Impact Soundworks Sonic Forest

Unique instrument with evocative UI allowing you to morph, alter, and grow the forest with infinite possibilities.

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A truly unique instrument that takes humble mallet & bowed timbres, and turns them into evolving electroacoustic textures with a custom granular ‘forest’ engine. Even non-sound designers will enjoy the evocative UI allowing you to morph, alter, and grow the forest with infinite possibilities.


  • One-of-a-kind custom instrument
  • Breathtaking granular engine
  • Inspiring and evocative visuals
  • Poly arpeggiator & sequencer
  • User sample import



The Sonic Forest includes a stunning UI that is meant to inspire your music. The serene imagery in the center of the interface gradually changes as you change evocative controls like "Flood", "Shade", and "Grow", providing feedback for how the sound is being affected.

This center area is the heart of the granular 'forest' engine. As you play with the various articulations, pressing the Plant button captures the last played sample and stretches it across the keyboard. Then, as the Grow knob is increased, the granular forest effect is introduced. The Volume knob can be turned down completely to leave only the beautiful, evolving forest sound in its place.

The evolving granular sound is shaped and altered using the rest of the knobs in the center of the UI. For instance, Blossom adds grains that are pitched up to 2 octaves above the original sound. Flood washes out the forest with lush, purely wet convolution reverb. Tangle increases the speed and intensity of the granulation effect, and Wither puts a gradual envelope on the sound to fade it out over time.

The sound design possibilities with this forest engine are endless!

In addition to the granular engine, the Sonic Forest also includes an array of useful features like an arpeggiator and sequencer, microtuning, and 6-module FX rack (which can be used on both the source articulations AND the forest.)

Content includes:

  • Mallet and bowed articulations
  • Up to 3 dynamics / 5 round robins
  • Harmonic and inharmonic timbres
  • Custom microtuning engine & presets

Download Size (RAR file):

  • 229 MB

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

Customer Reviews


Press Quotes

"Sonic Forest would be a good addition to any ethnic or world collection. Factor in the stunning granular engine, and I can’t think of one reason not to snap it up!" - Sound on Sound

"Today I found something very special. A library that is extremely creative, well-designed, and affordable. I’m talking about "Sonic Forest" by Impact Soundworks. This library is based on a one it´s a kind instrument, sampled with a lot of depth and precision to create a unique sound, but beyond that Sonic Forest has a lot more to offer." - Producer Spot

"I love when companies do quirky experimental instruments, it breaks up to standard sounds and ideas we are used to and sparks your imagination in a new direction. I dig the interface a lot, it’s simple but useful, and actually powerful in terms of all that you can do do the sound." - Sounds and Gear

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Sample Library


  • Kontakt files

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.3 or higher
  • 500MB disk space
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2007 or later processor