HORIZON LEADS - Discover A New Sonic Dimension!
Enter a realm where synthesizers meet Hollywood scoring aesthetics – HORIZON LEADS opens the door to a new sonic dimension for cinematic scoring. It is your gateway to a revolutionary cinematic scoring experience. Unleash the power of cinematic synth leads diligently sampled and infused with the warmth of acoustic instruments. Crafted to perfection, these sounds add a unique human and artistic touch to your compositions and let them resonate with the essence of Hollywood.
- HORIZON LEADS contains deeply sampled synthesizer sounds treated like acoustic instruments
- Hollywood scoring aesthetic for powerful cinematic synth leads
- Ensemble Engine for pulsating rhythms and animated themes
- Play complex patterns with simple chords
- 80 freely playable synth instruments offering limitless creative possibilities
- 150 customizable cinematic themes
DISCOVER A NEW DIMENSION OF SOUND
HORIZON LEADS was born out of a desire to bridge the gap in the realm of true cinematic soundtrack synthesizer sounds. With Hollywood elite composers embracing synthesizers in groundbreaking productions like Blade Runner 2049, Dune and Interstellar, there’s a growing demand for high-quality, expressive synth tones that capture the essence of the silver screen.
FOR MODERN PRODUCERS AND SCORE COMPOSERS
For ambient and modern electronic music, HORIZON LEADS can add shimmer and sizzle into your work with its library of brights. For scoring and blockbusters, these sounds make for the perfect emotional underscore that grips your audience without saying a word.
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HORIZON LEADS – WHAT’S INCLUDED?
HORIZON LEADS features an array of pulses, textures, and arpeggios in 150 animated themes powered by our renowned Sonuscore ensemble engine. In addition, you can immerse yourself in a vast palette of 80 freely playable synth instruments, each designed to empower your creativity. From ethereal sounds to powerful leads, you have the freedom to shape your sonic landscape.
AMBIENT – RESYNTHESIZED – CINEMATIC
HORIZON LEADS pushes sounds into undiscovered extremes, utilizing analogue rack effects and extraordinary sound sources. Use HORIZON LEADS as a scoring tool for any project that could use a musical theme or motif to compliment the storytelling, or use it as an exceptional synth to create innovative melodies with outstanding sonic power.
LAYERED – BRIGHT – POWERFUL
With four layers of sounds and an onboard compressor, delay, and hall reverb, create unique and enchanting combinations for a truly original experience. Each layer is linked to an independent arpeggiator and two pan engines, allowing you to easily create complex, evolving sounds.
Rediscover The Joy Of Composing
SONUSCORE brings the joy back to composing with HORIZON LEADS. Once you start exploring this instrument, your creative flow becomes unstoppable. The instrument’s unique capabilities will inspire you to effortlessly produce melodies and scores that captivate and resonate.
Dive into a world of expressive melodies with HORIZON LEADS’ exceptional Playable Lead Sound Presets. This collection of presets is painstakingly crafted to deliver a diverse range of lead sounds, allowing you to infuse your compositions with emotion and character. From soaring synth leads to rich, evocative textures, each preset is designed to be instantly playable, empowering you to bring your musical ideas to life effortlessly.
The Playable Leads in HORIZON LEADS ensure that your melodies take center stage, delivering a sonic impact that resonates with the soul of your audience.
Elevate your compositions to cinematic heights with the mesmerizing Animated Engine Presets in HORIZON LEADS. Powered by the powerful Ensemble Engine, these presets inject pulsating rhythms and dynamic themes into your soundscapes.
Unleash a world of movement and energy, as each preset brings your music to life with animated sequences and evolving textures. Whether you’re crafting an epic film score or a cutting-edge electronic track, the Animated Engine Presets provide a dynamic foundation, adding depth and excitement to your sonic creations. Immerse your audience in the flow of your music, creating a truly immersive and unforgettable listening experience.
Discover Horizon Leads
HORIZON LEADS is loaded with an abundance of exceptional instruments. Together with the Ensemble Engine, the Motion Engine and the Pan Engine, there are almost unlimited possibilities for creative sound development.
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NAVIGATE THE SONIC FRONTIERS WITH HORIZON LEADS’ INTUITIVE INTERFACE
For those familiar with ELYSION and THE ORCHESTRA, HORIZON LEADS extends a seamless transition to its user-friendly interface. Embrace the familiar and explore the extraordinary, as all essential controls are thoughtfully placed or intuitively designed for easy access. Navigate the depths of cinematic synthesis effortlessly and let your creativity flow with the comforting familiarity of HORIZON LEADS’ user interface.
Select Instruments, presets and control all layers from the main page. Play up to 4 instruments simultaneously.
Modify and perfect your sound to the very last detail with our critically-acclaimed ensemble engine. Create exciting new sonic experiences by simply playing some chords.
