Horizon Leads
release date: 23.01.2024

Horizon Leads

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AAX Native, AU, Kontakt Player, Mac, NKS, Standalone, VST2, VST3, Win
Download Size: 1.85 GB

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Discover A New Sonic Dimension!

Horizon Leads opens the door to a new sonic dimension for cinematic scoring, where synthesizers meet Hollywood scoring aesthetics. It is your gateway to a revolutionary cinematic scoring experience. Unleash the power of meticulously sampled cinematic synth leads infused with the warmth of acoustic instruments. Crafted to perfection, these sounds carry a unique human and artistic touch, elevating your compositions to new heights and letting them resonate with the essence of Hollywood. Enter a realm where synthesizers meet Hollywood scoring aesthetics with Horizon Leads.

  • Horizon Leads contains meticulously sampled synthesizer sounds treated like acoustic instruments

  • Hollywood scoring aesthetic for powerful cinematic synth leads

  • Sonuscore ensemble engine for pulsating rhythms and animated themes

  • Play complex patterns with simple chords

  • 80 freely playable synth instruments offering limitless creative possibilities

  • 150 customizable cinematic themes

What´s Inlcuded?

Horizon Leads features an array of pulses, textures and arpeggios in 150 animated themes powered by our renowned Sonuscore ensemble engine. In addition, you can immerse yourself in a vast palette of 80 freely playable synth instruments, each designed to empower your creativity. From ethereal sounds to powerful leads, you have the freedom to shape your sonic landscape.

  • Ambient - Resynthesized - Cinematic: Horizon Leads pushes sounds into undiscovered extremes, utilizing analogue rack effects and extraordinary sound sources. Use Horizon Leads as a scoring tool for any project that could use a musical theme or motif to compliment the storytelling, or use it as an exceptional synth to create innovative melodies with outstanding sonic power.

  • Layered - Bright- Powerful: With four layers of sounds and an onboard compressor, delay, and hall reverb, create unique and enchanting combinations for a truly original experience. Each layer is linked to an independent arpeggiator and two pan engines, allowing you to easily create complex, evolving sounds.

We bring the joy back to composing with Horizon Leads. Once you start exploring this instrument, your creative flow becomes unstoppable. The instrument’s unique capabilities will inspire you to effortlessly produce melodies and scores that captivate and resonate.

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Playable Leads

Dive into a world of expressive melodies with Horizon Leads’ exceptional Playable Lead Sound Presets. This collection of presets is meticulously crafted to deliver a diverse range of lead sounds, allowing you to infuse your compositions with emotion and character. From soaring synth leads to rich, evocative textures, each preset is designed to be instantly playable, empowering you to bring your musical ideas to life effortlessly.

The Playable Leads in Horizon Leads ensure that your melodies take center stage, delivering a sonic impact that resonates with the soul of your audience.

Animated Engine

Elevate your compositions to cinematic heights with the mesmerizing Animated Engine Presets in Horizon Leads. Powered by the renowned Sonuscore ensemble engine, these presets inject pulsating rhythms and dynamic themes into your soundscapes.

Unleash a world of movement and energy, as each preset brings your music to life with animated sequences and evolving textures. Whether you’re crafting an epic film score or a cutting-edge electronic track, the Animated Engine Presets provide a dynamic foundation, adding depth and excitement to your sonic creations. Immerse your audience in the flow of your music, creating a truly immersive and unforgettable listening experience.

Discover A New Sonic Dimension

Horizon Leads is loaded with an abundance of exceptional instruments. Together with the Ensemble Engine, the Motion Engine and the Pan Engine, there are almost unlimited possibilities for creative sound development.

  • Discover the diversity of 80 instantly playable lead instruments.

  • Discover the infinite depth of over 1.9GB of sample content.

  • Discover the flexibility of 150 complex animated and fully customizable themes.

Navigate the Sonic Frontiers with Horizon Leads´ Intuitive Interface

For those familiar with Elysion and The Orchestra, Horizon Leads extends a seamless transition with its user-friendly interface. Embrace the familiar and explore the extraordinary, as all essential controls are thoughtfully placed or intuitively designed for easy access. Navigate the depths of cinematic synthesis effortlessly and let your creativity flow with the comforting familiarity of Horizon Leads’ user interface – ensuring a smooth transition for both seasoned users and newcomers alike.

Powerful Features - Supernatural Workflow

Horizon Leads features our critically acclaimed ensemble technology, empowering you to create complex sounds by playing simple chords.

