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Nordic Spheres

Fusing musical instruments and sound effects
Nordic Spheres - Fusing musical instruments and sound effects
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Instrument Type:
Sound Design
Now $159.20
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From the frozen reaches of the North, icy spirits reach out across the eternal expanse to seize the listener in their song. NORDIC SPHERES captures the frosty tone of the ancients, a transportive granular instrument that creates rough, pulsating atmospheres echoing through time and desolation.

- NORDIC SPHERES features an unpolished, ambient sound perfect for creating ambiences as palpable as a thick fog
- NORDIC SPHERES blends layers of musical spheres and sound effects together with easy but complex arpeggiators
- With NORDIC SPHERES, freeze forlorn, mysterious scores in the tracks of modern cinematic music
- NORDIC SPHERES seizes the essence of the beautiful Icelandic nature: from the ice fields of Vatnajökull to the fiery horrors of Fagradalsfjall

NORDIC SPHERES is a Kontakt instrument that creates vast, frozen soundscapes and musical spheres using a combination of rich, sound effects content, granular synthesis, and percussive sounds. We worked with Mats Lundgren and Amina Hocine from Sweden-based Pole Position to create a treasure trove of rich tonal and non-tonal audio from a wealth of creative sources. Mats’ recordings combined with our layering and arpeggiator possibilities have created a truly inspirational instrument.

The sonic sibling of TIME TEXTURES and CHROMA, it is perfect for composers and producers who want to experiment with both sound design and music.

NORDIC SPHERES was created from a variety of mangled atypical tonal and non-tonal sounds and effects, mixed together like crashing glaciers. There are four layers from which to build an intricate texture, each with its own ADSR, arpeggiator, and FX options that include EQ, saturation, chorus, and tremolo.

NORDIC SPHERES was designed with great glacial movements in mind. Our Grain Engine was the natural choice to achieve this, so that, like snowflakes, no two sounds are ever the same. Meanwhile, our advanced arpeggiator engine allows for complex weaves to float through the sonic spectrum, while the modulation knob controls any number of motion FX.

Empower Your Chill: Effortless Soundscapes with an Intuitive UI

The secret behind the crystalline and haunting tones of NORDIC SPHERES lies in the expressive capabilities of the four layers and how the effects are tied to the modwheel.

The two upper layers feature the Grain Engines – the real icing on the instrument. Adjust the density for thickness, the starting position for something harder to grasp, and change the timing to smear or shatter the sound like falling icycles. Further advanced controls include an ADSR and arpeggiator, with the FX able to be tied to the modwheel.

NORDIC SPHERES is like the tundra, with layers of frost and ice. Unlike the permafrost, however, it’s easy to build upon them. For the two Grain Engines, choose from Tonal, Tonal Effects, Non-Tonal Effects, and Looping sounds and from the two traditional sample engines: Hits, Particles, and Sustains. Each layer has access to an arpeggiator and FX.

Just as in our other instruments, you can always expect powerful arpeggiators backing the sound of SONUSCORE products. Each layer has access to its own arpeggiator or LFO, allowing you to create intricate patterns that freeze the senses and immediately inspire new musical ideas.

With our Motion options in each FX grid, tie the FX to the modwheel, allowing you to drastically change the timbre, from icey detachment to burning rage. Use the presets to discover the kinds of changes that you can scrape out, and guide your sounds to whole new spectrums by the interplay of grain, particle, and pad.

As a composer and sound designer for Pole Position, Mats Lundgren has over 20 years of experience in audio creation. His love for experimental percussion shines through in his scores for Just Cause 2, Mad Max, Generation Zero, The Hunger: Call of the Wild, and more, as well as in his work for NORDIC SPHERES.

Amina Hocine is a trained classical pianist who early on began experimenting with the interplay of music and technology, so it was only natural that she became a master at synthesizers. At Pole Position, she works as a sound designer working on recording instruments and sounds and making them more interesting while also studying at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Pole Position is a Sweden-based audio post production company that’s been working for more than 35 years on music production, field recording, and sound design.
Product Details:


- Works with the FREE KONTAKT PLAYER
- KONTAKT Version 6.7.1 or higher
- macOS 10.14 or higher
- Windows 10 or higher
- 8GB RAM (more recommended)
- At least 8.5 GB of free hard disk space. SSD hard disk recommended.
- Be advised that some presets of NORDIC SPHERES need a fast CPU to run smoothly and require an Intel i7 processor or higher.

- Unpolished, ambient sound fusing musical instruments and sound effects
- Truly inspirational instrument, powered by Sonuscore’s highly-acclaimed engine
- 4 independent sound layers to shape incredible soundscapes and melodies
- More than 200 carefully crafted presets
- Sound effects content & granular synthesis
- Full mod wheel support of its unique core engine
- Powerful motion engine to drastically change the timbre

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