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Krotos releases Concept 2 - New Granular Engine and Advanced Shape Modulator

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Krotos the company behind the Dehumaniser, Reformer, Weaponiser and Igniter product range, has announced the release of Concept 2, the latest version of their powerful but simple to use synth plugin.

Concept 2 takes the award-winning Concept synth and supercharges it in new creative ways, making it faster for users to find sounds, make them their own, and Concept 2 is a whole lot more satisfying. Krotos summarise this powerful plugin as, "simply powerful, yet powerfully simple"

New Features At A Glance:

  • Granular oscillator.
  • Advanced shape modulator.
  • Over 700 presets.
  • Added and improved impulse responses.
  • Workflow improvements.

New Granular Oscillator

Sound design is unique with the new granular oscillator in Concept 2. Instead of using a fixed waveform, these oscillators use any audio file as a source, slicing them into tiny segments and opening up whole new worlds for sound designers. Massive pads, basses, drops & hits, dense atmospheres, even room tones and ambiences can be enlivened with ease in Concept 2.

Concept 2 ships with 300+ included audio files, or the user can simply drag and drop their own sounds into the engine, and use the new menu system to easily navigate through them. Users can now switch between or combine classic and granular oscillators, making it easier to experiment and create complex new sounds.

Advanced Shape Modulator

Responding to user feedback, a new Advanced Shape modulator has been added to Concept 2, allowing the user to design their own shapes with custom breakpoints and curves, to be used as an LFO or envelope to control any parameter in the plugin.

Concept 2's modulation system is semi- modular and you can combine the multiple instances of Advanced Shape with any other collection of modulators for one of the simplest, most powerful modulation workflows in the synth world.

Lots Of Presets

Concept 2 now includes over 700 presets, with a vast range for use in music, as well as cinematic / game audio projects. There are now dedicated preset categories for 'Cinematic', 'FX' and 'Ambiences' as well as classics like basses, pads, leads and keys.

Impulse Responses

Krotos has expanded the range of Impulse Responses (IRs) for use in sound design - now over 160 IRs come with Concept 2. The user can also add their own easily by dragging and dropping them into the waveform view in the Convolution Reverb.

Workflow Improvements

A 'user folder' has been added to both menus in the granular oscillator and convolution reverb, users can browse and grab their favourite sounds from their own library quickly from within the plugin at any time. Their best optimisation techniques have been applied to Concept 2, making it leaner and more efficient than ever before. Reduced CPU offers more instances.

Concept 2 Full Feature List:

  • New granular oscillator.
  • New Advanced shape modulator.
  • New Over 700 presets. Including artist presets from Roni Size, Richard Devine and Kayla Painter.
  • New Added and improved impulse responses.
  • New Workflow improvements.
  • XY capture.
  • Audio Input.
  • Drag and drop modulation routing.
  • Three effects slots with 10 effects, including; convolution reverb, delay, flanger/chorus, filter, EQ, ring mod, limiter, transient shaper, and compressors.

Krotos founder and CEO, Orfeas Boteas, comments:

Time is valuable for those working in sound creation, often the technology gets in the way, which stifles their creativity. We wanted to give creators access to a rich sound design palette and let their imagination run wild without having to spend time learning how to use it. With Concept 2, you can get lost in the music, not the manual.

Price: $149 with a special release price of $99. It's a free upgrade for owners of Concept. Promo ends July 11th, 2021.

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