  • Modified Ensemble Engine: Horizon Leads uses a modified version of the ELYSION ensemble engine. This means you can play up to four different instrument modules at the same time, and each module allows independent controls for arpeggiators. Using the mod-wheel unlocks an astounding filter effect that produces a great number of kinetic, digital possibilities.

  • Motion Engine: Horizon Leads comes with its own unique dynamic FX engine. It allows the fundamental customization of the instruments, e.g. steering attack or decay via Midi CC. Besides other FX the Motion Engine includes also two Pan Steppers, breathing live and variation into every pattern in no time.

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Supercharge Your Creativity

Horizon Leads comes with 150 complex animated and fully customizable themes, spread across five different categories. Each category has its unique style and purpose, providing you with animated presets and poly / mono leads that are perfect for playing melodies.

  • Poly Animations: Immerse your compositions in dynamic soundscapes with Horizon Leads’ Poly Animations. These animated presets leverage our cutting-edge engine, introducing pulsating rhythms and evolving textures. Explore a world where each note becomes a journey, adding depth and movement to your sonic creations.

  • Playable Poly Leads: Unleash expressive melodies with ease using Horizon Leads’ Playable Poly Leads. Crafted for instant playability, these presets offer a diverse range of polyphonic lead sounds. From lush textures to powerful motifs, each preset empowers you to weave intricate musical tapestries effortlessly.

  • Playable Poly Shorts: Tailored for those impactful moments, these presets provide concise and dynamic polyphonic lead sounds. Whether you’re scoring a climactic scene or a fleeting emotion, these presets deliver instant sonic impact.

  • Playable Mono Leads: Command attention with focused and monophonic precision using Horizon Leads’ Playable Mono Leads. Ideal for cutting through the mix, these presets offer powerful and singular lead sounds. From bold solos to piercing motifs, each preset ensures that your melodies stand out with clarity and authority.

  • Playable Mono Shorts: Achieve precision and impact with Horizon Leads’ Playable Mono Shorts. Tailored for focused expression, these presets deliver singular and concise monophonic lead sounds. Each preset in this category ensures that your compositions carry a commanding presence, making every musical moment count. Explore the clarity and authority of monophonic leads with ease, bringing a distinctive touch to your sonic narratives.

Once you have been inspired by a theme in Horizon Leads, drag and drop the arrangement of your performance to your DAW. Now you are free to use it within every library you own. Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template, change notes, combine different patterns and make them your own.

Tobias Menguser

Tobias Menguser, a sound design veteran since the 1990s, programmed synths for companies like Waldorf and Ensoniq. He played a key role in producing sample CD-ROMs and spent over 10 years at Native Instruments, contributing to Komplete. In the last decade, he provided sounds for 450+ US movie trailers and now focuses on software instrument building for various companies. Based in Mallorca, his latest project, Horizon Leads, showcases his cinematic sounds using analog synths and advanced effect devices.

Key Features

  • Meticulously sampled synthesizer sounds treated like acoustic instruments
  • Hollywood scoring aesthetic for true cinematic impact
  • Designed by renown sound designer Tobias Menguser
  • Built from the same engine as Elysion with a modified Ensemble Engine, the Motion Engine, and the Pan Engine
  • Familiar and intuitive user interface known from Elysion and The Orchestra
  • 150 complex animated and fully customizable themes, featuring up to 4 fully controllable instruments
  • 80 instantly playable bass-heavy instruments
  • MIDI-Export: Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template

Works with the FREE KONTAKT PLAYER Version 7.5.0 or higher

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"Mit der Horizon Leads Software bekommt man ein interessantes Tool, um frische Farben in die eigenen Kompositionen zu bringen. Durch die vier Slots ist die Software recht variabel und bietet so die Möglichkeit, auch eigene Presets zu generieren und diese zu speichern. Zudem ist die Handhabung recht einfach, wodurch eine flüssige Arbeit möglich ist." Martin

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

5.0 of 5  
05.02.2024 Sprache: deutsch

Hi, dieses Produkt ist einfach super, bei spielen versetzt man sich direkt in eine andere Welt. Kann man jedem empfehlen, der mit Film etwas zu tun hat.

5.0 of 5  
29.01.2024 Language: englisch

*** *** ***.Genere: Pop Penso che Horizon non debba essere utilizzato esclusivamente in ambito cinematografico.Alcune sequenze stimolano la creatività Ogni musicista può trarne vantaggio La qualità è decisamente buona


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  • macOS 11, 12, 13
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple Chip
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or 11
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  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

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  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
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