Sonicsmiths has released The Foundry, a new musical sound design tool for Native Instrument's Kontakt Player (v5.4.1+).
The Foundry is intended for creating uniquely designed sounds without the use of any presets. The AARE (Adjective Assignable Randomizing Engine) allows a user to choose a type of sound they want (Bed/Pad, Textures, FX/Hit, Rhythmics) and then apply a set of keywords (Dark, Mysterious, Organic, Pulsing, etc.) to generate a unique patch that is a user's own.
The Foundry also boasts a new X/Y morph tool (that allows for blending between 4 voices), a 3-mode Step Sequencer, a Granular Synthesis Engine, a Body Designer, LFO and Step Modulators, and 8 different FX (Delay, Reverbs, Distortions, etc).
Price: $299. Now on sale for $249.