9 Soundware has announced the release of Helix, a new collection of presets for the ES2 synthesizer within Apple's Logic Pro. The sound set explores this instrument capable of shaping a vast array of timbres with extensive control options. From harmonic tones and drums to atonal sounds with extreme settings, these 150 patches were designed for use in a wide range of applications.
The sound set consists of 4 main categories. "Bass", "Lead", the two subcategories of "Miscellaneous" ("Harmonic" and "Inharmonic"), and "Pad" each contain 30 sounds.
Examples include chaotic leads (e.g., Conficker.pst, My Crow Soft.pst, and Teraflop.pst), 5th-harmonized basses (e.g., Lowrider.pst, Ripe Fruit.pst, and Shark.pst) and leads (e.g., Touchscreen.pst and Wardriving.pst), sequence-like textures (e.g., Low Battery.pst and Timepiece.pst), dissonant backdrops (e.g., Abyss.pst and Hex.pst), noise instruments (e.g., Fire Blueprint.pst), and impacts (e.g., Crash.pst, Scud.pst, and Slug.pst).
The 0.7 MB download includes 150 .pst files and costs $29.99.