Aureus Ventus - Golden Wind - is a unique library for HALion 5 which combines flute and other woodwinds with all sorts of achromatic and chromatic percussion instruments like Hang percussion, various chimes (also glass chimes), Glockenspiel, gongs, bells, singing bowls and more.
The flute sounds for this library are created by using a special playing technique named Pars-Pro-Toto, invented by german flutist Andreas Mazur who also performed the samples used in Aureus Ventus. He found a method to create beautiful and expressive flute sounds by playing on the single parts of a conventional flute using special fingerings and embouchure techniques. This yields sounds somewhere in between a shakuhachi, an okarina, a viola and a voice, hard to describe in words really…
Multi-sampled bass flute instruments, some vocal and string sounds and temposynced percussion loops will also be included in this library.
In addition to the above a wealth of electronic derivatives create a counterpoint to the acoustic sound worlds. Tonal soundscapes, ethereal tinkles, warm drones, minimal sequences, lush pads and other fragile textures created with programs like Kaleidoscope, crusherX, Metasynth, GRM Tools, Serum and Zynaptiq’s Morph are layered with the acoustic sounds to create expressive instruments.
The patches will make use of HALion’s exceptional granular engine, it’s deep sample player and the synth engine, often layering or splitting different synthesis forms in one patch with key-switchable articulations or sound-combinations and round robin alternations.
All of the roundabout 80 patches have the 8 Macros and the Modwheel assigned, many also use Aftertouch and/or HALion’s Sphere-modulator, some make use of the Flex Phraser and Trigger Pads.
Aureus Ventus is distributed as a HALion vstsound-archive for the sample content and tagged vst-presets.
- Approximately 80 patches
- Roundabout 3+ GB of original samples
- ETA: 2nd half of May
- Delivery: download
- Price on release: € 59 EUR
- Pre-order price: € 48 EUR
Please note: the full version of HALion 5 is required to play the patches from this library.
More info and pictures of some of the sampled instruments can be found on the product page.