Awe-Synth

A textural synth with an angry low end and a beautiful high range...

The story

I was looking for inspiration for a library music project and decided it was about time I put my modest modular system to test. Using a Crave for Oscillator, LFO and Filter duties, I then ran the patch through Clouds with a pitch envelope controlled by Maths and then FX Aid shimmer. Originally designed for an angry low end sound, the patch evolves into a more sparkling yet haunting high end. The sound was then sampled as a monolith with 3 round robins to capture the variation from the LFO and then auto-generated into a DecentSampler patch using my monolith generator scripts.

Interface

Reviews

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  • Beautiful and evocative sound

    This sound is very beautiful, and it has a lot of depth to it. It does eat up a lot of sonic real estate in a mix, but if you're looking for something to serve as a strong and full bed to put a shining lead on, this could be your ticket. Because this sound is so distinctive and unique, I think you'd probably have to be careful how many times you used it, but I feel confident I'll find a use for it in the coming months. Nice work!

    Sam Ecoff26 October 2021
  • Nice sounding synth

    This is a very well crafted synth, which you can use in many situations, I imagine this in a film. There are some problems when playing with sustain pedal, because the samples doesn't trigger; but you can adjust the release if you want.

    OsvaldoDeJesus25 October 2021
  • Awe-some Awe-synth!!

    A great synth... Simple to use... Sounds great... Filled with Stephen's personality. Thats what Pianobook is about.

    R.Treves18 October 2021
  • Almost my own modules in a sample

    This is the first sample set I didn’t feel the immediate urge to enhance it with my own effects. Of cause I will anyway, hahah… Thank you for making this.

    electri-fire18 October 2021
  • Haunting

    Very cinematic and complex! Excellent controls for manipulating the wave, and an awesome background GUI. I love all the subtle variations that wobble in and out. My favorite is the low end! Single hits with some deep percussion are perfect for trailers or suspenseful scenes.

    Ada Maskil18 October 2021
  • Fantastic Sound!

    Fantastic work! The ever evolving sounds, and FX give this synth so much added character. This instrument would be perfect for use in soundscapes or atmospheric textural elements. Overall, this pack provides unique dreamy types of textures that's really easy to use.

    Jake18 October 2021
  • Amazing synths and wonderful GUI.

    There isn't a whole lot I can say that other reviewers haven't already - but one thing I would like to add is that the GUI is wonderful and very usable, and fits the sounds very well. These are some of my new favourite synth sounds I will absolutely be using in more compositions in the future.

    Nolram17 October 2021
  • Awe inspiring

    So much going on with every note oozing with character and intrigue. Immediately wisks you into another world. Lots of texture and variation in the lows and highs. Spent far too long noodling away, I would definitely recommend checking this out if not to cheer you up. Plus, anything with a size knob has to be good.

    Forrest Love15 October 2021
  • Epic

    What a fantastic sound

    thomasgrant14 October 2021
  • Inspiring atmospheres

    This evolving synth sound is very evocative, and lends itself to different uses. Very nice idea!

    Alessandro Panella14 October 2021
  • I-magine!

    A fog trope approach to an island of insanity. Dopplegangers abound when pure piano is allowed to mimic the Awe-ful oppression of stone walls and disturbed minds. Above the high seas gulls wail and scream as if amplifying the lower drones of trepidation. Scary auditory vistas through the mist.

    Nostalgiasmith14 October 2021
  • Very versatile synth, and very fun to play!

    This synth is an inspirational machine! You can use it for a whole lot of sounds and it produces a nice warm tone.

    JakobBakkkevoll14 October 2021
  • Pitch Bend Textures

    Its a very unique sound with lost of character, however since there is so much pitch modulation going on i think it would be hard to work it into an already existing piece. With that said, i think it could be really cool to build off of or to add some weird other worldly dissonance to a certain more empty part of a track

    septemberwalk13 October 2021
  • Great Instrument for film music.

    This instrument is very interesting in the fact it has as I played it in different octaves, the movement became apparent and the growl eventually came up once you held a key for a little while even in the higher registers! so on the whole a grand job! no problems either with the sound, to my young ears, on headphones, couldn't detect any distortion coming through so great job on the recording side of this!!

    Npavely112 October 2021
  • Great spooky Soundscape

    Its sounds great and spooky in all octaves. But I had to tweak the attack and the reverb a bit to made it playable for me. And you have to play it slowly because of high squeeky tone thats very repetitive if you play faster.

    Stephan Scholz12 October 2021
  • Great For Sci-Fi

    Nice pad with lots of movement.

    Tyler12 October 2021
  • Awesome

    Lovely warm analog sound. Has potential use in a wide range of music genre.

    Harley12 October 2021