Soundiron tells us that their latest library for Kontakt, Bontabulous Fabtraption, captures the vintage analog sound of the unique Bontempi HP 554-20. They say that this Italian synthesizer was introduced to the market in the late 1970s. It features a 49-key and drum/rhythm machine, as well as a variety of knobs and faders to control layer volume, instrument type, envelope, modulation, and filter. Here's more details in their own words...
This library includes synth sustains, staccatos, piano, violin, "Magic Chords", and 34 tempo-syncable drum machine loops dialed in from the organ. We recorded the instrument articulations in wide stereo and direct line in for tonal options. Bontabulous Fabtraption offers a time-traveling aural preview of the historic Bontempi line of products, complete with rich tonal colors ready to enhance any genre of composition.
We've packed the GUI with lots of great sound-shaping controls that give you the flexibility to warp the sound in many ways. You have control over Volume, Attack, Release, Transient Offset, Vibrato and Octave layering. The "Glide" control slider allows you to play legato and portamento leads. You'll also find an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 13 lowpass, high-pass and FX filter, with assignable modulation control options, including velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. You can also use our customizable arpeggiator, with a built-in velocity sequencer table and control over arp direction, note timing, swing, randomization and duration.
It's built for the full retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later.
Pricing and Availability:
On sale until August 10th for $19 (MSRP $29)