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Review: Patchpool Diversity for Diversion

I am always excited to see what Simon Stockhausen of Patchpool can do when he gets his fingers on a new synthesizer plug-in. After hearing some of the teaser sound clips, I knew the Diversion soundset for the Diversion synthesizer plug-in by Dmitry Sches was going to be good.

Patchpool Diversity

Diversity includes a total of 101 patches and 6 variations. Simon aimed to create a wide range of diverse sounds…

… reaching from mellow and beautiful bells, pads, textural instruments and expressive lead sounds to edgy and soaring sequences and synths to dark and mysterious drones and soundscapes to otherworldly and abstract textures.

The patches use many custom waveforms made with Diversion and other sources. The sounds of this set were designed to be expressive, featuring complex modulations and x/y morph parameter assignments & aftertouch for more dynamic and expressive playing.

A breakdown of the patch categories:

  • 9 Bell & Plucks + 1 variation
  • 21 Keys & Synths
  • 19 Pads + 2 variations
  • 29 Scapes & Drones + 2 variations
  • 23 Sequencers + 1 variation

For each of the patches there is a description and/or insights into how the x/y, aftertouch, velocity etc. can be used to control the sounds.

Some of the patches use quite a lot of CPU. Simon recommends reducing polyphony or switching off the unison mode while tracking (and turn it back on for the render). Diversion does some high quality sounds, and I’m more than happy to work around some of the CPU issues until I get a better CPU.

While checking out the sounds I got inspired to do a little piece of music. The sound clip below is made with 5 instances of Diversion, only using patches from the Diversity soundset.

I only spent about 15 minutes from start to render so I didn’t spend much time on the mix and just slapped on a gentle compression on the master. No other processing was done.

For more elaborate examples of the sounds of Diversity, make sure to check Simon’s demos.

So what do I think?

Product: Diversity by Patchpool
Format: patches for Dmitry Sches Diversion
Price: 25 EUR
Like: Well designed, cinematic sounds. Detailed patch info.
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9/10

For a synthesizer as good as Diversion, it’s a bit of a shame there are only so few soundsets available for it. I guess there is a smaller market than for Massive, Sylenth1 and the likes, but luckily Patchpool supports the lesser known plug-in developers.

Diversity offers a most wonderful collection of sounds, beautifully designed by seasoned composer and sound designer Simon Stockhausen. With his signature cinematic style, Simon’s sounds are great for soundtracks and ambient music. They are ready to use out of the box, all you need to do is be inspired by them.

If you had a listen to the demos you undoubtedly heard that these sounds are designed in a way that when played alongside one or two other patches, or even individually, they are completely musical, expressive and generally totally mesmerizing. You just get completely immersed in the sounds, what inspiration!

More information: Patchpool / Diversity

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Samplephonics releases Deep Textures sound library

Samplephonics Deep Textures

Samplephonics has released Deep Textures, a sound library featuring a selection of ambient soundscapes, evolving textures and layered ambiences, plus a custom instrument for Kontakt 5 that allows unlimited flexibility over morphing, manipulating and processing.

Whether you are working on soundtrack compositions, deep electronica (house, dubstep, dnb, trip hop) or video game sound design, this sample library provides a truly diverse sonic pallete of long evolving loops that can be applied to create deep organic textures and evolving emotive ambiences, ranging from the dark and grimy to the hypnotic and etheral.

Deep Textures features

  • 550 MB total content.
  • Custom Kontakt 5 Instrument with 10 example layers (main download only – requires Kontakt 5 to work).
  • 100+ 24 Bit Wav soundscape loops + samples, 15-30 seconds long.
  • Sampler Instruments for Kontakt 4, Reason NN-XT and EXS24.

The sound library costs £34.70 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics / Deep Textures

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EqualSounds releases Epic Legends Vol 2

EqualSounds Epic Legends 2

EqualSounds has launched Epic Legends Vol 2, a collection of cinematic construction kits.

‘Epic Legends Vol 2′ from Equalsounds is the second instalment from ‘Epic Legends’ series, bringing you five symphonic Construction Kits containing lush instrument arrangements and powerful drums.

