9th March 2010
Native Instruments has released Evolve Mutations 2, a new Kontakt Player-based instrument for movie, TV and game composers. Developed in collaboration with sound design house Heavyocity and powered by the Kontakt engine, Evolve Mutations 2 includes a further arsenal of expressive instruments, rhythms and ambiences that can add depth and impact to any dramatic piece of music.
As the latest addition in Heavyocity's "Evolve" series, Evolve Mutations 2 contains over 300 new sounds based on 2 GB of exclusive high-quality samples. The material is organized into four categories that provide the crucial elements for powerful scores:
- "Rhythmic Suites" include stirring percussive and tonal loops complete with individual slices and keymapping.
- "Percussive Kits" allow the creation of original percussive beds.
- "Stings & Transitions" support a composition with striking and suspenseful transitional elements.
- "Tonality & FX" provide a range of highly expressive, evocative instruments and pads.
Evolve Mutations 2 also introduces the new "Trigger FX" feature, a versatile and intuitive sound processing section that takes advantage of Kontakt's comprehensive effects capabilities. With "Trigger FX", the keys within a certain octave on the keyboard activate different specific sound treatments including saturation, panning, delay effects and more, which can be intuitively layered and combined to create spectacular special effects and transformations on the fly.
Evolve Mutations 2 offers intuitive playback and sound shaping functionality within the free Kontakt Player software, and can also be loaded into the full version of the Kontakt 4 sampler for advanced sound editing.
Evolve Mutations 2 is available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop for $119 / €99. A DVD bundle that combines both Evolve Mutations products is also available for $169 / €149.
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