“Nearing our destination, we were awakened from a long journeys cryosleep to witness the splendor of Orion before our very eyes. Without hesitation, I suited up and ventured outside of the ship, into the lush nebular spectrum of light.
As I slowly drifted, surrounded by a stellar nursery of unfathomable magnitude that was held within an infinite void, I felt a freedom I had never experienced before
…a deep connection with the Universe around me …an eternal oneness with all that is, was, and will ever be. Our destiny was now Interstellar, and our evolution is inevitable, as we venture forth into the Cosmos.”
This experimental Sci-Fi Soundtrack uses 9 patches from the Subsonic Artz soundset Origins. No other instruments or external processing was used. Patches used:
AR – Apollo (Hi Frequency Rhythm)
SQ – Aurora (Mid Frequency Rhythm)
RY – Extracting Helium (Synthetic Drum Rhythm)
BS – Pallas (Sustained Bass)
SY – Ray of Light (Synth Lead)
SC – So far away from Earth (Synth Riser)
PD – Virgo (Intro & Outro Pad 1 …Stacked)
PD – Dorado (Intro & Outro Pad 2 …Stacked)
FX – Spacesuit (Astronaut Breathing in Space FX)
Featuring 25 Vintage Synth Multi Patches, spanning 4 UVI instruments: Digital Synsations Volume 1 & 2, Energy, and String Machines 2, all in one sound bank. This bank combines the power of up to 4 instruments per patch, customized to produce an amazing ambient sound. This is a work in progress, as I will be adding more in the not so distant future. To learn details, and download, Click Here.
Amazonia (The Amazon Rainforest), is the world’s largest intact forest. 2.6 million square miles in the Amazon basin, about 40 percent of South America, with 4,100 miles of winding rivers. It’s home to more than 24 million people in Brazil alone, including hundreds of thousands of Indigenous Peoples belonging to 180 different groups.
There’s a reason the Amazon was the place that inspired scientists to coin the term “biodiversity.” The region is home to 10 percent of all plant and animal species known on Earth. There are approximately 40,000 species of plants, more than 400 species of mammals, 3,000 freshwater fish species. and more than 370 types of reptiles. Birds add almost 1,300, and the insects reach millions.
In addition to its unparalleled diversity of life, the Amazon plays an essential role in helping to control the entire planet’s atmospheric carbon levels. The Amazon Basin stores approximately 100 billion metric tons of carbon, more than ten times the annual global emissions from fossil fuels. The Amazon stores carbon dioxide and prevents it from entering the atmosphere and fueling climate change.
Deforestation, on the other hand, releases that carbon into the air, making climate change worse. Because of this, deforestation accounts for about 10 to 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Losing the Amazon means more carbon emissions and a warmer world. A healthy Amazon Rainforest is vital for all life on Earth, and needs to be protected. Because if we lose the Amazon, we lose everything.
Ambient Mirage is a sampled instrument for Kontakt that focuses exclusively on the Curtis CEM-3328 24 dB Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter Chips that were at the Analog heart of every Ensoniq Mirage 8-bit sampler.
To compliment the main Curtis CEM-3328 sound source, Ambient Mirage also includes vintage Voices, Choirs, Fantasy, Synthesizers, Strings, Winds and Percussive single Instrument elements, which are combined into deeply programmed, modern sounding, and very playable Multi patches, for a truly Ambient sound experience.
Also included are very rare samples from Triton’s Sound Process Operating System that transformed the Mirage from a Sampler, into a full blown 4 oscillator Synthesizer
Subsonic Artz & Triple Spiral Audio – Whispers In The Wind Sound Demo
“We boarded the majestic star galleon, destined to sail into a never ending abyss, carried by a beam of light, a ray of hope, and the courage of a new beginning into the great beyond” – Captain Entarca Kull. – Log 1: Stellar Ship Argo
A Cinematic SciFi/Fantasy Soundtrack that uses 6 extraordinary sounds included with Whispers In The Wind, a new soundset created by Subsonic Artz and Triple Spiral Audio. Sounds used:
AR – Lost Horizon
PD – Beyond the Sun
BL – The Long Corridor
SQ – Hans in Space
AR – Final Countdown
KY – Into the Wild
Sometimes to get that Ambient sound your looking for, you need to add the ebb and flow of space and time. I decided to create a few presets using Eventide’s Blackhole for the work I was in the process of creating. Blackhole is my absolute favorite reverberating effects processor of all time. Although specifically designed for my “work in progress” music, I thought I would share for anyone interested.
