Monday, September 17, 2018

Tom Wolfe's Fractal for Omnisphere- REVIEW



Patch Library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

Fractal is a collection of 100 cinematic industrial patches for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2. This collection is heavily inspired by the scores of Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, and Nine Inch Nails' Ghosts I-IV album, but also draws from scores such as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Quiet Place and Jigsaw.

For this collection, I wanted to focus on gritty, grainy and slightly obscure sounds. Using Omnisphere's incredible Granular engine, the extensive modulation matrix and the diverse distortion effects, this bank is full of lo-fi textures, serene pads, blistering leads and crunchy sequences. Fractal was created with unconventionality and uniqueness in mind, and provides the perfect solution for your industrial scores and compositions.

This collection requires Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.4 in order to work. 


REVIEW 

Fractal  is Tom Wolfe's 3rd Omnisphere library release and contains 100 patches of gritty, distorted, industrial music inspired patches. 
Fractal is dirty and downright relentless. Tom really designed this library to a specific niche that really shines. This Omnisphere soundset is fun and uses the granular engine in a powerful way. These patches will surely please composers looking for that lo-fi, crunchy, post-apocalyptic sound design. The textures playable and textures soundscape category of patches would sell me on this library alone.  I really liked how Tom made use of the tremolo on the mod-wheel. I made a video below auditioning every patch in this library, so you can make your own assessment. Just make sure you listen to this library with headphones or a pair of good speakers to really hear the musical expression of these patches.
I think Tom has really outdone himself with this one. Fractal is original, experimental, dark, harsh, and marvelous all at the same time.
Well Done Tom Wolfe!
5 out of 5 Stars 
Get it Here: tomwolfe.co.uk