At the core of Pripyat is our desire to present a collection of electronic textures with our unique aesthetic and take full advantage of our cutting-edge sound design engine MNDALA. The library features brutal electromagnetic interference, normally inaudible to the human ear - both in its pure form and re-amped through various acoustic resonators, warbling vintage analog synthesizers processed through various guitar pedals and Eurorack modular effects, and clamorous ultrasonic recordings of dry ice on a rare Marimbaphone and a Bombo drum, as well as additional percussion sounds.
Within our proprietary MNDALA engine, the source material is vastly expanded, allowing you to create deeply textured soundscapes, as well as go-to synth basses, pads, leads, and FX. Our team of experienced sound designers have created a collection of 60 presets to get you started right out of the box, so whether you’re looking for quick inspiration or a complex sound design environment, there's something for you.
To intuitively control the complex array of back-end parameters in real-time we created an interactive animated scene inspired by retro soviet poster art, allowing you to intuitively ‘play’ Pripyat like a physical instrument.
Sound Sculpture Series
All of our Sound Sculpture instruments are loaded with our free MNDALA Engine, allowing you to quickly switch between many different sonic landscapes. Simply get it for free from our store and load in any Sound Sculpture instrument.
→ Recorded at 32-bit 96kHz and 384kHz resolution
→ Extreme resolution CPU efficient in-DAW playback & blazingly fast preset loading
→ VST / AU plugin for Windows & Mac OS (10.11+) Including M1 Chip
→ Plugin app and samples watermarked to you
→ Easy downloads and updates via Pulse Downloader
→ 1.48 GB installed, 4 GB recommended for setup
→ Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required
→ Supported by all VST/AU compatible DAW’s
Irradiated Synth Textures
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Pripyat is our first foray into the world of synthetic textures, funnelled through our idiosyncratic approach to sampling and sound design. With a focus on the cold and industrial character of some of our favourite synth heavy scores, we derived the main source material from electromagnetic interference recorded at an electrical substation and unstable vintage analog synths processed by custom-made guitar pedals and eurorack modular.
These radioactive soundscapes are sure to add a new dimension to your palette — inspiring you and breathing new life into your music.
$29 → $14.50
* All tracks created using only Pripyat
Making of Pripyat
Continuous play and pushing creative boundaries is our foundational mindset when creating our instruments. Rather than trying to recreate true-to-life instruments, we choose to experiment and not follow the usual path.
Inspired by nature and ancient knowledge, we embrace expressive (im)perfections, perform and capture using experimental methods to create instruments and sounds that are beyond the imagined.
From using bespoke extreme-quality recording using methods such as ultrasonics, to experimenting with unique workflows and sound sources that are constantly in a state of re-invention, each Sound Sculpture Instrument is a playable form of our exploratory journeys.
While sampling, the subtleties and imperfections of live human performance are embraced and encouraged. Depending on the final intent, we will creatively post-process as little or as much as needed (sometimes beyond recognition), but always making sure that the soul and character of the performances are fully transmuted once it's been implemented as one of our expressive playable instruments.
If this approach is something you feel is close to your heart, go ahead and explore our catalogue!