Steinberg Launches Polarities Sound Expansion Pack for Padshop 2


HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of Polarities, a brand-new expansion pack for the Padshop 2 granular and spectral synthesizer. Polarities contains a blend of electronic and acoustic sounds that bounce off each other in many different ways.

With a sufficient 3.4 GB of content, German sound designer Simon Stockhausen has not only created a wide range of unique electronic and acoustic sounds but has also designed more than 250 presets that immediately harness the full potential of Padshop 2.

“Simon Stockhausen has once again done an amazing job with this expansion. Polarities provides a vast variety of sounds and presets that have been designed specifically to the requirements of Padshop 2 which reveals a new world of sonic opportunities,” says Senior Marketing Manager Florian Haack.

Simon Stockhausen’s multi-faceted, wide-ranging career has embraced all manner of projects and styles, including jazz and improvisational collaborations, countless compositions for ensembles and chamber groups, as well as work for major European theater companies and orchestras. He has extended the range of his musical work by producing sounds, patches and libraries for software synths and plug-ins, serving sound designers, musicians and post-production professionals.

Simon Stockhausen comments: “In Polarities, I set out to examine sonic extremes. Opposites, and those that may not appear to be at first, are the focus of this sound library for Padshop 2. I primarily worked with the new spectral oscillator that creates fascinating new sounds as well as retaining the organic quality of re-synthesized acoustic sounds.”

Availability and pricing

Polarities is exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop for US $39.99.

Key features

  • More than 250 inspiring presets for Padshop 2
  • 4 GB samples in 48 kHz and 24-bit
  • All presets designed by Simon Stockhausen
  • Exclusive expansion for Padshop 2


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