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Luftrum 19 for Repro-5 BY Luftrum and Sonic Underworld Review

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Luftrum 19 a Repro-5 patch collection Review

Luftrum 19 is a collection of patches for Repro-5 developed in a sonic collaboration between Stephan Baer and Luftrum.

Stephan Baer is a highly esteemed synthesist and music producer with an extremely impressive list of credits in film scoring, pop recording and TV jingles. His music is a unique blend of the old and new school, fusing traditional instruments with cutting-edge technology. Stephan has a deep understanding of synthesis and rich history in creating new sounds on synthesizers from all eras.

In Luftrum 19 Stephan and Luftrum have shared many of the secrets that they have developed over the years and continue to do so. Stephan is known for his sonic signature, which was influenced by the legendary sounds of 70s synthesizers such as the Minimoog, Arp Odyssey, and Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. With this collection Luftrum 19 he allows other musicians to get a rich taste of his proprietary sound design techniques through the Repro 5.

In this review, I will cover the Luftrum 19 collection for Repro-5.

Stephan Baer runs the Sonic Underworld and has specialized in cinematic sound design. Luftrum did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Installation

Copy included patches in the Luftrum 19 folder into the preset folder location of Repro-5:

  • Windows: VSTplugins\Repro-1.data\Presets\Repro-5
  • Mac: Macintosh HD ▸ Library ▸ Audio ▸ Presets ▸ u-he ▸ Repro-5

There are also NKS presets included,  those NKS presets go here:

  • Windows: Vstplugins\Repro-1.data\NKS\Repro-5\
  • Mac: Macintosh HD ▸ Library ▸ Application Support ▸ u-he ▸ Repro-1 ▸ NKS ▸ Repro-5

Sound

Luftrum 19  contains 128 fine patches from Stephan Baer and Luftrum (144 patches in total, with variations).

Luftrum 19 a Repro 5 patch collection Review Luftrum Patches
Luftrum 19 a Repro-5 patch collection Review Luftrum Patches

Both producers have been motivated by ambient cinematic film scores like Interstellar, Gravity, Blade Runner, and 400 Days by modern composer Wojciech Golczewski and on the other side inspired by vintage analog and digital synths and the albums that came to life from those synths in the early to mid-’80s with albums by Vince Clarke, Enya, and Vangelis.

In this very special collaboration, Stephan and Luftrum share their knowledge of sound design with other production houses. The result is a highly inspiring collection of sounds to inspire the imagination, forge new ideas and forge ahead in this golden age of music.

Luftrum 19 a Repro 5 patch collection Review Sonic Underworld Patches
Luftrum 19 a Repro-5 patch collection Review Sonic Underworld Patches

User interface & Usability

It is the Repro5 Interface. The patches are sorted by the producer.

Luftrum 19 a Repro 5 patch collection Review UI All
Luftrum 19 a Repro-5 patch collection Review UI

Conclusion

Overall, I was very impressed with the Luftrum 19 collection for Repro-5. The patches are incredibly well-crafted and sound great. They’re perfect for film scoring, ambient music, and other creative applications. The user interface is easy to use and the installation process is a breeze. Highly recommend!

Rating:  Five out of five stars

Luftrum 19 is an outstanding collection of cinematic, underscoring atmospheres, pads,  basses, leads, and keys. Another Luftrum collection that you can use widely for many genres when you compose a cinematic score or produce ambient, or EDM.

After spending some hours with it, composing a quick score in concert with Orchestral Swarm I am shocked how surpassing this sound set library is.

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