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synth presets & SOUNDBANKS

Vicious Antelope provides you with premium soundbanks for some of the most popular plugin synths in the market, giving you access to thousands of high-quality, professionally designed synth presets.

Here you can find premium soundbanks for various plugin synths for great prices. We design synth presets for the best synths out there. Arps, Basses, Pads, Leads, Plucks, Stabs, FX for various music genres.

Each preset is crafted to give you new ways of inspiration.

Native Instruments Massive X, Arturia Pigments, U-He Zebra 2, U-He DIVA, Xfer Records Serum, Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2, U-He Hive 2, U-He Repro 5 and Lennar Digital Sylenth are some of the software synthesizers we have soundbanks for.

Our synth presets cover a huge variety of music genres and styles like Cinematic and Soundtrack Music, Game Audio Music, Electronic, Techno, Ambient Music, Vintage electronic music, Synthwave and Retrowave, House, Rock and Metal, Post Rock, Progressive Rock and Experimental music among others.

There are some conventional sounds that have their classic way of using them in music tracks and productions. Long evolving pad atmospheres, vintage monophonic lead synths, vintage sounding keys, classic sounding basses, synth strings, guitar based patches or dark polyphonic synthesizer sounds among others.

Beside them there are some more experimental sounding patches with a variety of sonic character. Cinematic flavored pads, horror based sounds, heavy modulated analog synths and other. There are also soundbanks that are based on custom samples created in our "sound laboratory".

Crafting those synth presets for all of those software synths is the result of a lot of elements that inspire me. Some soundbanks are influenced by artists, bands and musicians I love. You could easily tell my love for progressive rock bands or some legendary composers of film music. Somewhere in between lies my taste in electronic music artists  and heavy metal bands.

Some soundbanks are genre focused - although I believe that every sound could be use for a variety of music productions. The only limit in creating music is our imagination after all.  

There are also some soundbanks inspired by the everyday things in our life. Deriving from stuff like nature, fauna and flora, seasons and epochs, places and other.

Almost every Friday we release a free soundbank for a variety of synths.

In general I have in mind to create sounds that are actually usable and very handy for your music tracks and productions.

Try to keep optimal levels of your synth tracks to avoid digital clipping from the synth’s output for the best sounding results. While designing the sounds we try to keep at a good level but as the final level is a result of many different factors e.g., how many keys are pressed and with how much velocity always try to avoid digital clipping.

Available synth presets in our shop

Synth Soundbanks And Kontakt Libraries

Vicious Antelope offers a variety of professional synth presets to allow you to instantly create your own unique sound. We offer dsynth presets for Omnisphere 2, U-He Diva, Arturia Pigments and more. These high quality sound design tools help you quickly use everything from synth pads to synth leads, custom audio samples based synth presets and more in your music productions - whichever your genre.

Presets by genre

Cinematic Music presets

 

Cinematic music is a type of music that has a sense of drama and emotion. It is also associated with certain types of movies and television shows. Cinematic music is often used to create moods in media, such as suspense, fear, or sadness. It can be heard in the background of a scene or as an underscore to the dialogue. This form of music often relies heavily on orchestral instruments and sound effects as well as synthesizers. The style takes its roots from classical compositions but it has been adapted to fit the needs of modern media.

 

​Our synth presets are designed to be easy to use and give you creative and experimental sounds that you could use on your next cinematic compositions. They are designed to give you a wide range of colors, textures and sonic possibilities. A variety of patches are available - perfect for audiovisual projects such as film music, film scores, and video games.

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Electronic Music presets

Electronic music is not just one genre. It is a term that can refer to a wide range of music that has been generated by the use of electronic musical instruments or sound processing equipment. Electronic music has taken the world by storm and is now one of the most popular genres in all of music. Synthesizers and Drum Machines can be combined with other instruments or voices to create innovative and new sounds.

Vicious Antelope synth preset packs is a vast collection of professionally designed presets for various synths and plugin instruments. If you're looking to create some really inspiring electronic music, these presets may be just what you need! For almost every pack there is a dedicated presets walkthrough video.

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Synthwave presets

Synthwave music, also known as retro wave, is a genre of electronic music that is inspired by 1980s pop culture. It was first introduced before 2010 and it has been gaining popularity since then. Synthwave has a distinctive sound with an emphasis on 80s-style synthesizers, electric guitars and drum machines. The sound can be described as nostalgic and cinematic. Yamaha CS-80 is an iconic instrument of this genre. Synthwave is often associated with cyberpunk themes such as science fiction, retrofuturism and neon lights.

