Patchpool releases Sonic Cinema for HALion 5
30th January 2014
Patchpool has released Sonic Cinema for Steinberg's HALion 5, a new sound library that comprises dozens of cinematic soundscapes, evocative pads and musical textures designed for producing epic soundtracks, ambient music and anything that needs inspiring sonic ingredients beyond the ordinary.
Sonic Cinema also contains dark cinematic brass instruments made with/derived from sampled instruments like the sousaphone, trombone, euphonium and French horn which were exclusively multisampled for this library, mainly in a dry studio environment. Some of the French horn recordings were conducted in a church.
Then there are sounds in this library made with/derived from a multisampled acoustic guitar played with an electric bow and you will find some "beautiful and otherworldly" chime and glass sounds. Scraped Tamtam sounds add another mysterious dimension to this collection. Some playful and complex sequencers as well as some metal impact sounds derived from field recordings complete the sonic picture.
The 92 patches combine HALion's granular engine, the normal sampling mode and the versatile synth module. Eight Macros and the Modwheel are programmed for each preset which enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds, many patches also use Aftertouch, Sphere-modulation and keyswitches. FlexPhrasers and Trigger Pads were used to create the arp and sequencer patches.
Sonic Cinema is distributed as a HALion vstsound-archive for the sample content and tagged vst-presets.
The Sonic Cinema product page features lots of videos and pictures of the sampled instruments.
You can view/download the PDF for this library with more details, the licence agreement, screenshots and an extensive patch list here.
The audio demos below were produced entirely with HALion 5 using only patches from Sonic Cinema, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation if several instances of HALion were used in a track. Two of the demos use 3rd party reverb, this is mentioned in the track title.
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