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Reformer Pro & Total Bundle 1 by Krotos Review

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Reformer Pro & Total Bundle 1 by Krotos Review

Krotos did modernize in early May 2018 Reformer Pro to its newest version. We did examine the previous version of Reformer Pro. It’s time to evaluate the latest version.

Krotos founder Orfeas Boteas comments: “Reformer Pro uses artificial intelligence and advanced signal analysis to allow you to perform sound effects with your voice or any other audio input. The software profiles the input sound in real-time, and then drawing from a palette of user-selected library sounds, use that profile to sculpt a new sound effect. With this latest update, we are very excited to be unveiling the world’s first Dynamic Input technology, offering users a whole new way of interacting with their libraries, enabling them to perform them like instruments using the UI, automation, or MIDI.”

Krotos added to the May 2018 release:

  • The World’s First Dynamic Input – create dynamic sound design without an audio input, use automation or midi to control your libraries, trigger transients directly, based on frequency via velocity-sensitive midi input, switch between an audio input and Dynamic Input for different ways of interacting with your own libraries, add variation quickly and efficiently, create continually evolving sounds using ‘continuous mode’ (perfect for environmental effects or electronic textures) and combine with Extended Library View for a comprehensive range of results from a single library.
  • Extended Library View – refinement of the results you hear from any library, precise control over each voice’s selection, and sample previewing and muting.
  • Transient Engine – perform impacts and drum hits with a live audio input in real-time or any audio file in your DAW, add extra definition, layer multiple transients using two or more voices, trigger based on amplitude threshold and response, mix between transient and ‘classic’ Reformer Pro engines, tightly control momentary playback using attack and release, and use the Extended Library View to select/deselect ephemeral material from a library.
  • Library Expansion– new ‘Electronics Bundle’ and ‘Water Bundle’ available to purchase.
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Reformer Pro by Krotos Review

Krotos tools have been review before. We did take a look at Weaponiser Fully Loaded and Dehumaniser 2. Both have been recognized as excellent tools and on their topic as valuable tools for a professional sound designer. Krotos in our view is one of the leading innovative plugin developer of modern sound design tools in the sound industry. Krotos did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Installation

Run the installer downloaded from krotosaudio.com. The plugin used iLok for copy protection and based on your license issued it will be reflected in the tool. A free trial of Reformer Pro can be used for 10, fully-functional, and without a permit.

Sound

Reformer Pro enhanced what are borings sounds and makes them fit better to picture, for music producer this tool can take your average score and produce some unheard underscore beds or strange noises that you can use in your project. This feature helps in the ongoing demand for entirely new timbre and sounds.

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Reformer Pro Libraries

Reformer Pro All Libraries you can purchase

Reformer Pro includes an ecosystem which supports your sounds and as well new sounds that can be bought.

Reformer Pro ships with a collection of valuable libraries:

  • Black Leopard Pro
  • Electronic Pro
  • Fruit Squash Pro
  • Leather Pro

Where this tool shines is when you need to enhance dull and uninteresting recordings that need to be spiced up. I went wild and fed random clicks, noise and merely lousy record to it and got based on the selected target library refreshing toons out of Reformer Pro. These kinds of experience define an inspiring sound designer plugin. Combine it with the other tools from Krotos before or after the tool, and you set yourself up for a large variety of new sounds for your collection and customers.

Reformer Pro runs on a Yearly or Monthly Subscription Model, that works for a professional sound designer (yearly) and for an amateur sound designer who wants to produce some effect sounds for a limited time (Monthly). This is a Krotos plugin; you may ask where is the monster inside. The Monster inside is that you can change every sound with up to four different references and create something new and appealing. The flexibility to adopt a tone and blend it with four new sound sources allows you to continually create new sound effects that will make your work stand out.

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Krotos did include tools to allow you to embed your sound libraries. The analysis tool is easy to use, and you will experience a bit on how many sounds can be included from a specific folder. Overall the tool analysis a folder containing WAV files and the result is a good library.

The tool reposts back if the samples are too short (less than one sec), after importing a new sound library you need to reload Reformer Pro. I did feed instruments, foley, textures, and drones into the tool; my advice is just to try your libraries. As the import takes the time make a small subset and import through the analysis tool small version to see how it sounds and helps you in your work.

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Reformer Libraries

I did receive from Krotos the Total Bundle 1, which gets any professional sound designer ready for the next job. This total bundle is a comprehensive roundup of all Reformer Libraries. You receive libraries based on content from BOOM, SoundBits, Coll Anderson and the Krotos libraries. As the number one suggests it is a selection of existing sound libraries (see below) and there is room for Total Bundle 2 and more bundles.