Our Synthwave patches make music production easier, sonically richer and faster for the producer of this particular genre. These presets are compatible with various soft synths such as Arturia CS-80, Pigments, and more. Major synthwave genres such as cyberpunk, retrofuture, and space age are covered by our synth soundbanks. What we design are not just limited to the sounds of the past. We are also try to create unique and modern soundscapes with lush dimension that will make you feel nostalgic, but at the same time, listen to something fresh. We want to give people back the experience of listening to their favorite synth sound from their past and create a space for people to share what they miss about old synthesizers.

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Progressive Rock presets

Progressive Rock is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It has been described as "a loose collection of musical styles and subgenres that defy easy classification." Progressive rock is characterized by unusual time signatures, big length songs, instrumental virtuosity, the use of guitars, synths, drums and synthesizers and psychedelic-influenced lyrics. Progressive rock artists have expanded the boundaries of what can be achieved in the genre by making use of extended instrumental solos, complex song structures, avant-garde compositional techniques, extended instrumentation, electronic instruments, unusual sound effects (such as backwards tapes) and other sound manipulation techniques. It is definitely one of my favorite genres.

We create presets for various soft synths to give you experimental and vintage usable sounds. The main goal for prog-rockers beside the musical composition is to make sure that their sound is as unique as possible - that’s the nature of this music style. This means that they want to get away from the mainstream sounds. That is the base on which we crafting those sounds using various soft synths like Diva, Omnisphere, Arturia SEM and other.

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Sci-fi Music presets

Sci-fi music is a genre of music that is typically composed in a futuristic setting and context. Sci-fi music can be considered as the soundtrack of science fiction films and television series. Sci-fi music may also refer to musical compositions that are inspired by science fiction themes, particularly when they are performed with synthesizers and other electronic instruments.

Additionally, when I personally refer to sci-fi music, I mean cinematic based themes with the use of futuristic synth and other instrument elements. It could be easily be a subgenre of cinematic music and why not progressive rock.  At least when I create synth patches for this music style this is what I have in my mind.

Crafting a sci-fi synth patch is a compelling procedure – design sonic futurism elements and combine them with a “universe coming from” like dimensionally sound is so intriguing.

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Techno presets

Techno is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the 80’s. It is typified by repetitive 4/4 beats, synthesizer melodies, breathtaking kick hit, minimal percussions (most of the time) and rhythms created by drum machines and sequencers. Techno music has become popular worldwide with its driving rhythms and sonic textures. It is often associated with electronic dance music in general because of its incorporation of influences from other genres.

 

I mainly focus on vintage techno and dark sounding techno. I like to create a sense of nostalgia with the synth presets. Very usually those patches are not just limited to techno, but they can be used in any genre. In my opinion everything could be used anywhere - that’s why I do not usually create one genre styled soundbanks.

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Progressive House presets

Progressive House is a genre of electronic music that typically has a 4/4 beat and synthesizer-based melody. It is also known as "progressive" because it often incorporates elements of other genres such as techno, trance, and dance or have a pretty much unpredictable structure. It characterized by its captivating melodies and atmospheres - beside being a dance genre it also has this sonic journey like feeling. It is a very emotional style of the overall electronic music style. It can also include vocals, as well as complex chord progressions and advanced production techniques.

I feel that in progressive house we can use almost any kind of synthesized sound. I may have a clear preference of crafting more lead synths for this style – I believe that the melody’s sound in a prog house track is a very important ingredient. You can find a variety of synth presets for this style from melodic leads to classic nostalgic polysynths and from atmospheric pads to dreamy sounding pianos.

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Experimental Music presets

Experimental music is a genre of music that takes influence from a wide range of sources and styles, without being tied to any particular tradition. It is not bound by boundaries, it's constantly evolving and changing. It's not always easy to define what experimental music is. Musicians are interested in exploring new sounds and textures, using technology in new ways, and taking risks.

 

Experimental music can sometimes be difficult to define due to its nature, but some commonly accepted characteristics include:

- A combination of instruments that in other genres could be impossible

- A focus on unconventional timbre, texture, and tone color

- Weird rhythms

 

By nature I experiment a lot when design new sounds – I mostly believe that every kind of patch or sample or whatever could be the main sonic element of an experimental (avant-garde) music track.

