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Soundiron Olympus Elements choir library review

Hey what’s good fam!

Back from vacation feeling refreshed so it’s time to jump back into the good stuff.

Today I’m checking out a choir library from Soundiron called “Olympus Elements”

I’m super excited about this because it’s something I’ve personally asked about in the past.

So let’s just check it out.

What is Olympus Elements?

soundiron-olympus-elementsWell as you know, Soundiron makes some pretty awesome, high quality choir libraries.

Olympus is their full men/women choir collection (MARS and VENUS), with tons of mic positions, languages, articulations, phrases, and all types of fancy tools.

It’s also priced as such :)

Then they put out the Olympus Micro Choir for those that just wanted a small taste of the quality.

I longed for the day they would do a scaled down version of the mixed choir for those mainly interested in sustains and ambient patches.

Well…that’s what Olympus Elements is

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderTheir choirs sound great, full, real, and amazing.

I have the Olympus Micro, VENUS, the Mercury boys choir, and Requiem Light, this library sounds exactly like the others in terms of quality, including the flagship Olympus choir.

That’s not to say it’s “limited” because I truly feel that with the sustains, vowels, phrase builder, ambiances, and the included articulations, this library will deliver all the choir sound many people will ever need.

I mean, I really don’t have much to say about the sound because it just sounds great!

I do like the way you can control the sound and I like how the voices naturally fade out in the shorter articulations.

You get plenty of control but honestly I found myself just playing the patches as is instead of tweaking much, they just sound great.

So what’s the bottom line?

If you’ve seen me showcase some of the other choirs from Soundiron and you’ve been hesitant to dive in because you felt it was either too little or too much, it’s time to jump.

This library delivers a really deep choir toolset that doesn’t overwhelm you with options, yet doesn’t skimp on it’s usefulness.

5subsI give Olympus Elements 5 out of 5 subs, I think they really hit the nail on the head in terms of delivering a flagship quality choir library with the tools and price that anyone can enjoy.

You no longer have to be a professional or semi-pro to justify having some of the highest quality choir sounds available.

Definitely check it out on their site: http://www.soundiron.com/instruments/choirs/oe/

leave me a comment below and let me know what you think about it!

 

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12 Responses to “Soundiron Olympus Elements choir library review”

  1. angelinni says:

    I was a bit concerned when tonehammer splitted. However soundiron and 8dio both have produced great libraries since then. This is a great product as well, and it’s something you can afford imho

  2. James says:

    Sounds amazing! Would be fun to chop pieces up for hip hop.

  3. saintjoe says:

    Yeah they did a great job on it

  4. Baddboy2000 says:

    SJ: Soundiron seem to have released a good quality kit. The sounds appear amazing. I agree with your review @ 5.0/5.0.

  5. Jamari says:

    Cool review as always. Lmbo, I saw this just in time to purchase the open format version before the deadline. From what you’ve shown I agree that this should cover the needs of the average user. The full Olympus choir might be a bit overwhelming both in content and price. I can’t help but wonder why they’re discontinuing the open-format version though.

    • saintjoe says:

      Yeah man, it’s great, not sure why they are discontinuing but usually something in kontakt player format isn’t open format also, I found that to be a surprise.

  6. I got this a while back, after seeing this review – it’s one of my faves now!

    Only thing I was wondering, on the sustains pads that you open with I wanted less reverb, is there a way of drying it up do you think?

    • saintjoe says:

      If I remember actually it’s built into the samples, like it’s the actual space of the sample recordings. I’m not in front of it right now to say for sure ;)

  7. I was just jamming using my HD 650 cans, man you can really hear how it sounds like it was recorded in a cathedral for real! Love this stuff

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