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Gospel choir and vocal harmony apps on iOS

Hi, is there an app that has a gospel choir type sound on iOS? And ideally other kinds of vocal harmonies too, to give Beach Boys / Beatles sounds. I've seen a few apps for classical choirs, which would be OK, but I just wondered if I'd missed some that do these sounds specifically.
Thanks!

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  • MKSensation Xtreme from Gospel Musicians has some non classical choirs :

  • Believe it or not, I've been able to get some very convincing choirs on iOS using both AddStation from Harry Gohs and iOS GarageBand's own sounds.

    And then of course, there's Pipa from Klevgrand.

  • Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out!

  • There’s some good vocal choir, male & female SoundFonts out there. If you have SoundFonts AU or bs17.

    Also SFZ or EXS for Audiolayer.

    Pure Synth Platinum also has some good ones same developers as MK Sensation.

  • @Poppadocrock said:
    There’s some good vocal choir, male & female SoundFonts out there. If you have SoundFonts AU or bs17.

    Also SFZ or EXS for Audiolayer.

    Pure Synth Platinum also has some good ones same developers as MK Sensation.

    Also good suggestions.

  • On top of what’s already been mentioned, the Taqsim apps have some pretty good choir sounds. Korg Module as well.

  • Hi, I ended up getting the World Piano Keyboard Synth by Taqsim, as it is a smaller app size than some of the others and has a good range of choirs as an IAP which only costs £2.50. You can also layer up 3 voices and add some effects. Ideally it would be nice to add vibrato for that gospel sound, but unfortunately that isn't available. However there are tremelo and chorus ones which can get in the right ballpark. Thanks for the help!

  • edited May 21

    @Adamcw89 said:
    Hi, I ended up getting the World Piano Keyboard Synth by Taqsim, as it is a smaller app size than some of the others and has a good range of choirs as an IAP which only costs £2.50. You can also layer up 3 voices and add some effects. Ideally it would be nice to add vibrato for that gospel sound, but unfortunately that isn't available. However there are tremelo and chorus ones which can get in the right ballpark. Thanks for the help!

    You've listed the wrong app. The one they sell with the choirs is their "Piano Keyboard Pro & Beat Pad" app.

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/piano-keyboard-pro-beat-pad/id1563206106

    Also, unless I'm seeing things, this is a rentware app which has a monthly fee. That’s not something I’d be interested in.

  • Thanks NeuM, I just checked and it is the correct name, although the one you mention looks very similar, presumably the same choir sounds? And I don't think it is a subscription as far as I can see, on the App store description (it talks about premium membership but I can't see that within the app itself), but I think I bought the choir pack outright and there is no subscription listed on the App store profile. Unless you can see differently?
    Cheers, Adam

  • @NeuM said:

    @Adamcw89 said:
    Hi, I ended up getting the World Piano Keyboard Synth by Taqsim, as it is a smaller app size than some of the others and has a good range of choirs as an IAP which only costs £2.50. You can also layer up 3 voices and add some effects. Ideally it would be nice to add vibrato for that gospel sound, but unfortunately that isn't available. However there are tremelo and chorus ones which can get in the right ballpark. Thanks for the help!

    You've listed the wrong app. The one they sell with the choirs is their "Piano Keyboard Pro & Beat Pad" app.

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/piano-keyboard-pro-beat-pad/id1563206106

    Also, unless I'm seeing things, this is a rentware app which has a monthly fee. That’s not something I’d be interested in.

    The app is free, the packs are 2.99€/each. No subscription.

  • Thanks, yes it is a bit confusing but seems you can buy them outright or subscription, whichever you prefer. If it isn't too cheeky, if anyone cleverer than me can create a mix of the choir voices and stock effects that is the best gospel choir sound you can get, for 'aahs', 'oohs' or both, please post some screenshots of your settings! I will have a go myself too 🙂

  • @NeuM said:

    @Adamcw89 said:
    Hi, I ended up getting the World Piano Keyboard Synth by Taqsim, as it is a smaller app size than some of the others and has a good range of choirs as an IAP which only costs £2.50. You can also layer up 3 voices and add some effects. Ideally it would be nice to add vibrato for that gospel sound, but unfortunately that isn't available. However there are tremelo and chorus ones which can get in the right ballpark. Thanks for the help!

    You've listed the wrong app. The one they sell with the choirs is their "Piano Keyboard Pro & Beat Pad" app.

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/piano-keyboard-pro-beat-pad/id1563206106

    Also, unless I'm seeing things, this is a rentware app which has a monthly fee. That’s not something I’d be interested in.

    The apps are free, but you can buy additional sound packs. It’s a yearly fee, not a monthly fee, and I don’t think it’s crazy expensive for what it is. I love their stuff.

  • After a bit of experimentation I've got a gospel choir sound that I think is pretty good.

    I can't tell the difference between the two Tasq.im apps on the App store, so I'm using the slightly smaller app size one (Beat pad).

    I tried adding vibrato using an AUv3 effect in my workstation (KeyStage), but it didn't seem to accept effects and refused to work. So I looked again in the app itself, and realised actually using the mod wheel at about halfway gives a very nice vibrato effect on the choirs. You can also add various other effects e.g reverb, chorus, but I don't think they are necessary.

    I'm using the 'Blended choir' preset which gives you 'oohs' and 'aahs' depending on the octave you play. And it sounds really quite convincing in a mix! Thanks for the help pointing me in the right direction, hope this helps someone else

  • How about Korg module and Beathawk, both have choir.

  • The Korg module choirs are good but they are bigger (around 1gb) and more expensive. I haven't looked into Beathawk

  • @Adamcw89 said:
    The Korg module choirs are good but they are bigger (around 1gb) and more expensive. I haven't looked into Beathawk

    Would be nice if Klevgrand or Harry Gohs would create a more refined version of their vocal simulation products. Maybe an MPE player/keyboard which would far more accurately model the human larynx or the sound of choirs, but completely using modeling techniques and no samples.

  • @NeuM said:

    @Adamcw89 said:
    The Korg module choirs are good but they are bigger (around 1gb) and more expensive. I haven't looked into Beathawk

    Would be nice if Klevgrand or Harry Gohs would create a more refined version of their vocal simulation products. Maybe an MPE player/keyboard which would far more accurately model the human larynx or the sound of choirs, but completely using modeling techniques and no samples.

    I agree - there seems to be a gap in the market for a good AUv3 app that specialises in gospel choirs and backing singers suitable for different genres, whether as you suggest as a modelled sound or just good quality samples. It's a classic sound that surely many musicians would like to add to tracks and/or use live.

  • @Adamcw89 said:

    @NeuM said:

    @Adamcw89 said:
    The Korg module choirs are good but they are bigger (around 1gb) and more expensive. I haven't looked into Beathawk

    Would be nice if Klevgrand or Harry Gohs would create a more refined version of their vocal simulation products. Maybe an MPE player/keyboard which would far more accurately model the human larynx or the sound of choirs, but completely using modeling techniques and no samples.

    I agree - there seems to be a gap in the market for a good AUv3 app that specialises in gospel choirs and backing singers suitable for different genres, whether as you suggest as a modelled sound or just good quality samples. It's a classic sound that surely many musicians would like to add to tracks and/or use live.

    And the weird thing is that today the quality of apps capable of emulating real human speech and singing voices has never been more prevalent or affordable. For example: https://www.vocaloid.com/en/

    Seems that a more limited app, focused on backup singers only might find more general use.

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