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release date: 29.12.2015


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Deep and expressive Male Choir Library

Inspired by the famous "Lord of the Rings" Moria Choir Sound, Strezov Sampling presents the evolution of their Choir sampling philosophy, which combines never before sampled choir colours (basso profundos) with next generation scripting for Native Instrument's Kontakt sampler.

After spending three years exploring various methods to sample choirs Strezov Sampling finally brings to you the next generation of virtual choirs. Focusing on one of the most iconic choir timbres of the last decades in the history of film soundtracks - The Khazad-dûm male choir - Wotan is the ultimate box of tools to evoke the sound of a long forgotten kingdom.

Comprised of ten tenors and ten basses (including basso profundos), all part of many choir recording sessions for artists like Two Steps from Hell, and recorded in the Sofia Session Studio Wotan is the perfect addition to the critically acclaimed StormChoir range adding a whole new layer of dimension and detail.

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Syllabuilder Engine 2.0

When it comes to virtual choirs there are basically two approaches: Phrasebulding (StormChoir series) and Wordbuilding (Rhodope series). Wotan combines the simplicity and sample recording of phrasebuilding with the advanced editing functions of wordbuilding. This allows you to have amazing sounding results within seconds, but also to build and create new sample content with only few mouse-clicks. Create complete choral patterns inside the GUI or connect different syllables and morph them to add motion to your choir arrangements. Save and Load complete lyric presets to quickly get yourself into the actual composition or enhance your setup with predefined quick words.

All samples have their natural attacks included. However if you want to tighten them up the Syllabuilder Engine allows you to set custom attack, release, volume and offset values for each field independently. Something completely new and greatly missed in all phrasebuilding choir libraries.

Clusters/Effects and the Manual

Rather than seperating whispers and shouts Wotan includes them as part of the natural dynamic range. Playing with very low velocity on your midi keyboard will trigger whispers, while high velocity triggers shouts. Both effects recorded with multiple round robins, so you can really use them to create music. Of course the GUI allows you to completely customize the behaviour of this unique and intuitive concept.

A powerful next generation virtual male choir also should give the user the ability to use musical clusters with real recorded dynamics in them. Wotan features some of the most loved choir clusters ever used in music history. If you think of Ligeti you know what Wotan's clusters are all about.

Making our new choir engine as accessible as possible was the primary goal during its developement process. That's why Wotan has an integrated manual in the advanced options menu explaining every little feature in detail.

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The library features:

  • 5 GB compressed and optimized sample content
  • Separate recordings of tenors and basses in the Sofia Session Studio
  • Lowest basses ever sampled
  • 8 powerful syllables recorded within 3 dynamic layers  Sustain (1xRR) and Staccato (2xRR) samples
  • 3 mic positions - Close, Decca, Hall
  • Whispers and Shouts with multiple RRs recorded for all syllables
  • Bonus sample content - 3 types of clusters recorded for tenors and basses within 3 dynamic layers!
  • The powerful Syllabuilder engine with CONNECT and MORPH modes that allow you to create your own sample content within Kontakt.
  • Ability to Load and Save your lyrics, built-in preset manager
  • Integrated Help
  • Lite patches for composers who don't need all features of the library


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Flag, 02/2016 Redaktionstipp


Während es viele Orchester-Libraries gibt, sieht es bei Chören schon etwas schmaler aus. Allerdings bietet keine Library diesen Funktions-Umfang. Es ist wirklich erstaunlich, wie viel man mit den acht Silben erreichen kann. Dazu kommt noch ein Klang, der mich Out-of-the-box einfach umhaut und komplett überzeugt. Strezov Sampling arbeitet schon fleißig an der Frauen-Version von Wotan.


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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europes largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
3.0 of 5

Very nice sound quality ... I'm very interested in Strezov Sampling now ... BUT ... I am annoyed by some samples having very noticeable clicks and noise in them ... As I have not had a chance to really work with it yet, hopefully a solution presents itself. Also, the dynamic control is either not there at all, or I am missing something .. which is entirely possible!

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

Very nice sound, Documentation is a bit limited, however the youtube example did help to show what the library could do...

Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

Home use. Would recommend to all

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 AchtungThis Product does not include or require a "Kontakt Player" license/serial number!

A full version of Native Instruments "Kontakt" is required for unlimited functionality!

Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library for 15 minutes only in demo/test mode !


The minimum Kontakt version required to use this library is specified in the product description.

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11, Intel Core Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for application
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

OS compatibility of previous Kontakt versions - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - Wotan

Q: Can I use the FREE Kontakt Player for playing libraries in "Kontakt format"?
A: No! All "open Kontakt format" libraries require a full version of "Kontakt" sampler. The FREE Player can play the sounds in demo/test mode only. All libraries on our web site including a Kontakt Player licence mention this in the "system requirements"!

Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a encrypted Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

DWM ProtectionFor your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!





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