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Geosonics

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SAMPLING PLANET EARTH

Geosonics is a collaboration between legendary field recordist Chris Watson and Soniccouture. Hundreds of hours of recording time, in some of the worlds most extreme and inhospitable environments, combine to form a library of rare sonic artefacts that cannot be found anywhere else. Using this unique collection as a starting point, Soniccouture created a wealth of sound design material ; waves and sampled textures which, when layered and combined with Watson's recordings create the most fluid, organic soundscapes ever.

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Ice and Water Instruments Features:

  • 90 Sound Design Presets
  • 15 Original Watson Recording Presets

Recorded during various trips to the North Pole, Iceland and other Arctic regions, this category features incredible recording feats such as hydrophone recordings from the inside of glaciers, micro-recordings of deep water shrimp fighting, and the calming blips of water freezing in realtime.

Wale

Wind Instruments Features

  • 82 Sound Design Presets
  • 15 Original Watson Recordings

Wind - silent in itself, it only reveals itself sonically once it hits something. Rushing in from the sea towards the Kalahari, it tears across the sand dunes and rips through desolate river beds. Watson buried hydrophones deep in sand dunes, repurposing the under-water recording devices to function in deep desert depths.

A hollowed out Acacia tree was fitted with minuature and contact mics in the 40 degree heat, and the musical moaning sounds of the wind in its trunk were captured. Melted holes in polar ice create feedback whines, and the railings on an abandoned air-base form the basis of a sinister sound-scape.

Desert

Wires Instruments Features

  • 97 Sound Design Presets
  • 23 Original Watson Recording Presets

The recordings that inspired to first approach Chris Watson, and ultimately led to Geosonics ; the incredible drone-scapes created by vast runs of wire in natural enviroments - 'Like giant guitar strings in the landscape', to paraphrase Chris. Contact mics attached to wire fences, sculptural installations or even power lines record changes in weather and temperature as stunning soundscapes. Chris Watson made many of these recordings during his residency at the Wired Lab in NSW, Australia, an artist-led organisation founded by Sarah Last. Inspired by the technique further recordings were made on overhead railway cables and simple farm fences in Cumbria, UK.

Wire recordings make fantastic material for sound design work - many of the pitched sample sets in Geosonics were made by processing the wire recordings to extract pitched sounds. Their high harmonic and noise content means that they sound great when filtered or shaped into percussion, too.

Wire

Swamp Instruments Features

  • 67 Sound Design Presets
  • 12 Original Watson Recording Presets

Recordings made in the swamps of Venuezela and Madagascar. Some of the most inhospitable recording environments of all due to the proliferation of tiny biting things. Chris used huge 100 metre runs of microphone cable to allow him to situate himself well away from the swamp life during recording.

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Pitched Sample Layers

In addition to the 65 original Chris Watson field recordings (4.7GB), Geosonics contains 140 tuned samplesets, for layering and sound design. This additional sample material is a combination of useful 'building blocks' such as sine waves, sawtooths and strings; as well as processed versions of the Watson recordings. These sample sets are essentially tuned versions of the original recordings - Soniccouture used various DSP processes (spectral morphing, convolution, granulation) to 'forcibly extract' pitched, harmonic material that could be played chromatically on a keyboard.

Sounddesigners

Sound Designers

To create a large preset library (400 presets) with real creative depth, Soniccouture decided to colloborate with some of our favourite sound designers. With such unique material to work with, they were curious to see what an 'All-Star' sound design team could do with it. The result does not disappoint, with many different takes on building atmospheric yet musical patches.

Ian Boddy | Biomechanoid | Martin Walker | Andy Wheddon

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europes largest independent customer review company.

 
Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

I would recommend the product to any body. Also the quality of the product is worth the price.

05.01.2016
Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

sound designer myself, this was a must buy. a source of inspiration and also a valuable tool in my hands as a experimental composer. first class product like no other... if you are into organic soundscapes, strange pads and atmospheres and field recordings... take this immediately

13.08.2015
Language: englisch
5.0 of 5

SUPERB ALL THE WAY, 5 STARS PLUG-IN SO AHEAD OF ITS TIME ! WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE FROM POP MUSICIAN TO ANY OST COMPOSER OR ANY ADVENTUROUS HEAD LOOKING FOR UNUSUAL MOODS.

04.08.2015
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Kontakt poweredThe latest NI Kontakt Player is included in this product!
The minimum Kontakt Player version to use this library is specified in the product description.

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)

You want more?
This library qualifies for the reduced Crossgrades of full KONTAKT at Native Instruments (€ 249 instead of 399)
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Windows
Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

Mac
Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 oder 10.11 (latest update)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


SUPPORTED INTERFACES

  • Stand-Alone NKS support
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • WASAPI
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

Kontakt Player legacy downloads - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt Player 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - Geosonics

Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode
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Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

online activationProduct activation:
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).

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