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THRILL is the first instrument to combine the epic power of an orchestra with the chilling depth of expert sound design, house them within a simple performance-driven interface, and place them into the hands of a single player.

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Using THRILL, a single person could perform the terrifying string tone clusters from The Shining, as Jack Torrance rampages around Overlook Hotel. An aspiring young filmmaker could single-handedly play all of Arrival’s stomach-churning bass drones in just one take.

The all-original 30 GB sound library is taken from 963 source sounds, including orchestral recordings and hybrid sound-design based on ambiences, custom-built instruments, voices, pitched metal, synthesized drones, and more.

THRILL runs in KONTAKT 5 and the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER, and is available at the NI Online Shop for €299 / $299 / £239 / ¥ 37 800 / AU$ 439

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Exploring Kontakt Sample Library Mysteria by Native Instruments

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Exploring Kontakt Sample Library Mysteria by Native Instruments

MYSTERIA is a one-of-a-kind cinematic instrument that captures the human voice’s unique ability to convey unmediated emotion. Play unusual and arcane textures live, and use an otherworldly mass of choirs, vocals, and textures to create high-tension shifts, angelic transmissions, and soaring transitions that are imbued with the innately human. MYSTERIA harnesses hours of specially-recorded choirs, curated to convey the entire spectrum of human emotion – from the intimate to the sublime.

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MYSTERIA a Cinematic Vocal Textures Aleatory Instrument

We are reviewing MYSTERIA today, this release is a unique aleatory instrument for media scoring where you need that dark fearful tension. If you are familiar with Thrill, MYSTERIA follows the same concept, this time with voices.

Aleatory Techniques

The use of random elements in the production process, especially that of art or media, is known as aleatoricism. Aleatoricism is frequently found in music, visual art, and literature.

Aleatoricism is the incorporation of chance into the creative process. Aleatoric music, for example, is composed using random elements such as dice rolls or the flipping of a coin. While some may see this as a subversion of traditional composition methods, aleatoric music can actually produce surprisingly complex and beautiful results.

In art, aleatoric often takes the form of collage, where found objects are combined to create new and interesting compositions. And in literature, aleatoric poetry relies on chance to determine its form and content. By incorporating change into their work, artists and writers can let go of control and allow new and unexpected possibilities to emerge. In a world that is often dominated by planning and predictability, aleatoric offers a refreshing way to create.

An aleatory instrument is a musical instrument that uses randomness as part of its performance. The most common type of aleatory instrument is the player piano, which uses a roll of the perforated paper to control the movement of the keys.

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Aleatoric music is also often written for traditional instruments, such as the violin or piano. In this case, the performer may be instructed to use a specific technique, such as bowing randomly or playing notes at random intervals. The use of aleatory elements can add an element of chance to the performance, making it more exciting for both the performer and the audience.

Though sometimes seen as overly experimental, aleatory music has been found in works by some of the most respected composers, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Alban Berg.

MYSTERIA was created in collaboration with two long-time partners, Galaxy Instruments and Native Instruments. Galaxy Instruments is famous for its proven mastery of quality sampling, innovative control, and a unique approach to building tools for composers, producers, and musicians.

Previous collaborations of Galaxy Instruments and Native Instruments include THRILL, NOIRE, THE GIANT, UNA CORDA, RISE, AND HIT, and THE DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION. As the follow-up to the cinematic performance instrument Thrill, Mysteria’s content centers on choirs and voices to communicate complex moods, vibes, and emotions.

The 29 GB sound library provides more than 800 sound sources from three choirs recorded in Bratislava and Cologne: a large symphonic choir (divided into male and female choirs), a chamber choir, and an intimate sounding vocal quartet from the field of new music.

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MYSTERIA is based on three choirs and aleatory sound design and offers an intuitively playable interface with an X-Y pad with which you can blend between complex sound layers and dynamic effects. MYSTERIA is a one-of-a-kind cinematic instrument that harnesses the human voice’s unique ability to convey emotion. Almost entirely voice-based, it’s capable of everything from angelic dreamscapes to arcane textures.

Review of MYSTERIA by Galaxy Instruments & Native Instruments

Galaxy Instruments has taken the very successful Thrill library concept and launched a library with an extensive focus on choir, voice, and vocal clusters. Aleatoric textures and clusters have been recorded with a large 48-singers choir, a chamber choir, and a quartet specialized in the contemporary choir repertoire.

MYSTERIA unites sources from three meticulously-recorded choirs with in-depth aleatoric sound design to form the only performance instrument that places arcane textures, haunting atmospheres, and enchanting moods from the subtle to the sublime, within a single playable interface.

