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Orchestral Tools releases Illuvia - Dystopian Percussion Textures

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Orchestral Tools has announced the release of Illuvia, the newest addition to their Creative Soundpack series. Illuvia is a collection of ominous percussion textures carefully crafted into evolving, playable sounds designed for scoring in film, TV, video games, and sound design projects.

The core of Illuvia lies in the performances of the percussionists who used a variety of traditional drum tools as well as unconventional items like kitchen utensils and power tools. The outcome is a collection of dark rhythmic textures, ranging from subtle and quiet to intense and chaotic, organized into playable layers. These sounds encompass pads and semi-percussive plucks, capable of evolving in pitch and complexity over time. The blend of controlled chaos in the textures adds a touch of captivating randomness, making them versatile and suitable for use as both primary rhythms and background elements.

We designed Illuvia together with our friend Nils Neumann as a way to expand our definitions of percussive textures in composition—utilizing things that may not be seen as traditionally musical but can bring a unique timbre to a piece. The interactions between the layers create some truly unique and frankly apocalyptic sounds that we believe will be immediately inspiring to composers and sound designers.

Orchestral Tools CEO Hendrik Schwarzer.

Illuvia is available now on the free SINE Player for an introductory price of €59 until August 9, after which it will have a regular price of €79.




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