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FORBIDDEN PLANET

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Ultimate Cinematic Inspiration

Forbidden Planet - Interface

FORBIDDEN PLANET features over 600 expertly crafted morphing synths across categories such as Arpeggiator, Bass, Drones, FX, Leads, Pads, and Poly Synth. Freely morph between electronic layers, acoustic instruments, and futuristic sounds - perfect for soundtracks, EDM, hip hop and more. Featuring a brand-new suite of post-processing and mixing tools, insane filter modulation, and an extensive rack of effects, you now have the ability to break away from everything that has come before with new controls, powered by the critically-acclaimed OPUS engine, that offer unprecedented sonic shaping power with presets completely customizable by the user.

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Expertly crafted by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix, the quality of each instrument is, as you’d expect, world class.

Music Tech

A Synth Plugin For The Future

Nick Phoenix

The idea for FORBIDDEN PLANET started when producers DOUG ROGERS and NICK PHOENIX set out to create EASTWEST's first fully featured synth collection, not based on traditional oscillators, but combining electronic synth layers with orchestral, world instruments, choral samples, sound effects and more into one enormous collection — creating a new sound palette designed for the future, not the past. Producers Rogers and Phoenix were dissatisfied with most synths, which typically had a small percentage of usable patches and a lot of filler. Now with the new OPUS engine, they had all the tools they needed to create the ultimate collection of cinematic inspiration. Everything was meticulously captured with a state of the art analog signal chain, resulting in the fattest analog synths on the planet.

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Sonically, this is epic. Forbidden Planet is both very desirable and highly addictive. Highly recommend.

Sound on Sound

Lost Planet

Hybrid Synth Armageddon

Crossfade between sound sources and filter settings with the central XY pad, allowing you to capture morphing hybrid sounds in moments. By moving the Orbital Control, you can dynamically capture broad but smooth shifts in both timbre and frequency content. Moving left and right changes the blend amount between two contrasting sources, chosen from analog, acoustic, synthetic, and large-scale cinematic sounds. The vertical position controls filter frequency and is perfect for creating sweeping gestures, manipulating the output however you see fit.

Insane Filter Modulation

Forbidden Planet - Interface

The XY Pad isn’t the only way to control the filter — simply pull up the filter section of the UI and you can pop open the hood, controlling the modulation depth. The Mod Envelope allows you to add an ADSR-style envelope onto the filter cutoff, automating its movement with each note, while the Step LFO section produces a gated rhythm as the sequencer modulates the filter cutoff frequency. This leaves you free to play with the XY Pad, creating progressive textures and drones to set the tone of the atmosphere you want to build.

Powerful Arpeggiators

Forbidden Planet - Interface

The arpeggiators allow you to create staccato and legato patterns, even with portamento or glide as you like. Not only does this make it easy to create highly dynamic and choppy ostinatos, but each of the 2 sound sources gets its own sequencer with the option to desynchronize their speeds. The two are adjacent to each other in the UI, giving you unprecedented automation capabilities without digging through multiple different submenus. Copy settings between both and you can produce slight variations that support more depth, creativity, and shimmer than you’ll find anywhere else.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

645 instruments, 54 GB of analog samples across categories such as Arpeggiator, Bass, Drones, FX, Leads, Pads, and Poly Synths. Perfect for EDM, soundtracks, rap, industrial, world music & more

Alien Experiment

Arpeggiator

A dual arpeggio structure allowing any rhythmic combinations you like across both layers. You can create polyrhythms, sync rhythms together, or even choose one layer to sustain while the other sets a rhythmic foundation.

Astronauts

Bass

You don’t have to accept a simple analog bass emulation and call it a day. Forbidden Planet’s basses are layered with FX pedal tones, contrasting crossfades, and gritty overtones perfect for tackling the most ambitious soundtracks.

Astronaut And Droid

Drones

Mechanical, organic, and environmental drones you can use to create any atmosphere you choose. This is where the XY Pad shines, producing original and morphing ambiences in real time so you can set the stage however you choose.

