• Recordings By Chris Watson
  • 400 Presets
  • 8GB Library
  • Kontakt Player + NKS
Haunted Spaces


The idea that certain places take on the weight of past events is familiar to all of us.

Renowned field recordist Chris Watson has spent years collecting audio recordings from such places in one of his most personal projects.

Ancient Temples, Ice Lagoons, Cold War Bases, Abandoned Silver Mines, Power Stations, Cathedrals, Canyons, Underwater Tunnels, Deserted Art Galleries and Maori Burial Caves all feature in this unique collection of recordings.


Haunted Spaces features a huge library of over 400 presets, created by a team of incredible sound designers.

The core sample library contains 128 original Chris Watson field recordings, combined with hundreds of custom synth, acoustic and percussion waveforms to blend with the ambiences. Notable sample sets include special versions of Soniccouture's Novachord, Array Mbira, Bowed Piano, ebow Guitar and many more.

This video showcases a small selection of the preset sounds.



Haunted Spaces is based around a 4 point vector, or 'XY' controller.

This allows you to fade between 4 different waveforms, each with their own synthesis setup.

The Cube can be fully automated, all movements are recordable and sync to the DAW tempo.


Chris Watson is one of the world's leading recordists of wildlife and natural phenomena.

Born in 1953, in Sheffield, Watson was a founding member of the influential Sheffield based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. As a freelance composer and recordist for Film, TV & Radio, Watson specialises in natural history and documentary location sound together with sound design in post production.

His television work includes many programmes in the David Attenborough ‘Life’ series including ‘The Life of Birds’ which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ in 1996. More recently Watson was the location sound recordist with David Attenborough on the BBC’s series ‘Frozen Planet’ which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ (2012).



Ghost Planet is a collection of 128 snapshot presets by renowned sound designer Ian Boddy.

A journey into imaginary Sci-Fi worlds, Ghost Planet focuses on rich analogue pads & soundscapes.

Ian worked on Geosonics and Haunted Spaces, and we liked his patches so much that we asked him to create his own dedicated pack.

It's an essential addition to the Haunted Spaces universe.


 Sound Packs are only available to existing users of the full Haunted Spaces product. 

To buy, login to your user account and you'll see the sound pack appear as a paid upgrade.



This is a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do not need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/WASAPI,compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools. No extra purchase necessary.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)

Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM  

Requires KONTAKT 5 or KONTAKT 5 PLAYER version 5.6.8 or later  

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