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Home Sound Effects Nordic Spheres

Nordic Spheres


Fusing musical instruments and sound effects TO CREATE FASCINATING SCORES

From the frozen reaches of the North, icy spirits reach out across the eternal expanse to seize the listener in their song. NORDIC SPHERES captures the frosty tone of the ancients, a transportive granular instrument that creates rough, pulsating atmospheres echoing through time and desolation.

  • NORDIC SPHERES features an unpolished, ambient sound perfect for creating ambiences as palpable as a thick fog
  • NORDIC SPHERES blends layers of musical spheres and sound effects together with easy but complex arpeggiators
  • With NORDIC SPHERES, freeze forlorn, mysterious scores in the tracks of modern cinematic music
  • NORDIC SPHERES seizes the essence of the beautiful Icelandic nature: from almost infinite icy fields to the fiery horrors of volcanic rage.

Licensor: : Sonuscore Category: .
Specs: 25 GB • Not metatagged
Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
License type:
Royalty-free - you can select the number of users on checkout


NORDIC SPHERES is a Kontakt instrument that creates vast, frozen soundscapes and musical spheres using a combination of rich, sound effects content, granular synthesis, and percussive sounds. We worked with Mats Lundgren and Amina Hocine from Sweden-based Pole Position to create a treasure trove of rich tonal and non-tonal audio from a wealth of creative sources. Matsโ€™ recordings combined with our layering and arpeggiator possibilities have created a truly inspirational instrument.

The sonic sibling of TIME TEXTURES and CHROMA, it is perfect for composers and producers who want to experiment with both sound design and music.

Nordic Spheres | Trailer

Nordic Spheres | Preset Playthrough
Nordic Spheres | Getting Started
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NORDIC SPHERES was created from a variety of mangled atypical tonal and non-tonal sounds and effects, mixed together like crashing glaciers. There are four layers from which to build an intricate texture, each with its own ADSR, arpeggiator, and FX options that include EQ, saturation, chorus, and tremolo.

NORDIC SPHERES was designed with great glacial movements in mind. Our Grain Engine was the natural choice to achieve this, so that, like snowflakes, no two sounds are ever the same. Meanwhile, our advanced arpeggiator engine allows for complex weaves to float through the sonic spectrum, while the modulation knob controls any number of motion FX.


Empower Your Chill: Effortless Soundscapes with an Intuitive UI

Layers of the Spheres
The main page allows you access to the 4 layers of the instrument and the main controls to delve deeper into the cold. The bottom two layers focus on hits, particles and sustains, while the top two are the Grain Engines, loaded with tonal, non-tonal and looping sounds.

The natural motions of each layer can be easily tied to the modwheel with a single option. Tie the Grain Engines to the modwheel to seep the cold into mysterious textures and build up the shifting particles and hits to add kinetic energy.

Preset Browser
Choose from over 200 different chilling and creeping presets. Use them as they were designed or tap into your inner dvergar, tinkering with them to create your own.


The secret behind the crystalline and haunting tones of NORDIC SPHERES lies in the expressive capabilities of the four layers and how the effects are tied to the modwheel.


The two upper layers feature the Grain Engines โ€“ the real icing on the instrument. Adjust the density for thickness, the starting position for something harder to grasp, and change the timing to smear or shatter the sound like falling icycles. Further advanced controls include an ADSR and arpeggiator, with the FX able to be tied to the modwheel.


NORDIC SPHERES is like the tundra, with layers of frost and ice. Unlike the permafrost, however, itโ€™s easy to build upon them. For the two Grain Engines, choose from Tonal, Tonal Effects, Non-Tonal Effects, and Looping sounds and from the two traditional sample engines: Hits, Particles, and Sustains. Each layer has access to an arpeggiator and FX.


Just as in our other instruments, you can always expect powerful arpeggiators backing the sound of SONUSCORE products. Each layer has access to its own arpeggiator or LFO, allowing you to create intricate patterns that freeze the senses and immediately inspire new musical ideas.


With our Motion options in each FX grid, tie the FX to the modwheel, allowing you to drastically change the timbre, from icey detachment to burning rage. Use the presets to discover the kinds of changes that you can scrape out, and guide your sounds to whole new spectrums by the interplay of grain, particle, and pad.


As a composer and sound designer for Pole Position, Mats Lundgren has over 20 years of experience in audio creation. His love for experimental percussion shines through in his scores for Just Cause 2, Mad Max, Generation Zero, The Hunger: Call of the Wild, and more, as well as in his work for NORDIC SPHERES.


Amina Hocine is a trained classical pianist who early on began experimenting with the interplay of music and technology, so it was only natural that she became a master at synthesizers. At Pole Position, she works as a sound designer working on recording instruments and sounds and making them more interesting while also studying at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.




  • Works with the FREE KONTAKT PLAYER
  • KONTAKT Version 6.7.1 or higher
  • macOS 10.14 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Windows 10 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2
  • 8GB RAM (more recommended)
  • At least 25GB of free hard disc space

  • Breakthrough Ensemble Engine
  • Play freely or create stunning orchestral colors with simple chords
  • Complete set of standard articulations for all instruments
  • True Legato Interval Sampling
  • 670 ready-to-go ensemble presets
  • 230 Multi-Rack Patches
  • 25GB of data (18.2GB uncompressed)
  • 40000+ individual Samples
  • Fast loading times


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SONUSCORE was founded in 2012 as a label of the award winning music and sound production studio Dynamedion and was created by the same team that founded the highly acclaimed BOOM Library.

The three founders are combining their vast experience in orchestral music production, high end sound quality claims and a cutting edge approach to perfectly balanced usability, in order to shape some of the most incredible virtual instruments out there!