Boutique sound design instrument built from water-inspired sounds: mallets, synthetic elements, ambient textures, and percussive hits. With our custom granular ‘ocean’ engine, any note can be turned into an endlessly evolving electroacoustic texture. A visually stunning UI allows you to morph, alter and shape the ocean even if you’re not a synth expert. 20% of every sale donated to charity!
- Adrift (Naked) Andrew Aversa 1:40
- Nautilus (Dressed) Henning Nugel 1:57
- Ruins of Atlanta (Naked) Andrew Aversa 1:11
- Operation Orca (Dressed) Dickie Chapin 2:00
- Tropical Wave (Dressed) Pixelee 2:16
- Operation Orca (Naked) Dickie Chapin 2:00
- Birds in the Ocean (Naked) Ramiro N. Álvarez 2:20
24 unique sound sources
Hybrid acoustic & synthetic instruments
Inspired and evocative of water
Tonal, atonal and percussive sounds
39 bonus water ambience recordings
40 NKI presets
One-of-a-kind custom instrument
Breathtaking granular engine
Inspiring and evocative visuals
Poly arpeggiator & sequencer
User sample import
500MB of disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
2GB of RAM
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
2007 or later processor
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
Kontakt 5.3.1+ Full Version
This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.
Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Kontakt Requirements - Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
Built on the beautifully unique engine we created for the Sonic Forest, Sonic Ocean is a boutique sound design instrument inspired by water. Its 24 hybrid sound sources were created using a mix of acoustic instruments, synthesis, and recordings of flowing water on two continents.
Just like in Sonic Forest, you can layer and shape these sound sources using tools like our powerful poly-arpeggiator and sequencer, microtuner, and FX rack. But the real gem is the granular ocean engine: by playing a note and pressing “Sail”, a single sound becomes an endless, evolving and one-of-a-kind atmospheric texture!
With the evocative interface of the instrument, you can dramatically adjust the timber of the ocean with creative controls like “Submerge”, “Tides”, “Ripple”, and “Freeze”, providing inspiration and feedback for how the sound is affected.
We know that you will enjoy the many sound design possibilities of Sonic Ocean and hope it provides a sea of inspiration for your music!
In recording and immersing ourselves in the beauty of our planet’s water, we also want to help protect and conserve this boundless source of life and inspiration. To that end we are donating 20% of all revenue from Sonic Ocean to one of the highest-rated charitiese, the Clean Water Fund.
The Clean Water Fund is a highly transparent and effective organization that advocates for the protection of water through education, outreach, and policy, such as the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. They also support efforts to innovate alternative fuels andd clean up disastrous waste, two crucial elements to the future of our planet’s water-based ecosystems.
Testimonial – Jimmy ‘Big Giant Circles’ Hinson (Black Ops 4, Borderlands 2, Threes)
“Between Shreddage, Super Audio Cart, Juggernaut, and Mega Brass I don’t remember the last time I haven’t used an Impact Soundworks instrument in a track. The attention to detail is astonishing and it’s all so easy to use out of the box, which is a big deal.”