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Sonus Dept

Sound design and research

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Sonus Dept

Sonus Dept. is a small company focusing on sound design and research, providing you with high quality sound libraries, sample packs and custom sound design works. Behind it, there is Valerio Orlandini, musician, sound designer and software engineer from Italy. Some stuff is given for free (and all the software is / will be released under open source licenses), other for very competitive prices. Check the various sections to discover a world made of unusual but highly usable sounds! Sonus Dept. is available for custom sound design projects, do not hesitate to get in touch. Official website is http://www.sonusdept.com

  1. Ritual Kontakts

    Ritual sounds for Kontakt

    Ritual Kontakts is a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt. Ritual Kontakts features a complete range of sounds to build your own ritual music: ethnic percussions and drums, strings, didgeridoos, singing bowls, rainmakers, nature SFX and synthesized hypnotic sounds. The aim of this library is not to provide you every conceivable instrument on Earth, but to give you an environment to experiment and to transorm any sound into your own one. Play with the many effects (all of them fully automatable) already featured within every patch and create your signature sound with a few spin of knobs. You will never end with a "preset sound", but rather with a variation that is truly unique. Ritual Kontakts will please a very diverse audience: soundtrack composers, ambient musicians, sound designers, devoted to ethnic music and every artist willing to add a touch of eerie feeling to his/her music. This is what is included: - 27 patches for Kontakt: acoustic instruments, chromatic percussions, ethnic drums, exotic soundscapes, a wide drum kit and many more. Every patch features different variations of the same sounds. By combining them you can obtain dozens of new timbres - All the patches have a vast range of effects, some triggerable directly from your keyboard, including: filters, delay, reverb, phaser, compressor, distorsions and spatial effects. You won't need any additional effects to obtain the exact sound you are looking for - Every parameter is fully automatable, you can create evolving and realistic sounds in a breeze - Everything you hear was sampled or rendered at 96 kHz / 24 bits. You will notice the pristine quality of every single sound - Every patch has its own GUI, carefully crafted and oriented towards usability and beautyRead more…

  2. Mass Drummer

    Drum library and percussion synthesizer for Massive

    Mass Drummer is a sound library for Native Instruments Massive. Mass Drummer features 60 presets that exploit all the power of this synthesizer workhorse to create powerful and deep percussions that can fit on any electronic track, be it techno, industrial, trip hop, a soundtrack or anything else. Any kind of drum and percussion is featured: kick drums, snares, hi-hats, toms, claps, cymbals, rides, congas, bells... and this is only a part of this library. You will find also cinematic hits, risers, sounds effects and some synths. If you wonder how it is possible all this variety in 60 patches, the answer is simple: like all the other Sonus Dept. libraries, a special care is put on the macro controls, so that the preset is only a starting point to craft your own sound signature. Any of the 60 sounds can become something totally different with a few spins of knobs, making Mass Drummer not just a bunch of patches, but a complete percussions synthesizer, able to satisfy even the most demanding sound designer. For example, within the same patch you can turn a kick drum sound into a snare, or even a bassline synth. And it is the same for any of the many sound types you find in Mass Drummer!Read more…

  3. Filmwig

    Cinematic library for Bitwig Studio

    Filmwig is a sound library for Bitwig Studio. This library is aimed to those seeking quality sounds for scoring, to experiment with electronic music and in every situation that requires an injection of twisted and powerful vibrations. Filmwig features 80 machines made up using Bitwig Studio internal devices. Each snapshot is not a preset, but a complex chain of instruments and effects crafted with real-world music production in mind. All this complexity can be easily controlled with the eight macro controls, able to transform a sound into a totally different one. For those who dig deeper into sound design, all the parameters of each device can be obviously modified and automated. Inside Filmwig you will find both instruments and effects: the former featuring drum machines, pads, percussions, drones, basses, sampled instruments and many more, the latter able to turn every sound or recording, even the most simple one, into an intricate soundscape, a powerful percussion or anything else you desire. The possibilities are truly endless. Those who need ready to use yet tweakable sounds for their soundtracks will find in Filmwig their best ally. Reverse tensions, cinematic percussions, epic pads, modern electronic sounds, sound sculpting effects: these are just some examples of what you will have at your fingertips. And not only soundtrack composers will find Filmwig a pleasure to play with: from the experimental electronic musician to the more traditional one looking for some different ideas and influences, everyone will find the sound they are looking for.Read more…

