Riot Audio has released BIONIC Plucks and Mallets, which they describe as a unique new sound design tool for Kontakt 6, built around a novel "transient splicing engine" that is designed to give detailed control over a range of parameters needed to mix and match initial transients to a set of separate tails/longer sounds. Here's more details direct from Riot Audio:
BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS is musical sound design tool, built on Riot Audio's proprietary BIONIC TRANSIENT SPLICING ENGINE which effortlessly combines transients and tails from different samples to create novel hybrid sounds as well as faithful recreation of classics. It is designed to give detailed control over a range of parameters needed to mix and match a number of different initial transients to another set of tails/longer sounds. The emphasis is on a synthetic/organic overlap, with almost unlimited potential for invention – a total of 12 million possible new sonic combinations.
BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS is designed with a wide range of contemporary music production applications in mind, including electronica, hip hop and R&B, as well as cinematic styles. The included presets cover smooth and dirty basses, gritty, reimagined Electric and Rhodes Pianos, celesta or glockenspiel-like bells and analog-style synth plucks, as well as a number of experimental, customised sounds.
The sounds for BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS come in three categories – short, medium and long. The short sounds (20) are non-tonal and cover transients only, including a range of wool, wooden, rubber and finger taps and knocks.
The medium sound sources (40) are tonal and are drawn from plucked, fingered and mallet-hit acoustic, electric and bass guitars, alto and soprano glockenspiel, some sampled original analog synth plucks and a variety of unusual percussive sounds including a Japanese wind chime, metal kalimba, dampened piano, pitchfork and wine glass.
The long sound sources (20) are long sustained pads that can be used to add sustain to match the shorter sources. There is a selection of Ebow-ed strings (piano, guitars, violin), and several individually crafted classic synth-style sounds (bells, tines, organ, saw, sine, pulse).
Pricing and Availability:
Intro price thru 14th April: £79 (regular price: £99)