Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

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todd_r
KVRian
649 posts since 1 Dec, 2005

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:10 am

Hi

Although Kontakt seems to have a lot of advanced libraries in terms of scripted Orchestras, choirs etc. It seems capable of quite a lot of more creative stuff that doesn't seem as widely explored. Stuff like Granulate http://fracturesounds.com/product/granulate/ and OddHop http://dulcitone1884.virb.com/oddhop

It seems like there could be a world or loop remixers, sliced sequencrs etc. Stuff you could load your own samples into an play with.

Any instruments/libraries you think would fit the bill?

handed
KVRer
21 posts since 4 Jun, 2018

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:50 am

Curious to hear others’ thoughts in this too.

bigcat1969
KVRian
1347 posts since 30 Jul, 2013

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:28 am

I dunno if it counts but I tried to do some interesting stuff with chords and arps on this version of the VSCO2 Community Orchestra... It was kind of trying to do a free version of what was done in The Orchestra, though I'm nowhere near the coder those guys are.

http://bigcatinstruments.blogspot.com/2 ... estra.html
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woggle
KVRAF
1986 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:41 pm

hgsounds has some stuff going on with sequencing https://hgsounds.com/product-category/kontakt/

Modwheel are an interesing bunch - very musical. their waveskimmer is starting to explore scripting a bit more http://www.modwheel.co.nz/waveskimmer Definitely one to use lots of automation on to get the most out of it

The most radical I think are the works from fairlyconfusing http://waveforms.fairlyconfusing.net/ Cracklefield is a monster - you could spend a lot of time just using it for everything from chaotic systems to regular beats

funky lime
KVRian
1150 posts since 17 Sep, 2002

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:18 am

Cinematique Instruments has some interesting stuff, as well as some more "traditional" libraries. Marble and Fabrique come to mind.

Fluffy Audio's TimeDrops seems like a neat granular type of engine that lets you load your own sounds.

I'll also give a +1 to Fairly Confusing Waveforms for all kinds of mad science.

Protocol_b
KVRist
182 posts since 11 Nov, 2012

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:03 am

Orchestra Enigmatica - loads of fun, quick musical results, semi-algorythmic/euclidian (if you want), you can load your own samples, multi-timbral, multi-arp/seq. Kontakt Hub has a ton of other experimental Kontakt gizmos as well.

Protocol_b
KVRist
182 posts since 11 Nov, 2012

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:11 am


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Fleer
KVRAF
3865 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:02 pm

TimeDrops is on sale at VSTBuzz.

todd_r
KVRian
649 posts since 1 Dec, 2005

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:15 am

Thanks everyone, some really interesting stuff there. Just got the HGsounds Group Buy and Cassetto, going to get Time Drop too. Looks like I'm going to be skint pretty soon.

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coincidental
KVRist
481 posts since 5 Sep, 2011 from Sussex, UK

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:44 am

todd_r wrote:Looks like I'm going to be skint pretty soon.
Yes, you are :)
If you haven't already, try looking at:
Hollow Sun http://hollowsun.com/
Hideaway http://hideawaystudio.wordpress.com/
Atomhub http://atomhub.net/
Tronsonic http://tronsonic.com/
Synth Magic http://synthmagic.co.uk/
SZCZ http://www.fairlyconfusing.net/
Rhythmic Robot http://www.rhythmicrobot.com/

... and probably loads that I've forgotten. Some of these have some seriously wacky scripting going on (SZCZ in particular), but all of them are highly creative uses of Kontakt. There are lots of granular engines around for Kontakt now, several of them free IIRC.
Textur for ACE
After Hours for Lounge Lizard EP-4
Prism Sticks for Chromaphone

David
KVRist
333 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:07 am

EVERY Kontakt device by Sound Dust is worth a close look; they're packed with cool ideas beautifully implemented, to say nothing of the great sounds.

Here's another thread on this topic with some others not yet mentioned here.

Channel Robot's got a bunch of interesting devices.

David
KVRist
333 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:45 pm

A couple more I think deserve mention:

Soniccouture's Scriptorium …old but really strong, just scripts you can add to any library.

PluginGuru's DelNorte Attacks …cool scripting, but even cooler layering device with any other synth or sampler.

David
KVRist
333 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:49 pm

woggle wrote:…Cracklefield is a monster - you could spend a lot of time just using it for everything from chaotic systems to regular beats
Double Ditto!

todd_r
KVRian
649 posts since 1 Dec, 2005

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:39 am

Ooh, too much good stuff :)

The scriptorium doesn't seem to be for sale any more :/ though they do put some up on the blog

http://www.soniccouture.com/blog/category/script/

David
KVRist
333 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: Interesting/advanced/creative Kontakt instruments

Post Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:46 am

todd_r wrote:
The scriptorium doesn't seem to be for sale any more :/ though they do put some up on the blog

http://www.soniccouture.com/blog/category/script/
That's too bad! The blog entries seem to be new ones, not from the original pack.

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