Misty Valley (Lite version) - Blurred Sound Colors
Unstable/noisy synth inspired by Boards of Canada, AphexTwin
This is a lite version of Misty Valley that includes only 10 presets while the full version includes 75 presets. You can get the full version of Misty Valley for free here: https://gumroad.com/l/bcHaVA - just enter $0.
The sound demo was produced only with Misty Valley and Valhalla Supermassive.
Here is some video demo of Misty Valley:
The concept of Misty Valley came about when I was trying to create a “blurred” synthesizer sound as part of my musical project Oblik Lines. By “blurred” I mean those intriguing synthesizer sounds you can find in such music by Boards of Canada, Rival Consoles or Alessandro Cortini, to name a few. These sounds can be described as unstable and imprecise, which makes them more human/organic. I took inspiration from the analogue synths from the late 70s/80s and designed this subtractive synthesizer with just two oscillators. Other functions within modules are then added to emphasize this blurring effect. These include: the Drifter, which replicated the pitch instability of tape machines; and the Tape Sampler to add tape noise in the signal chain to reinforce the LoFi/Organic feel.
As you may have guessed, Misty Valley is not a clean or multi-purpose synthesizer, rather it focuses at creating a very distinctive and unique misty sound.
PRESETS (FULL VERSION)
Misty Valley, includes 75 presets that I have split in 4 sound banks:
- Blurred noises: an overload of noisy sounds
- Unstable textures: dreamy / soaring sounds with a touch of noise
- Almost clean: classical analog sounds with some noise
- Noise beds: atmospheric noise pads
There's also a standard "By Categorie" folder for quick search.
If you want to tell me for which project you used it or just to say hello please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find all links to my social media and music as oblik lines here : https://linktr.ee/obliklines
Thank you for reading all the way through and I hope you will enjoy playing with these sounds :) Misty Valley is in Creative Commons Attribution licence so you are free to use the it in commercial and non-commercial work as long as you credit the author. Please do not distribute the patch or the samples outside of this ensemble.
If you are using it in your own productions I would appreciate that you tag my instagram (https://www.instagram.com/obliklines/) in description so that more people could discover it.
Enjoy ! ;)
Concept, Patch, GUI & Sound Design by Oblik Lines
Tube Overdrive core cell by Robin Davies (Reaktor User Librarie)
Background photo by Cindy J.