Channel Robot has announced the immediate availability of FourTune for full versions of Kontakt 5.8.1+.
FourTune is 4 independent loop engines combined into one Kontakt engine. It includes 1,000 loops - combine any 4 together to create unique grooves.
FourTune's loop engines each allows users to set a "play-back pattern" - a sequence of any of the 32 slices that make up each loop - making each loop into a variable number of playback options.
Users have control of volume, tempo, and pan of each loop and for even finer-grained control they can set up each of the 32-slices in a loop to have its own volume, pan, pitch, envelope, effects, sends and drill.
There's intelligent randomisation - to get brand new content quickly and easily, 4 effect slots (with 20 effect options) for each loop and 4 send effects (each with 6 effect options).
When it's running users can alt-click on any slice to get the loop player to retrigger from that slice, or latch all the slices on the current loop (all this with quantisation so playback stays in-sync with the DAW).
FourTune includes Key-switches to mute/unmute each playing loop and Key-switches to swap each playing loop with one of the others in its "loop-group".
Finally there is a set of 4 macro knobs, each assignable to any of the slice or loop controls to give real time playability.