BT-Modern Wave — Retro-Modern Analog Synthesizer Tones

ILIO is proud to introduce Modern Wave – a patch library for Omnisphere 2 created by electronic pioneer and film composer BT, highlighting the mass resurgence of 1980's inspired shimmering, undulating subtractive timbres now known in the colloquial as "Synthwave".

BT synth performance

Playing on BT's extensive electronic music background and synthesizer knowledge, Modern Wave is an authentic yet fearlessly inventive collection that includes cinematic arps/BPM, rich pads, leads, deep basses, plucks, and an assortment of poly synth patches inspired by vintage analog synthesizers of the era. Just like a vintage synthesizer, the sounds of Modern Wave can transcend genres and lend themselves to a wide variety of compositional applications. While well-suited for electronic film scoring, textures, and layering with other instruments, Modern Wave truly shines where foreground classic synthesizers are a must, such as in Synthwave, Retrowave, Downtempo and Chillwave, Vaporwave, Dream Pop, Synth Pop, Darkwave, and Future Electro.

Please note that Modern Wave requires Omnisphere 2 to be updated to v2.6 in order to work properly. If you already own Omnisphere 2, this is a completely free update and is available from your Spectrasonics user account.

About the Sound Designer

Better known as BT, Brian Transeau is an American music producer, composer, technologist, audio technician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and pioneer in the electronica music genre. BT has produced, collaborated, and written with a variety of artists, including Death Cab for Cutie, Howard Jones, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Madonna, Armin van Buuren, Sting, Depeche Mode, Tori Amos, NSYNC, Blake Lewis, The Roots, Guru, Britney Spears, Paul van Dyk, and Tiësto. He has composed original scores for films such as Go, The Fast and the Furious, and Monster, and his scores and compositions have appeared on television series such as Smallville, Six Feet Under, and Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams.

Currently, BT is working on new music including his latest two albums "Between Here and You" and "Everything You're Searching for is on the Other Side of Fear" as well as his recent synth pop collaboration with Christian Burns, together forming All Hail the Silence. For more news about BT check out his website: https://www.btmusic.com/.