Dark Horizon Crossgrade

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Crossgrade for owners of "Elysion", "The Orchestra", "The Orchestra Complete", "The Orchestra Essentials", "Strings of Winter" or "Horns of Hell"

Dark Horizon - The Cosmic Darkness

A journey into the future of sound turned dark and gritty fast. Elysion’s famous ensemble engine has been hijacked, augmented, and vaporized. With the drifting cosmic remains, Dark Horizon molds the future into a dystopian atmosphere of massive basses, cosmic arps, and drifting pads. Turn simple chords into unreal, nightmarish space-scapes, while moving the mod-wheel bends time and transports you into the dark, disparate corners of eldritch furies.

  • Experience the diversity of 80 instantly playable, bass-heavy instruments.
  • Experience the infinite depth of over 1.2GB of sample content.
  • Experience the flexibility of 180 complex animated and fully customizable themes.

Dark Horizon is an earth-shattering bass-heavy synth built using synthesizers and a variety of sounds bent and warped into fascinating soundscapes and powerful low ends. 

For Extraordinary and Dark Bass Sound

With a focus on dark, dirty bass sounds, Dark Horizon pushes levels and tones not yet explored by the Elysion series. 

For Modern Producers and Score Composers

For ambient, modern electronic, and experimental music, Dark Horizon can bring a new power into your work with its library of grinds and grooves. For scoring and blockbusters, these sounds make for perfect tension-building underscore.

Dark Horizon  - What´s Included?

Mind-crushing sounds, gut-wrenching themes, rhythmic arps, whirling pads, and a set of effects to push them even further beyond the imagination.

  • Ambient - Resynthesized - Cinematic Use Dark Horizon as a scoring tool for any project that needs a dose of profound bass and gritty depth or use it as a really exceptional synth to create innovative melodies with outstanding sonic power.
  • Layered - Dirty - Powerful - With four layers of sounds and an onboard compressor, delay, and hall reverb, create unique and disturbing 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 pads.
  • Sampling Redefined - Bursting with Expression and Variety - We recorded, sampled and produced the sounds, treating them like acoustic instruments. This results in an unimaginable dynamic and unprecedented sound. 

Score the Dark with a Familiar User Interface

Users of Elysion and The Orchestra will find Dark Horizon’s user interface familiar, with all the essential controls in the same places or intuitive to find.

  • Main Page - Select instruments, presets and control all layers from the main page. Play up to 4 instruments simultaneously.
  • Ensemble Engine - Modify and perfect your sounds to the very last detail with the critically-acclaimed ensemble engine. Create exciting new sonic experiences by simply playing some chords.
  • Mix Page - Mix & pan your layers and breathe live and dynamic variation into every single pattern.
  • Motion Engine - Customize the instruments fundamentally, steering e.g. attack or decay vi MIDI CC.
  • Preset Browser - Explore the massive selection of presets using intuitive filters and categories.
  • Pan Engine - Create outstanding motion and effects by controlling and automating the panning of the sounds.

Powerful Features - Supernatural Workflow

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

  • Modified Ensemble Engine - Dark Horizon uses a modified version of the Elysion ensemble engine. 
  • Motion Engine - Dark Horizon comes with its own unique dynamic FX engine. 

Maximize Your Creativity

Dark Horizon comes with 180 complex animated and fully customizable themes, spread across five different categories. 

  • Poly Animations - Complex rhythms for chords that push the audio floor with movement and vibration. 
  • Rhythmic Pulses - Low pulsing basses with complex arpeggiations reveal great dynamic range when the mod-wheel is pushed, morphing the rhythms and raising the filters.
  • Mono Arpeggios - Legato arpeggios arranged in danceable grooves with the mod-wheel pressing the frequencies and creating a much sharper tone.
  • Lowest Textures - Dark, tension-filled drones complimented by screeching impulses, filter swipes, and stellar reverb effects at the turn of the mod-wheel.
  • Playable Sounds - Wide cosmic pads and gently gliding legatos, this set includes the bulk of the playable content. 

Dark Horizon Key Features

  • Earth-shattering bass-heavy synth for extraordinary and dark bass sound.
  • 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.
  • 180 complex animated and fully customizable themes, featuring up to 4 fully controllable instruments.
  • 80 instantly playable bass-heavy instruments.
  • 765 individual samples. All carefully recorded, sampled, and handcrafted.
  • MIDI-Export: Unleash the power of the ensemble engine onto your personal template.


  • Runs in Kontakt or Free Kontakt player version 5.7 or higher.
  • Mac OS X 10.10 or later.
  • Windows 7 or later.
  • At least 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended), and 7 GB of free drive space.
  • Access to a stable internet connection for digital delivery and activation is required.
  • All new Native Instruments software requires a minimum of OS X 10.10 or Windows 7.