Sonora Cinematic has announced the immediate release of a new Kontakt Player-powered sample library that exploits the concept of the harmonic series to turn noise into unique and distinctive musical material that can be used in your compositions.
From calm and reflective organic soundscapes to dark and imposing mechanical pads and textures, Harmonic Bloom offers an awe-inspiring array of sound design possibilities with the included noises and sound sources.
Users can also import their own samples into the easy to use interface to craft rich, complex and captivating instruments like no other. Once a sound is selected or imported, the user can simply start extracting harmonics from these chaotic waveforms to obtain a musical pitch. That’s just the beginning… a plethora of built-in LFOs can independently modulate the panning, volume and filters of each single harmonic. Creating lush, evolving soundscapes is as easy as turning just a few knobs!
Furthermore, users can add a second layer from a curated selection of deep sampled sound sources ranging from rare instruments to classic analog synths, guitars to reamped acoustic instruments and more.
Ever wondered how a French horn played through an electric guitar tube amp sounds like? How about a classic analog synth from the ‘60s passed on cassette and through a granular processor? With Harmonic Bloom there are numerous combinations with which to explore and experiment.
Of the release, Sonora Cinematic founder Alessandro Mastroianni says:
“I produced Harmonic Bloom to make available to everybody what I like to call a ‘creative sound design environment’ – a playground that will allow composers and sound designers to make sounds that are completely unique and different from what’s out there. Using filters with high resonance values tuned to specific frequencies is something I have done for my own projects numerous times – it’s an incredible way to extract pitches out of noise. This tool makes the process easy and creative… and it comes with a plethora of amazing sound sources that we collated for the occasion! My real hope though is that users will utilise it as a device to transform their own samples into playable instruments, creating their own personal palette of sounds like no other.”
Harmonic Bloom is available to purchase at an introductory price of £89 GBP ex VAT until January 20th, 2023 (regular £119 GBP).
More information: Sonoma Cinematic