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Whatabaudio Introduces Crime Fundamentals, A Sound Patch Library for u-he’s Zebra 2 Synth

Nick Batzdorf

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These sounds may be designed for crime shows, but they can also paint a lot of other pictures

Crime Fundamentals is a dark and cinematic sound set of 188 patches for u-he’s popular Zebra 2 software synthesizer, inspired by shows like Marcella (Lorne Balfe), Blacklist (Dave Porter), Broadchurch (Ólafur Arnalds), or The Sinner (Ronit Kirchman), and also the works of John Powell (Bourne Series) or James Newton-Howard (Parkland).

There is mystery, suspense, tension, sadness, despair – but also hope and relief. There are crimes, investigation, suspicion, interrogation, action, drama, and always the ticking clock in a race against time.

u-he Zebra 2
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This patch library includes find deep and thumping basses, disturbed and emotional pads, simple and effective pulses, dark drones, quirky keys and mallets, as well as a vast array of driving “tickys” to keep up the pace.

The patches were programmed to be easy to use, and they’re designed to sound like a film score and sit in the mix and around the dialog right out of the box. And if they don’t interfere with dialog, that means they leave room for your own melodies.

Every sound was made with a specific purpose in mind, and you can only tweak them within a range that serves a scene or emotion best – they don’t make no use of Zebra’s X/Y-Pads to go berserk and break a scene – instead everything you need is in the modwheel. The sounds will always keep their cinematic and emotional character.

Whatabaudio (or what about you?) Is a sounddesign project by film composer Andreas Moisa (SOKO Leipzig) that was started during the first COVID-19 lockdown in spring 2020.

Preset Walkthrough: https://youtu.be/KI27mauLj9M

Price: 35,- USD (subject to change due to exchange rates, ground price is 29,- Euros)

Free demo available!

Vendor: https://whatabaudio.com

Required: Zebra 2 (Version 2.9.1 (REV.9709) or later) from u-he: https://u-he.com/products/zebra2/

Preset Walkthrough Long: https://youtu.be/KI27mauLj9M

Preset Walkthrough 3-minute Version: https://youtu.be/9tXf65XB80U

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