Project Pegasus is a free collection of dreamy analog arpeggios, lush strings, huge pads and ambient soundscapes crafted by Bryan Lake aka Sound Author. The library offers a diverse palette of warm and spacious sounds which are ready for use in Kontakt 5 or any WAV compatible sampler.
The sounds were built from scratch using various virtual synthesizers and real-world instruments and processed with both internal and external studio gear. Bryan has used various sound mangling and re-sampling techniques to create a variety of rich ambient pads and some fantastic arpeggio sequences.
The library contains over 100 individual instrument patches, covering a broad range of cinematic and ambient sounds ranging from huge dreamy soundscapes to classic analog pads and earth-shaking bass samples.
Project Pegasus is a cinematic sound library which is perfectly suitable for use in cinematic scoring and ambient soundtracks, however most the included pads and soundscapes can be used in a variety of music genres such as electronica, experimental rock, dubstep, etc. Feel free to experiment with these samples and layer them together to create even bigger and more complex soundscapes and pads.
About The Author
Bryan Lake aka Sound Author is a composer and sound designer based in Florida. He has published a number of free sound libraries and NI Reaktor ensembles on his website, including an outstanding free soundbank for the legendary Synth 1 virtual instrument. An interview with Bryan will be published on our website later today.
UPDATE #1: Sound Author has recently released his first commercial sound bank for U-He Zebra 2. It is called Undertow and is currently available for purchase on a pay what you want basis.
UPDATE #2: Some of the samples from Project Pegasus were recently used (with our permission) in the excellent FreeForm Volume 1 instrument for NI Kontakt 5.5+, released by Channel Robot. Definitely check it out if you’re looking for more Kontakt-compatible instruments.
Project Pegasus contains 122 audio samples in 24-bit WAV format. The included samples are sorted into three different folders. The pack contains 19 arpeggios, 50 atmospheres, and 53 instruments. The samples are perfectly looped and you can easily load them in any WAV compatible sampler instrument. Each sound from the pack comes with a corresponding instrument patch for Kontakt 5.
The sounds in the instruments folder include pads, keys, bass samples and leads. They are suitable for polyphonic playing. The sounds in the atmospheres folder are mostly suitable for monophonic playing. The arpeggios will sync to your host application’s tempo automatically. The root note for the arpeggios is C2 and the sound quality will deteriorate significantly as you move further away from the root pitch.
The included Kontakt 5 patches are based on a custom script which was kindly provided by Tudor Nastase aka Evoke. The pack contains 122 individual Kontakt 5 patches in total. The disk space required in order to use the library is 294 MB.