will produce commercial music.

3. Sonatina Orchestra Choir

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Sonatina Choir is a free orchestral sample library of male and female symphonic choirs. It is part of the Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra series by BigCat Instruments.

You can choose either a female or male choir. While not as advanced or formidable in scope as commercial offerings, Sonatina Choir contains the basics for recreating simple vocal arrangements. It is mainly aimed at beginners, but middle or experienced composers can utilize its lightweight processing to complement more complex performances.

Sonatina Orchestra Choir Review - The 3 Best Free Choir Plugins | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Fundamental Building Block
    Sonatina Choir is a building block for more extensive arrangements.
Testing Sonatina Orchestra Choir [Free Choir VST Plugin]

Compatibility:

Sonatina Orchestra Choir is available for Windows 7 or higher 32-bit or 64-bit and macOS 10.9 or higher. It comes in VST and AU formats.

Summary:

The best advice is to download and test it. It is free and straightforward to use. The sounds are decent and probably the first step towards your first orchestral arrangement.

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1. NI Pharlight (Kontakt Library)

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This unique instrument is capable of building vocal harmonies and choirs instantly.

Native Instruments often introduces great plugins and virtual instruments, and with Pharlight, they take one step further into developing unique music software. In essence, this is a complex vocal granular instrument that deals with small “grains” of vocal samples to create choirs, textures, pads, keys, atmos, and much more.

Key Features:

    • Perform
      The first of the dedicated pages is focused on shaping the sound intuitively via an XY pad on the interface’s center position. You also have four macro controls to help further set the vocal’s sound texture.
    • Grain
      This section is responsible for housing the parameters and controls related to playback within the “Grain” engine. It can manipulate each sample in a convenient way using granular synthesis, giving special attention to detail in every section of said sample.
    • Sample
      This is a library of selected sample sounds, ready to be used and abused by your needs. You have full audio samples, as well as one-shots, that compliment the “Grain” layer. This engine is capable of generating a large variety of sounds and tones, and it’s up to you to choose the best for your situation.
    • Effects
      Obviously, you couldn’t be 100% prepared without some serious effects included. Here you can select the best FX chain for your track, as well as adjust an effect’s parameters accordingly. For each layer, there’s a dedicated section of effects with a particular chain attached.
    • Master
      Lastly, this segment is tailored for any MIDI adjustments. You can map the MIDI CCs to the aforementioned XY pad, add a third effects chain, and even combine the “Grains” and “Sample” layers into one.  

Compatibility:

This plugin is available for the Free Kontakt Player or Kontakt version 6.2 or higher.

Summary:

Vocals are delicate to mess with, and today we are already used to adding samples whenever the situation demands. Hwever, they can sound good and add the perfect ambiance for a track, and that’s somehow what Pharlight does. You can select multiple vocal samples – or add your own – and twist them to their limits.

The granular synthesis helps get things perfected, and adding effects on top of that was never easier. The multiple layer and processors included are also extremely helpful to achieve original sonorities from it.

Aeris: Hybrid Choir Designer (Kontakt Library)

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Vir 2 Instruments’ Aeris Hybrid Choir Designer is a library of choral and solo singers for Kontak Player. It provides multi-samples of male and female choirs, and multi-sampled solo singers on its diverse scale range (bass, tenor, alto, and soprano). It counts on a dual-pad engine to create sound layering and import any custom recording.

Apart from the high-quality choral voices, Aeris features 146 sound pads based on its hybrid library grouped into 6 categories: calm, tension, motion, effects, uplift, and distorted. And Vir2 Instruments regularly releases installable expansion presets to make your library bigger for free.

You can design your choral performance in the main window selecting from six performance groups (choir or solo).

Every performance was recorded at two velocity layers and you can choose any of the three different recordings (round-robin). On the same screen, you can use the “vowel selector“, the true legato feature, plus the engagement of four oscillators (LFO) available.

