Review: Xenos Soundworks Fear and Horror Volume 2 for MASSIVE


What is Fear and Horror Volume 2?

This is a collection of 64 patches for MASSIVE that is made up of scare soundscapes and atmospheres, gritty synths, evolving pads and special fx.

The idea is for the library to be useful in cinematic, horror, scoring, game design, and any other situation where you’d need creepy evolving sounds.

The library comes in NMSV and KSD format, and each patch has 8 macros mapped and ready to go for instant tweaking.

This gives you plenty of room to experiment within the patches themselves.

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

This library definitely delivers the goods in terms of creepy and eerie sounds.

There are plenty of atmospheres and soundscapes, which I love, though I’d like to see a few more bass sounds.

What I really like about the library is that it not only sounds good when you first load it, but the macros give you a quick way to tweak and interact with the sound, making it more expressive and creative.

Each patch pretty much delivers multiple possibilities thanks to the macro setup and how it can change the sound in various ways, from subtle to drastic.

Overall it has a great sound, from smooth to bitcrushed, all with a dark and shadowy vibe that will fit well into many production situations that need to dip into the darkside.

So what’s the bottom line?

I dig it, if you’re looking for some cinematic sounds that are a bit on the dark side and you’re a MASSIVE user, then you’ll definitely want to check this out.

I give Fear and Horror Volume 2 a rating of 4 out of 5 subs, there are plenty of patches there for the price and the macro programming makes it feel like you are getting even more than 64 individual patches. 

Kudos to Xenos for going beyond the simple filter assignment and adding custom macros that make sense for each and every preset. He could have just did a set of basic controls that were the same for all of the sounds, but instead, he mapped the controls that make the most sense for each sound…giving you tons of room to experiment.

I always love it when someone makes MASSIVE sound like something other than the edgy electronic vibe it is most known for.

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