Boom Libraries:

Coll Anderson Libraries:

If you are professional and have your business depending on providing sound effects the costs of the Total Bundle 1 is beneficial to your bottom line. As a semi-professional, I would advise looking into smaller bundles and single libraries to build your overall library over time. From a business point of view, the Total package makes financially the most sense when you look at your costs.

Total Bundle 1

To give you an idea what is included in the total bundle let’s look at some of the added libraries.

Cinematic Metal Bundle (Provided by BOOM Library)

This immense collection of uniquely designed hits is made for easy access to a wide range of different metal impacts.

Computer Sound FX 2.0 Bundle (Provided by SoundBits)

400ish designed computer interface, noise, glitch, alarm, bleep, processing, loading, interaction, malfunction, access, and 8-Bit-Sound effects.

Leather (Provided by Krotos)

A collection of subtitle clothing movements to impacts and many more, this is an excellent appetizer to the other clothing libraries from Krotos.

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You can start here to look here at the content of the Total Bundle 1, overall an excellent selection to get you started.

User interface & Usability

The interface is simple you do select the replacing four libraries and move on the pad the small yellow dot to blend the incoming source sound. The tool is as easy to use as it gets when you design a quick to win productive tool with no fuzz attached.

Reformer Pro Visualiser

Reformer Pro Visualiser

The big part of the plugins is occupied by the Visualiser. The Visualiser is sensitive to frequency and amplitude. The outer-most (yellow) ring displays the frequency of the processed (wet) signal.

Reformer Pro Rating:  Five out of five stars

Reformer Pro has been updated by Krotos in a brilliant way. The tool is prepared for the professional sound designer. The possibility to add your sound sources, auto creates sound libraries with the included analysis tool rounds up this excellent tool. The now added sound libraries (at costs) are adding even more value.

Total Bundle 1 Rating:  Five out of five stars

Total Bundle 1 comes with a perfect collection of sounds that are provided by industry-leading companies like BOOM, SoundBits, Coll Anderson and the Krotos. The quality of the libraries is exceptional.

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Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio: A Beautiful, Fast and Intuitive Synth Plugin

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Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio A Beautiful Fast and Intuitive Synth Plugin

Concept 2 is a very powerful synth plugin that is also very simple to operate. It has beautiful sounds that are perfect for modern music production.

It is also very easy to use, so you don’t need to be a synth expert to get the most out of it. Concept 2 is perfect for anyone who wants to create beautiful, modern music.

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Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio A Beautiful, Fast and Intuitive Synth Plugin

Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio is the perfect synth plugin for modern music production. With its fast and intuitive workflow, you’ll be able to create beautiful sounds without the complexity of other synths. The presets from top artists like Roni Size, Richard Devine, and Kayla Painter make it easy to find great sounds right out of the box.

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Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio A Beautiful, Fast and Intuitive Synth Plugin

Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio

If you’re looking for a modern synth plugin that sounds great and is easy to use, Concept 2 is the perfect choice. The sound engine is based on powerful analog synthesis, and the user interface is designed to be simple and intuitive.

There are three oscillators, each with a wide range of waveforms to choose from. The filter section offers a variety of options for shaping the sound, and the modulation section provides plenty of options for creating movement and texture.

The result is a synth that is capable of generating a wide range of sounds, from rich and evolving pads to punchy basses and biting leads. And because the interface is so straightforward, you’ll be able to get great results without spending hours tweaking settings.

Designed for Musicians, Producers, Composers, Sound Designers, Post-Production Professionals 

Concept 2 was designed for musicians, producers, composers, sound designers, post-production professionals who want to create sounds fast.

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The software comes with many presets created by top sound designers. In addition, it offers a powerful and easy to use interface that allows users to create their own sounds. With its wide range of features, Concept 2 is an essential tool for anyone who wants to create professional quality sounds.

Concept 2 Preset Heaven

With tons of great-sounding presets from top artists, including Roni Size, Richard Devine, and Kayla Painter, there’s every chance you’ll find a sound that works right out of the box. Cinematic lush pads, organic soundscapes, stirring strings, killer bass synths, screaming leads and more – the Concept 2 Preset Heaven has it all.