Aeris: Hybrid Choir Designer Review - Top 6 Choir Plugins & Sample Libraries (And 3 Best Free Plugins) | Integraudio.com

Key Features:

  • Dual-Pad Engine
    Aeris gives the users two pad engines that can be triggered by MIDI individually or in parallel. The engine takes its sources from the choirs and solo singers samples and combines them to create new sounds. Additionally, you can add up to eight effects, including compressor, delay, chorus, and stereo spread.
  • Flexible Modulation
    It features four separate and customizable LFO modulation and two step-sequencers. From there, you can alter the waveform (basically the attach and release) and correct any volume, tune or EQ needed. The step sequencers add the ability to produce rhythmic sound enhance the hybrid characteristic of this library.
  • Import Original Sounds
    If you count with Kontak Player Full version, Aeris incorporates a “User Patch” slot. With it, you will have access to the backend of Aeris and import your owned sound samples and use the Aeris interface to manipulate them. These sounds can be any “wav” or “aif” file you recorded and any Acid’ized sounds and Apple Loop files.
Getting To Know Aeris: Hybrid Choir Designer

Compatibility:

Aeris’ Hybrid Choir Designer is available for Windows 7 or higher 32-bit or 64-bit and macOS 10.9 or higher with Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player 5.5.1 or higher installed. 

Summary:

Aeris Hybrid Choir Designer is an excellent library that promises to be better over time. It allows you to import your own sounds to the library and update the library with newly created presets. It counts with all the standard parameters to alter and shape your waveforms, and provides excellent recordings of solo singers and beautiful choir samples. It fits anywhere you need vocal performances.

Conclusion

Any conclusion is personal and what for someone is excellent for others is just fine. Nevertheless, if you are starting, my suggestion is to go for the free plugins. They are decent, easy to learn, and quick to insert into your production.

Although you will also know that the sound is not professional and will not sound like a real human choir, it will be great if the result you get fits your needs.

If you need to move towards a more professional sound, then you should analyze several other features. Spitfire Audio Eric Whitacre Choir and EastWest Sounds Hollywood Choirs will not need any other sample player.

The plugin itself acts as a sample player. With the rest of the libraries, you will need an external sample player (Kontakt or similar), which could have an additional monetary cost. But running on an external player, you can be sure your computer will play all the sounds efficiently.

All four libraries reviewed are excellent, high-quality, and very usable. However, everyone has a distinctive feature that differentiates them from the rest.

Strezov Sampling Choir Essentials counts with Polyphonic True Legato and Children Choir samples. Heavyocity Mosaic Voices can combine three sound sources to obtain a mixed result. 

Fluffy Audio Dominus Choir is the choral library for traditional church choirsAeris Hybrid Choir Designer allows you to import your own choral recordings.

Even Spitfire Audio Eric Whitacre Choir and EastWest Sounds Hollywood Choirs counts with their unique features: Spitfire provides the most extensive sound library for choirs, and Hollywood Choirs provides the best WordBuilder in the market.

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EQ Plugins

Top 12 Free EQ Plugins 2022 For Precise Mixing & Mastering

Top 9 Mid/Side EQ Plugins 2022 For Mixing & Mastering (+ 2 Free Tools)

Top 7 Graphic EQ Plugins 2022 (With 3 Best Free EQs)

Top 7 EQ Plugins For Mastering In 2022 | And Best FREE Mastering EQs

Top 6 Passive EQ Plugins 2022 (Klevgrand, SPL, UAD, Waves, IK Multimedia)

Top 11 Plugins For Making Metal 2022 (Best Guitars, Drums & Effects)

 

Compressor Plugins

Top 11 Free Compressor Plugins 2022 (VCA, Vari-Mu, FET, Digital)

Top 7 Multiband Compressor Plugins 2022 (And 4 FREE Plugins)

Top 5 Diode-Bridge Compressor Plugins 2022

Top 6 Mastering Chain Plugins: Complete VST Solutions 2022

Top 10 FET Compressor Plugins 2022

The 7 Best VCA Compressor Plugins 2022 (VST, AU, AAX)

Top 11 Mastering Compressor Plugins 2022 (And 2 FREE Plugins)

Top 10 Opto Compressor Plugins 2022 For Transparent Sound

The 7 Best Vari-Mu Compressor Plugins 2022 (And 2 Best FREE Tools)

 

Reverb & Delay Plugins:

Top 12 Reverb Plugins (And 5 FREE Reverb Plugins)

The 6 Best Spring Reverb VST Plugins 2022 | AudioThing, GSi, u-he, Eventide

Top 12 Delay Plugins For Music Production In 2022 (VST, AU, AAX)

Top 10 FREE Delay Plugins 2022 (VST, AU, AAX)

The 10 Best Convolution Reverb Plugins 2022

 

Metering:

Top 5 Audio Metering Plugins 2022 (LUFS, RMS, LRA, True Peak)

