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Dark Matter 2 review

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Dark Matter 2 is out and adds brand new sample content compared to Dark Matter (One). For Dark Matter (One)  customers there is an upgrade option. Dark Matter 2  does use content from Dark Matter (One).
 
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Dark Matter 2 allows you to generate a variety of different cinematic sounds . Compared to Dark Matter (One) it has added some elements to the interface but still comes with a minimalist look that is easy to use and get’s you results fast that sound good.
 
 

 
Each instrument is composed of six layers and features several GB of sample material, giving you a lot of combinations and sound colors. Use one of the pre-programmed snapshots or use the powerful randomize function to create your own sounds.
 
Dark Matter 2  is divided into five sections:
  • Main (combine six layers)
  • Color (convolution reverb)
  • Motion (arpeggiator)
  • Effects (audio shaping)
  • Reamp (punch and saturation)

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On the Main page you can combine and shape six sounds.

Dark Matter 2 Main 1
 
 
Using the Color page you can use up to 6 convolvers, each with a different impulse response. Dark Matter 2 comes with 121 different impulse responses which can be used with the included convolution reverb.
 
Dark Matter 2 Color Engine
 
 
There included arpeggiator is located on the Motion page.
 
Dark Matter 2 Motion Engine
 
 

The Effect page allows you to shape the used audio, there are five effects available with an additional highpass and lowpass filter. You can control the effect using the mod wheel.

Dark Matter 2 Effect Engine

 

On the Reamp page you have the possibility to add punch and saturation or boost frequencies to your taste.

Dark Matter 2 Reamp Engine

Dark Matter 2  is a great tool to create textures, atmospheres, drones, soundscapes and pulses.
Pro:
  • Ease of use interface
  • Huge selection of presets to get started
  • Large content (35+GB) behind the Instrument to generate sounds
  • Amazing for pads and sound design
 
Dark Matter 2 technical features and facts:
35+GB of state of the art String Audio original sample material (21GB using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression).
All sample content of Dark Matter 1 (owners of Dark Matter 1 don’t need to re-download it) plus 15+GB of brand new sample content  (11GB using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression)
5000+ high-quality samples
6 layers
340+ pre-programmed Snapshots
Main Engine: Individual layer controls for pitch, volume, pan, solo, mute, effects bypass, layer lock, adsr, layer boost and cut, pan and amp LFO send
Powerful randomize function
Dedicated “Motion Engine”: Arpeggiator, Pan and Amp LFO
Dedicated “Color Engine”: six separate convolvers, 120+ convolution Impulse Responses, Randomize function
Dedicated “Effect Engine”: skreamer, lo-fi, chorus, tape saturation, delay, chorus and distortion (controlled by the modulation wheel, Randomize function
Dedicated brand new “Reamp Engine”: add punch and saturation to each layer and boost low, mid and hi frequencies.
 

Requires the FULL retail version (sold separately) of Kontakt 5.5.1.
This library is NOT supported by the FREE Kontakt Player.

You can also combine Dark Matter 2 with other tools (need to be purchased separately) and generate even more sounds, see two videos below

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DARK MATTER 2 : Discounted Intro Price $149 (Regular Price $169) – Promotion ends June 12
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WAVE by STRING AUDIO

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WAVE by STRING AUDIO

WAVE by STRING AUDIO

WAVE is STRING AUDIO’s new Kontakt Library. You can use one of the 394 pre-programmed snapshots (presets) or easily create your own using their Randomoze Engine. Six Layers, seven independent LFO and five dedicated FX for layers 1-2-3 and five independent LFO and two dedicated FX for layers 4-5-6 plus the possibility to further sculpt the sound with the six Convolvers of the Color Engine for a total of an impressive 63 total simultaneous LFOs, FX and Convolvers. Requires the FULL version of Kontakt 6.2.1 or above (sold separately by Native Instruments).