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Game Audio Music presets

Game audio music is the sound that accompanies game events and gameplay. It's an important part of a game, as it helps to immerse players in the game world and enhance their experience. The most common type of game audio music is called background music. It's typically played in the background, not foreground, and can be heard throughout a level or during loading screens. Background music is usually composed by professional composers who specialize in composing background music for games. A sub type of this composition is also sometimes called "game loop" composition because it loops continuously without any interruption through out the game.

 

Game audio music can be also categorized into two types: ambient and interactive. The ambient game audio music creates a mood that is calm and relaxing, while the interactive game audio music makes players feel more immersed in the game by adding sounds that are related to what they are doing, such as an epic theme during a battle or a calm theme during a sea journey.

 

In my mind game audio music is most alike with cinematic - it is here to accompany picture and it has no genre-based boundaries

 

As with cinematic patches my main goal is a wide sonic pallet creating immersive sounds to epic colored synths, synth drones and long ambiences to experimental patches and new heard percussion or classic vintage sounding keys. I find that there is no limit in this type of music.

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Vintage Music presets

 

Vintage music is a term used to describe the music of the past. Vintage music is a form of nostalgia for people who grew up in earlier times. The term “vintage” refers to the idea that the music was created in the distant and has since gained an air of timelessness and respectability. For me it encompass every music genre - it is just an epoch signature. I add such kind of style just to tell the sonic character of the presets. Using a synth emulation plugin for sound design is carrying this vintage feeling - such sounds could be crafted with non-emulative synths like Omnisphere, Hive, Pigments and Serum among others.

There are lot of retro based patches for various synths and genres. Categorize them in a sub folder has been done for easier searching purposes. 

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Ambient Music presets

 

Ambient music is the musical genre that is created without any particular emphasis on rhythm or melody.  It is often used to create a calming atmosphere. It could include many different genres of music such as classical, electronic, folk, jazz and new age! It is characterized mainly by long and slow evolving atmospheric pads, deep tone vibes and a chill underlying identity.

There are many such types of sounds in our libraries – varying for synths like Pigments and Omnisphere. They are mainly synth pads and synth drones for creating this essence of atmosphere the genre is need.

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Rock and Heavy Metal presets

Rock and heavy metal music are genres of music that are characterized by a loud and aggressive style of playing, singing, and writing. Rock is the main genre in which prog rock, pop rock and folk rock are belonging. Rock music could be varied from pop styled tracks to more complicated structured songs.

 

Metal is a genre which mainly use heavy distorted guitars, full amped basses and aggressive drums. All those are not a necessity of course. Some great ballads of music history were composed by heavy metal bands. Today there are plenty sub-genres of Heavy metal like Death Metal, Power Metal, Classic Metal, Melodeath, Symphonic Metal and other.

 

Using synths on both rock and the last two and a half decades in metal is a very important part of this music’s culture - especially in metal symphonic of progressive metal synth could be sometimes be the main instruments in some parts.

 

Using synths in metal could be the same as progressive rock or cinematic music - everything could literally fit. the only huge difference is that in those genres it is not common to use synth sounds with many electronic elements. Vintage sounding synths, distorted leads, piano synths and pads are some of the synth categories sounds that fit in those styles. Those are the main types of patches I design for rock and heavy metal for many soft synths - I really love Diva, Pigments and Omnisphere and of course almost every emulation synth out there.

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Club Music presets

Club music is maybe the most popular style of electronic dance music since the late 1980s. It is usually played at high volumes. It has evolved a variety forms of electronic dance music such as electro house, deep house, tech house, trance and hardstyle. Main goal is to make people dance. I mostly added this category of presets for searching purposes.

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Pop Music presets

Pop music is a term that is often used to refer to popular or mainstream music. Pop songs are typically written in common time, have an easy beat, and use catchy vocal lines. The genre was originally called "popular", but it has since expanded into various subgenres of pop such as teen pop, dance pop, and urban pop among others. It has been described as catchy, upbeat, simple, and with a wide appeal.

 

Here you could find some synth patches for this style of music.

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Tech House presets

Tech house is a dance music genre that has been around for about two- three decades. It was originally developed in Europe and the United States. It combines elements from Techno and House music with a loose feel. It is a popular style of electronic dance music that combines techno elements with the jazzy vibes of house mostly in a minimal poing of view. It is characterized by a heavy reliance on synthesizer sounds and percussion / drums.

 

I believe that a vast variety of synthesized sounds could find their place in this versatile genre whatever the type – synth basses, polysynths, pads, leads and keys.

