Zebra Nordsund: Gold [Dark Edition] is a collection of 300 patches for u-he Zebra2 and ZebraHZ.
Nordsund is designed to capture the atmosphere and the darkness of Nordic Noir. The patches were created during bespoke sound design sessions I was doing for the fourth season of Swedish/Danish detective drama, The Bridge.
Brooding detectives, cold nights, complex murders, achingly beautiful scenery and sophisticated urban design: Nordsund reflects the sonic landscape of one of the most cutting edge and thrilling European TV series.
Grinding basses, industrial textures, silky pads, unstable sequences, tense percussion; Nordsund blends uneasy, moody analogue with dark, taut organic vibes for an authentic slice of melancholy Scandinavian tones.
There are a number of time signatures represented in the basslines, synth sequences and drumloops to allow you to build up suspenseful, syncopated tracks. Plus, as always, care has been taken to provide extra dynamic tonal control via the modwheel and the X/Y pads.
Nordsund is split into two collections: Blood and Gold. Gold provides more conventional, dramatic underscore synth sounds, useful in all contexts.
The Dark Edition takes those original sounds and modifies and optimises them for ZebraHZ, creating a more analogue and noirish depth.