Plughugger has released The Dark Materials for Spectrasonics Omnisphere. The Dark Materials is the 10th collection of sounds in the Plughugger series of soundsets where they take a synthesizer, sample it and recreate its characteristics in Omnisphere.
The Dark Materials is a collection of ambient analog sounds, based on the Motor Synth by Latvian synth maker Gamechanger Audio. The Motor Synth is a polyphonic synthesizer using the sound of spinning hardware motors as oscillators, creating a very sharp and characteristic tone.
With The Dark Materials, Plughugger sampled a large selection of its oscillators: from raw waveforms and intervals, to complex modulated sounds including FM and Ring Modulated sounds. The philosophy of the sound design was to take the sharpness of the Motor Synth and turn it into something soft and mellow, yet keeping and enhancing the instability of pitch from the motors. As a bonus, Plughugger also added a handful of analog drum sounds with an early 80s vibe.
Apart from single presets, Plughugger combined another 40 sounds into complex layered multisounds.
The Dark Materials (237 sounds):
- 25 Arpeggios / Sequences.
- 12 Drums and Percussion.
- 9 Effect and Hit sounds.
- 66 Pads / Synth strings.
- 25 Synth sounds.
- 60 Textures and Soundscapes.
- 40 Multi sounds.
Intro Price: 9.90 Euro until the 4th of April, 2021, using coupon code DARKMOTORS. The ordinary price is 29.90 Euro.