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Ambition New Sound Browser UI
Ambition’s new sound browser UI now organizes sounds by Expansion Sound Pack, timbre and presets (alphabetically). A list of favorites can also be created making it easier and faster to find the perfect sound.

The new Ambition update has been released – v1.1, available free to registered users. The upgrade provides an improved sound browser UI and makes way for the all new Ambition Expansion Sound Packs. With the new version you can now search sounds by category/timbre, find sounds by expansion pack, create a list of favorite sounds, and combine factory and expansion sounds together for almost limitless possibilities.

The first two Ambition Expansion Sound Packs will be available imminently so we wanted to give you guys a bit of an inside scoop of how the expansion sound packs were made and give you a sampling of the sounds you can expect to hear when you download the packs.

Start by Taking a Listen

Check out these demos featuring sounds exclusively from the new expansion sound packs. Notice the difference in timbre from the Dawn sounds to the Dusk sounds, each expansion sound pack will have its own character, style and vibe.

Showcase of Dawn and Dusk Ambition Expansion Sound Pack presets/snapshots

Meet the Mastermind

Rene Boscio - Sound Designer
René G. Boscio in studio, Los Angeles CA.

To create the first two expansion sound packs, Dawn and Dusk, we teamed up with the very talented composer/sound designer René G. Boscio. If you don’t already know, Boscio is an L.A. based composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s contributed music to over 100 hit TV series episodes. Shows like Riverdale (The CW), Blindspot (NBC), The Flash (The CW) as well as scoring many independent films. He has collaborated with filmmakers and performers such as William Shatner, James Franco, Morena Baccarin, Ivonne Coll, Brianna Hildebrand, Todd Grinnell, and Others.

Having composed and produced original scores for over 50 visual media productions, including nearly a dozen feature films and award-winning documentaries, it was clear that René’s extensive background in creating epic soundscapes and film scores would be perfect for helping us create the new expressive sounds and textures for the first Ambition Expansion Sound Packs.

Meet The Expansion Packs


A collection of warm and emotive melodic presets made from dramatic sample sources. Dawn is an illuminating musical experience for Ambition. Dawn includes a blend of rising and strong hybrid scoring essentials. Dark pads, expressive textures, designed synths, experimental keys, lush modular rhythmics and ambient cinematic sounds round out this hybrid expansion sound pack for Ambition.


  • 60 core sample presets
  • 70 custom snapshots
  • 600 high quality chromatic samples
  • 2.4 GB of samples
  • 11 Evolving
  • 19 Keys
  • 22 Pads
  • 9 Pulses & Motion
  • 9 Playable Textures


The darker companion of the Dawn expansion pack, Dusk is a sample collection engineered with powerful modular synth presets, analog synths and outboard gear to create core sample sources that evoke longing, solitude, apprehension and foreboding. Dusk includes aggressive timbres mixed in for a sound palette that can set the scene for almost any pop music or scoring assignment.


  • 60 core sample presets
  • 70 custom snapshots
  • 610 high quality chromatic samples
  • 2.8 GB of samples
  • 7 Evolving
  • 11 Keys
  • 22 Pads
  • 14 Pulses & Motion
  • 16 Playable Textures

How Were The Sounds Made?

The sounds you’ll hear in Dawn and Dusk were crafted using a wide variety of hardware synths, modular rack synths, and effects units. Combining sounds from many different popular synths such as the DSI’s Prophet Rev 2, the Moog One, and the Tasty Chips GR-1 Granular Synthesizer, Boscio was able to fabricate an amazing array of core samples perfectly suited to Ambition’s strengths. It’s quite an inspiring list of gear, check it out.

