Christmas 2021 – NOW the WHOLE 342 Patches + Multis are included in UNIFY format!
316 Patches and over 170 new SoundSources for Omnisphere 2.1+ (a separate version of this library exists for Kontkat 5 HERE).
This is a special library of totally new SAMPLES & Patches for Omnisphere featuring Bell & ethnic Wind instrument presented with both Dry and MegaMagic processed! A library that sounds like nothing else on the planet! PLUS, included are a bunch of amazing woodwind Samples/PERFORMANCES by LA Session ace Steve Tavaglion to round out this library!
Listen to the audio demos, watch the patch walkthru video (and other support videos) and you will be impressed with what YOU can do after adding this amazing library to your arsenal!
About the Programmer: John Lehmkuhl
After the great success of MegaMagic Dreams and MegaMagic Pads, I wanted to think a little bigger and make sure the library was more flexible. I really loved how the guitars turned out in MegaMagic Dreams, so I produced a sampling session with a dear friend and excellent guitar player named Erick Hailstone (you will know more about Erick after the NEXT library comes out). We did 4 hours of him playing single boring notes with a BUNCH of different guitars – I wanted more variety and more notes so I could use Multi-Mode to make them a little more realistic sounding. At the end of the session, I pulled out my box of bell and wind instruments that I had built up to record (see the photo below) and for about 15 min, I picked up and played each of my handbells, finger cymbals, 3-bar Bells, Flutes, Pan Flutes and even my EchoHarp harmonica that I’ve owned since I was probably 8 years old! That 15 min of recording time turned out to be AMAZING. I was shocked how nicely everything played – even the flutes (which I am not an expert at playing!)
Over 25 acoustic bells and wind instruments performed by John Lehmkuhl available in:
- MegaMagic – Processed with LUSH multi-effect reverb and other effect processing chains I designed for this library and recorded into the sample.
- Dry – The source that was fed into the DSP effect chain.
- LOOPED – Almost everything is looped and the Looped patch is set with a slow attack for awesome PAD sounds!
This makes up 150 patches of the library.
There are then 150 signature patches created by Airwave, ExoSun, Kid Anthem, Jason Schoepfer, myself and a few other guest programmers that created really exciting BONUS patches. These take the library to all sorts of new and excitng places!
AND THEN – Just as I was about to release the library, I was offered samples by L.A. based session woodwind GURU – Steve Tavaglione – who has performed on so many films (using my sounds I might add) including Finding Dory, Bridge of Spies, Underworld: Awakening, Supernatural, Wall-E and so many more!
So there are 14 AMAZING sound sources from Steve including Flute Harmonics, Flute Taps, Bass Bansuri, Waterphone + Flute and more. These are 5 – 12 second long PERFORMANCES in many cases and give this library some really special sounds that have been used in some of the TV shows and movies that Steve has worked on! These performance were also run thru the MegaMagic process so double the number of patches!
This is MegaMagic: Bells/Winds!
Requires Omnisphere 2.1 or Later
Download: 480MB zip file (566.8MB uncompressed)
File Delivery: Digital Download
This library is oozing with the craft and care John provides when producing his libraries. This library is so much more than repetitive bells with a few tweaks, or a few basic wind sounds. So many original soundsources he has recorded himself. Warm bells, bright bells, finger cymbals, chimes, woody, mallets, cowbells, and so much more. The winds are full of surprises with various flutes from short, chiff and interesting drops, and a few harmonicas. Then, at the end, are some nice, emotional wind sounds based on samples from Steve Tavaglione. Each one of these adds a unique flavoring using harmonics or melodies.
I feel like there is a whole second part of this library. Almost every sound includes a pad version which was completely unexpected. These sound brilliant. I find myself getting lost in them all the time. Nearly all the bell pads offer a coldness while the flute pads tend to be a bit more earthy and warm.
There is another section of “z” sounds at the end of the patch list. I think of these like a bonus set of patches. This is a large selection covering Drums, Keys, Pads, Synths, Plucks, Textures, and of course more Bells and Winds. “Galaxy Boys”, a pan flute pad mixed with a boys’ choir, is a standout for me.
I am very impressed with this library. It was quite different from what I was expecting. I highly recommend watching the associated YouTube patch walkthrough video. You not only get the initial bells and winds, but a surprising set of pads and a healthy amount of well-crafted, extra presets.
I was browsing through Omnisphere when I came across the amusingly titled “radio killed the spotifail star” from this library and was reminded again of the inventive richness that goes into these MegaMagic sets. It brought my track to life, and only regret having taken so long to discover PluginGuru. The MegaMagic string libraries are also awesome.
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