  • Powered by our brand new Kontakt Engine
  • 2+ GB of Sample Material
  • 1+ GB of Impulse Responses
  • 200+ Multi-Sampled Sounds
  • 640+ Unique Samples
  • 390+ Snapshots (Presets)
  • 63 Simultaneous LFO/FX/CONVOLVERS
  • Six Layers
  • Color Engine – 6 Convolvers – 328 Impulse Responses
  • Powerful Randomize Engine
  • Import your own samples

Introductory Discounted Price of 99USD is Available Only For a Few Days.

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MONOLITH by STRING AUDIO Updates to Version 1.1

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MONOLITH Bundle Signature Cinematic Atmos and Basses

STRING AUDIO has updated their best-seller library MONOLITH to v1.1

Several improvements and bugs fixes:

  • New Solo/Mute engine. Now you can solo multiple layers at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug related to the 5th convolution reverb send.
  • Fixed the code of various knobs that were causing Kontakt to show the warning message “clipping at min or max value”.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and general code improvements.

FREE update for existing owners of MONOLITH, just login into your account and you will find the update in your download page (It’s the file with the writing “UPDATE” in capital letters).

MONOLITH Atmos is an influential instrument for Kontakt to create deep and complex cinematic sounds, from delicate and pure pads and tones to unreal and signature soundscapes and textures.

https://vimeo.com/309002413

Each instrument is composed of six layers.

The library features more than 17GB of sample material  

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  • 17+GB of original sample material (13+GB using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression).
  • 3300+ high-quality samples.
  • 6 layers.
  • 296 pre-programmed Snapshots. 
  • Main Engine: Individual layer controls for pitch, volume, pan, solo, mute, effects bypass, layer lock, adsr, layer boost and cut, pan and amp LFO send.
  • Powerful randomize function.
  • Dedicated Motion Engine: Pan – Amp – Pitch – Filter LFO.
  • Dedicated Color Engine: 276 convolution Impulse Responses, Randomize function.
  • Dedicated Effect Engine: skreamer, lo-fi, chorus, tape saturation, delay, and distortion (controlled by the modulation wheel.
  • Dedicated Eq/Reamp

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Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts by STRING AUDIO + Updated Engine with TouchOSC support

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STRING AUDIO did release an updated version, with the paid enhancement release Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts (Affiliate Link) existing Alchemist Cinematic Impacts Vers.1 customers get a new engine, additional 2-4GB new sample content and 300 new snapshots. Existing users can buy an upgrade(Affiliate Link).

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Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts by STRING AUDIO Main

For first time users of the ALCHEMIST 2 – Cinematic Impacts library you receive in a package of 6.3GB with tons of content:

  • A total of 6+GB of original sample material (Full Quality WAV files).
  • 3.8+GB of brand new samples plus all samples included in the first version of Alchemist Cinematic Impacts Vers.1 (2.4+GB)

 

Two Instruments:

  1. Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts 22.4GB of brand new sample material and 300 of new snapshots powered by the new ALCHEMIST 2 engine.
  2. Alchemist 2 Cinematic Impacts 1: All samples (1.6GB) and snapshots (195) of the first version of Alchemist Impacts powered by the new ALCHEMIST 2 engine.

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controls for the Volume LFO and Pan LFO

  • 900+ high-quality WAV total samples.
  • 6 layers.
  • 495 pre-programmed Snapshots.
  • Main Engine: Individual layer controls for pitch, volume, pan, solo, mute, effects bypass, layer lock, adsr, layer boost and cut, pan and amp LFO send.
  • Powerful randomize function.
  • Dedicated Motion Engine: Arpeggiator, Pan and Amp LFO.
  • Dedicated Color Engine: 200 convolution Impulse Responses, Randomize function.
  • Dedicated Effect Engine: skreamer, lo-fi, chorus, tape saturation, delay, and distortion (controlled by the modulation wheel).
  • Dedicated Eq Engine
  • TouchOSC compatibility and custom template

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Support for the Midi/OSC controller TouchOSC (free ALCHEMIST 2 template included)

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PRICE – Intro prices are time-limited and will end soon:
Full Version (Affiliate Link):
Special Intro Price 99$ (Regular price $129)

Upgrade Version (Affiliate Link):
(for owners of Alchemist Cinematic Textures Vers.1)
Special Intro Price 69$ (Regular price $89)

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