Homegrown Sounds has released updates for AirWaves and Movement and announced a new Kontakt/Wavetable Group Buy along with special pricing on all Homegrown Sounds Kontakt Instruments throughout January, many half price.
AirWaves and Movement have both been updated to add Kontakt 6 Specific Instruments. They include all of the new 6 Features such as the high quality Modulation, Delay and Reverb Effects as well as implementing Drag and Drop Support for easily using custom Samples. These versions also add an additional formant filter per synth with accompanying XY Sequencers with Talk and Formant Size.
This is a major update to the Instrument which has been completely redesigned to make it easier and more logical to use.
AirWaves uses Recorded Radio Signals to create interesting otherworldly Landscapes, Movement Rompler Style Waveforms.
Updates are available to download from your download page and both Products are on sale for $19.99 for those who do not own them.
This years Kontakt Group Buy explores the Wavetable Oscillators introduced with Kontakt 6. The aim is to explore different approaches to utilizing them in interesting ways. There will also be over 1000 unique Wavetables developed exclusively for the Group Buy which are Serum compatible. There will also be a couple of MIDI Instruments as well as an Euclidean Drum Machine.
This is the 4th annual Kontakt Group Buy and the process is that products are developed as the Group Buy progresses. Some are still just ideas and may adapt depending on feedback, many great ideas have influenced the Instruments in previous years. The more people that sign up, the more products are unlocked.
The Group Buy costs $24.99 to join with instant access to all unlocked products. So far Level 2 has been reached which sees 700 Wavetables and the following Instruments available immediately:
Serenity is a Dual Wavetable Synth engine. Each Synth has a dedicated AHDSR Envelope for controlling Volume, Filter Cutoff, Wavetable Position, Wavetable Shape and Wavetable Harmonic. There is also an LFO with 30+ Shapes which can be assigned to those parameters.
The FX Section includes the new Kontakt 6 Replika Delay supporting direct control of all Modes and Parameters, and the new Hall/Room Reverb algorithms.
There is a tuned Global Randomize with adjustable Amount and Probability, plus each section can be set to be included or excluded from Randomization. It excels at creating unique Pads. The Default System uses a user defined template to create a basic Preset by clicking the 'D' Buttons.
Kinetic uses 4 Synthesizers and 29 XY Recordable Sequencers to create unique and complex Sounds. To Record sequences, click Record and select a Nodule, Play a Note and the XY movement will be recorded.
Kinetic includes the new Modulation, Delay and Reverb Effects introduced with Kontakt 6 as well as Drag n Drop Support for Wavetables.
There is Microtonal Scale support with a large selection of Scales to choose from and a dedicated Browser.
Still to come:
There is an Advanced Arpeggiator which has dedicated Sequencers for Wavetable Position and Shape, as well as a Sequencer that can choose between Wavetable Harmonic, Cutoff, Resonance and Filter Decay.
There is Microtonal Scale support with a large selection of Scales to choose from.
The Randomization System allows loading and saving Profiles with an overlay for deciding which of the Matrix controls will be used as well as Amount and Probability settings. This means it can be used for subtle Randomization as well as extreme as you want.
Other Planned Instruments:
- Simple WT Synth.
- MIDI Loop Effect.
- MIDI Based Euclidean Sequencer.
- a Euclidean style Drum Machine.
- Simple Drum Module for using the EUC Drummer Sounds.
- Gravity Wave WT.