  4. Dark Mass

    Cinematic industrial library for Massive

    Dark Mass 2.0 is a sound library for Native Instruments Massive. In its first incarnation (available as a free preview!), Dark Mass featured 20 presets revealing another side of this great synthesizer: gloomy soundscapes, cinematic impacts, harsh leads and mysterious pads. Now, with Dark Mass 2.0, 50 new presets are added, giving birth to a monstrous collection that has everything you need to build haunting atmospheres and industrialized soundscapes, ideal for soundtracks and any kind of dark electronic music is here. Like all the other Sonus Dept. libraries, a special care is put on the macro controls, so that the preset is only a starting point to craft your own sound signature. Any of the 70 presets can become something totally different with a few spins of knobs. From the soundtrack composer who needs immediately a certain sound, to the musician willing to experiment, Dark Mass 2.0 is the right tool for the job. Join the dark side!Read more…

  5. Industry

    Everything you need for you dark, epic, aggressive yet atmospheric tracks

    INDUSTRY is a sound library for Kontakt featuring a vast sonic palette, from epic earthshaking percussions to subtle pads and bells, from deep basses to weird sound FX. It features everything you need to build intricated atmospheres, aggressive rhythms and cinematic progressions. From the experimental musician to the soundtrack composer, from the old school industrial devotee to the guitarist that wants to add something different to his music, INDUSTRY will please a wide range of audience, and this for an incredible bargain price. This is what is included: · 32 patches for Kontakt, featuring 3 rich drum kits for a total of almost 100 carefully crafted samples, 5 big sets of FX, 8 pitched percussions, 12 synth patches including harsh leads, melodic pads and acoustic instruments, 4 aggressive basses – a total of almost 1 GB of unique sounds (uncompressed size) · All the patches have a vast range of effects, some triggerable directly from your keyboard, including: filters, delay, reverb, phaser, compressor, distorsions, spatial effects, chord builder – you won’t need any additional effect to obtain the sound you are looking for that perfectly suits your track · Everything you hear was sampled or rendered at 24 bits – you will notice the pristine quality of every single sound · Every patch has its own GUI, carefully crafted and oriented towards usability and beautyRead more…

  6. Korroded Batteries

    Twisted powerful percussions, basses and FX

    Korroded Batteries is a collection of kits for Battery, aimed to the electronic musician who is looking for a complete and diverse source of inspiration to build aggressive and out of this world rhythms. Soundtrack composers will enjoy this compact library as well: from impactful hits to ritual percussions and reverse tensions, nothing lacks to score the most epic parts of your movies. This is what is included: · 5 bass kits: yes, turn Battery into a powerful bassline synth with this five carefully crafted bass patches. The powerful modulation options offered by Battery will allow you to fine tune these sounds to your needs, with the possibility even to modify in a different way every single note · 9 percussion kits: here they are in details – Ambush Kit, designed for modern, powerful electronic rhythms – Armageddon Kit, the definitive cinematic hits collection – Dark Cinema Kit, everything you need to score the darkest scenes of your movies – Effective Kit, a bank of nasty sound effects – Gridlock Kit, for your dark trips into the electronic abyss – Hi Hat Bank, hi hats for all seasons – Reduktion Kit, few bits lots of power – Ritual Kit, hypnotic percussions to build up your rituals – Uni(re)verse Kit, reverse sounds to bring tension everywhere · Everything you hear was sampled or rendered at 24 bits – you will notice the pristine quality of every single soundRead more…

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