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Harmonic Bloom from Sonora Cinematic

Creative Sound Design Environment

Sonora Cinematic Harmonic Bloom Creative Sound Design Environment Kontakt Player pads textures sample library

Sonora Cinematic have announced the release of Harmonic Bloom: Creative Sound Design Environment, a new sample library that runs within Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player. Equipped with a range of built-in sound sources and noises, and also allowing users to import their own samples, Harmonic Bloom promises to deliver everything from calm soundscapes to dark and imposing pads.

A Noise section allows users to load a sample, with some shaping controls provided by a set of Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, and Sample Start parameters. A Noise Harmonics section directly below then provides separate level controls for the sound’s fundamental frequency and seven subsequent harmonics, allowing users to extract harmonics from their noise source to obtain a musical pitch.

A second sample can then be layered using the plug-in’s Main section, which also be manipulated using Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, and Sample Start parameters. A large variety of sounds are included, ranging from rare instruments to classic analogue synthesizers, guitars to re-amped acoustic instruments, and more. Modulation possibilities are then provided by built-in LFOs, allowing users to independently control the panning, volume, and filter values of each harmonic.

“Using filters with high resonance values tuned to specific frequencies is something I have done for my own projects numerous times – it's an incredible way to extract pitches out of noise. This tool makes the process easy and creative... and it comes with a plethora of amazing sound sources that we collated for the occasion! My real hope though is that users will utilise it as a device to transform their own samples into playable instruments, creating their own personal palette of sounds like no other.” - Alessandro Mastroianni, Sonora Cinematic founder


Harmonic Bloom runs in Native Instruments’ free Kontakt Player 7, which is supported on PCs running Windows 10 or 11, and Macs running macOS 10.15 and above.

Pricing & Availability

Harmonic Bloom is available now for an introductory price of £89 excluding VAT. After 20 January 2023, the price will increase to £119 excluding VAT.

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