Mix & pan your layers and breathe live and dynamic variation into every single pattern.
Customize the instruments fundamentally, steering e.g. attack or decay via Midi CC
Explore the massive selection of presets using intuitive filters and categories.
Create outstanding motion and effects by controlling and automating the panning of the sounds.
POWERFUL FEATURES – SUPERNATURAL WORKFLOW
HORIZON LEADS features our critically acclaimed ensemble technology, empowering you to create complex sounds by playing simple chords.
MODIFIED ENSEMBLE ENGINE
HORIZON LEADS uses a modified version of the ELYSION ensemble engine. This means you can play up to four different instrument modules at the same time, and each module allows independent controls for arpeggiators. Using the mod-wheel unlocks an astounding filter effect that produces a great number of kinetic, digital possibilities.
HORIZON LEADS comes with its own unique dynamic FX engine. It allows the fundamental customization of the instruments, e.g. steering attack or decay via MIDI CC. Besides other FX the Motion Engine includes also two Pan Steppers, breathing live and variation into every pattern in no time.
SUPERCHARGE your creativity
HORIZON LEADS comes with 150 complex animated and fully customizable themes, spread across five different categories. Each category has its unique style and purpose, providing you with animated presets and poly / mono leads that are perfect for playing melodies.
Immerse your compositions in dynamic soundscapes with HORIZON LEADS’ Poly Animations. These animated presets leverage our cutting-edge engine, introducing pulsating rhythms and evolving textures. Explore a world where each note becomes a journey, adding depth and movement to your sonic creations.
Playable Poly Leads
Unleash expressive melodies with ease using HORIZON LEADS’ Playable Poly Leads. Crafted for instant playability, these presets offer a diverse range of polyphonic lead sounds. From lush textures to powerful motifs, each preset empowers you to weave intricate musical tapestries effortlessly.
Playable Poly Shorts
Tailored for those impactful moments, these presets provide concise and dynamic polyphonic lead sounds. Whether you’re scoring a climactic scene or a fleeting emotion, these presets deliver instant sonic impact.
Playable Mono Leads
Command attention with focused and monophonic precision using HORIZON LEADS’ Playable Mono Leads. Ideal for cutting through the mix, these presets offer powerful and singular lead sounds. From bold solos to piercing motifs, each preset ensures that your melodies stand out with clarity and authority.
Playable Mono Shorts
Achieve precision and impact with HORIZON LEADS’ Playable Mono Shorts. Designed for focused expression, these presets deliver singular and concise monophonic lead sounds. Each preset in this category ensures that your compositions carry a commanding presence, making every musical moment count. Explore the clarity and authority of monophonic leads with ease, bringing a distinctive touch to your sonic narratives.
EXPORT YOUR CUSTOM PERFORMANCE WITH MIDI DRAG’N’DROP
Once you have been inspired by a theme in HORIZON LEADS, drag and drop the arrangement of your performance to your DAW. Now you are free to use it within every library you own. Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template, change notes, combine different patterns and make them your own.
TOBIAS MENGUSER –
THE DESIGNER BEHIND HORIZON LEADS
Tobias Menguser has been working in sound design since the 1990s and started out programming synths for companies like Waldorf, Ensoniq and Clavia and did pioneer work in producing sample CD-ROMs for Ensoniq EPS16+ and ASR10.
In the early 2000s Tobias has been working for Native Instruments for over 10 years, he helped make Komplete what it is today and in the last ten years he has contributed sounds for over 450 US movie trailers.
Tobias’s latest projects mainly focus on software instrument building and include work for Sonuscore, Softube, Heavyocity, Steinberg, Presonus, and Arturia. “Besides building instruments I also design sounds for US movie trailers,” Tobias tells us, “and it’s always great to hear my own sounds in Star Wars or Avengers trailers.”
In his studio on Mallorca, he created the cinematic sounds for Horizon Leads using his extensive equipment with many analog synths and a 19″ wall of both rare and state of the art effect devices.
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HORIZON LEADS DEMOS
- Works with the FREE KONTAKT PLAYER
- KONTAKT Version 7.5.0 or higher
- macOS 11 or higher (Intel Core i5 / M1)
- Windows 10 or higher, Intel Core i5
- Graphics card Direct 3D 11.1 support
- 4GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)
- At least 1.9 GB of free hard disc space
- Deeply sampled synthesizer sounds treated like acoustic instruments
- Hollywood scoring aesthetic for true cinematic impact
- Designed by renown sound designer Tobias Menguser
- Built from the same engine as ELYSION with a modified Ensemble Engine, Motion Engine, and Pan Engine
- Familiar and intuitive user interface known from ELYSION and THE ORCHESTRA
- 150 complex animated and fully customizable themes, featuring up to 4 fully controllable instruments
- 80 instantly playable bass-heavy instruments
- MIDI-Export: Use the power of the Ensemble Engine on your personal template