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CHOIR REVIEW SERIES: WOTAN Male Choir by Strezov Sampling - Review and Walkthrough - Designing Music NOW
THIS CHOIR IS DEEP From Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings" to Jason Graves' "The Order: 1886", low male choirs are great at evoking fantastical and dark images. There's just something in the sound that tells us "WATCH OUT! BAD GUY!" Maybe it's a learned association--the more composers use low choirs for evil, the more people think of low choirs for evil--but whatever the case, Strezov Sampling's new "WOTAN" library definitely sends chills down my spine. What is Wotan? Well, as the intro hinted, it is a low male choir library for the full version of Kontakt. Recorded at the Sofia Session Studio with ten tenors and ten basses, this library is truly a wonder for those trying looking for that defined male choir sound. It's my new go-to for anything just begging for that ominous sound that you can't find anywhere else. It's super inspiring to play with, and the fact that you can get a great sound right-out-of-the-box really helps, too!