Taking you on the journey through the mystic tales and legends, these Kits are influenced by the best movie soundtracks of all time, created for composers and producers looking for a Cinematic/ Orchestral feel in their creations.

Epic Legends Vol 2 features

  • 5 Uncompressed Mixed & Mastered Construction Kits.
  • 18 Score Parts.
  • 24 Mixed & Mastered track mixes.
  • 5 Multitrack MIDI files.
  • Up to 40 tracks per Kit.
  • Tempo, Keys & Time Signatures.
  • Over 1.1 GB of Content.

The library costs £24.95 GBP.

More information: EqualSounds / Epic Legends Vol 2

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Bluezone releases Exoplanet – Alien Soundscapes & Sound Effects

Bluezone Exoplanet

Bluezone Corporation has announced the release of Exoplanet – Alien Soundscapes & Sound Effects, a cinematic/ambient sound library.

This downloadable sample pack offers a huge choice of extraordinary Sci Fi nature sounds, forest ambiences, textured animal gurgle and growl sound effects and includes reworked hardware synthesizer pad sounds.

For original compositions as well as soundtracks, this pack of 124 professional atmospheric / FX sounds is the reference sound library you’ll turn to again and again for all types of music compositions.

The sample library costs 16.95 EUR.

More information: Bluezone / Exoplanet

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Equinox Sounds releases Chillout MIDI Pad Chord Progressions

Equinox Chillout MIDI Pad Chord Progressions

Equinox Sounds has announced Chillout MIDI Pad Chord Progressions, a collection of 30 blissed-out pad chord progressions in MIDI format.

‘Chillout MIDI Pad Chord Progressions’ from Equinox Sounds is a collection which features 30 lush and laid-back pad chord progressions in MIDI format suitable for Chillout, Ambient, Downtempo, Soundtrack and TV composers searching for some melodic inspiration.

All phrases are 100 royalty-free and ready to be assigned to your favourite synth or sampler in your personal and commercial productions.

The sound library costs $19.95 USD.

More information: Equinox / Chillout MIDI Pad Chord Progressions

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Patchpool releases Cosmic for Padshop Pro

Patchpool Cosmic for Padshop Pro

Patchpool has announced the release of Cosmic, a soundset for the Padshop Pro synthesizer instrument by Steinberg.

Cosmic for Padshop Pro focusses on rich cinematic pads, drones, soundscape, bells, synths and cosmic sound effects mainly derived from electronic sources like Hardware and Software synths and more experimental audio applications like Metasynth and Cosmosƒ, a fascinating program which I discovered recently. These sounds are very usable for genres like Ambient – New Age – Soundtrack and Electronica.

Cosmic contains 82 patches making use of 123 original samples produced in 48 Khz / 24 Bit, with a total sze of 1.59 Gigabyte. All patches have the Modwheel assigned, many use Aftertouch and Velocity to control numerous parameters for deep interaction with the sounds.

Cosmic for Padshop Pro features

  • 82 patches in 6 categories:
    • Cosmic Bells (8)
    • Cosmic Noises (12)
    • Cosmic Pads (17)
    • Cosmic Scapes (27)
    • Cosmic Sequences (9)
    • Cosmic Synths (9)
  • Sampled Hardware synths: Clavia Nordlead, Roland D 50, Korg Z1.

The soundset costs 28 EUR.

More information: Patchpool / Cosmic

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New Atlantis Audio launches Reason ReFill Bundles

New Atlantis Audio Reason ReFill Bundles

New Atlantis Audio has announced the availability of 4 new Reason ReFill Bundles.

New Atlantis Audio’s unique Reason ReFills are loved by score composers, ambient artists, soundtrack producers, and discerning musicians of all kinds. These special collections bring huge savings to some of their most popular and evocative instrument and sound libraries.

The Score bundle is a secret weapon toolbox for atmospheric soundtrack producers. The ReZen bundle wraps the entire nature-inspired Physical Therapy series into one peaceful and leafy package. Explore otherworldly sounds and textures with the ReScape bundle. Or, save yourself nearly $200 and grab the massive ReLoad bundle, which comprises the entire New Atlantis Audio ReFill catalog, plus their new Loop Life ebook – for almost half off the regular price!

More information: New Atlantis Audio

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