Coming soon on patchpool: Aureus Ventus for HALion 5 - pre-order now and save 20%
I just released my second sound library for the one and only HALion 5:
Aureus Ventus - Golden Wind - is a unique library for HALion 5 which combines flute with all sorts of achromatic and chromatic percussion instruments like Hang percussion, various chimes (also glass chimes), glockenspiel, gongs, crotales, bells, singing bowls, some deep drums, break drums (steel break discs) and more.
The flute sounds for this library are created by using a special playing technique named Pars-Pro-Toto, invented by german flutist Andreas Mazur who also performed the samples used in Aureus Ventus. He found a method to create beautiful and expressive flute sounds by playing on the single parts of a conventional flute using special fingerings and embouchure techniques. This yields sounds somewhere in between a shakuhachi, an okarina, a viola and a voice, hard to describe in words really…
Multi-sampled bass flute instruments, some vocal and string sounds and temposynced percussion loops are also included in this library.
In addition to the above a wealth of electronic derivatives create a counterpoint to the acoustic sound worlds. Tonal soundscapes, ethereal tinkles, warm and ominous drones, minimal sequences, lush pads and other fascinating textures created with programs like Kaleidoscope, crusherX, Metasynth, GRM Tools, Serum and Zynaptiq’s Morph are layered with the acoustic sounds to create expressive instruments.
Many of the patches make use of HALion’s exceptional granular engine, it’s deep sample player and the synth engine, often layering or splitting different synthesis forms in one patch with key- switchable articulations or sound-combinations and round robin alternations.
All of the 108 patches have the 8 Quick Controls and the Modulation Wheel assigned, many also use Aftertouch and/or HALion’s Sphere-modulator, some make use of the Flex Phraser and Trigger Pads.
You can view/download the PDF for Aureus Ventus with more details, the licence agreement and a patch list including playing tips and detailed descriptions for each patch here.
Aureus Ventus is distributed as a HALion vstsound-archive for the sample content and tagged vst-presets.
*3.99 GB of original samples
*Price (paypal): € 68 EUR
•All acoustic instrument-samples in this library were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R at 48 Khz/24 Bit, a U87 as the center mic and a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R, in some scenarios a Shure KSM 141 substituted the U87 and sometimes 4 mics were used simultaneously.
*All microphone signals are phase-aligned
Please note: the full version of HALion 5 is required to play the patches from this library.
More info and pictures of some of the sampled instruments can be found on the product page.
All demos were produced entirely with HALion5 using only patches from Aureus Ventus, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation, if several instances of HALion were used in a track. More audio demos are coming soon...
New demo: two new patches from this library in one dark ambient march, both are split patches, that's why you hear so many sounds from only 2 presets.
On Sunday I had another great recording session with the flute player Andreas Mazur, this playing technique he invented (Pars-pro-Toto) really produces some totally beautiful and amazing flute sounds I've never heard before. I will start cutting/editing the new samples tomorrow and patchify them asap. Stay tuned...
Here are some close-ups of the different flute combos from the Pars-pro-Toto technique used in this library, invented by Andreas Mazur:
Still so much to record, edit, cut and patchify, but it will be a great collection of instruments and ambiences in this library. ETA now is May 30th.
And here comes an epic soundtrack.demo featuring a handful of fresh patches from Aureus Ventus, also highlighting several "Whale Drum" sounds, made from rubbing a giant ocean drum and some concert toms with differently sized rubber balls which makes for some amazing sub-bass frequencies and moaning mayhem.
Here is a video in which I explaining the patch "Pars-Pro-Toto-Flute 2" which uses chromatically sampled notes with non-vibrato and vibrato, and you can crossfade between the two using the Modwheel. Some notes also have up to 3 round robin alternations, depending on the available alternations in the scale inventend by the flute player Andres Mazur (he wrote a whole published book about this technique with chromatic scales and flap-images for each note, so that everybody who dares can actually learn this ). Everything else is explaind in the video...
A rather epic ambient track featuring three finalized patches from this library. I am now at 101 patches and roughly 4 GB of samples, on Tuesday there shall be the sample lock, it's already a huge library.
All patches are ready and I am now writing the PDF for this library. I'll post some more vids and demos during the next days. Whoever is on the fence about this, grab it soon if you want to save some money.
There'll be 107 patches and 3.99 GB of original samples in Aureus Ventus.