Saturday, September 29, 2018

Traveller for Omnisphere 2.5 by Triple Spiral Audio- REVIEW




Traveller is a Soundset designed with the new updated Omnisphere 2.5 and was created from the Omnisphere 2 soundsources.

 Categories: 
ARP + BPM
 Guitars
 Hits and Bits
 Hybrid Organic
 Keyboards
 Pads + Strings
 Synth Bass
 Synth Mono
Synth Poly
 Textures Playable
 Textures Soundscape
 

REVIEW

When I heard Triple Spiral Audio released a new soundset called Traveller using the updated Omnisphere 2.5, I became very enthusiastic. Traveller contains an impressive 200 presets  in 11 categories and 50 multis.
Triple Spiral Audio is a sound design company that began in August 2017 by composer and sound designer Jaap Visser. Since the launch of Triple Spiral Audio, there have been several soundsets released for Omnisphere 2, Falcon, Zebra 2, Diva/Repro, Iris 2, and Serum. It's been a very big year for Triple Spiral Audio and the reputation of exceptional releases keeps growing. This is one of those soundsets where I wondered, where will this take me? 
When I reviewed Triple Spiral Audio's Journeys and Empty Fields F.2 for Omnisphere 2, I gave them a 5 out of 5 score. Could Traveller really match the standards of those prior releases? To give a proper review, critical and fair, I demoed the entire library of presets. To prove this, you can check out my 2-hour video below auditioning every patch. 

The first thing I heard was the power behind the 4 layers in Omnisphere 2.5. As I played further, I noticed the aftertouch in many of the presets is perfectly implemented. There is a lot of movement in this library and the expedition within this enigmatic world is apparent.

The environment is deep, celestial, and captivating.
In the guitar category, I heard some wicked blend of soundscapes, drones, and haunting atmospherics. The fx is perfectly executed within the modwheel. The evolving pads and textures are both rich, dark, expressive, emotional, and heavenly. Traveller also takes full advantage of the Orb in many of the presets creating a balance of motion, depth, and musical symmetry. 

Traveller also provides some sinister classic bass sounds that are thick and complex. It's a momentous development utilizing the new "Analog” oscillator wavetables and hardware library that are present in the new Omnisphere 2.5 update. 
This is a whole new level of sound design and the future looks unstoppable for Triple Spiral Audio. 

This soundset features retro synths, majestic ambiences, floating atmospheres, melodic arps, and so much more. No matter what your scoring or producing, I believe you will find essential use out of these patches.  Original, authentic, foreboding and ethereal.
Traveller is not just another Omnisphere library by Triple Spiral Audio, it's an absolute Triumph!

5 Out 5 Stars


Available here: Triple Spiral Audio




 
Check Out this Awesome playthrough Demo below created by Jaap Visser



 

   


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

8DIO Hybrid Tools Dark Prophecy - REVIEW


Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
17 GB of all-new analog synth based content
22 New Deep-Sampled Instrument Categories
100s Evolving Textures and Phat Analog basses
100s of Cinematic Sub-booms and Dark Pads
100s of Dark Pads and Deep-Sampled Analog Synths
Stackable Deep-Sampled Analog Synths
TM Pro Hybrid Effects and Textures
In Built CHAOS Effects
Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.7 (or later) Required

Hybrid Tools – The Dark Prophecy (17GB compressed) is a new, dark, chapter in the saga of our evolving Hybrid Tools. Purely designed with true analog hardware synthesizers and expanding upon the latest trends in professional scores.

The Dark Prophecy contains a wealth of new synth-based signature instruments from massive evolving analog drone-beds to deep, cinematic sub-booms, from a wide selection of warm, soothing synth-basses to myriads of musical sound designs, evolving epic textures, dark pads and the flexibility to create your own pro-grade cinematic sound designs in a matter of just seconds.

It is a diverse library with hundreds and hundreds of new pro-grade instruments and sound designs. The sound is major-motion picture-big, dark and beautiful. You will find light in this library, but a “dark light.”

Hybrid Tools Dark Prophecy contains a fully rendered 3D User Interface with a variety of new controls, including Tempo-Synced Gate, Reverse, Randomize, Speed Control, Pitch Envelope, Glide and Offset – all accessible from the front-interface. You can also go deeper into our Chaos FX and control everything from Filters, Step-Based Filtering, 3 Band EQ, Stereo Delay, Bit Crusher, Distortion, Dual-Convolution reverb with host synced Textural Convolution FX.






REVIEW


8Dio began in 2011 and was founded by Troels Folmann and Tawnia Knox. They released over 40 software instruments in that first year and have a huge list of credits from top Hollywood composers that use their libraries in their productions. 8Dio pushed the envelope in hybrid scoring that really launched what I considered an ongoing trend of modern scoring. Some of my favorite composers including Hans Zimmer, Blake Neely, Harry G. Williams, James Horner, and a whole host of others have used these instruments. 8Dio’s libraries are also featured in many top video games and television shows. I remember watching the show Arrow and saying to myself that sounds like 8Dio's instruments. Come to find out, Blake Neely, composer for Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and more, uses 8Dio's products. So, the bottom line is, 8Dio is a premier virtual instruments company that has quite an impressive history.


