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Table of Elements

Updated: Aug 13, 2021

Developer: Sonic Dust

We follow the science

Table of Elements is an innovative approach to Omnisphere sound design. Every patch is a sonic re-creation of an element of the periodic table. Each a complex and unique texture with movement and rich sonic character that can evolve with modwheel and aftertouch manipulation.

A palette of beautiful, undulating, chilling, ecstatic, lustrous, warm, squashed, diaphanous pads that go from inspirational minimal ambience to full-blown cinematic opulence. Long evolving notes move and swell with serpentine tempo synced motion that ebbs and flows with your music. Table of Elements is an (in)organic symphony of ear fruit - a catalyst for your creativity.

And you might learn a bit about chemistry too.

"There comes a point on every production when you've done the basics, and now you need something new, interesting, unique and inspiring. So I navigate to my Sound Dust library where time and time again I'm surprised and thrilled by what I find " - Gary Barlow - yes 'that' Gary Barlow !

The periodic table of elements, is essentially an infographic that cleverly displays all the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties.

Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published the first recognizable table in 1869, developed mainly to illustrate periodic trends of the then-known elements. He also predicted some properties of unidentified elements that were expected to fill gaps within the table. Most of his forecasts soon proved to be correct, culminating with the discovery of gallium and germanium in 1875 and 1886 respectively.

What's Inside ?

119 elemental patches, fully databased and for easy access prefixed with usefully Mendelevium categories... ACTINIDE – radioactive : beautiful, volatile and maybe a bit scary ALKALI METAL – reaction with water forms alkalies : mysterious and liquid ALKALINE EARTH METAL – second most reactive : cold, austere, unstable LANTHANIDE – silver-coloured metals : deep, complex, lustrous METALLOID – between metals and non-metal : quixotic, surprising NOBLE GAS – odourless, colourless, unreactive : light, amorphous, gassy NON-METAL – do not produce heat or electricity and are structurally brittle : pulsating, rich, frangible POST TRANSITIONAL METAL– AKA the poor metals : spiteful, agile, naive TRANSITIONAL METAL –the largest group in the table : a bit of everything 60 compound multis - a combination of elemental patches that create gorgeous and complex sounds - eg H2O (hydrogen and oxygen) All patches will have something cunning mapped to both Aftertouch and Mod Wheel, and are intended to be as expressive and malleable as something made from zeros & ones can possibly be.

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

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