Sunsine Audio, the leading developer of presets for iOS music apps, just released a new set of premium presets for Nave called evanave (I see what you did there). The pack features a stunning 128 presets spanning all categories. I was thrilled to get to spend some time playing around with these sounds.
Nave ships with a boatload of presets from top-notch designers, including almost 50 patches by Sunside Audio. However, there's always room for more inspiration, and evanave definitely delivers.
From my perspective, a good preset pack needs to do 4 things:
When you're working your way through a list of presets and suddenly realize you've been stuck on the same one for 15 minutes playing with a new idea for a riff, that's an inspiring patch. By the time I finally made it through the list of presets in this new pack, I had marked fully half of them to come back to later. That's a lot of inspiration!
Beyond the presets that I considered inspirational, a good 50% of the remaining patches are what I'd consider useful. That basically means a preset isn't likely to be the center of attention for a track, but it could definitely hold down a supporting role. Unusable presets are either too flashy, too static or just plain unappealing. I found the percentage of useful presets in evanave to be noticeably higher than the average preset pack.
Use the Synth
Presets should utilize the strengths and capabilities of the synth they're built for. Once again, the evanave pack doesn't disappoint. Over 80% of the evanave patches make good use of Nave's unique soundcrafting features. Each patch has routings for the modulation wheel and the main XY pad, as well as XY assignments for the blades. Overall, Sunsine Audio did an amazing job of creating a preset pack that fits Nave like a second skin.
You'll find very little familiar territory in this preset pack. For the most part, the evanave presets are satisfyingly unique, and you definitely won't be left with that sinking feeling we've all encountered that you've just bought a bunch of sounds you already own.
The new evanave pack from Sunsine Audio scores high marks all around. I was particularly pleased with the pad, arp and atmo categories, so if that's your thing, this is definitely a must-have pack. Regardless, you really can't go wrong with this exceedingly unique and useful set of sounds.
Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
1 navebank file
100% Royalty Free
Includes Easy Installation instructions
Free Preview Pack containing 20 Presets - https://app.box.com/s/oyvmudfxfypwtbm0xwby
Product link - www.sunsineaudio.com/evanave-043.htm