Resomonics has released Refraction, their third sound library for Kontakt.
A spiritual successor to their début instrument, Reflection, Refraction is an analog based synth sound design library, containing everything from deep synth bass to lush evolving ambient pads and short analog synths to complex pulses & rhythms. It contains over 250 designed snapshots utilising the analog samples and has a flexible interface with a multitude of tools for shaping your own sounds, rhythms, pulses and arpeggiations.
The user can layer up to 3 different sounds which can be selected from Long, Short & Sustained categories, and can also be chosen randomly, either per layer or all 3 layers together. This can be a great way to get started, putting together combinations you wouldn't have thought to.
Refraction includes includes just over 3.5GB of samples taken mainly from a Korg EX800 analogue synth from 1984 (Desktop version of the Poly 800). All of the samples were recorded through a tube/valve preamp to add more warmth to the sound, and every note over 4 octaves was recorded to ensure the character of the sound was captured. Some samples were also recorded through a hardware analog filter as well as the preamp.
- 250+ Designed Snapshots.
- Amp, Pitch and Filter Envelopes for Each Layer.
- Up to 3 layered sounds.
- 3.5GB of Warm Analog Samples.
- Step Sequencer & Arpeggiator with randomisation.
- Monophonic & Unison Modes.
- 10 Send / Insert Effects.
Snapshot categories include:
Refraction is available for the full version of Kontakt and is not compatible with Kontakt Player.
Price: £39.95 + VAT (Although 30% off that for first 2 weeks) - Available from Kontakt Hub.
Introduction Video: YouTube/G2lUzo1LzHw
Listen to snapshots & demo tracks composed using Refraction: SoundCloud.com/resomonics/sets/refraction-demos-sounds