Spitfire Audio Eric Whitacre choir
Posted on: Tuesday 20th of November 2018
The British sampling company have released their first choir library, recorded at AIR Studios Lyndhurst Hall by Grammy Award-winning American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, with a 22-singer-strong ensemble. In addition to a full set of orchestral samples — the choir section of which includes six soprano, five alto, and six bass singers totalling 170 techniques – Spitfire Audio also recorded another stunning-sounding Evo Grid, with each element (111 evolutions) sculpted by Whitacre. Where the choir meets the Evo Grid technology, a new instrument is born, one that impressed Whitacre: “Frankly, I wish I could compose like this in everyday life. The idea is that you can take up to three or four of these evolutions and combine them, or cycle through them as one evolves, and suddenly you’re painting music a totally different way, sculpting sound in real time. You can create minutes of profoundly beautiful music in this way.” The grid — inspired by the British EMS VCS3 with its innovative modular matrix-based patchboard — takes samples that change in different ways over time and arranges them across the keyboard.