Synisteria is a Kontakt based sampled library created as a scoring extension tool for those who indulge in the sound and production of horror and dark retro music, particularly the sounds heard in classic movies from the decade of the 1980’s. Movies like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm St, Friday the 13th, The Thing, and countless more, had a particular sound that in many cases was achieved by nothing more than synthesizers. Those sounds have inspired us to bring forth this library of sounds.
* Full version of Kontakt 5.5 or above required
Synisteria is a sampled based Kontakt library that emulates the sounds heard in classic horror films from the 1970s-80s. Composers like John Carpenter brought fourth an electronic sound which gave character and life to all of his movies.
In this curated collection of sounds you will find metallic bells, string orchestras, long sustained drones, synth basses like the Minimoog, lead synths and many more. There is also a bank of atonal atmospheric sounds for dark ambient composing.
A demo of some of the legendary synthesizers used in some of the classic 80s horror films.
Hammered metal, bells, and evil music boxes among other metallic sounds.
Sounds that do not center around a root note or any rhythm, to create an uneasy feeling in your mind.
A short video showcasing the many features of Synisteria and how to take advantage of some of the tools, such as LFOs, ADSRs, etc.
Atonality refers to sounds that do not center around a musical root note or key the way that traditional music does, therefore making it difficult to predict where the music is heading next. This unpredictability creates an uncomfortable, uneasy feeling in our mind.
This category contains all of the synth sounds heard in a lot of the 80’s classic horror movies as well as some horror/sci-fi movies of modern times.
Drones are low-pitched undertone compositions purposely recorded without any rhythm or tempo in order to create a feeling of timelessness. They are an essential tool for filmmakers, music editors and multimedia producers to signpost the subliminal mood of a scene to their audience.
*Tip: If you press and hold middle C you will hear the sound evolve for over 2 minutes
There is a strange correlation between metal, hammered sounds and creepy, eerie music. Who hasn’t been scared by the sound of an out-of-tune music box? You can find sounds similar to those heard in Halloween The Movie (Bells of Haddonfield) as well as The Exorcist (Regan’s Bells).
10 drumkits sampled from drum machines involved in some of the 80’s movies. Some of the sounds are similar to those produced by the Drumulator, LinnDrum, Oberheim DMX, TR-727, and many more.
A collection of miscellaneous sounds to enhance your compositions or sound design.
The sound of a slow, pulsating synth bass alone sometimes is enough to create tension and drama. This bank of sounds showcases familiar synth basses from the 80's.
*Please be aware that Decatur is a 4.16 Gigabyte library, therefore you must have a strong internet connection in order to avoid any interruptions during downloading.
Badlands Campo Santo Dark Frequency Disturbicals Ghosts Around Me Incubus Sinister Winds Thanks For The Ride Lady The Other Side They’re Here
Keys & Synths
80’s Brass Empire Adagio Macabre 1 Adagio Macabre 2 Arpexia B Movie Synthpad 1 B Movie Synthpad 2 B Movie Synthpad 3 Beach Walkers Black Forest Arp Blaring Sun Bride’s Lament Carpenter Strings Crypt Keeper’s Organ Crystal Lake Strings Dawn For The Dead Dementia’s Melody Elm Street Pad Escape From Dark City Flesh Sitar Hawkins Brigade Hunters Serial Run Sinister Pad Strings Of Organs Tears In The Rain Vampyr Witches Call
Long Sustained Drones
BlackWire Dark World Fidelio Ghost Ships Global Blackout Lost Souls Reverence Sinisteria The Arrival Triassic War Underworld Chimes Unearthed
Atonement Bells Of Haddonfield Broken Ballerina Elm Street’s Bells Evil Music Box Regan’s Bells Sanctus Bells Tinker Hell Vlad’s Piano
Bacteria Chainsaws Disease Elm Street’s Critters Funhouse Metal Impact Suspirian
80’s Horror Bass 1 80’s Horror Bass 280’s Horror Bass 3 Bass Under the Stairs Carpenter Bass 1 Carpenter Bass 2 Carpenter Bass 3 Carpenter Bass 4 Carpenter Bass 5 Carpenter Bass 6 Carpenter Bass 7