Plughugger Sound Design have released Illuminator, a soundset created for Omnisphere 2 by Spectrasonics. It’s available at the intro price of €4.90, increasing to €19.90 after the promotion. Use code PIEZOLIGHT at the checkout to claim the discount. The offer ends January 15th.
Illuminator is an experimental soundset aimed for ambient and cinematic productions, based on samples recorded from a metal floor lamp.
Plughugger recorded the lamp using a traditional Piezo microphone and struck the lamp in different locations with different materials, from the large head to the springs and metal shaft. Inspired by the psychoacoustic samples made by Diego Stocco for Omnisphere, Plughugger also used an electric toothbrush to generate sustained “tonal” sounds.
To add a sonic counterpart to the metallic sounding samples, Plughugger morphed the sounds with recordings from an analog synthesizer (Analogue Solutions Leipzig) to create sounds with an organic yet synthetic quality.
From these raw waveforms Plughugger built pads, textures, cinematic hits and rhythmic sequences inspired by the signature sounds from the original Korg Wavestation.
While there are tonal sounds in this collection, it’s important to remember that keeping true to an earthly standard of tonality wasn’t our first priority.
Our only motto was if a sound sounded good it got added to the collection.
All from a metal floor lamp not made by IKEA.
Illuminator contains 172 sounds in the following categories:
33 Arpeggios & Sequences
7 Pads & Strings
8 Synth & Leads
37 Textures & Soundscapes
6 Drum & Percussion
40 Multi sounds
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