Ambition Dawn and Dusk Expansion Sound Pack – Gear List

Hardware Synthesizers:
• Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2
• Moog One
• Tasty Chips GR-1 Granular Synthesizer
• Soma Laboratories Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer

Hardware Electro-Acoustic Instruments:
• Electro Lobotomy Sonic Forest

Hardware Effects Units:
• Empress Effects Reverb Pedal
• Onde Magnetique Cassette Echo (Marantz PMD222)

Hardware Eurorack Modular Synthesizer:

2HP VCAMake Noise Optomix Rev2
4ms Quad Clock DistributorMake Noise QPAS
4ms Spectral Multiband ResonatorMake Noise STO
ALM Busy Circuit’s Pamela’s New WorkoutMake Noise Telharmonic
Doepfer A-119 Ext. InputMacro Machines Omnimod
Erica Synths Sample DrumMoog Drummer From Another Mother
Erica Synths Stereo MixerMoog Mother-32
Expert Sleepers Disting MK4Mr Seri uBurst
Instruo TroikaMutable Instruments Plaits
Intellijel Audio I/ONoise Engineering Extra Mullet
Intellijel MixupNoise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas Percido
Intellijel PlanarNoise Engineering Terci Ruina
Intellijel PlonkPlum Audio uO_C
Intellijel PolarisRetro Mechanical Labs Electron Fuzz Custom
Intellijel Quad VCARossum Panharmonium
Intellijel QuadraxSquarp Hermod
Intellijel TetrapadSSF Stereo Dipole
Intellijel uScale IISSF Ultra-Random Analog
Make Noise DPOStrymon Engineering Magneto
Make Noise Erbe-VerbSynthesis Techonology E352 Cloud Terrarium
Make Noise MathsWMD Buffered Mult
Make Noise MimeophonWMD Sequential Switch Matrix
Make Noise MorphageneWMD/SSF Multi-Mode Filter

Software Plug-Ins:
• 112db Mikron Cascade
• Arturia Plate Reverb
• Izotope Iris2
• Logic Pro X Stock Plug-Ins
• Native Instruments Guitar Rig FX
• Soundtoys 5 Collection
• UVI Falcon
• Valhalla DSP VintageVerb

Sound Categories

In the new UI, Ambition’s sounds are now categorized by timbre. Now it’s easier to quickly browse through groups of similar samples to find the right sound! Timber categories are as follows: Aggressive, Airy, Bass, Calm, Dark, Dirty, Evolving, Lush, Metallic, Sample, Synth, and Treble.

Here is a list of some select sounds from both expansion packs showing how they are categorized and the gear/effects used to design the snapshot.

Expansion PackPreset/SnapshotTimbreGear Used
DawnBipolar DroneEvolvingProphet Rev2
DawnUnderwaterLushModular – Falcon
DuskSandy StringsDirtyCuatro – Falcon
DawnFrail Bones 02CalmModular – E-352
DuskShaping WavesTrebleModular – Plaits
DawnBoscio VoxSynthRGB Vocals Into Falcon
DawnDPO SqrSawBassModular – DPO
DuskThe ValleyAggressiveClipboard Into Falcon
DuskVinyl ErbeDarkModular – Erbe Verb
An example of sounds from the expansion packs showing how they are categorized and what gear was used to make the core samples and snapshots

As you can tell, a lot of time and care went into the creation of these incredible new sound packs. Each sound was meticulously crafted using top-notch sounding gear in order to provide a truly exceptional musical experience. The quality of these sounds is unmatched, and we are genuinely excited to share them with the world. Note: Snapshots in the new expansion packs were made only with the expansion’s core samples. That means theres an entire world of sound exploration un-tapped by creating snapshots using the Ambition factory sounds combined with the expansion pack sounds. We look forward to hear what you come up with!

Thank you all for the continued support and we hope you enjoy our new Ambition Expansion Sound Packs! 


Sample Library Review – Review: Ambition by Sound Yeti

Ambition – Product page with demos/ambition/

Ambition – Product Introduction Trailer – On YouTube

Ambition Expansion Sound PacksProduct Listings

Dawn and Dusk Showcase of SoundsOn YouTube

Ambition Expansion Pack Demos –

How to Install Ambition Upgrade and Expansion Sound PacksVideo

René G. Boscio’s Album