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“Dystopia” soundset for ArcSyn

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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

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

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* 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

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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:

Sputnik soundset for ArcSyn

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

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* 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