The choir was VOXOS - it's my first time putting a choir in a spotlight position so i'm not sure quite how to mix it realistically. I gave them loads of early hall reflections and a unified tail for everyone. Any tips on how I could have sat it in the mix better?
These are just my observations so please take them with a grain of salt but I felt that the choir ensemble could be a bit softer in the mix. I'd keep the soloist parts where they are since they're featured. The other element that is striking my ears oddly is how the orchestra is heard as a unified ensemble, overall, but the choir's individual sections are very distinct. So it sounds almost like the choir is miked very close and the orchestra is miked via the hall. Does that make sense? I haven't used Voxos so I don't know much about it's set up but all of the choir programs I use have various microphone settings. This could be something to tweak, I'm not suggesting huge changes but minor tweaks.
Regarding the velocities, I was trying but it seems that cineharp in its upper registers gets pretty harsh. Do you have any tips for that?
Were you applying any kind of EQ to those higher freqs? Are you saying that the lower notes were not speaking out clearly enough but the higher notes were piercing through too much?