Login / Register  0 items | $0.00New @ What is KVR? Submit News Advertise

Rhythmic Robot releases "Shortwave" radio wave synthesiser for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has released Shortwave, a synthesiser based on the sound of shortwave radio transmissions. It features a crude four-operator sine-wave based additive synth engine harnessed to twin Interference Generators, each of which can access 111 samples of shortwave static, voices, tuning squeals, modulation noises, cyclic tonalities and so on. A rich combination of LFOs and randomisation features makes for complex, evolving soundscapes which hark back to the age of ham radio operators, Cold War numbers stations, attic antennae and "going out on the airwaves".

Shortwave features a Glitch control which instantly randomises the settings, for spontaneous patch creation. The Glitch control is designed to be "intelligently musical" in its randomisation, tending to produce musically useful results more often than a pure randomiser would. Shortwave also boasts a series of custom Impulse Responses convolved from genuine radio speakers, plus an old-style graphite microphone, to give patches a compressed, narrow-bandwidth, vintage tonality.

Shortwave is intended for pads, textures, evolving soundscapes, cinematic washes and sound design.

Features:

  • Primitive four-operator additive synth.
  • Analogue sine waves, with varying levels of distortion and contamination.
  • Two Interference Generators, each with 111 waveforms.
  • Randomised sample start points for complex variability.
  • Rich LFO modulation possibilities, with multiple random factors.
  • Glitch control for instant random patch creation.
  • 49 factory presets on-board.
  • Effects include delay / echo and vintage plate reverb.
  • Convolved impulse responses for genuine radio speaker sound.

Price: £29.95. There is an an introductory price of £24.95. It requires Kontakt version 4.2.3 or later, including all versions of Kontakt 5, to run.

Products Related To This Item
Discussion: Active

Discussion

Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...

Other Related News
10 May 2015 Rhythmic Robot releases "FadeWheel" - Dirty, Damaged Tonewheel Organ for Kontakt05 Mar 2015 Rhythmic Robot Audio release Uproar – Distortion Synthesizer for Kontakt22 Nov 2014 Rhythmic Robot releases Crank for Kontakt - Hybrid Electro-acoustic Synth06 Aug 2014 #KVRDC14 Entry: Rhythmic Robot NanoMod 7: 8-bit Synths for Kontakt07 May 2014 Rhythmic Robot releases Rytm16 - Vintage Analog Drum Machine with Disco Beats for Kontakt07 Feb 2014 Rhythmic Robot release Lambda for Kontakt - a sampled recreation of the Korg Lambda ES50 analogue polysynth22 Jan 2014 Rhythmic Robot release "NanoMod 5: Analog Bass" and "RX5 12-bit digital drum machine" for Kontakt16 Sep 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "Godwin" String Synth for Kontakt23 Jun 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "NanoMod 1: Rich Pads" for Kontakt30 May 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "Shortwave" radio wave synthesiser for Kontakt02 May 2013 Rhythmic Robot release "New Rhythm Box" analogue drum machine for Kontakt01 Mar 2013 Rhythmic Robot release "Snaps'n'Claps PRO" - Fingersnap and Handclap Generator for Kontakt28 Jan 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "Elektrik Kalimba" - African Themed Electric Piano for Kontakt23 Nov 2012 Rhythmic Robot release GRIT KIT: 8, 12 and 13-bit source-variable drum synthesiser for Kontakt14 Nov 2012 Rhythmic Robot releases "SuperDrums" for Kontakt - 8-bit Digital Drum Machine based on Korg DDM-11025 Oct 2012 Rhythmic Robot release "WurliBeat" Analogue Drum Machine for Kontakt17 Sep 2012 Rhythmic Robot releases "Jennings" 1946-era valve synthesiser for Kontakt
02 Oct 2014 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 60% off Lambda by Rhythmic Robot26 Feb 2014 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 40% off Jennings for Kontakt 5 by Rhythmic Robot12 Nov 2012 KVRDC12: Bedroom Producers Blog & Rhythmic Robot Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE (Kontakt 4 + SFZ + Zampler)28 Aug 2015 YummyBeats updates Massive Evolutions 2 & Free for Kontakt to v2.428 Aug 2015 Audiomodern releases free "Sync 2 Lite Edition" for Kontakt, WAV, AIFF & REX28 Aug 2015 AudioThing releases "GAK150" - Valve Synthesizer for Kontakt 527 Aug 2015 FrozenPlain updates Terracotta for Kontakt to v2.027 Aug 2015 Audiofier updates SEQui2R for Kontakt to v1.126 Aug 2015 Output Announces Rev X-Loops - World Of Modern Sound21 Aug 2015 #KVRDeal (until Wednesday, September 2, 2015) In Session Audio offers Free Loop Set from "Lowdown Groove Guitar" Library20 Aug 2015 Sonicsmiths releases The Foundry for Kontakt Player19 Aug 2015 Soundiron releases "Temple Drums" for Kontakt19 Aug 2015 Noisefirm releases Noisefirm Handbell for Kontakt19 Aug 2015 123creative.com releases "Evolved Drum and Bass" Sample pack18 Aug 2015 Art Vista releases Virtual Grand Piano 3 for Kontakt18 Aug 2015 Orchestral Tools releases The Nocturne Solo Violin for Kontakt17 Aug 2015 Prominy releases Hummingbird - Virtual Acoustic Guitar for Kontakt Player17 Aug 2015 Sample Magic release 'Future & Deep House Vox', 'Sylenth Cosmic Disco Patches' and 'Ableton Racks & Tracks: Deep House'17 Aug 2015 Sample Magic releases 'Bloq' for Kontakt, Live & Logic (EXS24 / Ultrabeat)17 Aug 2015 Crypto Cipher releases "Solo Dholak - Double Sided Hand Drum of India" for Kontakt 517 Aug 2015 Autodafe releases "Italian Combo Organs" for Kontakt17 Aug 2015 Indiginus updates Solid State Symphony for Kontakt to v1.517 Aug 2015 Audiomodern releases Glitchee V.2 Free Updates

Show more...