Purple Mist is my favorite Scrubbing Monkeys Fathom sound bank. It has a classic analog/digital hybrid feel, and makes full use of dynamic modulation techniques for optimal performance. Patches include lush ambient pads like Glass memories, and The dark way home, to highly dynamic basses like Bamboo boxes, and Rooted, that all use a mod wheel to completely transform the sound into an evolving rhythm-scape. And for those aspiring sound designers who want to understand the design behind the sound, Scrubbing Monkeys has meticulously programmed and placed each audio component and modulation routing in an order that demonstrates how each section of the audio path connects in a coherent fashion, which showcases the design process itself. Highly recommend sound bank.
Very rich and ethereal with an incredible attention to detail, these presets are great for any ambient work. This is not some hobby bank, it was originally contracted professionally for the Fathom sound bank store and we liked it so much we made it part of our film score bundle. The KVR release is the latest version direct from the sound designer and probably the best transcription of this now famous preset bank. If any of the patches sound familiar it is probably because you heard them in a movie or television score. Highly recommended.
Purple Mist is a personal favorite of mine since it focuses on the ambient capabilities of Fathom Synth. This is a great bank for both beginners and advanced sound designers since loading each preset provides a live tutorial on how to get the maximum ethereal qualities out of Fathom.
The reason the Scrubbing Monkeys banks are so popular is because of the amount of detail he puts into each preset. Each one has been carefully crafted to be the kind of sound you can build a hit around, especially if you are creating any kind of electronic dance music or ambient tracks. Moreover the designer has a cool habit of programming the mod wheel to morph the sound into an entirely new set of audio characteristics.
The Scrubbing Monkeys banks also tend to be very popular with film score artists due to the sonic detailing. If you use Fathom Synth regularly the Scrubbing Monkeys banks are an absolute must.