samplify Sotto X Sonokinetic
We are very excited to announce our new collaboration with Sonokinetic. Sonokinetic are responsible for some of the most sought after and beautiful phrase based orchestral scoring tools used by many of the top composers around the world. We always wanted analogue versions of their tools so we pitched them the idea! Now we are super proud to see our first joint venture released.
Over the past few months we have been tuning up our extensive collection of vintage analogue synths from Moog to Roland, Korg to Oberheim. We’ve painstakingly recreated the original phrases in the analog realm to match the orchestral articulations from the first Sotto library. All recorded through analogue effects and a 100% analog signal path including Burl and Neve converters and boards. We think it sounds lush – very Sotto!
Meet Sotto X – Music, instruments and sound by samplify:
Analog Synth Equivalents
With so many enthusiastic users of our libraries, it was inevitable that at some point one of our dedicated supporters would envision an inspiring idea for our next venture. So it is with Sotto X, an analog synth remix of our original Sotto library, suggested by Davide Carbone. We jumped on his exciting concept to re-tool our orchestral classics with lush synth phrases, and ran with the idea, which has grown into a full library in its own right.
Just like Davide, we share a love for the sound of old synths, and vintage hardware has long been a fascination for the team here at Sonokinetic. As fledgling music producers, long before we could afford high-end orchestral recording, we would craft intricate facsimiles of orchestral sections using nothing more than MIDI programming and synthesizers.
With Sotto X we bring this journey full circle, adding an extra dimension to our favorite orchestral phrase libraries. Soto X is a fully analog, synthesized version of our popular Sotto collection. Very playable in its own right, and also designed to complement the existing Sotto orchestral phrases. The sounds within have been expertly created and recorded using an analog signal path, for both the synth tones and post-production effects.
Our collaborators for Sotto X are the sound design wizards at Samplify in Australia. These masters of retro gear took the original orchestral scores for Sotto and transformed them into lush arpeggios and melodic pads. Using a huge collection of vintage synths (including classic models from Roland, Korg, Moog and Oberheim) the Samplify team used their expertise to extract maximum warmth and emotion from the hardware. This results in a collection of synth performances like no other; inspired by the orchestra but versatile enough for multi-genre scoring. Taking things a step further, the signal path was then enhanced using a bountiful collection of analog processing; including reverb, delay and compression units.
samplify sotto x sonokinetic
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