Dennis of Bronto Scorpio Music has recently released Dimensions, a soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer instrument by u-he.
The goal was to take the limited structure of Diva and get the most out of it using various little tricks.
The result is 64 new patches, which range from classic synth to more modern, futuristic and even somewhat experimental sounds.
Here’s a breakdown of the patches:
- 9 Arps
- 9 Bass
- 8 Chords
- 6 Drums
- 7 FX
- 10 Pads
- 5 Plucks
- 10 Synth
The patches make good use of modwheel, aftertouch, pitchbend, etc. so those who play the keyboard well will benefit from a good dynamic range.
I had a short run through the patches, so check the video below to get an idea of what you can expect from Dimensions.
So what do I think?
Format: Patches for u-he DIVA
Price: 10 EUR
Like: Fantastic chords & pads, very dynamic, great value for money
Don’t like: —
Dennis managed to bundle quite a lovely set of patches into this bank. Within these 64 patches there is a good amount of variety, and every single sound is very well designed. It seems that synths like Diva tend to bring out the best in sound designers.
While all patches are really good, the chords and pads are my favorites. There are some absolute gems in there, good for instant inspiration.
At just 10 euros I think Dimensions is a no-brainer. You can hardly go wrong, but if you’re still not sure if this set is for you, make sure to check out the 10 free demo patches available from the Bronto Scorpio website.