Unique atmospheric synths, textural pads, evolving soundscapes and more
PLEASE NOTE : You will need the full version of Kontakt 5.5.2 or later to use this product. It will NOT work with the free Kontakt Player.
Soundiron Sonespheres is a series of uniquely sound-designed atmospheric synths, textural pads, evolving soundscapes, nuanced drones and tonal ambiences, built for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Each volume explores film and tv composer and long-time Soundiron collaborator Blake Ewing´s unique creative vision, delving into deeper aesthetics, stylized niches and specialty production concepts. This volume was crafted using lush symphonic woodwind recordings, with a full array of essential user controls to unlock virtually limitless creative potential.
Blake brings to his craft a brilliant ear for nuanced layering, rich detail, fluid textures and powerful emotional weight. Blake is an American composer with a concentrated interest in creating music for visual media. His compositions have been commissioned, licensed and well received by film directors, producers, videographers, sample developers, advertising firms, music supervisors and fans from around the world. He believes in music - and in its wonderful power to support and elevate storytelling.
"In my mind, with few exceptions, music supports and invokes a certain storytelling. Hearing certain timbres and frequencies together triggers something in most of humanity. A place. A time. A memory. An emotion. A sense of urgency or hope. A needed comfort. A broken heart. Real or concocted, the effect is universal. This belief and these experiences affect me not only as a person, but inspire me as an artist.
To that end, I’m proud to have helped create a set of tools that will hopefully act as a starting canvas for your own productions. My hope is that you as musicians will use these sounds as the hazy, ethereal, ambiguous base, on which to bring into sharp focus your own artistic visions - Be it in support or your stories, or those of the others with whom you work.
In Origins, I’ve tried to be thorough without being repetitive - to offer sounds that might work in a range of production styles and musical sensibilities. There are aggressive distortions, rhythms and massive impacts that coexist alongside achingly beautiful pad textures, timeless key synths and earth shaking bass. I truly hope there’s something here for everyone." - Blake Ewing
Soundiron´s intuitive user interface gives you flexible control features for two independent sample source modules, with 7 categories and preset selection menus for each encompassing a total of 307 sound source presets.
Both modules provide automatable controls for volume, attack, start offset, release, bass, treble, pitch, pan, filter type, filter resonance, filter frequency, LFO shape, LFO rate, LFO tempo-sync, LFO target parameter, LFO depth and LFO attack time. The LFO can be routed to Volume, Bass, Treble, Pitch, Pan, Resonance and Frequency.
There’s also a cross-fader, legato glide system, and a step-sequencable arpeggiator system, as well as Soundiron´s full FX rack system that allows you to select from 18 creative effect plugins, including convolution reverb with over 100 of Soundiron´s favorite custom reverb impulse responses covering everything from bunkers and undulating sci-fi effects to piano strings and concert halls.
Effects options include Amplifier, Cabinet Simulator, Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Distortion, EQ, Filters, Flanger, Jump Amp, Lo-Fi, Phaser, Convolution Reverb with 100+ custom impulses, Rotator, Skreamer, Stereo, Tape, Saturation, Transient Master and LFO with routing to Volume, Bass, Treble, Pitch, Pan, Resonance and Frequency.
Bass - 2 Categories with 50 Presets
Drops - 1 Category with 16 Presets
Hits - 1 Category with 25 Presets
Keys - 2 Categories with 50 Presets
Pads - 4 Categories with 105 Presets
Rhythm - 2 Categories with 52 Presets
Risers - 1 Categories with 9 Presets
1. Blake Ewing - Harbinger (Dressed)
2. J Gabriel Rodrigues - Steady Walking (Naked)
3. Nathan Boler - Galaxy (Naked)
4. Shaun Chasin - Mind Prison (Naked)
5. Simon Russell - Sonospheric Heights (Naked)
Full retail version of Kontakt 5.5.2 (or later)
Windows 7 or higher
Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
Dual Core CPU
2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.