Native Instruments has released MALLET FLUX, which they describe as a new KONTAKT instrument that enables users to instantly produce intricate sequences based on tonal mallet percussion, including glockenspiel, celesta, xylophone, vibraphone, and marimba. THey tell us that MALLET FLUX features an innovative sequencer and playing engine that helps generate ideas fast, turning the simplest drafts into evocative arrangements for soundtracks, scores, and more. Here's more details in NI's own words...
MALLET FLUX helps composers, producers, and other musicians start creating right away. Users can begin with 270 predesigned arpeggios, sequences, and single hits in multi-instrument arrangements. These presets can be fully modified to produce completely new patterns. Users can also take advantage of innovative Flux Engine pattern automation to create complex rhythmic phrases and arrangements by playing simple chords.
With intuitive mixing controls, MALLET FLUX lets users adjust the balance of instruments and add effects, including enhanced effects introduced with KONTAKT 6. MALLET FLUX also offers new high-quality room, hall, and plate reverbs that allow users to place instruments in a variety of sonic spaces. Through complex multi-effect chains, users can transform acoustic tuned percussion sounds into cinematic pads, drones, and other unique tones.
MALLET FLUX draws from pristine recordings of mallet percussion instruments, captured in a high-quality studio by the sampling experts at SONUSCORE. This award-winning team has worked on more than 2,000 projects in the videogame, TV, and film industry.
Pricing and Availability:
MALLET FLUX runs in KONTAKT 6 and the free KONTAKT 6 PLAYER, and is available now at the NI Online Shop for [199€, $199, £159, 24800¥].