I don't work with choir samples often, but I want to add more depth to an austere choir sound. What kinds of instruments typically pair well with a women's choir?

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    Any more context as regards musical style? – topo Reinstate Monica May 19 '18 at 9:46
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    Contemporary cinematic. – Vane Voe May 19 '18 at 9:56
  • @VaneVoe please edit your question and incorporate additional information there - comments might get deleted – Arsak May 19 '18 at 11:01
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    Can you add a bit more about what you mean by “best” or “pair well”? Also, “cinematic” isn’t the clearest statement of style. You could be scoring a horror movie or a comedy, for example, and in the former you might find French horns to be appropriate, while kazoos might fit well for the latter, but not always vice-versa. – Todd Wilcox May 19 '18 at 11:05
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    @VaneVoe Deadpool 2 definitely has a cinematic choir song – Dom May 21 '18 at 1:25

The classical composers often reinforced voices with flute or oboe. Strings go well with everything of course. But, really, it's wide open. Brass choir an octave below? Celeste to add some clarity? Best of all, something real. Do you know ONE real live female singer?

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  • Strings and brass definitely sound good, though they are overused with choirs. I was hoping for something more specific and abstract like chimes or a waterphone, but there probably isn't a consensus on that. – Vane Voe May 19 '18 at 20:35
  • Sounds like you've got plenty of ideas of your own to try! – Laurence Payne May 19 '18 at 21:54
  • Well that's what I thought until I tried putting them together. – Vane Voe May 19 '18 at 22:10

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