Sonic Underworld Valis for U-He Zebra 2
Valis is a dark cinematic analog tour de force collection of 180 signature patches for U-He Zebra 2.8 designed by Sonic Underworld and released exclusively on Luftrum.
The set contains a wide sound palette of gloomy darkness and strange evil, balanced with a hint of salvaging light. There are characterful arpeggios, dark basslines and basses, twisted synth keys with after-key dynamics, silky warm pads to driving, tense pulses and ominous soundscapes.
Being both beautiful and sinister by nature, these sounds are perfectly suited to be used in TV/Film and sci-fi underscore dramas and horror. While heavily influenced by artists Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein of Stranger Things fame, additional influences can be attributed to artists such as Ben Frost, Apparat, Disasterpeace and Vangelis.
Many patches offer added adaptability programmed into the modwheel and aftertouch is used for more expression. All sounds have a few dB headroom and X/Y assignments for further exploring.
Valis requires Zebra 2.8. The cover artwork is created by concept artist Andrey Vozny and licensed with permission. All sounds in the demos below are from Valis, except some drums and sound effects.