Kick Factory 2 is a sample based instrument – it uses three layers – in each layer you can select any of the 738 meticulously sampled different kick drums (way more than any other Kick Drum module we know of), so the combinations of sounds is over 400 Million. We've sampled a wide range of analog drum kits, iconic drum machines and some obscure drum machines too. Each layer then has a range of modules to affect the sound, a multi-mode filter, an FM processor, a wave-shaper, reverb, delay and a compressor. Finally in the sound shaping area there are a set of modulators, for velocity, pitch and filter frequency. All this gives you complete flexibility in getting the sound you are looking for.
There's an intelligent randomisation system for the whole instrument – and another for each voice. So getting to new, interesting and useful sounds is enjoyable and really quick.
Every kick drum sound you use in Kick Factory 2 comes in three different snapshots – a powerful facility that gives you three different kick sounds available at the same time. Snapshots are like parameter locks on steroids, you can have two snapshots that vary by just one effect parameter, say filter frequency, or that vary every single parameter – so snapshots can go from subtly different sounds to wildly different sounds – your choice.
Finally there's a master volume control and our Infinite Round Robin Engine (IRRE) which modifies the sound on every incoming note, your not stuck with 5, 10 or even 20 round robins – this system produces millions of subtly different sounds – slightly changed for every note played.