New Software Synth, Sonic Fiction, A “Science Fiction Based Conceptual Instrument”

In this Native Instruments video, Jeremiah Savage, the creator of Sonic Fiction, explains the unusual concept and creation process of his science fiction-inspired software instrument.

Native Instruments’ Sonic Fiction is a new KORE-Powered instrument that combines field recording with advanced synthesis to create hundreds of otherworldly sounds.

Native Instruments Sonic Fiction retails for $79. Description:

Expanding on sound design paradigms established with Jeremiah Savage’s previous ACOUSTIC REFRACTIONS collection, the sounds in SONIC FICTION are inspired by imaginative Science Fiction scenarios and concepts. Unusual, complex acoustic sources ranging from volcanic mudpots to television static were carefully captured in extensive field recording sessions, and combined with the vast synthesis and sound processing capabilities of ABSYNTH, KONTAKT and KORE. The result is an array of previously unheard, charismatic instruments that are both alien and organic in their sonic character, but also highly playable and of profound musical value.

SONIC FICTION provides 100 KoreSounds with eight morphable Sound Variations each, resulting in 800 individual sounds. Concise parameter assignments allow for immediate, intuitive sound tweaking in KORE 2 and KORE PLAYER. Full musical metadata for all presets also makes SONIC FICTION integrate seamlessly with any individual collection of KORE-Powered instruments.

You can find out more about Sonic Fiction at the NI site.

9 thoughts on “New Software Synth, Sonic Fiction, A “Science Fiction Based Conceptual Instrument”

  1. I understand the concept but don't find it useful, i'd rather record my own stuff and layer my own synth sounds on them. i think being able to treat each indvidually makes the sounds more interesting

  2. I understand the concept but don't find it useful, i'd rather record my own stuff and layer my own synth sounds on them. i think being able to treat each indvidually makes the sounds more interesting

  3. I understand the concept but don't find it useful, i'd rather record my own stuff and layer my own synth sounds on them. i think being able to treat each indvidually makes the sounds more interesting

  4. You can treat each layer individually.. the website states that each sound has up to 24 individual parameters to add/take away layers.. and also effect the tone and transform them. this, on top of the 8 sound variations already programmed.

  5. I disagree – I have Omnisphere, Acoustic Refractions and Sonic Fiction – They are all good but personally I think Jeremiah's concepts are far more interesting than Omnisphere. Not to mention far less expensive. But again all have high quality sound and are very flexible.

  6. I disagree – I have Omnisphere, Acoustic Refractions and Sonic Fiction – They are all good but personally I think Jeremiah's concepts are far more interesting than Omnisphere. Not to mention far less expensive. But again all have high quality sound and are very flexible.

Leave a Reply