TABLE of ELEMENTS – A Periodic Table of Sound

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021
  • Time to read: 2 min.


Sound Dust launched TABLE of ELEMENTS a new soundset for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 – a periodic table of sound. An reminiscent characteristic sound for every element  – filling pliable pads for rapturous intensity and sumptuous anxiety.

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Table of Elements is an innovative approach to Omnisphere sound design. Every patch is a sonic re-creation by Sound Dust of an element of the periodic table. Each a multifaceted and unparalleled texture with movement and rich sonic character that can evolve with mod wheel and aftertouch manipulation. 

A palette of beautiful, undulating, chilling, ecstatic, lustrous, warm, squashed, diaphanous pads that go from inspirational minimal ambiance to full-blown cinematic opulence. Long evolving notes move and swell with a serpentine tempo-synced motion that ebbs and flows with your music. Table of Elements is an organic symphony of ear fruit – a catalyst for your creativity. And you might learn a bit about chemistry too.

  • 119 elemental patches, fully databased and for easy access prefixed with usefully Mendelevium categories
  • ACTINIDE – radioactive : beautiful, volatile and maybe a bit scary
  • ALKALI METAL – reaction with water forms alkalies : mysterious and liquid
  • ALKALINE EARTH METAL – second most reactive : cold, austere, unstable
  • LANTHANIDE – silver-coloured metals : deep, complex, lustrous
  • METALLOID – between metals and non-metal : quixotic, surprising
  • NOBLE GAS – odourless, colourless, unreactive : light, amorphous, gassy
  • NON-METAL – do not produce heat or electricity and are structurally brittle : pulsating, rich, frangible
  • POST TRANSITIONAL METAL– AKA the poor metals : spiteful, agile, naive
  • TRANSITIONAL METAL –the largest group in the table : a bit of everything

60 compound multis – a combination of elemental patches that create gorgeous and  complex sounds – eg H2O (hydrogen and oxygen)

All patches will have something cunning mapped to both Aftertouch and Mod Wheel, and are intended to be as expressive and malleable as something made from zeros & ones can possibly be.

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The periodic table of elements, is essentially an infographic that cleverly displays all the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic numberelectron configuration, and recurring chemical properties

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Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published the first recognizable table in 1869, developed mainly to illustrate periodic trends of the then-known elements. He also predicted some properties of unidentified elements that were expected to fill gaps within the table. Most of his forecasts soon proved to be correct, culminating with the discovery of gallium and germanium in 1875 and 1886 respectively.

Pricing and Availability

Table of Elements is available now – 40% off – £21 until May 10th 2021.

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