SoundDust Untopia is born from a boisterous mix of influences. The darkly industrial but uplifting soundscapes created by Factory records producer Martin Hannett for Joy Division and A Certain Ratio are in there. So are the madly brilliant and brilliantly mad Christobal Tapia de Veer soundtracks for Utopia, National Treasure, the Girl with all the Gifts and Dirk Gently. All thrown around with a good measure of cosmic hippy wigout Terry Riley vibes, some Jon Hassell/Brian Eno Fourth World aesthetics and the grubby wonderment that makes Sound Dust, you know, Sound Dusty.
200 weird and wonderful new patches
80 specially devised new sound sources for Omnisphere 2
Expect strange disjointed and alluring voices, grainy strings, finely sculpted noisescapes, organic grit and grime, slurring mellotrons, drunken string machines, bent synths, amped keys turned to 11, low ebbing throbs and a healthy selection of other beatific cathedral of sound oddities.
200 new patches, fully databased and for easy access prefixed with usefully untopian catagories...
ARCANA – generally vocal based sounds that refer specifically to the work of Cristobal Tapia de Veer
BLOW – windy gems
BOW – real strings, well they were real once
BPM – use the arpegiator or envelopes for beat synced mayhem
DMX – drum machines
DST – noisey distortion based sounds
GTR – yup, guitars
HIT – single thuds and thumps
KEY – things made into polyphonic keyboardy things
LOW – big bottoms
ODD – useful but unlikely and hard to catagorise
ORG – organs and organic organ like organs
PAD – big pads
SCAPE – interesting noise/soundscapes
SLOW – long slooow builders
SM – string machines
THROB – beat synced throbbing
TRON – mellotron style pseudo instruments
VOX – human and other voices
All patches will have something cunning mapped to both Aftertouch and Mod Wheel, and are intended to be as expressive and malleable as something made out of zeros & ones can possibly be.
80 new sounds made from a variety of sources and fed into the Omnisphere core sound library...
Roland Juno 60
Dsi Pro 2
Modular System including Waldorf NW1, Mutable Instruments Braids and Music Thing Radio Music
Two human lady voices
One male voice
Uncontrollable robot chatter.
Download Size: 165.2MB
"There´s a bit of everything here, from basses, keys and sequences, to pads, textures and ´Electronic Mayhem´, all with a dark, menacing air, and Poucher´s trademark distortion and dirt worked in. The mod wheel is gainfully employed thoughout, too. Magnificent." - Computer Music, Rating 10/10
"There comes a point on every production when you´ve done the basics and now you need something new, interesting, unique and inspiring. So I navigate to my Sound Dust library where time and time again I´m surprised and thrilled by what I find." - Gary Barlow
"I love it! Went straight into a soundtrack I´m working on." - Paul Hartnoll - Orbital
"This is just what Omnisphere has been waiting for." - Phil Hartnoll - Orbital
"Determining where this library really fits into your arsenal is easy – pretty much anywhere. UNTOPIA contains one of the widest palettes of sonic diversity that I have found in a single library. This really allows you to find that missing beat, scratch, screech, hum, pad, voice or other unique timbre. [..] UNTOPIA is essentially a “Jack-Of-All” and “Master-Of-Most”. I can’t wait for a follow-up library from Sound Dust." - samplelibraryreview.com Read in full here