Magnus Choir

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Magnus Choir Software (Graphical User Interface)
Syntheway Magnus Choir VST Instrument
Syntheway Magnus Choir VST Instrument
Developer(s) Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments
Initial release 2005 (2005)
Stable release
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Software synthesizer
License Trialware

Magnus Choir [1] is a commercial, proprietary music software synthesizer, for the Microsoft Windows platform, written by Daniel Laiseca [2] and developed by Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments.[3] The first version was released in 2005.[4]


This software can be used to create natural and synthetic choirs, vocal textures and sustained vowels. It may work as a plugin within digital audio workstation software such as FL Studio[5] or Cubase.[6] Magnus Choir also is compatible with FreeVST [7] allowing Linux users to use native Microsoft Windows VST plugins by using parts of the Wine compatibility layer.

Synthesis and Sampling[edit]

Sound is generated via a hybrid method that combines synthesis and sampling. It features 48 built-in presets (sounds) including a variety of choirs such as male and female mixed in classic SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) structure: women sing Soprano and Alto, while men sing Tenor and Bass. Additionally includes choir pads and spatial voices, among others.[8]

Magnus Choir also features an ADSR envelope generator, state variable filter and reverb effect emulation.[9]

MIDI Automation[edit]

Features complete MIDI Continuous Controller to automate parameter changes from a sequencer, or to control the Magnus Choir software from an external MIDI control surface.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Magnus Choir Software". Syntheway. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Developer". Syntheway. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments". KVR Audio (Developers Section). Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Syntheway Software History". Syntheway (Software History). Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  5. ^ "FL Studio: VST Plugins". FL Studio. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Steinberg Cubase VST Host". Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  7. ^ "VST Plugins on GNU/Linux". Joe Button. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  8. ^ "Magnus Choir Overview". Syntheway. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  9. ^ "Syntheway Features at KVR Audio". KVR Audio Plugin Resources. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  10. ^ "MIDI Continuous Controllers for Magnus Choir". Syntheway (MIDI Implementation Chart). Retrieved 2012-04-27. 

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