This is the official promo for Tonehammer Requiem – a new virtual choir developed for professional composers.
Tonehammer Requiem will be released May 20th, 2010 and will retail for $799, with an introductory price of $599.
The library is based on a variety of new recording- and sampling techniques. The library can sound like a real choir and includes both full choir (SATB), divisi groups (males/females) and solo singers – all recorded in 24 bit / 44.1khz with 3 (5.1) microphone positions.
The library contains true legato intervals from piano to forte, sustains from piano to forte, staccato with repetitions, ultra forte marcato, BPM (host-synced) based latin chants recorded at different speeds across entire interval of choir, +1000 choral effects including whispers, shouts, clusters, demonic chants, sweeps, consonants without tone, claps, snaps and over +50 different types of effects.
REQUIEM was recorded over a period of two weeks in one of the oldest and most known cathedrals in San Francisco. The conductor, Robert Geary, is one of the leading choir conductors in the world and the choir was made by members of his multi-award winning VOLTI choir and members from other renowned choirs. The choir was specifically assembled for this project, which required an enormous amount of focus and attention to the smallest details in pitch, volume, intonation and pronunciation.