A little foray into sound design

Usually, I just use my sound designs in my own productions, but a couple of weeks ago, for the first time ever, I sent some of my sound designs to one of the greatest synth and drum sound designers of our time, John “Skippy” Lehmkul (a.k.a PluginGuru). He had invited sound design submissions by his customers with the intent of including the best submissions into his newest commercial sound library.

As a result, 4 of my sound creations are now included in his latest library for the amazing Omnisphere software synthesizer: Megamagic: Violin for Omnisphere 2.5.  It contains sounds centered around violin samples including beautiful, interesting and useful sounds for many genres of music making, from Film and Video Game Music to EDM, Pop, Alternative and Electronica. 

My sounds in that library are:

  • BPM PAD – Arpi et Orbi NF is a moving rhythmic pad featuring the Omnisphere Orb modulation control
  • BPM SYNTH – Too Much Coffee NF is a velocity controlled arpeggiated pad with acid injection via the mod wheel
  • SYNTH – Broken Crystals NF is dirty pad floating in stereo and frequency space with the mod wheel messing up the transmission
  • SYNTH – Rise N Bounce NF is a violin rise followed by plucked synth bounces, when releasing the last key