Friday, August 3, 2018

Omnisphere Ylem by Gahrn Audio - REVIEW

Omnisphere Ylem is a collection of 50 dark, atmospheric textures for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 aimed at ambient and experimental film and game music.

The soundset features:

25 Textures Playable
25 Textures Soundscape

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

Omnisphere Ylem requires Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 version 2.3.2 or higher.

A while ago I reviewed Omnisphere Ylem II created by Gahrn Audio, a sound design company owned and operated by composer, producer, and sound designer Claus Gahrn. Just like Ylem II it has a collection of 50 dark, atmospheric textures for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 created for ambient, experimental film and game music.  The fact that I was going backwards and reviewing a part one soundset after reviewing the second soundset in the Ylem series was a little worrisome. Certainly part 2 had to be better right? Maybe and maybe not. Ylem contains 2 categories 'textures playable' and 'textures soundscapes' just like it's brother Ylem II.
The textures in Ylem are powerful, dripping with dark emotions. I encourage everyone to put a pair of headphones on and listen to the textures in the video patch walk-through I created below. If you own Ylem II, you need the original Ylem, I believe these two soundsets work in conjunction with each other as a perfect pair. 

The textures in Omnisphere Ylem are ominous, haunting, and mysterious. If you are scoring a horror, sci-fi, or suspenseful film, this would make an essential addition to your composing underscore arsenal. Gahrn Audio has created Ylem with a modern complexity of atmospheric utopia. Ylem also contains some demo patches you can try before you buy it but at this price point of €14.00 (incl. VAT) I would say it isn't necessary. You can listen to all the patches in the video below and this should convince anyone this soundset is worth its weight in sound design gold. So, the bottom line is GarhnAudio's Ylem is out of this word and
deserves a spot in anyone’s Omnisphere 2 third party library collection and earns a 5 out of 5 stars!

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