We’re happy to announce that the next chapter in our acclaimed series of unique and organic sounds inspired by the elements is out today! Zebra Elementals: AERA is a collection of 120 vibrant and inspiring sounds for u-he™ Zebra2, all of which are inspired by air, skies, clouds, voices, and choirs. Find out more on the AERA product page!
The second chapter in our acclaimed series of unique and organic sounds inspired by the elements, Zebra Elementals: AERA, is a collection of 120 presets for u-he™ Zebra2 built around the theme of air in all its forms. With its convincing solo instruments, evocative ambiences and vibrant textures, the library continues the tradition of “secret spice rack” soundsets that we started in 2021 with Zebra Elementals: ISLA.
Created over the span of more than a year by award-winning composer and sound designer Jan Morgenstern, this library breaks new grounds (and skies) in making complex modular synthesis structures intuitive, inspiring, and fun to play and explore. The sounds cover a vast spectrum of different areas, styles, and techniques; what they all have in common are their origins in the ideas of air, wind, clouds, flight, voices and breathing, as well as an obsessive attention to detail in programming, playability, and real-time performance features.
As you explore Zebra Elementals: AERA, you’ll come across remarkable simulations of wind, brass, and pipe instruments that make full use of Zebra’s physical modelling capabilities. But these are just the beginning: Unique and fantastical hybrid sounds, heavenly pads, haunting voices and choirs, vivid animated textures, striking percussion instruments and patterns, and highly customizable sound effects and ambiences round out the collection and turn it into a treasure trove for cinematic scoring as well as modern pop and electronica production.
The creation of Zebra Elementals: AERA has been a real passion project, and we’re thrilled that we finally get to share the results with you. Whether you’re a composer on the lookout for inspiration catalysts, or a producer searching for unique and striking sounds that keep your audience on the edge of their seats: We’re confident that this soundset will quickly become a mainstay in your arsenal.
Purchase and download Zebra Elementals: AERA via our web store now!
To celebrate the United Nations’ World Water Day on March 22nd, 2022, you can get our acclaimed soundset of water-inspired instruments, Zebra Elementals: ISLA, at 30% off its regular price! The sale is valid during the entire week of World Water Day until March 27, 2022.
We’re excited and proud to announce the release of our debut soundset today! Zebra Elementals: ISLA is a collection of 120 creative and original instruments for u-he’s excellent Zebra2 software synthesizer.
The common thread among the 120 instruments that you’ll find in Zebra Elementals: ISLA is that they’re all inspired by water. Carefully crafted exclusively for the excellent and powerful software synthesizer u-he™ Zebra2, we’re confident this collection will quickly become an indispensable well of creativity for your music.
Check out our demo tracks, which have been produced exclusively from Zebra Elements: ISLA content with no external sounds or effects used:
For some of the contained sounds, the water association is quite literal; you’ll come across a wide variety of iridescent streams, waves and drips, artfully interwoven with tonal elements. For most of the patches, though, it is more of an abstract theme. These are all sounds that have some kind of fluid quality to them; in their sound, in the way they ebb and flow, and in how they respond to your playing.
Designed by composer and sound designer Jan Morgenstern, the collection spans a wide range of sound categories: You’ll find soaring lead sounds, sparkling bells and mallet instruments, lush and shimmering pads, powerful drones, vibrant and magical textures, sequences, arpeggios, a variety of drums and percussion instruments, and not least an assortment of highly original and flexible sound effects and ambiences.
All patches are designed to make extensive use of Zebra’s real-time sound shaping capabilities via a number of controllers as well as Zebra’s performance pads. This way, you can morph each instrument’s sonic qualities into a myriad different variations at the turn of a knob and easily tailor it to your specific needs. Of course, the library also comes fully categorized, tagged, and described with metadata, so you can quickly find the sound you’re looking for.
Zebra Elementals: ISLA is a genuine work of love and the result of many months of obsessive development and fine-tuning, and we’re confident that you’ll get as much joy, inspiration and “ah-hah!” moments out of it as we’ve put into its making.
Purchase and download Zebra Elementals: ISLA via our web store now!