Himalaya

Novation Peak

Image of Novation Peak bank Himalaya
£24.99

Novation Peak

Himalaya is a cinematic sound bank the Novation Peak. Featuring 128 Soundsauca signature ambiences, analog strings and FX.

Himalaya Image of Novation Peak bank Himalaya
£24.99

Ascention

Ascending to new heights with the Novation Peak, Himalaya is the result of an intensive sound programming project undertaken by Soundsauca.

Having spent what feels like an eternity in the clouds discovering new sonic landscapes, I set about making sense of the huge number of sounds I’d made… From this you’ll find beautiful analog renditions, choral pads, retro strings, ambient washes, plucks and classic leads.

Part 2

Himalaya’s a bit of a whopper, here’s part 2 if you haven’t seen it as well. Part 1 is at the top of this page.

Favorites

It’s hard to pick favourites here as there’s a lot of diversity but here’s a few I thought stood out:

  • “Moondrops” – a simple impulse pitch that shimmers and rotates into the distance,
  • “Stringy Stuff” – a racy arp with a festival atmosphere,
  • “Twisted Take” – we’re not gonna take it;)
  • “Sawdust Sun” – very analog without the animate button FX
  • “Choir Tune” – resonant filter on the edge of self oscillation,
  • “In the Reeds” – 2 sounds in one! A subtle reedy pad morphs into an EP via the mod wheel,
  • “Orca Choir” – New age aquatic sound effect,
  • “Deep Crack” – colourful resonance shimmers

I think they’d be great for ambient based genres and musicians looking for inspirational soundscapes.

Ever conscious that the Peak has a galactic reverb onboard, I lost count of the times I reduced reverb on patches, only to come back and find there’s still too much! As an antidote, there’s some sounds that are completely dry, often this can be toggled with the 2 “animate” buttons.

Demo

The Youtube demo(s) feature 126 out of the 128 patches. I know, I can’t count! However, I’ve added these 2 to the mp3 demos below. There are also another 28 patches included free. Some of these were variations or outtakes whilst working.

All Himalaya sounds were recorded with the -6dB output setting on the Peak into an RME UFX interface @24bit, 48khz using Logic Pro X. The master volume was set at around 12 O’clock. The Peak doesn’t ever suffer from a lack of level! No external effects, compression, EQ or any other “secret sauce” was used in its creation. I have used volume fades and modulation to make the demo a bit of a journey. I hope that’s ok.

Details

  • 128 Patches + 28 extra
  • Stock wavetables used
  • 54 Motion/Pads/Strings
  • 36 Polysynths/Keys/EPs
  • 11 Arps
  • 8 Basses
  • 6 Percussive/Bell
  • 13 Sound FX
£24.99

Patch List

  1. Cosmic Glitter
  2. Eight Hats
  3. Tablature
  4. Flamingoes
  5. Parsec Vox
  6. Chunkeys
  7. Fuzzy Fun
  8. Space Elixir
  9. Ocean Swell
  10. Stalactite
  11. Sprung Out
  12. Quagmire
  13. Entanglement
  14. Varipraise
  15. Ice Bands
  16. ClassyPlucka
  17. Fireflies
  18. Delicate Peak
  19. Headspaces
  20. Grainshaft
  21. Lies Beneath
  22. Neptune
  23. RSS Terracota
  24. Terra Firma
  25. Deep Trough
  26. Instabilities
  27. Shimmer Rate
  28. Mary Go Round
  29. Loving Moments
  30. Himalaya
  31. Still Motion
  32. Sticky Tape
  33. Cavernous
  34. Donatello
  35. Epicolony
  36. Silicon Battle
  37. Haunted 3
  38. Metroplex
  39. Data Rapids
  40. Moondrops
  41. Life Mysteries
  42. In the Reeds
  43. Dream States
  44. Quantum Vox
  45. Flat Pack
  46. Orca Choir
  47. Base Camp
  48. Ascention
  49. Choir Tune
  50. Gravel Traps
  51. Stringy Stuff
  52. Aquanautics
  53. Oceanographic
  54. Key Crests
  55. Shake Da Peak
  56. Subterania
  57. Deep Left
  58. Microdosey
  59. Wet Envelopes
  60. Distant Tines
  61. JD Heart Melt
  62. Papa Dont
  63. Starsauca
  64. Orchestrated
  65. Selfresco
  66. Glaciator
  67. String On
  68. Scintillator
  69. Full Bored
  70. Sticky Pudding
  71. BeachCombers
  72. Diamond Peak
  73. Mod Freq
  74. Magnetar
  75. Peak Drifta
  76. Golden Gates
  77. Rip Chord
  78. JP Hawkwind
  79. Double Take
  80. China Strings
  81. Stepping Stones
  82. FM Clangers
  83. Candy Floss
  84. Colormata
  85. Peak Grunge
  86. Twisted Take
  87. Atonal Haus
  88. 808 SN F3
  89. Monday Blues
  90. No Order
  91. Brass Sweetie
  92. Triangle Water
  93. Sawdust Sun
  94. Vocal Drama
  95. Last March
  96. Wonderlands
  97. Undulator
  98. Time Splitta
  99. PK Drive
  100. Daft Maff
  101. Dream Plant
  102. BladeSauce
  103. Plucky Feelin’
  104. Abnormality
  105. Café 52
  106. Metalogue
  107. Techicolor
  108. Ana’s Strings
  109. Jarre Head
  110. Deep Crack
  111. Peak Chamber
  112. Octave Orbs
  113. Mod Weaver
  114. Porcelain
  115. Marshlands
  116. Turbine Shafta
  117. Parsec Tree
  118. Topology
  119. Exotica
  120. Enya
  121. Peak District
  122. Cryogenie
  123. Fiber Nostalgia
  124. Panache Keys
  125. Rogue States
  126. Mugwump
  127. Obe Nation
  128. Nasal Flange