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This page will be update with the latest music production tutorials and videos, the latest sound design news and releases, some cool art galleries, and a collection of music videos featuring the latest tracks from Touch The Universe -- from goa trance, progressive trance, psybient, and psy trance.

 

Serene Horizon - New Video - Creating A Drum Track from Scratch with the Drum Presets

--April 8, 2016| Sound Set | Diversion | Touch The Universe

 

 

In this video I create a drum track from scratch using the drum presets from the Serene Horizon Soundset for the Diversion Vsti inside studio one. The drum style can be used in anything from edm, goa, psy, anything with a 4x4 beat really.

Serene Horizon - New Video Uploaded - Lead Preset Showcase

--March 31, 2016| Sound Set | Diversion | Touch The Universe

 

 

This video is a patch showcase where I go through the presets from the Serene Horizon Sound Bank playing some goa trance melodies. The Sound Bank is for Dmitry Sche's most excellent Diversion Vsti, which is quite a beautiful synth for goa trance type music.

Serene Horizon - Sound Set for Diversion - Released

--March 04, 2016| Sound Set | Diversion | Touch The UniverseThumb

Touch The Universe Proudly Presents: Serene Horizon

Serene Horizon is an exceptionally high caliber soundset with over 270 patches and 1 gigabyte of sample content for the exquisitely beautiful synth Diversion, by Dmitry Scehes, and is suitable for use in any type of contemporary electronic music productions. This Soundset takes Diversion to a whole new level and to places that were previously not possible. This is achieved by taking full advantage of the CPU saving features within Diversion itself, which allows us to use Diversion to its highest capacity, by streaming the oscillators back into itself to be used as a waveform oscillator. This makes it possible to go far above and beyond the previous CPU limitations and achieve extremely high quality, lushness, and movement that wasn't realistically possible without this feature. Thus, Serene Horizon takes absolute full advantage and fully embraces Diversion as a synth, without any of the previoius sonic limitations induced by CPU concerns. Only the highest quality patches made it through the final selection process, after many countless hours of love, effort, and devotion. The result is an exquisite collection of over 270 ever-evolving, highly morphogenic, patches that any avid music enthusiast or artist would enjoy and can use in their productions.


The Serene Horizon Soundset can be used in any variety of electronic music, on the whole, while it is also quite suited for the genres: Progressive Trance, Psy & Goa Trance, and the other more chillout, ambient type of genres such as: Psybient, Ambient, Chillout Etc. A lot of the patches strike a balance between beauty and timelessness, and thus perfectly genre-less, such as the Pads, Atmospheres, and Sound Scapes . The leads on the other hand are crated more for the exotic, harder edge style of genres, with extensive modulations and smooth goa trance style legato's and sliding plucks, perfect for Progressive Trance and Psy.


The Serene Horizon Soundset contains over 270 patches, which were carefully selected to offer a diverse assortment of Pads, Ambient Soundscapes, Leads, Basses, Drums, Arps, Sequences & Gates, Keys, Plucks, and Vocal patches. The full-size of the soundset is just over 1 gigabyte, which contains the samples and wave recordings of the streamed oscillators. This content is embedded within the presets themselves, so no complicated and tedious moving around of files to function properly. The Sound Bank contains some exceptionally beautiful evolving Pads and Ambient Soundscapes-- being dimensional and almost always having lots of movement. The soundset also contains some catchy, yet tasteful vocal patches that were created by importing samples into the oscillator -- which can be further altered via the granular engine within diversion (can anyone say Alchemy?). Being an avid sound perfectionist, everything that could possibly be tweaked, was tweaked in the creation of this bank, while exploring the countless sonic possibilities each patch has to offer. The result is an elegant and meticulously programmed collection of evolving, highly fluidic, warm, edgy, and lush patches that are highly playable, and can be immediately used in electronic music.



Many of the patches within the Serene Horizon Soundset are assigned to the Master Morph pad in the center of gui on the vsti, which uses a X and Y axis of assigned controls to morph between settings. (A useful tip: the X axis of the Master Morph Pad is assigned to the modwheel.) Furthermore, in an effort to reduce CPU hit, a lot of the patches take advantage of the stream to oscillator function. This makes it possible to take Diversion to places it couldn't reach previously, to its highest possible level of sound quality. As previously mentioned, this is achieved by streaming the oscillators back into themselves, to be used as wave file oscillators. The oscillators are of such high quality and purity, they take quite a CPU load on most systems -- especially the unison and voices option. Streaming-to-oscillators enables us to preserve the exceptionally high quality of sound, while being able to turn off the unison at the global level. This frees up CPU resources which can then be used for other things, such as modulations and filters. Thus allowing us to take Diversion far further than previously possible. This sound bank takes full advantage of this simple, yet elegant, feature-- which is a unique feature of this soundset (since it's a relatively new feature).

 


This sound bank offers extremely high quality, lushness, and movement that wasn't realistically possible without this feature, thus taking absolute full advantage and fully embracing diversion as a synth without any sonic limitations educed by CPU concerns. While some patches still have quite a CPU hit (like some of the pads and ambient soundscapes), they have already gone through the CPU reduction process. Simply put, that means they have been taken far further than they could have. Thus, with this function, we can have exquisite sounding patches, stacked with layers with evolving movement -- made from the highest quality oscillators, filters, and modulation systems, without the expected CPU hit, that was previously not possible.

 

Launch of Touch The Universe Music Label and Sound Design Website

--February 2, 2016| Category Name | Author Name | 23 Comments

ThumbThe Launch of the online indie music label Touch The Universe. Be on the lookout for fresh music releases soon. The celebration of the site launch comes with it the first sound set release for the excellent synth Diversion by Dmitry Sches.

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October 3th, 2009 | Category Name | Author Name | 23 Comments

Touch The Universe Productions specializes not only as on online indie label, but also in sound design -- creating modern soundihng, state of the art, soundsets for electronic music producers. The soundsets can generally be classifed with having beautifully rich and complex sounds with a lot of movement-- from complex evolving sounds to bread and butter sounds, the soundsets are perfect for all types of Electtronic Music. The sound banks will cover many areas of sound design: lush pads, slick legato leads with character, interesting and usable sequences& arps, drums, snappy basses, atmospheric chillout soundscapes,vocals, and others depending of the synth. Though suitable to any electronic music producer, they often will specialize in the genres such as goa trance, progressive trance, psy trance, psybient, chillout, and progressive psy tranceand comes with many unique leads which are perfect for these genre.

Touch The Universe

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October 3th, 2009 | Category Name | Author Name | 23 Comments

Touch The Universe Productions specializes not only as on online indie label, but also in sound design -- creating modern soundihng, state of the art, soundsets for electronic music producers. The soundsets can generally be classifed with having beautifully rich and complex sounds with a lot of movement-- from complex evolving sounds to bread and butter sounds, the soundsets are perfect for all types of Electtronic Music. The sound banks will cover many areas of sound design: lush pads, slick legato leads with character, interesting and usable sequences& arps, drums, snappy basses, atmospheric chillout soundscapes,vocals, and others depending of the synth. Though suitable to any electronic music producer, they often will specialize in the genres such as goa trance, progressive trance, psy trance, psybient, chillout, and progressive psy tranceand comes with many unique leads which are perfect for these genre.

 

 

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Launching of the site and label with the first soundset release for Diversion.