Droid

FX

A collection of effects that defy classification, obtained from voices, acoustic instruments and a variety of synthesized sources — these are ideal for adding tension, noise, and chilling one-shots to accent the soundscape you build.

Sphere Over Ocean

Leads

Pure sawtooth and square leads are quickly becoming outdated, so we wanted to give you a tool for creating organic, adaptive leads that pop out in the mix. Spend less time designing leads and arrive at the perfect lead instantly.

Astronauts

PADS

Use the XP Pad to shape warm, ambient, or gritty pads and morph between cinematic textures effortlessly. Whether you need to create a solid backing of chords or build a dramatic soundscape, you’ll find all the analog hybrid pads you need.

Alient Astronauts

Poly Synth

A collection of presets that don’t fit neatly into any one category, perfect for experimentation and bridging different styles. When you want to be surprised while still having fine control over the result, this will become your go-to.

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WHAT WILL YOU

CREATE?

You don’t have to design synth patches from the ground up or settle for outdated analog-modeled hardware sounds. Forbidden Planet was designed to give you unfettered access to cinematic sounds rooted in classic film literature, now with the ability to manipulate, process, and combine them with hundreds of electronic and hybrid instruments out of the box. You’re up and running in moments, with the option to make modifications to your heart’s content. Every preset combines contrasting dramatic sources, making it a perfect source of inspiration on demand.

EDM, sci fi, horror, world, hybrid music and more — Forbidden Planet gives you the tools to bring them all to life without limitation.

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MANUAL

    SYSTEM
    REQUIREMENTS

    Below are the minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications for using Opus on Windows and MacOS systems.

    MINIMUM SYSTEM

    • CPU: Quad-core (four cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
    • Drive: HDD (7200 rpm, non-energy saving)

    RECOMMENDED SYSTEM

    • CPU: Octa-core (eight cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
    • RAM: 32 GB or more
    • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
    • Drive: SSD (SATA or PCIe)

    The chart below outlines the MacOS and Windows 64-bit operating systems and sequencers that are officially supported and fully tested with the latest version of Opus. Please note that while most Sequencers / DAWs are VST 2, VST 3, AU and AAX plug-in format compatible, only those listed in the chart below are officially supported.

    Product Version MacOS (10.13+) Windows 10
    EW Play 6 Stand-Alone 6.0+ YES YES
    EW Opus Stand-Alone 1.0+ YES YES
    Ableton Live 10.0+ YES YES
    Apple Logic Pro 10.0+ YES -
    Apple Garageband 10.3+ YES -
    Avid Pro Tools 2018.1+ YES YES
    Bitwig Studio 3.0+ YES YES
    Cockos Reaper 6.0+ YES YES
    Image-Line FL Studio 20+ YES YES
    Motu Digital Performer 9.0+ YES YES
    Steinberg Cubase(1) 9.0+ YES YES
    Steinberg Nuendo(1) 8.0+ YES YES
    Presonus Studio One 4.0+ YES YES
    VSL Vienna Ensemble Pro 6.0+ YES YES
    Notation Software(2) Version    
    Avid Sibelius 2018.1+ YES YES
    MakeMusic Finale 25.0+ YES YES
    Steinberg Dorico 3.0+ YES YES
    • (1) VST3 usage is recommended
    • (2) Sibelius / Finale / Dorico notation programs work with Opus, but do not support the full feature set of some Opus/Play Libraries, such as those that use WordBuilder. Please contact support for details.

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    INCLUDED?

    • Includes 645 instruments, 54 GB of analog samples (Arpeggiator, Bass, Drones, FX, Leads, Pads, Poly Synths)
    • Includes Central XY Pad, allowing you to capture morphing hybrid sounds in moments
    • Includes Insane Filter Modulation with the Mod Envelope and Step LFO
    • Includes Powerful Arepeggiators, allowing you to create staccato and legato patterns across 2 separate sequencers
    • Includes advanced post processing effects including dual ring modulators, vintage ensemble chorus, multiple distortions and amp convolution
    • Perfect for EDM, soundtracks, rap, industrial, world music & more
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