Xtra Moods is a collection of 128 fresh new patches for the Refx Vanguard Vsti
It presents a wide variety of instruments, fully exploiting Vanguard's specific features, wich should proove to be usefull for every kind of Electronic music style, from Lounge and Chill-Out groovy chordal work to deep Tronic pads.
A great care have been taken to offer a versatile and very different material than the usual TechnoLead/Trancegate Pad you may usually find in many add-on libraries, focusing on rarely found instruments like colorfull organs and inspiring keys, groovy pluscks and percussive stabs synths, as well as many other instruments.
This collection focus mainly on the following music styles : Electronica, Chill-Out, Lounge, DownTempo, Songwriting, Idm, all Electronic Music Styles.
The soundbank has been programmed by a new French Sound Designer : Tzadi
Included a PDF document with the list of preset and an individual comment for each instrument.
Tzadi, programmer of the bank : " The basic simple idea behind Xtra Moods was to explore Vanguard's possibilities from the point of view of a global mature instrument, and not only of an instrument dedicated to Trance Music. And to answer a few question like : What if I used Vanguard like a Fender Rhodes, or a funky clavinet, a Minimoog or a Prophet V, or for Chill-Out and Idm. And the result was Xtra Moods "
Refx Vanguard Official Page
Make your own judgement and hear our audio demos. The demos only make use of Vanguards internal Fx. No Eq or compressors were used.
Single Instrument demo (one instrument playing at a time)
Info : Tzadi's Music Site
"You obviously know Vanguard very well and your ability to get some nice sounds out of it shows your talent as sound designer"
thespecialist on Kvr Forum
" I love the Monopoly and Vanguard Banks very much :-) "
Michel R W (Switzerland) in Email
"At first I was a bit disappointed with my purchase of Vanguard (The synth). It had a popular name but after downloading I really wasn't that impressed! Impulse buy! I'm a acknowledged knob twiddler and have very little idea what connects one end of a VSTi to another. Being aware of my limitations in that regard, I decided to Google for some food to beef up Vanguards muscles to my liking. Not only did I purchase 'Vanguard Xtra Moods' from LeLotusBleu but I also picked up 'Oscarized Grand Bundle'. Now I GET why people like Vanguard so much and am enjoying 'G-Force_impOscar' even more! Cheers"
D.H in private Email ( Aka Aloysius on Kvr ). Thanks D for the longest review we ever had and your king words :)