By combining the raw sonic power of live choirs with the unmatched flexibility of modern software synthesis, MYSTERIA gives you the tools you need to create truly unique sounds. From ethereal pads to angelic voices, MYSTERIA is perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of magic to their music.

MYSTERIA and also Thrill are an aleatoric library. What makes this one so special is that it can be played as an instrument. There are some aleatoric libraries available from other producers.

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Excessively Vibrant Textures and Sound Beds

Other libraries do offer elements that can be “one-shot” played, while MYSTERIA as an aleatoric instrument can be played and changed using the X/Y pad for the intensity, emotion, and mood. All while you playing at the end four different instruments or choirs. This produces a tense ambiance and gives you these extremely emotional textures and sound beds.

There’s something about extremely emotional textures and sound beds that just resonate with me on a deep level. They evoke the deepest parts of my soul and make me feel things that I sometimes can’t put into words.

When I hear these types of songs, it’s like the whole world disappears and I’m transported to another place entirely. There’s a sense of peace and calm that comes over me, and I can just feel all of my worries melting away. It’s like nothing else matters in those moments except for the music. It’s one of the most beautiful things in the world, and I’m so grateful that we have this type of music to enjoy.

As any film composer knows, creating the perfect atmosphere is essential to scoring a successful movie. Luckily, with today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to manipulate atmospheres and tonal clusters to create the perfect soundscape for any scene.

By playing with different textures and sounds, composers can create an endless variety of moods and mattes to fit any scene. And best of all, with real-time manipulation, these atmospheres and soundtracks can be made to evolve and change as the scene progresses.

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Whether it’s an anxious thriller or a heartwarming drama, the right atmosphere can make all the difference. So next time you’re scoring a film, don’t forget the power of atmospheres and tonal clusters. With a little creativity, you can create magic.

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The Cluster Designer from MYSTERIA is an exciting engine. Clusters are tonally playable layers of individual voices that can be combined, shifted, or seamlessly blended for a wide range of cinematic effects.

Up to eight individually editable Voices can be tuned and panned when playing. The Y-axis enables switching between clusters, with granular control over the tonal results.

Playable Instrument

Using MYSTERIA on a scene you get a playable instrument that allows you to play textures that are unique compared to many other libraries that give your textures and sound beds.

The uniqueness comes from the that you can play this library as an instrument and go through four layers of sounds that combined offer you to blend the tone and the vibe of a scene as required by the pictures you are scoring too.

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You can create instant creepy tones that are playable and the exceptional MYSTERIA instruments and blending 4 sound sources. With another aleatoric music library, you can play a tone and it does not move, when you need to change the tone to follow the mood of the scene MYSTERIA gives you the option to blend a sound that is based on four different moods or variations of a single one.

Aleatoric libraries are a part of the favorite tools for any trailer and tv composers who require to supplement tension to their creations. Of course, the obvious purpose of MYSTERIA is in horror and thriller films.

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Any composer and sound designer who works professionally on movies that need tension can easily create it with this aleatoric library. MYSTERIA will add to their range of libraries as the business return will be instant on the first project where they can use this very special aleatoric instrument.

Action, Suspenseful Scenes, and Horror

This library is perfect for suspenseful scenes, horror, and scenes with a lot of action. It is easy to use and very versatile. This library is a must-have for any composer or sound designer who wants to create tension in their music.

The market that demands this library is anyone who works on Trailer, Ads, or Games. For a Filmmaker who is used to run-and-gun filmmaking, this one is an excellent addition when working on an action or horror-oriented short.

Conclusion

MYSTERIA is an aleatoric library that was designed for film composers and sound designers who need to create tension in their music. It is easy to use and very versatile, making it a must-have for any composer or sound designer who wants to add suspense to their work. The market for this library is anyone who works the bar for aleatoric music libraries, MYSTERIA is essential for any composer or sound designer who wants to add suspense to their work. This library is easy to use and very versatile, making it a must-have for anyone who needs to create tension in their music.

The library provides an excellent source of sound for those who work in the filmmaking industry, particularly for those who specialize in action and horror-oriented shorts. The market for this library is filmmakers who are used to run-and-gun filmmaking.

The library provides an extensive collection of sounds that are perfect for use in any type of project. The library is also easy to use, and the sounds are easy to find. The overall quality of the library is excellent, and it is an excellent addition to any filmmaker’s toolkit.

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Rating: Five Out of Five Stars

The Thrill library is exceptional and MYSTERIA has done it again and produced an outstanding and leading atonal library based on choir and close sounds that are perfect for any composer who needs to score or does do sound design for a movie that demands tension.

MYSTERIA is based on three choirs and aleatory sound design and gives a composer or sound designer an intuitively playable interface with an X-Y pad with which you can blend between complex sound layers and dynamic effects.

