Ready to inject some more sonic goodness into Kore, Kontakt, and Reaktor? You’ve got nothing if not some choices.
The terrific Rekkerd.org has a couple of reviews, covering two of the more powerful add-ons released of late.
From May, Ronnie covered Soniccouture’s Scriptorium, a collection of powerful scripts for the script engine in Kontakt 3:
Review: Soniccouture Scriptorium [Rekkerd.org]
Some of his favorite gems: helpful sample instruments, faux analog drift, melody generators, and digital glitching and randomization (similar to what Peter Dines did in a video tutorial here).
Perhaps of still greater interest to readers here, Ronnie offers a frank look at NI’s new Deep Transformations soundpack for Kore, with a nice sound sample of a modified beat loop. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say it’s the Kore pack we’ve been most excited by – even if we long for still more sonic mangling via Reaktor – but let’s see what Ronnie says:
Deep Transformations can do things I haven’t heard in any other plug-in before, and I’ve seen many. I’d say it’s perfectly suitable for anyone who is looking for something more than a simple effect.
Review: Native Instruments Deep Transformations [Rekkerd.org]
Previously on kore@noisepages: New Soundpacks: Multi Effects, FM8 Synth Sounds
Musicrow, the boutique maker of Reaktor ensembles, have another massive pack of stuff with some 38 ensembles. Included in the pack:
- Full-blown synths, from the virtual analog subtractive to sample loop synthesis and an Oberheim emulations (and one with a big cobra on it, which is pretty badass)
- Various instruments, including a piano-synth hybrid and a virtual Theremin
- Effects, including filters, a tape delay, plate reverb, tube compressor, and some tasty-looking delays
- Granular goodies, with a delay and effects/synth unit
We’ll have a short review here of what’s in there. I’ll have to finish my own grain delay before I take a look at theirs!
US$159 / EUR119, but if you have the first version, an upgrade is just $25/€20.