The Planet - Deep Scan
Version: Kontakt 5.5.1 / WAV / V1
Strange. Dark. Evolving. Unsettling. Weird.
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
The Atom Hub spaceship has returned to the Planet.
This time the Planet has been explored with much more sensitive gear: detectors, telescopes and scanners. What they have found will keep scientists busy for years.
Strange. Dark. Evolving. Unsettling. Weird.
The wide spectrum of data obtained has introduced us to an everchanging, exotic world unlike others.
A vast amount of controversial data and weird signals of all sorts have been collected, and categorized with great effort, in order to find the answers to all those questions previous researchers posed...
Is IT communicating with us? Is IT... living? Who are THEY? Is there ANYBODY at all?
Help the scientists to find out. Help them to understand. Try to communicate... maybe what is needed is... music.
The FULL version of Kontakt 5.5.1 or above is required (Not Kontakt Player)
If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in The Planet - Deep Scan
Will not disappoint Atom Hub fans
If you're a fan of Atom Hub and all the critters and things that they have running around in their sounds, then Deep Scan will not disappoint you. Compared to the original The Planet, which is another bargain that should still be on your list, the 4-layer sounds in Deep Scan are more complex and adjustable, and, unlike the original, the controls are clearly labeled so you don't have to depend on the Kontakt help line to figure out the GUI---even though I think both GUIs are actually straight-forward and relatively quick to grasp. The most obvious additions in Deep Scan are the Scan (layer) controls.
Since there is no included manual, I'll share some observations: Scans/layers are part of the patch and not individually loadable. All the controls seem to be effective. Sometimes the knobs react irregularly to vertical mouse motion but they always seems to react well to diagonal swipes. Like other Atom Hub libraries, different things live under different keys all up and down the keyboard, especially noticeable by octaves. Scans 1-2, seem to generally be the pad-tuned percussion duo; Scan 3-4 generally the sfx/noise-critters pair---but not always so: adjusting the Scan Tuning for any layer can reveal lurking fauna and other things. Lowering the Attack and/or Release times nicely brings out melodic character in the patches; the former seems to increase the tuned-percussion qualities, the latter the synth/organ-type qualities. Velocity has not been ignored.
Do spends time holding down a key or more for a while to hear how the sound evolves and the release tails can generally be good---often really good. Multis are just madness, and even any two-patch multi enters another dimension. I'm definitely glad that The Planet has been revisited.
This library is a great Ambient sound design tool! I’ve been creating patches using The Planet Deep Scan for a few days now, with no end in site. UPDATE: As an update to this initial review, I have created a sound-bank specifically for The Planet - Deep Scan that has been approved by Atom Hub, and is completely free. For anyone who wants to expand this awesome release with 21 new presets that include Synth Pads, Ambient Drones, and Spacey Leads here is the link: http://ambietica.lyonsdenmultimedia.com/2018/08/23/the-planet-deep-scan-ambietica-bank-1/
Some lovely otherworld sounds...
Follow up the Planet
The follow up to The Planet.
As well as The Planet it takes the same direkction.
But i liked the Planet more - this library is not an update - it is a unique library but seems not work into soundscapes like he first one for me
The Planet Deep Scan is an excellent library to produce a dark atmosphere. A library you reach out for when you need to create tension, making the audience unsure about the future of the story. It is a perfect background dark mood library for your composition. If you need that kind of mood I would highly recommend diving with The Planet Deep Scan into the vintage sci-fi audio world.
The Planet Deep Scan is a really unique library with a lot of potentials to dive into the sci-fi world. It is an excellent choice for background beds on which you build the main score.
Review by Strong Mocha
The Planet - Deep Scan Atom Hub