ILIO has released a new patch collection called Fire Water, which they say contains over 100 synth basses, leads, pads, poly synths, fx and textures, vocoder sound bites, and BPM-locked movers.
J. Scott G. (formerly of Deepsky) and MIDIhead teamed up with ILIO to create this set of patches for Omnisphere 2. ILIO says that, as the name suggests, every patch ranges from overtly aggressive to warm and serene. They tell us that Fire Water contains sounds geared toward modern electronic music production, such as Drum and Bass, Trap, Hip-Hop, Pop, EDM and even Film Score. The company believes that Fire Water's sounds go from dark to light moods, allowing many options to blend them in new and unusual ways.
"There is a yin-yang balance and contrast with the sounds I use in composing electronic music. It is a painting that requires a diverse palette of sounds. For example, I may want to begin my piece with a serene intro and build to an intense climax, or I may layer a dirty bass line with a soft poly synth and lush pad. Fire Water gives you that palette. It allows you to achieve that ebb and flow in a feng shui kind of way," said MIDIhead.
J. Scott G. added, "I love sounds that have a specific, but unconventional playability. For example, many of the distorted bass sounds I created are mono synths with massive amounts of portamento time. That allows me to bypass the pitch wheel and play bending notes with one hand while controlling the sonic texture via the modulation wheel with my other hand, all in real time."
Pricing and Availability:
Fire Water can be purchased and downloaded from ILIO or any number of participating online retailers for $35.
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