Updated: Sep 10, 2022
Developer: Luftrum - Sonic Underworld
When The Unit burst into the room they were greeted with flickering lights- in patterns only understood by its creator. Hard-drives lay scattered along the floor. Surrounded by cables was a screen; the Hacker had left them a message. Within a pixelated smiley face was a single word: Enigma.
Delve deep into a world of intrigue, where neon cuts through darkened streets, wi-fi is your best friend, and one and zero’s may very well decide your fate. Enigma is a 400 strong library that effortlessly weaves a path through your next globe-hopping political drama, clandestine suspense thriller or cyberpunk dystopia. Definitively modern, Enigma eschews the normal conventions of under-scoring for something truly unique and electronic.
Pulsing arps will propel you through a web of shadowy pads, while gripping electro-percussion keeps tabs on the time. Muscular bass will under-pin your compositions, while defiant plucks and tense keys sizzle with inexplicable electricity. Exhilarating transition effects peal back the layers to reveal brooding darkweb soundscapes. Combined, these elements weave a digital tail unhindered by normal conventions.
Enigma pays homage to the works of Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot, Ratchet), Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon, Only God Forgives), Marc Canham (I Care A Lot) and artists in the vein of Robot Koch and Oneohtrix Point Never.
Hard-coded into every patch are modwheel and velocity assignments for fuller expression – and when applicable, aftertouch. All 400 presets are sorted in official Spectrasonics categories and each preset leaves a few decibels of headroom. Included is a PDF installation guide for ease of use. Enigma requires Omnisphere 2.6 or later.
Unplug from the usual, and plug into a world saturated in source code and fiber-optic light. Just make sure to wipe your hard-drives afterward.
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