Plughugger has announced the release of a new cinematic soundset for the Pigments polychrome software synthesizer from Arturia.

Containing 177 sounds with a focus on ambient soundscapes and textures, Hydrapolarity is designed for ambient genres, game sound development as well TV and movies.

The core of the soundset is based on 386 megabytes of samples, mainly clean recordings from the Hydrasynth – but not all. In order to create a new dimension of the sounds, we also processed the sounds using the E-mu E4XT hardware sampler – specifically using the unique XMulti function, which basically is an algorithm to mash the characteristics of two sounds together. Compared with modern computers, this function is very slow, sometimes taking more than 30 minutes to render a single sound, with no guarantees that the result will sound interesting. The development Hydrapolarity took about six months to finish.

All Macro knobs are programmed for easy-access of core parameters, and a major part of the soundset is using granular synthesis.

The soundset is available for the intro price of 9.90 EUR with coupon code DARKNESS at the checkout (regular 19.90 EUR). The offer is valid until March 27th, 2022.

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