Monday, June 18, 2018

Omnisphere Ylem II by Gahrn Audio - REVIEW


 is a collection of 50 textures for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2. The sounds are designed primarily for atmospheric, otherworldly and experimental ambient, film and game music.

The soundset features:
25 Textures Playable
25 Textures Soundscape

Omnisphere Ylem II is available for € 14.00 (incl. VAT). You can download a demo pack of patches from the collection for free.

Omnisphere Ylem II requires Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 version 2.3.2 or higher.

REVIEW

Before playing Omnisphere Ylem II, I was wondering if a soundset with only 2 categories 'textures playable' and 'textures soundscapes' was going to offer anything substantial, even if it has a fair and reasonable price point. I have so many soundsets for Omnisphere 2, I was worried that I heard it all before. If you're not familiar with Gahrn Audio, it's a sound design company owned and operated by composer, producer, and sound designer Claus Gahrn . So before pressing the first note on my keyboard, I had hoped for something special. Believe me, when I say, I can tell when a patch has been lazily created or when someone actually put some heart behind their creation. I'm here to say it's not quantity but quality here. Omnisphere Ylem II dropped any concern I had about a library that has only 50 patches in 2 categories. When I continued playing the presets I realized I was totally engrossed in another world. This set does what it's supposed to do- engross the listener. When I play an instrument I imagine the story that can be told by it on film.
Ylem II conjured up multiple scenes of dread, suspense, fear, sadness, hope, and even serenity. Some of the patches had a perfect mix of atmosphere and lo-fi giving the listener and composer the perfect gritty underscore for a dystopian world like moving picture. Whether your composing films, games or writing darker ambient music you will find an incredible use of Ylem II. The only downside to owning Ylem II is that you are going to want first Ylem. Gahrn Audio even offers some free demo download patches of this soundset making this a no-brainer to check out for yourself. I have made a video below that auditions every patch if you would like to check out. Omnisphere Ylem II is a 5 out of 5 Stars.