  • Roni Size (Reprazent, Universal)
  • Richard Devine (Google, Warp Records)
  • Kayla Painter (Brownswood Recordings)
  • Dom Ruckspin (Submotion Orchestra, Ninja Tune, EMI)
  • Hieroglyphic Being(Mathematics Records)
  • Alex Retsis (Native Instruments, Pro Sound Effects, Glitchmachines)
  • Jim Stout (Roland, Carma Studio, Beatport Sounds)
  • Alessandro Mastroianni (Sonora Cinematic)

If you’re looking for a synthesizer with a wide range of sounds, the Concept 2 is a great option. It comes with a variety of presets to get you started, but you also have access to many different routing parameters. This allows you to shape the sound in almost limitless ways.

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Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio A Beautiful, Fast and Intuitive Synth Plugin

You can use multiple sound sources, or even load your own samples into the granular engine. This makes it easy to create new and unique sounds. And because the Concept 2 is so easy to use, you’ll be able to produce great-sounding music in no time.

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Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio A Beautiful, Fast and Intuitive Synth Plugin

Sound Manipulation in Concept 2

In Concept 2, routing and controlling modulation is a breeze. It’s as easy as dragging and dropping the connections; the creative colour coding means you can see modulation sources at a glance.

This makes it easy to experiment with different sounds and find the perfect sound for your project. And because all of the connections are made within the software, there’s no need for messy cables or external hardware.

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Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio A Beautiful, Fast and Intuitive Synth Plugin

Conclusion

Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio is a great synth plugin for modern music production. With its fast and intuitive workflow, you’ll be able to create beautiful sounds without the complexity of other synths.

The presets from top artists like Roni Size, Richard Devine, and Kayla Painter make it easy to find great sounds right out of the box.

If you’re looking for a modern synth plugin that sounds great and is easy to use, Concept 2 is the perfect choice. The sound engine is based on powerful analog synthesis, and the user interface is designed to be simple and intuitive.

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With its wide range of powerful effects and filter options, the synth module is a versatile tool for creating complex and nuanced sound effects.

A Beautiful, Fast and Intuitive Synth Plugin

Whether you are looking to add subtle reverberation to your recordings or experimenting with intense delays and compressors, this module has everything you need to up your sound design game.

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Concept 2 Synth by Krotos Audio A Beautiful, Fast and Intuitive Synth Plugin

And with the ability to stack multiple filters on top of each other and apply multiple sources of modulation, the potential for unique and sophisticated sounds is virtually limitless. So if you’re looking for a synth plugin that is both beautiful and easy to use, Concept 2 is the right choice for you!

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Krotos Starter Library – Professional Sound Effects for Less

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Krotos Starter Library

Each SFX Library now includes a new traditional library as you would from any other provider, plus a special integrated version that is supercharged by use within a Krotos plugin. These come as a single product, with a single competitive price.

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The new Kroto SFX library store features a powerful search, allowing users to browse more intuitively by searching for keywords, tags, or metadata.

The Krotos Starter Sound Effects Library offers a broad collection of SFX spanning across the classic categories of sound design. This all-rounder contains 3,965 professional and royalty-free SFX components including Foley, Surfaces, Magic, Weapons, Mechanicals, and much, much more.

This go-to collection of sound resources is a perfect companion for those starting out in sound design, or anyone looking to expand their existing collection with an affordable SFX pack for post-production and game-audio.

Pricing and Availability

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Krotos Starter Sound Effects Library is running at an introductory offer of 50% off, or free for any purchases over $199 on the Krotos website. Use the Coupon Code: FREESTARTER – Offer Ends 31st May 2021

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Krotos Launches Original SFX Library Store

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Krotos SFX Library Store

Krotos, the company behind the award-winning Dehumaniser, Reformer, Weaponiser, and Igniter sound design product range, develop innovative technologies that fundamentally improve the way sound is designed and performed. Krotos are now excited to announce a new Sound Effects Library Store and Starter Sound Effects Library. Krotos Libraries are now available as Traditional SFX Libraries.

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Krotos & Partner Libraries

Krotos have always provided high-quality audio content as part of their products. Every Krotos plugin includes a library of assets to use as part of your designs or in presets. This material can be used as an input, be mangled or transformed into your own unique creations.

Krotos have worked with some amazing partners, and some brilliant recordists from across the industry including Boom, SoundBits, SoundMorph, Paul Stoughton, Sounddogs, and many more. Through this, the available collection of libraries has grown over the last few years; Reformer Pro, Weaponiser, and Hybrid Libraries offer powerful new ways of working with sound.

Each Krotos Sound Effects Libraries SFX Library now includes a new traditional library as you would from any other provider, plus a special integrated version that is supercharged by use within a Krotos plugin. These come as a single product, with a single competitive price. The new SFX library store features a powerful search, allowing users to browse more intuitively by searching for keywords, tags, or metadata.

Pricing and Availability

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Krotos SFX Library Store is available now,

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