Top 6 Spectrum Analyzer Plugins Of 2022 – Spectral Analysis Tools

Top 6 Oscilloscope Plugins 2022 To See The Waveforms

Top 5 Key Detection Plugins & Software 2022 (+ Best FREE App)

 

Amps & Preamps:

Top 10 Guitar Amp Plugins 2022 (And 5 Best FREE Simulators)

Top 10 Bass Amp Plugins 2022 (And 5 Best Free Simulators)

Top 9 Preamp Plugins 2022 (For Vocals, Guitars & More!) + Free Preamps

 

Kontakt Libraries

20 Best Kontakt Libraries For All Categories 2022 (Synths, Drums, Vocals)

Top 7 Drum Libraries For KONTAKT 2022 (And 4 Freebies)

Top 7 Trap Music Kontakt Libraries 2022 (And Best Lo-Fi Kontakt Library)

Top 7 Metal & Rock Kontakt Libraries 2022 (Best Guitars & Drums)

Top 10 Guitar Libraries For Kontakt 2022 (Acoustic, Electric, Bass & Freebies)

 

Top 7 Trailer Scoring Plugins & Kontakt Libraries 2022

20 Best Free KONTAKT Libraries 2022 For Various Instruments

Top 9 Piano Kontakt Sample Libraries 2022 (And 5 Best Free Pianos)

Top 10 Percussion KONTAKT Libraries 2022 (And 3 Freebies)

Top 7 Kontakt Libraries For Horror & Thriller Scoring 2022 (No VSTs)

 

Audio Restoration, Calibration & Utility:

Top 6 Noise Reduction Plugins 2022 (And 3 Best Free Tools)

6 Best Audio Restoration Plugins & Software 2022

Top 7 Phase Alignment Plugins 2022 To Fix Your Bass & Drums

Top 10 Room Calibration & Headphones/Speakers Correction Plugins 2022

 

Instrument Plugins: 

Top 6 Vocoder Plugins 2022 (Effects & Synths + FREE Vocoder)

Top 12 Randomizer Plugins 2022 Including FREE Plugins

Top 6 Kick Drum Plugins 2022 (Best Kick Designer Tools)

Top 12 Woodwind Plugins 2022 (And KONTAKT Libraries)

Top 10 Double Bass Plugins 2022 (Best Upright Basses)

Top 5 Strings VST Plugins 2022 (AND 4 Best Free Instruments)

 

Top 6 Sampler Plugins 2022 (And 3 Best FREE Plugins)

Top 6 Classical Guitar Plugins & Kontakt Libraries (And FREE Guitars)

Top 7 Wavetable Synth Plugins 2022

Top 12 Sub Plugins 2022 (Best 808 & Bass Tools For Massive Low End)

Top 10 Plugins On PluginBoutique 2022 (And 7 Best Free Plugins)

Top 11 Plugins On Plugin Alliance 2022

Top 7 Acoustic Guitar Plugins 2022 (And 4 Best Kontakt Libraries)

 

9 Best Bass Guitar Plugins 2022 (And 2 Best Freebies)

Top 6 Electric Guitar Plugins 2022 (Best PAID & FREE Picks)

Top 10 Arpeggiator VST Plugins 2022 (Best Synths, MIDI Effects & Tools)

Top 10 Modular Synth Plugins 2022 (And 3 Best FREE Plugins)

Top 6 Choir Plugins & Sample Libraries 2022 (And 3 Best Free Plugins)

11 Best Percussion & Drum VST Plugins In 2022 (And FREE Plugins)

 

Top 8 Piano Plugins 2022 (Best Sounding Pianos & 5 FREE Piano Plugins)

Top 6 Organ Plugins Ever Made 2022 (And 3 Best Free Organs)

Top 14 VST Plugins For Beginners 2022 (And 9 FREE Plugins)

Top 9 Drum Machine Plugins 2022 (And Groovebox Plugins)

4 Best Banjo Plugins 2022 (Best Banjo Instruments)

 

The 5 Best Ukulele Plugins & Kontakt Libraries 2022

Top 13 Synth Plugins 2022 (And 5 Best FREE Synths Plugins)

Top 13 Sequencer Plugins 2022 (Synth, MIDI & Step Sequencers)

The 10 Best Multi-Effect Plugins 2022 (And 3 Best Free Plugins)

Top 12 Plugin Bundles For Musicians 2022 (Synths, Mixing & Mastering)

 

 

Processing & Sound Design:

