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Spitfire Audio launch their first choir library

British sample makers turn to Grammy-winning composer/conductor Eric Whitacre

While Spitfire Audio tools have become a go-to for composers when it comes to orchestral sound libraries, there’s one notable area where they have been keeping their powder dry: choirs. That’s why their latest release, Eric Whitacre Choir, is so hotly anticipated. The product of two and half years of work, and helmed by Grammy-winning composer and conductor Whitacre, the choir library is designed to make composers think differently about sampled choirs — making them no longer, as Spitfire put it, “a niche, occasional ingredient, reserved for angels and demons”!

The ensemble features 22 singers performing 170 techniques and 111 evolving textures and this has all been recorded at Air Lyndhurst Hall, so it will fit sonically with other Spitfire libraries. This new library is addressed via new, dedicated plug-ins with both ‘Choir’ and Evo Grid interfaces, both designed by ustwo, the design and user experience agency behind Monument Valley and Headspace.

It is available now for an introductory, promotional price of £399/$449/€449 (regular pricing £549/$599/€599).

Check out this walkthrough with Paul Thomson of Spitfire Audio.

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