The world is a crazy and diverse place. No matter which corner of the world you visit, you’ll be subject to a surreal amount of culture, wildlife and even some things that will feel as though they are out of this world.
Soniccouture, one of the pioneering virtual instrument developers today, and Chris Watson, one of the most legendary field recording artists in the world, have teamed up to bring these surreal experiences into your studio; all under the guise of Geosonics.
There are plenty, seemingly infinite, uses that rare and exclusive earthly sounds can bring to your productions, regardless of whether you’re creating music as an artist, or for your television programs, films, or video games.
Today, we’re going to delve deep into the Geosonics collection, seeing what this renowned pack has to offer, the technical details you need to know, and how the pack can change your audio game and opportunities forever.
In a Rush?
• Recorded by a legendary team including world-famous field recorder; Chris Watson
• Over 4GB of raw field recordings
• Over 400 presets included with your pack
• Over 6GB of individual samples in your library to work with
• Complete compatibility with the Kontakt Player NKS
• Works with all major DAW applications
As you can hear from the video above, this is an incredibly ambient-orientated sample pack which can help you create and edit a range of atmospheric sounds that will bring your pieces to life. Whether you’re creating these sounds for your band or as a solo artist or the sounds are to be used on a larger project, such as video for films, television or video games, Geosonics can provide.
For this release, Soniccouture has teamed up with the legendary Chris Watson, a world-famous, renowned field recording specialist who has worked with the likes of David Attenborough, worked alongside many natural television series and documentaries and has won multiple awards during these times.
With these high-quality sounds, Soniccouture’s iconic usability and powerful software opportunities, this is one virtual instrument you won’t be able to ignore.
The Available Sounds
Diving deeper into the virtual instrument and what it provides, there are several main instruments that Geosonics prides itself on. These include Wind, Ice and Water, Wires, and Swamps. Most of these are relatively self-explanatory.
The wind instrument will produce a howling yet rather echo-like sound, just like wind sounds, whereas Wires will create a technical-like sound of hums and buzzes. Of course, each instrument comes with over 80 presets you can use to edit the sound further until you’re completely happy with the final product.
Of course, all the sounds have been recorded to the highest possible quality, meaning they have retained their clarity and crispness, ensuring your listeners will only be enjoying the very best experience while listening to your music.
Both you and your audience will hear every single detail, securing this instruments place as one of the most immersive packs we’ve ever heard.
A Multi-Mode Environment
Unlike the majority of virtual instruments out there, Geosonics has an exclusive two user modes you can select from to help you create the ideal sound, as well as providing you with more opportunities to create some unique music.
The overview name here is known as ‘Natural Mode,’ which consists of a further two modes. These are known as ‘Natural Mode’ or ‘FOCUS off’ and Sound Design Mode, also known as FOCUS on.
When you’re using FOCUS off mode, you’ll be able to filter and browse through the original sound recording, and Watson created while out in the field. Of course, you’ll be able to play these sounds through your keyboard, with your mouse, or via a MIDI controller. You can even apply different sections of the recording to unique keys.
Once you’ve set up your work environment, you can even apply envelopes and filters till your heart’s content, helping you to find once again the sounds you’re looking for. However, while working in this mode, no pitched sample layers will be made available; only the original recording.
The Technical Specs
Geosonics has been designed so it can be used by anyone and everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the music industry, or you’re simply looking for the right tool for the job, Geosonics is ideal for the use of any skill level or expertise.
The interface has been designed to stay bright and clean, meaning you can easily identify what you’re doing, what settings you’re accessing, and what sounds you’re creating. There’s nothing truly out of the ordinary compared with another virtual instrument regarding the way you can control your sound, so there’s definitely not much of a learning curve.
All the samples, loops, presets and patches have been organized tidily into the navigation menus, so you can always ensure there are no problems when you’re trying to find the sound or tool you’re looking for.
Regarding the technical applications, the Geosonics instrument is compatible with both Mac (OS X 10.9 or higher) and Windows (7 or higher, 32/64-bit), and will require around 4GB of RAM to run, making this a lightweight, and highly versatile package that should be able to run on the majority of computer systems.
However, it’s worth noting that Geosonics will require a version of Kontakt 5 or Kontakt 5 Player to run, yet this is free and can be downloaded and easily installed from the internet.
When you’re looking for the best way to transport your listener to another part of the world, or even to another part of the universe, the Soniccouture Geosonics virtual instrument is one of the most essential pieces of software you’ll need to be thinking about.
By using high-definition sounds that have been recorded from around the world, you can easily create fantastic sounding atmospheric pieces that are deep, clear, crisp and are full of life.
Transport your listeners off to another part of the world with this stunning instrument which promises to be unlike anything else you’ve seen.