8 Best Lo-Fi Plugins 2022 (PAID & FREE)

Top 11 Plugins For Mixing Vocals 2022 (For Home Studio)

Top 12 Saturation Plugins In 2022 (Best Mixing & Mastering Tools)

Top 6 Pitch Shifter Plugins 2022 (And 3 Best FREE Pitch Shifters)

Top 6 Chorus VST Plugins 2022 For Musicians (And 3 FREE Plugins)

 

Top 6 Limiter Plugins 2022 For Precise Mastering & Mixing

The 8 Best Filter Plugins 2022 For Precise Cuts & Boosts (+ 5 Free Filters)

6 Best Autotune Plugins 2022 To Improve & Enhance Your Vocals

Top 10 Transient Shaper Plugins 2022 (VST, AU, AAX)

Top 7 Enhancer Plugins 2022 (For Bass, Drums, Vocals & Harmonics)

 

Top 6 Flanger Plugins 2022 (And 5 Best FREE Flanger Emulators)

Top 7 Phaser Plugins 2022 (And 3 Best FREE Phasers)

Top 10 Plugins For Mixing Drums 2022 (And 3 Best Free Plugins)

Top 7 Bitcrusher Plugins 2022 (And 4 Best FREE Bitcrushers + 3 Bonuses)

Top 6 Plugins For Voice-Over & Dialogue Cleaning 2022 (Post Production)

Top 10 Stereo Imaging Plugins 2022 (Best Old & Modern Picks)

 

Top 5 Multiband Limiter Plugins 2022

Top 7 De-Esser Plugins In 2022 For Better Vocals (And 4 FREE Plugins)

Top 7 Clipper Plugins 2022 (Best Limiter Alternatives)

Top 6 Chord Generator Plugins 2022 That Inspire Melodies (+ FREE Tools)

7 Best Exciter Plugins 2022 For Mixing & Mastering

Top 7 Channel Strip Plugins 2022 (And 2 Best Free Plugins)

 

Top 11 Distortion Plugins 2022 (And 4 Top Free Plugins)

Top 5 Comb Filter & Resonator Plugins 2022 | Melda, Kilohearts, Tritik

The 7 Best Vibrato VST Plugins of 2022 | Audec, Audiority, Melda

The 7 Best Tremolo Plugins 2022 | Eventide, Melda, SoundToys, Kuassa…

The 7 Best Harmonizer Plugins 2022 | Eventide, Melda, Aegean Music

7 Best Sidechain Plugins 2022 (VST, AU, AAX) | Xfer, Cableguys..

 

Top 10 Noise Gate Plugins 2022 (And 6 FREE Free Gate Tools)

The 6 Best Ring Modulator VST Plugins in 2022 | KiloHearts, Melda

7 Best Autopan VST Plugins 2022 | CableGuys, Melda, Waves, Soundtoys

The 6 Best Frequency Shifter VST Plugins Of 2022

Top 11 Granulizer Plugins 2022 For Future Sound Design

29 Best Sound Design VST Plugins In 2022

 

DAW Related:

Best DAWs For Musicians Available in 2022 (With FREE DAWs)

How To Develop DAW Software?

What’s The Most CPU Efficient DAW? – 5 DAWs Compared

How To Make Music Without Using A DAW?

Pro Tools Guide: How To Use AutoTune & Pitch Correction?

Ableton Review: Is It Worth The Money? (Cons & Pros)

Logic Pro X Review: Is It Worth It? (Cons & Pros)

How To Use Auto-tune & Pitch Correction In Cubase?

How To Fix Ableton Crackling, Crashing & Freezing? Step By Step

 

Plugin Related:

What Are Audio Plugins? Different Types of Plugins Explained

What Are The Best Tools To Develop VST Plugins & How Are They Made?

Cost of Developing Audio VST Plugin: Several Factors (With Table)

VST, VST, AU and AAX – What’s The Difference? Plugin Formats Explained

Complete Guide To Noise Gate – What It Is, What It Does & How To Use It?

How To Clip My Drums? Here Is How & Audio Teasers (Before/After)

 

Complete Guide To Limiter: How To Use It (+ Best Plugins & Analog Limiters)

Mixing With Reverb: How To Add Life To Your Mixes

Linear Phase vs Minimum Phase EQ – Full Guide

Difference Between LUFS, RMS & True Peak Loudness Meters

How And When To Use Algorithmic And Convolution Reverb In Your Mix?

Difference Between Active EQ, Passive EQ and Dynamic EQ

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