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Omnisphere Horizon V is a collection of scoring patches for Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

Horizon V is squarely aimed at the television underscore and independent film scoring vibe. There is a strong blend of the acoustic and the synthetic: both growling and delicate string instruments meet dark and lush analogue sounds. Melding organic bowed textures, airy guitars and pseudo-folk vibes with bristling, warm synth classics and evolving techno pulses; this soundset captures the intimate, innovative spirit of scoring for the small screen, as well as films and games that steer away from the Hollywood aesthetic.

This collection delivers haunting pianos, melancholic soundscapes, colourful guitars, eclectic strings, and supports them with impulsive basses, kinetic percussion, rich pads and robust synths.

Strong influences for Horizon V include: Olafur Arnalds’ beautiful score for Broadchurch; the tense and emotional soundtracks for Nordic Noir favourites The Bridge, Wallander, Borgen and The Killing; James Newton Howard’s dark and powerful Nightcrawler soundtrack; the brilliant score for The Last of Us by Gustavo Santaolalla; and Johan Johansson’s eerie Prisoners soundtrack.

With the launch of Omnisphere 2 not so very far away, this will be the last release in the Horizon series – but it is ending on a high. As well as the normal version of Horizon V, there will also be a Deluxe version featuring an expanded total of 195 patches, rather than the normal 128.

For more info: theunfinished.co.uk