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Harmonic Bloom: Creative Sound Design Environment

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Harmonic Bloom: Creative Sound Design Environment by Sonora Cinematic is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Software Application and Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products) for macOS and Windows. It includes, and is therefore "powered by", Kontakt Player, which functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
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Sonora Cinematic Harmonic Bloom for the free Kontakt Player exploits the concept of the harmonic series to turn noise into unique and distinctive musical material that can be used in your compositions.

From calm and reflective organic soundscapes to dark and imposing mechanical pads and textures, Harmonic Bloom offers an awe-inspiring array of sound design possibilities – and that's just with the built-in noises and sound sources. Import your own samples into the easy to use interface to craft rich, complex and captivating instruments like no other.

How It Works

Drag and drop any "noisy" sample into the GUI or choose from one of the 30 included flavours of noise and simply start extracting harmonics from these chaotic waveforms to obtain a musical pitch.

That's just the beginning... use the plethora of built-in LFOs to independently modulate the panning, volume and filters of each single harmonic. Creating lush, evolving soundscapes is as easy as turning just a few knobs.

The noise is only half the story of this incredible tool. Add a second layer from a curated selection of deep sampled sound sources ranging from rare instruments to classic analog synths, guitars to reamped acoustic instruments and more.

Ever wondered how a French horn played through an electric guitar tube amp sounds like? How about a classic analog synth from the '60s passed on cassette and through a granular processor? With Harmonic Bloom there are numerous combinations with which to explore and experiment.

Whether you want to achieve a heavenly, ethereal and delicate soundscape, powerful, ominous and disturbing textures, or just looking for something to inspire a new piece of music, Harmonic Bloom is a spectacular sound design playground.

Harmonic Bloom is available for Kontakt Player 7+ (no full version of Kontakt is required).

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Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review
Harmonic Bloom: Creative Sound Design Environment

Reviewed By Lyhrus [all]
January 13th, 2023
Version reviewed: 2022 on Any OS

First of all, I like it the idea to have a single instrument to tweak harmonics. And I think Harmonic Bloom is a really useful and beautiful plugin to work with.

I like the sound of the waves and the noisy samples that come with the plugin. I like the simplicity of the GUI and the beauty of its skin.

It may be possible to create such an instrument with common synth plugins somehow, but what makes this plugin outstanding is that it offers several modulation sources for every single fundamental and seven of its harmonics in one environment.

It took me a second to understand (this was the only time I looked into the manual), that the LFOs have negative and positive values (which is great) and that therefore the mod knobs all the way down to the left means not zero but fully negative value. But when I got this I loved to work with it.

There is an objection finally: Harmonics is something one adds to a soundscape, it's not a basic tool in my opinion. I understand that the company is not a big player like NI, or Arturia, or u-he, you name it. And yes, the samples are really numerous and useful. But in the end, the users pay for of a plugin that 'just' adds things and may ask if it's worth buying it for 145,-$ (I got it 24% off on KVR Market place). To be honest, I found the plugin too expensive, therefore I give 4 stars.

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