The first instrument I bought from 8Dio was one of the Hybrid Scoring Tools libraries. Years later they continue to evolve in the hybrid realm and have released Hybrid Tools – The Dark Prophecy. With a name this cool, it better be great, right? Dark Prophecy contains 17GB of analog synth-based content, making this the largest in the Hybrid Tools series. There are 22 deep sampled instrument categories. The instruments in Dark Prophecy include; Beautiful Evolving Textures, Filmic Impacts, Deep Downers, Massive Synth Horns, Cinematic Sub-Booms and hundreds of other cinematic instruments. With just a few clicks, you can really customize your sound by using 8Dio's stretch, reverse, chaos FX, randomization, stack function, arpeggiator, and more to produce endless possibilities. The interface in Dark Prophecy is like all the other 8Dio libraries. It's a simple layout with nothing distracting. This gives you the ability to score quickly and alter your sounds in a non-complicated way.

Does Hybrid Tools Dark Prophecy offer anything new in the hybrid tools market? In my opinion, Yes! This library is dark and offers exactly what I think has been missing in the hybrid tools series. I was really impressed with how this library sounds but was kind of let down with the 8Dio walkthrough video they provided. Even though it's a cool video demonstrating the sounds in a composition, I wanted to hear the sounds in their undressed state. I tried to fill that gap by providing my own video below. This video should give you more of an honest example of how the presets sound before adding any chaos FX to them. I suggest watching the video in headphones or with a good pair of monitor speakers, so you can really hear the samples at their best.
Like all 8Dio sample libraries, it does require the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.7+, so it will not run in the free Kontakt Player. They do recommend 8 GB of ram or more and at least an Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. I can tell you I even tested this library on an Intel 5 PC with 8 GB of Ram and I had no problems. I always recommend disabling programs running in the background before doing any music production.

8Dio has really impressed me with this latest Hybrid Tools Series release. DARK PROPHECY is what I’ve been waiting for and it didn't let me down. Even though this library is dark, the evolving textures can be quite beautiful. With the changing evolution in film scoring, 8Dio seems to always be one step ahead. Even though I own many 8Dio libraries, this is one of my top favorites. Dark Prophecy is a bold progressive cinematic library you must experience for yourself and its unapologetic cutting-edge quality earns a clear


5 out of 5 Stars!

Available Here: 8DIO






(Infinite Mindscape, SDM, and Darkmood)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

72% Off Zero G- The Ultimate Vocal Bundle by APD

For just $99.99, get the award winning Ultimate Vocal Bundle by Zero-G comprising of 5 epic vocal libraries built for Kontakt that deliver an unparalleled value for money, and nearly every kind of vocal sample and style you’ll ever need! Don’t miss out on this amazing deal ending soon, hurry and save!

DEEVA is a stunning new dance and R’n’B vocal phrase Kontakt instrument that combines over 650 amazing female vocal samples, incredible simplicity and a high degree of playability all packed into a beautiful Kontakt interface for total ease-of use and ultimate sound manipulation.



 Extreme Vocal Environments (EVE) is a highly creative sample-based sound design tool that uses the human voice as its start point to create soundscapes and ambiences to inspire musicians and sound designers alike.
Velvet Vocal is a fantastic vocal Kontakt instrument* that combines over 500 vocal samples. The producer has enlisted a variety of very talented female downtempo vocalists to produce a collection of mellow leftfield vocals, giving this library a fantastic diversity and usability in most genres of music.
Vocal Factory is actually three separate libraries in one. Incorporating the critically acclaimed Vocal Forge and Vocal Foundry together with a brand new library, Vocal India. Three wide-ranging vocal titles in one from RnB to pop, world to dance and choral featuring 3,700 pro vocal performances.
Vocal Lix is a veritable cornucopia of dance oriented vocals. First off, there is a killer collection of glitched, tweaked and processed vocal samples. Next, are a pile of house & RnB inspired licks, lead hooks, harmonies, and more. Finally, there is the best in authentic dub and ragga vocals straight from three of Jamaica’s top vocal artists. 












                         Get Zero-G Bundle Here: APD 

 

Friday, September 21, 2018

String Audio 2 Year Anniversary Sale (Kontakt & Omnisphere Libraries)

20% Off using code: 2YRS20-OFF 

2 years ago String Audio published their first library Dark Matter and from that day, they have published many other libraries for both Kontakt and Omnisphere.

To celebrate this day they are offering a 20% Off store-wide, bundles included!

If you are still missing one of our signature libraries for both Kontakt and Omnisphere this is the time to grab it!

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2.put the libraries in your cart
3.in your "view cart" page apply this coupon: 2YRS20-OFF

Expires September 28th