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Geosonics
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Product Geosonics ft. Chris Watson
Developer Soniccouture
Price (MSRP) $149
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Geosonics is a collaboration between legendary field recordist Chris Watson and Soniccouture.

Hundreds of hours of recording time, in some of the worlds most extreme and inhospitable environments, combine to form a library of rare sonic artefacts that cannot be found anywhere else.

Using this unique collection as a starting point, we created a wealth of sound design material ; waves and sampled textures which, when layered and combined with Watson's original recordings create the most fluid, organic soundscapes ever heard.
To play sounds gathered from places like the North Pole or the Kalahari desert on a simple MIDI keyboard is a magical experience - only possible with Geosonics.

  • A Kontakt Player Instrument
  • Over 400 pad & soundscape presets
  • 4GB Original Watson recordings included
  • Preset library by leading sound designers Ian Boddy, Biomechanoid, Martin Walker, Andy Wheddon
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29 April 2014 at 2:18ammatteogk

This is a very special Kontakt library, simply apart from anything else you may imagine. It gives me endless possibilities to create incredible sounds from a wide field recordings selection (top quality stuff indeed), a very special (and usable!!) selection of tonal samples, and an interface that is very accurate and flexible. The only thing I miss is a solo switch, that could be really useful while creating sounds in the three layer structure available on the UI.

Each one of the samples of the wide, high quality selection of field recordings is available individually, or mapped per categories along the keyboard; everything loops seamlessly, and many of the samples are long enough to avoid boring repetitions; all convolution reverbs are very well suited to enhance this special section of sounds. I could never ever have the possibility to record myself such a peculiar and intriguing collection of sounds, though I do make a lot of field recording, but I cannot travel around the world and spend days and days to record in so many special locations.

All the sounds I created (though there are many beautiful factory patches, made by those amazing sound designers listed above) are fascinating, deep, evolving, atmospheric, hypnotizing... very helpful when you need to give that special character to images. I work with soundtracks for theater and documentaries, so this was an excellent way to expand my palette, and I definitely did not waste a single dime with Geosonics.

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