Zebra Borealis: Dark Edition is a collection of 360 patches; 180 for u-he Zebra2 and a further 180 for u-he Zebra HZ The focus in Borealis is on synthetic sounds, designed for modern cinematic scoring. Blending analogue and digital flavours, this soundset takes pure synthesis and gives it a kinetic, widescreen twist.. Borealis is bursting with smooth basses and basslines, luscious pads, deft keys, pulsing sequences and arpeggios, dark soundscapes, and crunchy percussion loops.
Taking a lead from artists from M83, Solar Fields and Cliff Martinez to Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre and Giorgio Moroder, and scores such as Mass Effect, Monsters, Deus Ex: Human Evolution, Tron: Legacy and Blade Runner; Borealis gives classic synth sounds an update and opens them up for the big screen.
If you’re looking for cutting edge synth sounds that meld punchy, drifting analogue colour with crisp, complex, digital hybrid sensibilities with a future-retro style, Borealis is your soundset.
Although designed predominantly for modern film, game and television scoring, the soundset is also extremely useful for other genres, including ambient, electronica and synthwave.
Each of the 180 patches has detailed and expansive modwheel and X/Y pad programming for easy and effective ‘on the fly’ control.
The Dark Edition takes this programming further, reinvigorating the original 180 Zebra patches and creating optimised alternate versions for Zebra HZ.