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Rigid Audio announces Atheos for Kontakt      23/07/19

Rigid Audio tells us that Atheos, their newest creation is designed for ultra-deep soundscapes, textures and cinematic composing.


  • 4 simultaneous running engines.
  • 11 GB.
  • 300 instruments for engines 1-3 ("sampler", "time-machine" and "tone-machine").
  • 150 instruments for the fourth "noise" engine.
  • string,bass,piano,pad,ambient,texture,bell,wind,wave and fx instruments.
  • forward, reversed and "both" playback.
  • sound category filters/selectors.
  • volume, pan and glide control per engine.
  • 11 filter types (incl. vowel and phaser).
  • comprehensive and musical randomizing features.
  • adjustable key (note) range for each engine for keysplits.
  • each engine has its own output for individual mixing and processing in your DAW of choice.


  • 4 sequencers with 4 steps table buffers for each engine.
  • up to 16 simultaneous running sequencers.
  • 2-128 steps per sequencer (up to 512 steps using the four table buffers).
  • table buffer playlist options.
  • inter-sequencer modulation.
  • 7 sequencer playbackmodes (incl. flam, random and step).
  • 40 built-in sequencer table presets.
  • random table speed per sequencer
  • extensive non-destructive table editing functions (incl. rescaling and stretch/shrink).
  • 4 modulation targets for each sequencer.
  • each modulation target features inverting, low/high range control and randomization.
  • each sequencer can be modulated via modulation wheel or any continous MIDI controller.
  • realtime modulation of any parameter (incl. effect parameters).
  • modulation of engine features like speed, smooth, grain, formant and others.
  • random modulation target selection.

Effects and presets:

  • 5 freely assignable effect slots per engine.
  • 22 effects to choose from (incl. filters, eq, distortion and tape saturation).
  • effect slots can be exchanged (nudged left/right) while taking modulation routings into account.
  • random effect type selection per slot.
  • six controllable parameters per effect slot (incl. dry/wet controls when applicable).
  • 120 built-in categorized engine presets ranging from damaged/lofi sounds to subtle and rhythmic variations.
  • each engine preset can be loaded into any engine.
  • random creation of engine presets based on pre-selected categories (e.g. gated, filtered, spacey).


NOTE: ATHEOS requires the full retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1. It will not work with the free Kontakt Player.

Pricing and Availability:

ATHEOS will be released on the 15th of August 2019. It will retail for $129.99 (USD).

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