The fourth and final Photosynthesis Kontakt library, Realms is an extensive musical toolkit of bowed metallic sounds. Recorded with rich detail, metal groans and screeches with tones ranging from terrifying to lovely. Realms encompasses a wide selection of raw bowed metal objects, stunningly alive pads, and horrific soundscapes. Realms includes seven bowed objects with a total of 41 sound “menus,” each menu comprised of many individual recordings that can be opened and transformed individually, as well as an additional set of horror-oriented “effects menus” for music in the shadows. Alongside the bowed objects are natural pads created directly from the bowed sound sources, and processed keys/pads/rhythms/soundscapes created with external mangling.
Realms totals 2.3GB, with over nearly 1400 samples. It’s powered by the open-source Photosynthesis Engine, which allows extensive control over shaping the sounds, and is designed to make importing your own samples and creating your own instruments easy.