Channel Robot has announced the release of Mechia, a drone engine for Kontakt 5.8.1 and above inspired by mechanical and engine sources.
Mechia is the second in a series of unique products producing drone sounds using Channel Robot's 4-voice Recoil playback engine.
Mechia includes a set of 50 custom designed drone sources created to provide mechanical, machine soundscapes. The sounds are carefully structured, at times atonal, a times pitchable allowing them to be used in a broad range of context - they are much more than normal one-note drone loops.
Mechia's powerful 4-voice dual-channel engine offers you the sculpting and creative power to use 8 different sounds in your final playback:
- Select any combination of voices (including repeating the same voice but with modified settings for phase shifting and beating effects), each voice then passes through the standard channel, each with their own envelope, tremolo and vibrato modules.
- In parallel the voices can be routed through unique physical-modelling style exciter and resonator engines, where you can define exciter patterns and speed, attack, release and length as well as define a re-pitching sequence.
- Each voice channel has independent volume, pitch and sample-start offset controls, followed by vibrato and tremolo sections as well as 4 independent effect slots where you can assign up to 4 effects. Each effect slot offers you 20 different effects to choose from.
- Finally each channel has 4 send levels - which send to one of the 4 send effect slots. Each slot offers 6 different send effects.
The entire instrument has overall volume, pan and limiter controls, as well as an intelligent randomiser to produce new an interesting drone-style sounds quickly and easily.
Mechia comes with 50 Snapshots to get you started.