Log InCreate An Account
  1. News
  2. »
  3. Virtual Instruments
  4. »
  5. Native Instruments

Native Instruments releases "Thrill" for Kontakt Player – Play Cinematic, Spine-chilling Scores in Real Time

Native Instruments

Native Instruments has released Thrill, a new instrument that enables the introduction of terrifying live scores to movies, games, sound installations, or theater productions.

Thrill combines the epic power of an orchestra with the chilling depth of expert sound design, houses them within a simple performance-driven interface, and places them into the hands of a single player.

NI say that using Thrill, a single person could perform the terrifying string tone clusters from The Shining, as Jack Torrance rampages around Overlook Hotel. An aspiring young filmmaker could single-handedly play all of Arrival's stomach-churning bass drones in just one take.

The all-original 30 GB sound library is taken from 963 source sounds, including orchestral recordings and hybrid sound-design based on ambiences, custom-built instruments, voices, pitched metal, synthesized drones, and more.

Central to Thrill is an X-Y control for modulating effects and morphing between sounds. This control offers composers and sound designers something new – the ability to design and play complex cinematic textures and builds in real time. Simple and intuitive to use, the control blends between sound sources, effects, the number of sonic layers, general intensity, and more, depending on the preset being used. This X-Y modulator lends itself to trackpad, tablet, or even smartphone control (via TouchOSC), allowing sound-to-action interaction.

Thrill also comes with a powerful tone cluster designer. Tone clusters are a special kind of chord, containing at least three adjacent notes, and are one of the staple tools for generating fear and tension in any audience. Thrill offers 250+ diverse and editable cluster sound and voicing presets, using the many types of pitched sounds in the Thrill library, such as strings and horns. Tone clusters can also be built from scratch, with up to eight independently editable and modulatable voices.

Thrill was created in collaboration with sound master Uli Baronowsky of Galaxy Instruments. Already a trusted NI partner, known for Rise & Hit and Una Corda, Uli now brings his mastery of high-quality sampling, sound reinforcement, and innovative control to Thrill.

Thrill runs in Kontakt 5 and the free Kontakt 5 Player, and is available at the NI Online Shop for €299 / $299 / £239 / ¥ 37 800 / AU$ 439.

A free download containing recordings of 20 different Thrill presets in WAV format is also available here.

Watch a trailer video demonstrating the power of Thrill in action:
YouTube.com/watch?v=eCKXnHlL_v8

Watch a walkthrough video, featuring Thrill creator, Uli Baronowsky: YouTube.com/watch?v=wP_Jbs0i49Q

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion: Active

Please log in to join the discussion

News & Deals Related To This Item

Native Instruments releases Komplete 14, Kontakt 7, and Choir: Omnia
29 Sep 2022
Native Instruments announces Komplete 14 and Kontakt 7
08 Sep 2022
Native Instruments releases "Session Guitarist - Electric Mint" in collaboration with Drumasonic
30 Jun 2022
Native Instruments releases 40's Very Own Keys & Drums - a collaboration with Drake producer Noah "40" Shebib
12 May 2022
Native Instruments releases Lores for Kontakt Player
20 Apr 2022
Soundwide announced as new parent company of Native Instruments, iZotope, Plugin Alliance and Brainworx
12 Apr 2022
Native Instruments releases Playbox for Kontakt Player
25 Mar 2022
Native Instruments releases Session Bassist - Prime Bass in collaboration with Drumasonic
18 Feb 2022
Native Instruments updates Kontakt to v6.7.0 - Apple Silicon, macOS Monterey & Windows 11 support
17 Feb 2022
Native Instruments announces Komplete Now - $9.99-a-month subscription
08 Dec 2021
Native Instruments and iZotope unify leadership teams
01 Nov 2021
Native Instruments celebrates 25th anniversary with limited-edition hardware, new free instrument
25 Oct 2021
Native Instruments release Sequis in collaboration with Orchestral Tools
15 Oct 2021
Native Instruments and Dinamo release limited-edition Maschine MK3
28 Jun 2021
Native Instruments releases Action Strings 2 in collaboration with Sonuscore
11 May 2021
Beatport, Beatsource and NI bring Link streaming technology for DJs to Traktor Pro 3
06 May 2021
Native Instruments releases Melted Vibes Play Series Instrument
30 Apr 2021
Native Instruments and iZotope join forces under new music and audio creator group
11 Mar 2021
Native Instruments announces new investment partnership with Francisco Partners
21 Jan 2021
Other Related News
Congratulations to the winner of the KVR March Giveaway
15 Apr 2021
#KVRDeal (until Tuesday, February 28, 2023) Bunker Samples Birthday Sale - 35% Off
03 Feb 2023
Rigid Audio releases "Ion Storm" for Kontakt with $9 intro offer
03 Feb 2023
Audiofier releases three new Veevum libraries for Kontakt
03 Feb 2023
Touch The Universe releases 5 new banks for Pigments, Kontakt, Massive-X, & Sylenth
02 Feb 2023
Soundiron releases Vintage Keys Series: Fatty 311 for Kontakt with Intro Offer
01 Feb 2023
Bela D Media releases One Audition Retail Bundle for Kontakt
31 Jan 2023
The Very Loud Indeed Co. releases Mobilis III: Hybrid Scoring Percussion
31 Jan 2023
Sample Logic releases "Key Fury" for Kontakt
31 Jan 2023
#KVRDeal (until Sunday, February 5, 2023) Osterhouse Sounds Sospiro Strings 65% off at Loot Audio
30 Jan 2023
Soundiron releases Artist Bundle for Kontakt with Intro Offer
25 Jan 2023
Rast Sound releases 'Brass Boutique 2' for Kontakt with intro offer
22 Jan 2023
#KVRDeal Expired The Very Loud Indeed Co. 2nd Anniversary Sale - 50% off
18 Jan 2023
#KVRDeal Expired iamlamprey Sale: 50% Off Achromic Aggressive Guitars for Kontakt
18 Jan 2023
#KVRDeal Expired Marcos Ciscar Terra Incognita - 70% Off
14 Jan 2023
Bela D Media releases String Voice Expression for Kontakt
10 Jan 2023
Best Service releases Chris Hein - Octa
10 Jan 2023
Sound Dust releases Felt Dulcitone for Kontakt with 25% off intro offer
10 Jan 2023
VG Trumpet updates "VG Jazz Alto Saxophone" for Kontakt to v6.4
05 Jan 2023
Audio Brewers releases 'Peace' Kontakt Instrument built from the shell of a missile
03 Jan 2023
#KVRDeal Expired Sonica Instruments New Year Sale - Up To 45% Off
29 Dec 2022

Show more...