The presets make extensive use of the Ribbon Controller, which dynamically modulates several parameters at once for an added dimension of performance variables. I am going to add more over time. But for now, I’ve created 10 presets to start with. I created the presets to vary between “Plucked”, and “Pad” sound types. I hope you all enjoy! …Click here to download
After completing Ambietic Atmospheres for Fathom Synth, and for the first time in many years, finding myself compelled, drawn toward, and mesmerized by the capabilities and actual power of a synthesizer, make me continue to delve deeply into the depths that is Fathom. I’ve found that I’ve barely scratched the surface.
The last patch that I made for Ambietic Atmospheres was a wave-table based morphing sound that used modulation to create the vowels of “Hallelujah” subtle, but very present within the upper harmonic registers. For those that have Ambietic Atmospheres, it’s the voice patch named: Requiem de Elysium.
I was compelled to continue experimentation with this discovered modulation technique. Using modulated time based LFO vibrato, combined with a 3 way wave-table parameter modulation morphing technique, resulting in an entire sonic world opening up before me using Fathom. I attempted to create more vowels, and ended up with a sonic Angelic Apocalypse combined with an impending rhythm of cinematic proportions.
Fathom actually allows you to name your modulators! Here is the list of modulators that make this sound what it is:
And for the first time, I actually “screen recorded” a patch so that you can watch this wave-table modulation technique in action! It deserved no less. The audio quality isn’t the best. The recorder lacked high frequency capture, but just watch that beautifully modulated wave-table coalescing into a magnificent morphing hypnotic state of zen.
I’m almost absolutely sure at this point that any other wave-table synthesizer will not, and can not modulate enough to create such complexity. I pushed the CPU a bit hard with this one. But Seaweed Audio is currently in the process of re-coding the framework to make sure Fathom can handle your sonic dreams, and beyond!
Now available! Ambietic Atmospheres is an all new sound bank for Fathom Synth. This sound bank contains atmospheric pads, ambient textures, ethereal chimes, airy choirs, cosmic plucks, and galactic rhythms, designed as a cinematic sound source for emotional scoring, and ambient composing.
I’m a huge fan of Vangelis. His sound design on the Yamaha CS-80 for Blade Runner is legendary, and serves as an inspiration
for me to this day. My favorite Vangelis Album has always been Direct, released in September, 1988. And my favorite Vangelis soundtrack is on that Album …Message, a very powerful, synthetic/symphonic piece. I wanted to capture this soundtracks powerful rhythm, and at the same time maintain the spirit of Blade Runner’s thick CS-80 saw sound, both combined into one modern patch, using Fathom to accomplish this.
This patch uses 4 customized Sawtooth Oscillators to capture the strength of a CS-80. They were customized using half of the fundamental frequency to emulate a Sawtooth passing through a Low Pass Filter before reaching the actual emulated Low Pass Filters. The 4 Saw’s are then divided between 2 emulated Low Pass Voltage Controlled Filters to capture the depth of a CS-80. The remaining 2 Pulse Oscillators are routed through 1 LP-VCF and shaped by an EQ Filter that’s modulated through a Low Frequency Oscillator, for that deep pulsing kick drum/bass effect you hear in “Message“.
The upper CS-80 Saw Pad can be controlled by using pressure sensitivity that brings in a vibrato effect, and the entire upper
and lower pad sound is dynamically controlled by the Mod Wheel for softness, thickness, clarity, and depth, capturing the
strength of a CS-80’s Un-Resonated Analog Sound. Here’s a short demonstration of everything combined in this Vangelis inspired Fathom patch, starting smooth, and ending strong. No external processing used: