Sound Yeti Wave includes a blend of lush bass & synth leads accompanied by emotive pads and motions for the breathtaking instrument Ambition. 70 presets from 60 discreet sample sources get you inspired to take a new look at 80’s synth music. You can hear pop anthems, power ballads, epic keyboard solos and maybe even the keyboards in a big hair band. Explore through a prism of Wave’s sonic hues, varying brightnesses, textures and good feelings vibe.
Sound Yeti Wave - Ambition Expansion Pack key features:
- 60 sample sources
- 70 snapshots
- 600 high-quality chromatic samples
- 1.18 GB of samples
- 9 Bass
- 14 Keys
- 19 Evolving
- 5 Leads
- 23 Pads Synths
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Following in the footsteps of the Relic Expansion Pack, Sound Yeti set out to create a pack that took Ambition in a new and slightly retro direction. In brainstorming the creation of Wave, Sound Yeti were heavily inspired by the classic sounds of the 80s. Undoubtedly the golden age of synthesizers, the 80s era of music has since inspired countless pop artists and composers as 80’s synths became signature elements for entire music genres as well.
With the re-emergence of the 80’s sound in recent years, they knew they had to take a shot at creating an expansion pack that could not only allude to classic synth sounds, but elevate them to a whole new level. Sound Yeti feel confident that the Wave Expansion does exactly that!
The Sound Design of Wave
For wave, the Sound Yeti team focused their sound design process on using a wide array of vintage synthesizers to capture the character of these sought after instruments and sounds. Thick Moog basses, stacks of detuned analog oscillators, Juno 106 chords, leads, and brass are all given new life with the powerful Ambition engine. Sound Yeti wanted to use Ambition’s strengths and expressiveness to enhance the qualities of the analog gear.
Their sound designers meticulously recorded synthesizers through hand picked pieces of gear that would add to, rather than take away away from the feeling of these classic instruments. Being able to record directly onto tape and using industry-leading Audient preamps along with A to D converters gives these samples the clarity, character, and warmth that only an all analog signal path can give.
After source sounds were collected, the team of sound designers and music composers set out to make snapshots/presets that take users back to the days of John Carpenter; while tipping their cap to modern genres like synth wave, vapor wave, and modern scores like Stranger Things.
With the help of their immensely talented sound designers utilizing an impressive array of vintage instruments and gear, Sound Yeti established the feel of Wave with refreshing and exciting new soundscapes. Below is a list of all the synths, instruments, hardware, that was used in the creation of the Wave source samples.
- Arturia MicroFreak
- ASM Hydrasynth
- Korg Prologue
- Moog Mother 32
- Moog Matriarch
- Moog Sub 37
- Roland Jupiter X
- Roland Juno 106
- Roland JX-3P
- Roland XV-5080
- Akai GX-400D Reel to Reel Tape
- Audient Mic Preamps
- Elektron Analog Heat
- Focusrite Mic Preamps
- Empress Zoia
- Empress Reverb
- Earthquaker Devices
- Hologram Electronics Microcosm
- Strymon Iridium
- Mutable Instruments Plaits
- Qu-bit Electronix Data Bender
- Soma Laboratory Lyra 8
This list shows just how much attention to detail they've put into creating the Wave Expansion Pack. Perhaps you’ll feel like a time capsule of sound has been opened up? Couple this array of classic vintage sounds with the highly versatile and agile effects of Ambition and you have a winning combination for endlessly inspiring sounds!
Example Sources Used for Patches
|Source / Sample Group||Gear Used|
|Thick Evolutions||ASM Hydrasynth, Empress Zoia, Analog Heat|
|Stars of Orion||Moog Matriarch – Empress Zoia, Empress Reverb, Analog Heat|
|80’s Synth Strings 2||Roland Juno 106, Akai Reel to Reel|
|Dark Saws||Roland Jupiter X, Analog Heat|
Download Size: 1.05GB
Expanded Size: 1.47GB
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