Stretch That Note has released EPIC Series 1, a suite of six hard-hitting electro-percussion and orchestral kits driven by a Kontakt-compatible engine featuring four unique Warping Machines.
Grid offers real-time stretching and compression for granular mayhem, Scuzz and Time Warp independently change playback speed or pitch while preserving transients to alter size or scale, while Formant implants vocal/robotic characteristics.
The Movement module then lets you pan sounds in front, behind or even completely around you. You can also Crumble samples bit by bit, add Dark grunge and Ambience. All these features can be edited for each individual sound. The hundreds of raw EPIC samples have also been pre-treated using extensive processing for impressive results, even without these Machines in circuit.
EPIC's real power lies in the layering process – you can stack and layer any of the EPIC modules and drum kits to create really big sounds.
EPIC modules are priced at $30 each and each complete series costs $150.
Each module has its own 'Preset Video' that displays a random selection of samples so that you get a clear idea of the module's content.