This collection of fierce lead synths and soaring atmospheric pads was created from shrieking hawks, owls, eagles, and other birds of prey. Packed at 11 GB, it's perfect for electronica, cinematic trailer scoring, special effects, soundscapes and game SFX.
Aevium is a powerfully unique collection of fierce lead synths and atmospheric pads, developed in partnership with the premier sound effects and foley production house BOOM Library, sound designed by our team using only source sounds from their Birds Of Prey avian sound effect library as our point of origin.
We love to challenge ourselves as sound designers here at Soundiron, seeking ever more exotic acoustic sources to explore and shape into musically compelling and intuitively playable virtual instruments. Birds Of Prey is a comprehensive post-production sound effects library capturing the essence of owls, eagles, crows, hawks, falcons, vultures and other raptors, corvids and large birds of prey. Perfect for creating natural wildlife soundscapes and character/creature sounds, it’s an essential tool for sound design and post-production for video games, film, television, video, advertising and more. Visit BOOM Library for more info about Birds Of Prey.
To build Aevium, we selected a wide variety of raw source sounds from Birds Of Prey and worked for months to warp, stretch, modulate, glitch, overdrive, and generally tear into to bits and bytes and re-synthesize them into a stunning sample-based virtual instrument library. We’ve hand-crafted 11GB of sound-designed content, with over 1800 samples. The preset browser tree makes it easy to explore and create! Everything is conveniently organized into a variety of helpful and efficiently searchable musical, textural and aesthetic categories.
The user interface is built on our popular Oroboros ambient synthesis engine (Ambius Prime, Quadral), so the creative possibilities are truly limitless. Whether you’re looking for classic punchy lead patches, warm fuzzy pads, dark drones, bubbling atmospherics, otherworldly textures or just pure flights of imagination, Aevium is your wing man!
The main user interface is built around four separate quadrants, an assignable XY Pad, quick modulator + filter routing menus, and arpeggiator system to expand your creative potential. Each layer has fully independent sound-shaping options including Attack, Release, Offset, Pitch and Pan. Every quadrant has its own individual filter with 39 built-in filter types, as well as modulators using a variety of sources: LFO, ADSR and Velocity with 5 selectable targets: Volume, Pitch, Pan, Filter Frequency, Filter Resonance.
The central XY Pad can be used in a variety of ways but defaults as volume control between the 4 layers. Each axis can be customized to affect a different parameter and can be used to control filters or a select amount of FX options. Rhythmic motion can also be added to the XY Pad, automatically adjusting each axis in a tempo-syncable way. You can also limit the X and Y range to create new patterns and fluctuations in tone.
You can set up dynamic patterns with our integrated ARP arpeggiator system, featuring a suite of abilities like rhythm, direction, swing and randomization. The easy Glide feature is also included, instantly turning this machine into a monophonic legato/portamento instrument with adjustable pitch bend speed control. Dive in to tweak and automate every parameter with total control over every detail, or just hit the Random button to instantly generate an infinite variety of new sound, parameter and dynamic modulator combinations. The Macro knobs to the left and right of the XY Pad are used to adjust volume LFO depth and speed parameters with a single control if Volume LFO routing is enabled.
Aevium ships with over 400 Factory Presets in 20 categories, each one lovingly crafted. They can be easily perused using the Preset Browser. You can also save new patches you’ve made using the browser, or share presets with other users. Finally, don’t forget to fire up the FX rack panel and load your synth up with dozens of DSP effects, including convolution reverb with over 100 of our custom real-world and special FX spaces to perfect your sound.
The interface is rounded-out by our modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.8 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. You can view screenshots of this library’s custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above. This library is packed with features to provide you a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt’s stand-alone mode.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited “demo mode”. However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats. The special Libraries tab doesn’t support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.