Omnisphere Ferox is a collection of 300 patches for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.
Inspired by the cinematic work by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Ferox features an eclectic blend of analogue, hybrid acoustic, dark and distorted textures, rhythms, sequences and atmospheres. A brooding, eerie, shadowy, noisy, swarming soundset designed to get under your skin.
The dark and mysterious modern tones of their film scores for Gone Girl and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo supply the canvas on which Omnisphere Ferox has been created. There are also hints of the brooding pulses and textured acoustic aura of Johann Johannson‘s scores for Sicario, Prisoners and the Icelandic TV series Trapped. Nods to the work of Dave Porter (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Ben Frost (Fortitude) and Clark‘s Lost Panthers can also be found lurking in Ferox’s darkest corners.
Omnisphere Ferox is full of lo-fi drumloops, ghostly mallets, crumbling analogue synth riffs, drifting modular leads, haunted pianos, warm synth pads, damaged acoustic basses, gritty basses, disturbing ambience, fractured strings, odd synth noises, broken retro machines, melancholy soundscapes and curious hybrid instruments.
With 300 patches, there is a huge amount of sonic flexibility within Ferox and a variety of musical applications on offer. Not just the Reznor/Ross sound, this soundset is also great for horror, ambient, even music with a folksy touch, due its subtle nods towards Nordic and Western sounds. Go all out with just the analogue synth sounds, or keep it real with the hybrid acoustic elements; or blend the two.
As ever, this release features intricately configured and useful programming on the modwheel, to bring extra life and dynamism to the sounds.
This Omnisphere soundset uses no external audio sources or original samples, but you will need to own the latest version of Omnisphere 2 (v2.2) for the patches to load correctly.