The Cutting Edge Of Modular Synthesis For Omnisphere 2
ILIO introduces new Hardwired patch library 30/06/17
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ILIO has introduced a new Hardwired patch library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.1, which they say showcases the cutting edge of modular synthesis. Here's the story in their own words...
Jesse Scott of Summer Channel and Kris Northern (Magpie Modular) proudly present a new patch library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 called "Hardwired." In it, you'll find over 100 never before heard patches made up of the best of both the analog and digital worlds. Encapsulated within this unique library are foreboding cinematic drones, lush and perpetually evolving, as well as texturally intriguing sound beds, quirky effects, gnashing leads, twisted and utterly mangled aural soundscapes, crazy one-shot hits, as well as BPM-locked rhythmic effects and arpeggiations.
Unique Modular Sound Sources Combined with Omnisphere's Advanced Synthesis Techniques
Centric to "Hardwired" is over 370 MB of brand new, never released source material derived from some of the most cutting edge modular synth technology available on the market. Every sample was meticulously recorded at 48 kHz and 24 bits and processed for maximum sound quality. And much like the source material, many of these Omnisphere patches were programmed using multiple random timing sources so that you never get the same exact sound twice. This ensures that you'll always come up with new and unique ideas for your compositions, and that Hardwired doesn't become stale and obsolete over time. "It's funny, every time I do one of these Omnisphere 2 libraries, the one I just finished becomes my new personal favorite. This time though, I'm absolutely floored at some of the sounds we came up with. I don't think I can ever go back to not using modular synthesis for the basis of all my sound design. I can see what the magical allure is," says Jesse Scott.
Hardwired loads quickly and easily into Omnisphere 2.1 or higher. Each sound is optimized for use with your modulation wheel for real time control on stage or in the studio.
Hardwired contains over 100 meticulously crafted patches including:
27 Textural/Sound Beds
20 Sound Effects
12 Cinematic Drones
14 BPM Locked Movers/Arpeggiations
2 Vox Based Sound
About The Sound Designers:
Jesse Scott / Summer Channel is a producer and composer who has released countless original albums and singles, and has written original music with Adam Lambert, Saffron of Republica and many others. He has also remixed artists such as Madonna, Seal, David Bowie, Paul Oakenfold, Curve, Johnny Cash, and Frank Sinatra (just to name a few). He's written music that has appeared in major motion pictures such as Bad Boys II, Tomb Raider, and The Art Of War; television shows like CSI and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and numerous video games. He's an accomplished music teacher on lynda.com.
As founder of Magpie Modular, Kris Northern has found the perfect blend of his favorite pursuits in the wide world of modular synthesis; hand building synths made available from the Open Hardware & DIY communities, applying his skills as a graphic designer to make aesthetically pleasing panels, and of course, the generation of weird fascinating sounds. With a pre-existing passion for fractals, non-linear mathematics, and generative and iterative structures, Kris uses that interest to guide his sound design as well as the modules he includes in his custom built modular. When not engrossed in the world of modular he can often be found on bike treks, back country hikes or at hippie festivals poking the wildlife and writing about it in his ongoing series "Hippie Watching in North America".
Pricing and Availability: Hardwired can be purchased and downloaded from ILIO or any number of participating online retailers for $35.