Checking Out: Sounds Of Mars by Rast Sound

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Who knew Mars sounded so good! Rast Sound beat Musk in the race to Mars teaming up with over 20 Sound Designers to create an inspiring and unique Kontakt instrument.

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Checking Out: Sounds Of Mars by Rast Sound

Sounds of Mars Interface

For Sounds of Mars, Rast Sound teamed up with over 20 sound designers to create a collection of “space” inspired ambiences, pads, synth solo instruments and textures and then set out to create a Kontakt instrument with the ability to play on its own.

From top to bottom you can see the instrument is set up with several FX knobs for a Wormhole, Teleport, Elon Fuzz, Pulsar Rate and Pulsar Amount controls. These controls are tied to predetermined LFOs that the Rast Sound team has programmed into the instrument. A simple tweek of these controls can add movement and intensity to playback, although the outcome always seems to be a surprise as to how the FX controls will alter each of the samples in playback.

 

Sounds of Mars “pull down” sample sets.

In total, Sounds of Mars contains 600 different sound designed samples.

As shown above, the library loads up 2 different sets of samples with the pull-down menu for left (melodic) and right (sound design) presets. This combination allows for over 225 different sample combination possibilities.

 

The other unique offering of the Sounds from Mars engine is the “Auto Play” control.

Sounds of Mars Keyboard Split

As seen in the graphic above, the Auto Play is a simple button that randomly loads different sample sets from the Sounds of Mars collection and plays back a demonstration of the 2 presets at once. This feature cycles through different random combinations making it an excellent way to preview combinations.

Also, above, you can see that the left (melodic) and right (sound design) sample sets are split across orange and blue keys on the keyboard.

I found the instrument to be exciting and inspiring. During the first look video (at the top) I stopped not once, not twice, but three times to record ideas I had from playing different melodic and sound designed instruments.

Though I was thrilled with the first look, the one thing I heard throughout playing back the sample set is just how useful these sound designed samples included in the library could be, and how the engine Sounds of Mars is delivered in, Although cleaver and easy to use, limited the possibilities of some of these fantastic samples.

Sounds of Mars includes WAV files of all samples.

Luckily, Rast Sound was kind enough to include all of the samples of the instrument as WAV files which will allow those of use with various wavetable synths (like UVI’s Falcon) or unique sample processing and sound design tools (like iZotope’s Iris 2 or any of the Zynaptiq plugins) to take this collection even farther!

After checking out Rast Sound‘s latest release I’m happy to say that Bowie’s long-contemplated question, “Is there life on Mars?” can be answered with a resounding yes. . . and it is very inspiring and fresh!

Sounds Of Mars sells for €59 from Rast Sound

The Elements Collection is a bundle that contains Sounds of Mars and 4 other libraries and is available for €99 from Rast Sound

 

Facts

Sounds of Mars downloads as 3 GB and contains a collection of sound designed samples including Solo instrument, patterns, ambiences and effects. The library contains over 600 Unique Sound Designed Samples created in collaboration with 20 Different Sound Designers.

Sounds of Mars is delivered as both a Kontakt Instrument with a complete set of all samples as WAV Files.

The library does require Full Kontakt 5.7.3+

Sounds Of Mars sells for €59 from Rast Sound

The Elements Collection is a bundle that contains Sounds of Mars and 4 other libraries and is available for €99 from Rast Sound

 

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Host DB reviews Sounds Of Mars by Rast Sound
“Who knew Mars sounded so good!? Rast Sounds beat Musk in race to Mars teaming up with over 20 Sound Designers to create an inspiring and unique Kontakt instrument.”