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Deep House presets

 

Deep house is a genre of house music that could be described as "deep and soulful”, it is pretty much sophisticated. The genre is known for its deep basslines, lounge-like feel, and key melodies. Deep House artists typically use elements of funk and soul music. It is characterized by long, drawn-out, and atmospheric songs with a minimalist production style.

 

As almost every house subgenre most synth sounds could fit in Deep House. Here you could find some soulful pads for advanced harmonic content creation and funky styled keys for the melodic aspects of your productions.

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90’s Music presets

With this term I mostly refer to electronic and pop tracks of that period. In terms of sounds here you could find some presets that remind the classic hardware synth workstations that was playing a very important part in music of this decade. This category was added for easy searching purposes.

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Big Room house presets

Big room house is a subgenre of electronic dance music. It was first used by DJs and producers in the late 2000s. A big room house track has an euphoric dancy sound that is typically characterized by a uplifitng melody, prominent basslines, and an upbeat tempo. It mainly combines elements from progressive and electro house subgenres. The main structure is intro - build up - small break ( for one or a couple of bars) - DROP - breakdown etc.  It has a 4/4 floor beat with full heavy kicks to lead the rhythm.

 

It is versatile in terms of synthetic sound used plus sometimes a brassy colored stab is a main element for those anthems.

 

Vicious Antelope has some presets varying from leads to basses that fit in this particular dance genre.

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Trance Music presets

Trance is a form of electronic dance music that originated in the early 1990s. It is characterized by a quick tempo and euphoric melodies. It can be described as uplifting and energetic.

 

Synthesizer is the main instrument for this genre from its born till now.

 

Here you can find synth patches for trance music like plucks and uplifiting leads or moving pads for synths like Serum, Pigments, Sylenth and Hive.

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Krautrock presets

Krautrock is a genre of experimental forming rock music that emerged from Germany in the late 1960s. Krautrock is often associated with German bands like Amon Düül II, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk.  Phychedelia is one of the main goals for this kind of music. It combines a variety of different styles like electronic music, avant-garde music and rock. The songs are typically big in length and the use of synthesizers is commonly spread.

 

Being a very experimental form of music many different synth sounds can be part of Krautrock productions. Such kind of eclectical vintage sounding patches are included in many Vicious Antelope’s soundbanks for synths like SEM, Pigments, Repro and Diva.

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80’s Music presets

This category is being used here to easy search for nostalgic sound of that era. It is mainly connected with the famous synthpop although 80’s music synth presets here are beside that an era-based categorization.

 

Some synths like CS-80, SEM, DX7, Diva and Repro could easily manage to craft sounds that reminds of this golden epoch for music.  

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Electronica Music presets

Electronica music is the subgenre of electronic music that its main goal is not to make the listener dance but it oriented for listening purposes. It is very versatile genre in terms of sound that can be part of its production. Synthesizer is the main instrument for this style. There are many patches for electronica style created by Vicious Antelope.

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You could also find here synth patches for genres and song styles like Ballads, Funk, Retrofuturism, New Age, Chill and Meditation Music, EDM, Folk, R&B and Soul, Dungeon Synth, Old School and Hardstyle.

Synth Sound Categories - Presets Types

Vicious Antelope offers almost every type of synth sounds according to their main characteristics and the nature of its identity.

Types of Synth Patches

For most of them they are part of the soundbanks they included in. Sometimes I release preset-type based soundbanks. In a soundbank most of the times you could find more than one type of synth sound category. The reason for categorizing the presets by type has been done for make serch easier.

What are those types from a synth point of view? 

This is the way we categorize the types our synth presets. Some of the explanations below are very subjective - we use such kind of categories for organizing purposes.

Leads

Synth leads are monophonic ( they are typically monophonic, but some polyphonic synth leads have also been created and used) sounds typically used for melodic lines.

Pads

Pads are mainly long evolving synths typically with longer attack and release time. The mostly being used for adding background atmosphere to a music track,

Poly Synths

PolySynths is a very generic term - it actually encompasses all types of polyphonic synths. They could be used for both melodic and harmonic creation - or even for creating rhythm patterns.

Bass

Bass are mainly monophonic but could also be polyphonic. Their main purpose is to build the bass line on which the whole track will be built. Using bass synths in upper registers of the keyboard sometimes reforms them to classic lead synths

Keys 

Keys is also a very generic term. It includes a variety of synth instruments (sometimes they are the same as poly synths). Although in many cases keys considered to be the pianos, acoustic and electric, accordions, harpsi, dulc