The Unfinished has released Absynth Heliopolis, a collection of 128 evocative sounds aimed at ambient music, but also useful for modern film scoring and deep electronica.
The collection is full of "dark and beautiful pads, soaring and twisting soundscapes, subtle and shifting leads and keys, plus gentle and disturbing synth sequences and basslines".
Something of a 'concept album' style soundset, each preset has been designed to reflect the fictional city of Heliopolis: a once great metropolis on a distant planet, now reduced to dust and decay, with only sombre stories to relive its once great history.
The Unfinished says "If you're looking for huge but subtle ambiences, beautiful but disturbed synth noises, then Absynth Heliopolis is the soundset for you".
Priced at £14.99, you can also download a demo pack of 20 sounds.
Heliopolis requires Absynth 5 (some sounds will not work in Absynth 4) and uses the .nabs format.