Friday, February 1, 2019

Tom Wolfe's OBLIVION for Omnisphere 2.5 - REVIEW


Patch Library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

An Omnisphere Soundbank of 100 patches that range from ambient, vacuous textures to obscure, and atonal sequences. This set provides the perfect solution for layering subtle sci-fi tones with more traditional instrumentation. 
Requires Omnisphere 2.5

As an introductory offer, Oblivion is currently available for only £9.99 (regularly £19.99). This offer ends 12th February at 23:59 GMT.

Oblivion is Tom Wolfe's 4th Omnisphere library and the 1st release created with the Omnisphere 2.5 updated features. This soundbank contains 100 presets that he describes as "haunting, hollow and just slightly unusual cinematic sci-fi patches". Oblivion is also tailored for fans of film scores like Gravity, Arrival, and Annihilation.

Oblivion is a truly unique and original Omnisphere library that incorporates a lot of rhythmic movement. Tom utilized the new features in Omnisphere 2.5 to design a library that really stands out. The sounds in Oblivion have an intensity that is quite intoxicating. It was very easy for me to imagine using these sounds in many different types of film. Not only would this make a perfect dark ambient underscore but with the motion of so many patches I can see scenes of tension and action within the moving picture. One thing I notice about Tom Wolfe's sound design, is that he has a talent for thinking outside the box. Once you think you've heard it all, Tom Wolfe releases a modern noteworthy library with a strong distinctive niche not found in other libraries.

If you want a thorough patch demo walk-through with no commentary, please check out the over 1-hour video I made at the bottom of this page. Listen carefully to each patch and how the modulation changes as I do make full use of the mod-wheel for the demonstration. 

Oblivion uses the soundsources found in Omnisphere 2.5 and does not contain any multis. This should not be a factor though because creating your own multis is so much more fulfilling. I am consistently blown away when I hear something no one else has done yet. I'm certain most Omnisphere patch hungry customers will find this library essential to their collection. 
Dark textural soundscapes, euphoric ambiences, atmospheric ambient drones, sweeping pads and so much more.

If you want something a little esoteric and authentic, don't hesitate to pick this one up. Once again, Tom has given us another accomplished release. Oblivion will keep your musical imagination alive for quite some time and earns a

5 Out of 5 Stars!


Written by Steve Montgomery (Infinite Mondscape, Darkmood, SDM)

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