After the launch of Thrill and now MYSTERIA Aleatoric Libraries have stepped out of the FX the only corner and you can now play and perform MYSTERIA as an aleatoric instrument.

MYSTERIA is a one-of-a-kind performance instrument that combines the sounds of three different choirs with aleatoric sound design. The result is an instrument that can create a wide range of textures, atmospheres, and moods, from the subtle to the sublime. MYSTERIA is easy to use and highly expressive, making it the perfect tool for creating unique and atmospheric sounds.

Thanks to its innovative design, MYSTERIA is perfect for both live performance and studio recording. Whether you’re looking to add a bit of mystery to your music or create an entirely new sonic landscape, MYSTERIA is the perfect tool for you.

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MYSTERIA is a unique aleatory instrument for media scoring where you need that dark fearful tension mood, this library was designed to do that instantly.

MYSTERIA by Galaxy Instruments & Native Instruments FAQ

Is MYSTERIA easy to use?

Yes, MYSTERIA is very easy to use. The interface is designed to be intuitive and user-friendly.

What types of sounds does MYSTERIA include?

MYSTERIA includes a wide range of textures, atmospheres, and moods, from the subtle to the sublime.

Is MYSTERIA good for live performance?

Yes, MYSTERIA is perfect for both live performance and studio recording.

Does MYSTERIA come with a manual?

Yes, and there is an excellent online video tutorial that will guide you through the features and functions of the library.

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Is MYSTERIA compatible with my DAW?

MYSTERIA is compatible with most major DAWs, including Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase, and Ableton Live.

I’m a filmmaker. Will MYSTERIA be useful for my work?

Yes, the library is perfect for use in any type of project. The sounds are easy to find and the overall quality is excellent.

I’m a sound designer. Will MYSTERIA be useful for my work?

Yes, the library is perfect for use in any type of project. The sounds are easy to find and the overall quality is excellent.

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MYSTERIA | a Cinematic Vocal Textures Instrument by Galaxy Instruments

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MYSTERIA a Cinematic Vocal Textures Instrument by Galaxy Instruments

Spine-tingling suspense, transcendent transitions, and haunting transmissions – MYSTERIA is our new vocal instrument for straight-to-picture cinematic scoring, built-in collaboration with Uli Baronowsky and Galaxy Instruments. Build and control powerful atmospheres in seconds, harness thousands of voices in a click, and take things deeper for full sonic control.

MYSTERIA is a one-of-a-kind cinematic instrument that captures the human voice’s unique ability to convey unmediated emotion. Play unusual and arcane textures live, and use an otherworldly mass of choirs, vocals, and textures to create high-tension shifts, angelic transmissions, and soaring transitions that are imbued with the innately human. MYSTERIA harnesses hours of specially recorded choirs, curated to convey the entire spectrum of human emotion, from the intimate to the sublime.

An indispensable scoring tool for big-screen soundtracks, game scores, sound installations, or live theater productions, MYSTERIA’s all-original content features vocal recordings and hybrid sound design. The modulation engine gives control over different blend modes, a variety of modulation parameters like pitch and pan, up to five effects, EQ, reverb, and the renown REPLIKA delay. Every detail can be adjusted and personalized manually, or sounds can be created by chance using the randomize feature. The sample sets and modulations are performed together using an XYPad, for a completely new way to design and play cinematic textures and builds

MYSTERIA Vocal Sources

While MYSTERIA uses vocal sources, it is not strictly a musical instrument but more of a performance effect engine. Most Snapshots will not even use the note information from your MIDI keyboard; the MIDI is only used to trigger the sound.

XY-Pad

The power of MYSTERIA comes from the XY-Pad – with this you can control the tension and drama of the sound, as well as a morph between the two halves of the sound. The concept is that you hold a sound and then adjust it with the XY-Pad in sync with your project. Because of this, MYSTERIA is a tool well suited to scoring film, television, and video games.

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MYSTERIA’s sound engine is based on blending two identical sound generators. These generators are called Layers and contain a combination of samples and effects. Most control pages in the instrument are divided into three sections with the XY-Pad in the center, and the controls for Layer A and Layer B to the left and right of the pad.

About Galaxy Instruments

MYSTERIA was produced in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments and Native Instruments. Founder Uli Baronowsky and his team have previously partnered in the creation of THRILL, UNA CORDA, RISE & HIT, NOIRE, THE GIANT, and THE DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION.

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  • Capture the candor and emotion of the human voice to build tension, transitions, and waves of intensity.
  • Draw from over 800 specially-recorded sound sources from 45 hours of choir recording sessions, built into over 600 playable layers.
  • Control the emotional impact of complex atmospheres, or build clusters and chords from tonally-playable notes.
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