Turn Noise Into Music
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Sonora Cinematic Harmonic Bloom for the free Kontakt Player exploits the concept of the harmonic series to turn noise into unique and distinctive musical material that can be used in your compositions. From calm and reflective organic soundscapes to dark and imposing mechanical pads and textures, Harmonic Bloom offers an awe-inspiring array of sound design possibilities – and that’s just with the built-in noises and sound sources! Import your own samples into the easy to use interface to craft rich, complex and captivating instruments like no other.
Sonora Cinematic Harmonic Bloom for the free Kontakt Player exploits the concept of the harmonic series to turn noise into unique and distinctive musical material that can be used in your compositions.
From calm and reflective organic soundscapes to dark and imposing mechanical pads and textures, Harmonic Bloom offers an awe-inspiring array of sound design possibilities – and that’s just with the built-in noises and sound sources! Import your own samples into the easy to use interface to craft rich, complex and captivating instruments like no other.
"The combination of the Main samples and the harmonics coaxed from the Noise section can make for some hauntingly beautiful sounds, from ethereal pianos and plucks to warm and washy pads. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first encountered Harmonic Bloom but I’ve quickly grown to like it very much and I suspect that musicians into ambient styles of composition will find it especially attractive. 5/5"
Paul White, Sound on Sound
"Start with chaos, end up with order. Harmonic Bloom carves its niche incredibly
well but can go further if pushed. Really
though, if you want your sounds from
dreamland, then this is your go-to plugin"
Computer Music magazine
"This instrument should not go unheard. Really beautiful design and amazing timbers. It’s great “out of the box” but really shines when importing your own sounds. It will not replace your legato-piano ;) but it’s an incredible exciter to dull orchestral pads and that’s just scratching the surface."
Anders Wall, Harmonic Bloom customer
How It Works
Drag and drop any “noisy” sample into the GUI or choose from one of the 30 included flavours of noise and simply start extracting harmonics from these chaotic waveforms to obtain a musical pitch.
That’s just the beginning… use the plethora of built-in LFOs to independently modulate the panning, volume and filters of each single harmonic. Creating lush, evolving soundscapes is as easy as turning just a few knobs!
The noise is only half the story of this incredible tool. Add a second layer from a curated selection of deep sampled sound sources ranging from rare instruments to classic analog synths, guitars to reamped acoustic instruments and more.
Ever wondered how a French horn played through an electric guitar tube amp sounds like? How about a classic analog synth from the ‘60s passed on cassette and through a granular processor? With Harmonic Bloom there are numerous combinations with which to explore and experiment. Check out the video below to experience some of the sounds...
“It’s a very unique experimental library. It combines noise and pitched samples in a very unique way - I don’t think I’ve ever seen it done where we have these different harmonic layers at least. It’s really, really good stuff."
Whether you want to achieve a heavenly, ethereal and delicate soundscape, powerful, ominous and disturbing textures, or just looking for something to inspire a new piece of music, Harmonic Bloom is a spectacular sound design playground.
"I produced Harmonic Bloom to make available to everybody what I like to call a ‘creative sound design environment’ – a playground that will allow composers and sound designers to make sounds that are completely unique and different from what’s out there.
Using filters with high resonance values tuned to specific frequencies is something I have done for my own projects numerous times – it's an incredible way to extract pitches out of noise. This tool makes the process easy and creative... and it comes with a plethora of amazing sound sources that we collated for the occasion! My real hope though is that users will utilise it as a device to transform their own samples into playable instruments, creating their own personal palette of sounds like no other." - Alessandro Mastroianni, Sonora Cinematic
Harmonic Bloom works with the free Kontakt Player 7+ (available for download here).
“These deep-sampled instruments are as varied as they are bizarre. Analog synths, guitars, reamplified acoustic instruments, a horn passed through a guitar amp or degraded instruments in a cassette player. The results are organic sounds which are ideal for producing textures, pads and other worlds in sound design and music.“
Pierre Esteve, Keyboards Recording magazine
"I really enjoy using this plugin, it’s really great for doing custom sound design. [...] Incredible, highly recommended...."