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Human Voices Redux for Omnisphere

Human Voices Redux is exclusively about voices: Big choirs, little choirs, lead vocal keys, human beatbox drums, wistful calls and effects, all made with human vocal samples and vox waveforms.

Hidden in plain sight within Omni are some brilliant vocal sample sets. Prime among them is the famous Symphony of Voices with its choirs, leads, sopranos, tenors, and Gregorian samples. Then there’s hundreds of world vocal sample sources from other sample libraries such as Heart of Asia, Heart of Africa and Vocal Planet. Add to that many more phrases, jazz, pop and processed vocal effects.

This huge resource is explored in Human Voices Redux. The prime mission was to make these samples fresh and to automatically output the variations and natural organic flucuations which make sampled choirs sound more realistic. So with Redux I was always modulating parameters and adding subtle randomizations.

Human Voices Redux for Omnisphere

Human Voices Redux is just US$27
120 patches
US$27

 

 

* To install drag the .omnisphere file out of the zipped folder. In Omnisphere open the utility menu and click on “install .omnisphere”. A dialog will open, click OK. You’ll then be asked to locate the .omnisphere file you want to install. Locate the “Human Voices Redux.omnisphere” file you previously unzipped. Click open. A dialog will ask you whether you want to install the 120 Redux patches. Click OK. The set will install. This may take a minute or two. The set will then be available in the user directory.



 

 

Dystopia soundset for ArcSyn

ArcSyn is an incredible machine for sound design, especially in its range of randomized modulations. It excels in creating constantly shifting soundscapes and textures. In the “Dystopia” soundset I’ve concentrated on dark moods, tension, anxiety, disturbed thought and what might be the soundtrack of a grim sci-fi future. The project began as late night synth tweakings while watching horror movies. Many recent horror movies have minimal soundtracks which gives great scope for composing while watching. Most entertaining of all was holding down one-note horror textures during a movie and everyone thinking it was part of the soundtrack 😀
If you’re familar with 1984 then the Dystopia artwork will look familar, and the 101 patches significant. I’m really pleased with how this set turned out. If you need some darkness and torment Dystopia is the path.

Dystopia soundset for ArcSyn

Dystopia soundset for ArcSyn

The Dystopia soundset is just US$20.
101 patches
US$20

 

 

* To install, unzip the file and drag the folder of sounds into your ArcSyn preset folder. It is located in the “Documents” folder on both PC and Mac. Special info for NI-NKS users only: Note that inside the main folder of patches you’ll find a zipped folder called “Dystopia-nksf” – this is a folder of tagged nksf patches – so you’ll probably want to unzip the folder and use that version instead. If you’re not an NKS user then you can safely delete that zip – or just ignore it. For more info about ArcSyn in general see the ArcSyn online manual here: https://www.spcplugins.com/arcsyn-manual


 

 

Sputnik soundset for ArcSyn

After decades programming synths I’ve finally made my first set for download. This is for the remarkable “ArcSyn“. It has a fascinating combination of features including a huge range of oscillators, filters, noise sources and a unique 16-step LFO sequencer. With that combination it can produce a range of sound from the delicately organic and subtle to complex randomized textures.
The soundset has a wide range of sounds from delicate pure tones, to leads and keys with subtle randomizations, spooky, moody textures, and a big range of “sync” sounds using the LFO sequencer. All the sync sounds are tempo locked so will work in time with your song tempo. Watch the video for all the details.

Every sound has the modwheel individually programmed. In many cases it morphs the patch into something related yet quite different. Be sure to try the wheel on every sound!

Watch the patch walkthrough to hear all 100 sounds in action:

ArcSyn soundset "Sputnik" – complete patch walkthrough

Sputnik soundset for ArcSyn

The Sputnik soundset is just US$20.
100 patches
US$20

 

 

* To install, unzip the file and drag the folder of sounds into your ArcSyn preset folder. It is located in the “Documents” folder on both PC and Mac. Special info for NI-NKS users only: Note that inside the main folder of patches you’ll find a zipped folder called “Sputnik-nksf” – this is a folder of tagged nksf patches – so you’ll probably want to unzip the folder and use that version instead. If you’re not an NKS user then you can safely delete that zip – or just ignore it. For more info about ArcSyn in general see the ArcSyn online manual here: https://www.spcplugins.com/arcsyn-manual