At the heart of the package are 6 Sample Collections:
– 130 Multi-Sampled Instruments designed with a CZ1000 and Virtual CZ with the aim of providing a collection of beautiful Pads for layering within the Multiverse Script. Each sample is longer than usual at 14 seconds long with a long loop section which preserves the character of the CZ. It is ideal for anyone wanting an almost endless and inspiring resource of Ambient Pads.
– A huge collection of 1600+ diverse sampled instruments that were created in the first few years of Homegrown Sounds. There are Multiverse/Kosmology instruments for each of these sample collections, as well as an ALL which gives access to them all, SYNTH which just uses the more traditional synth type sounds and Pads, and finally FX which compiles the wilder collections. Classics represents excellent value for money due to the sheer amount of diverse samples and the almost endless ways they can be used and Sequenced. It includes the following collections each containing around 200 Samples:
- Alien Landscapes
- Guitar Textures
- Homegrown 800
- Full Frequency
- Organic Chaos
– 150 Multi-Sampled Instruments designed with an MFB Dominion X Analog Synthesizer. This excellent synth has a hard yet warm sound, and this is a great collection for use with the included Multiverse and Kosmology Scripted Instruments. Most Samples were made with the filter open to allow taming within the scripts.
– 120 Multi-Sampled Instruments designed with the PolyKB II and Dune 2 Synthesizers. This provides a good mix of analog warmth vs digitally smooth which blend together very well for Pads, and also makes a nice sample set for Kosmology.
– A large collection of 542 Multi-Sampled Instruments which were designed with a Virus TI Synthesizer. The collection is divided into 4 categories; Bass, Synth, Lead and Pads (Starburst). There Multiverse/Kosmology instruments for each of these categories as well as an ALL which provides access to all sample Instruments.
– 98 multi-sampled instruments created with an Akai SG01v Vintage Sound Module as it’s sound source.
Multiverse is a scripted Instrument which emulates a dual oscillator synth design using the included sample collection as the sound source. The idea is that it is a fun and easy way to come up with unique sounds on the fly using the Randomizers, the Waveform randomize (W) being the most useful for quickly trying out pairs of waveforms and the Global Randomizer will Randomize all Random Enabled sections (X). This new version of Multiverse uses a Large single Panel GUI designed to be much more intuitive and logical to use compared to it’s previous version.
- Internal Preset System
– a browser for loading & saving Presets easily – there are also previous/next buttons for cycling through presets after one has been selected. The preset browser has the ability to filter which parts of the presets are loaded, for instance you could just load the filter section when cycling through presets.
- Custom Default Instrument
– used as the basis for all of the Default buttons
- Single Panel Design
– All controls are visible always.
- Advanced Programmable Arpeggiator
– Supports Sequencing Velocity, Start Position, Psn, Note Length, Octaves and A/B/Both Waveforms.
- Dual Synth Design
– Each Synth has a unique set of identical controls.
– Both versions include Reverb, Delay a selectable Modulator, Saturation, Drive, Lofi, Bass Cut and a Compressor. The Kontakt 5 version uses a Convolver whereas the Kontakt 6 version uses the new Reverb and replaces the Delay with Replika.
- Sample memory is automatically managed
– only the used samples are loaded at any time.
Kosmology – The Script
Kosmology is an Advanced Performance Sequencing Tool. In a nutshell you build up to 8 instances which can be switched and manipulated by a series of triggers in real-time. Each Instance contains a Pitch Sequencer, Velocity sequencer, 5 freely assignable Sequencers (from a list of 46 Destinations) and 48 Synth Parameters. Each Instance can have completely different settings and assignments, which gives an enormous amount of freedom for creating unique grooves.
The Golden Crown of Kosmology is undoubtedly the fact that it can perform Wave Sequencing which means that you can assign a sequencer to select the currently playing instruments from all the included Sampled instruments. Both Synth A and B can be targeted individually which leads to instant satisfaction, creating an original sounding sequence can be as easy as selecting Wave A/B in a sequencer and hitting the Random Button. There is a Globals section which allows affecting 25 Parameters at the global Level, which can be automated in the host. These Parameters can add or remove from the current values, so as an example you could have a complex midi track in your DAW which switches between sequences rapidly and then automate a slow movement on the Cutoff Global which will open and close the filer regardless of which sequence is playing.
Kosmology Collection Key Features:
+ 8 Instances that can be switched on the fly via Midi. each Instance has:
- control over 48 Distinct Parameters which include Cutoff, Resonance, Filter and Amp Envelopes Envelopes (Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release), Filter Envelope Amounts, Octave, Various A/B Tune options, FX Sends plus more.
- Pitch Sequencer – Offsets the root note by -+12 semitones and can Tie notes and mute them
- Velocity Sequencer – Velocity in turn can be assigned to both Volume and/or the Filter Cutoff
- 5 assignable Sequencers – each of these sequencers can target any of the 46 available Destinations and can like the other synth parameters can be completely different for each of the 8 instances.
- All sequencers have independent Clock Divisions
- All sequencers have an independent Step Size (maximum 64 steps) which is great for Syncopation
+ Dual Synth Architecture - each synth has its own waveform (sampled Instrument), Filter Type, Pan, Tune and Envelope Depth.
+ FX Engine:
- Convolution Reverb -Uses Kontakts Convolution engine with a selection of 50 unique Impulse Responses.
- Standard Reverb – Also includes the older Kontakt Reverb which can work well in conjunction with the Convolver. K6 Version uses the New Room/Hall reverb.
- Tempo Delay -Stereo Ping Pong Delay with adjustable tempo based times. K6 Uses the new Replika Delay with a choice of all 5 Modes.
- Modulator – Has a choice between Flanger, Phaser or Chorus with adjustable LFO Frequency.
- Echo – Can be used as a Comb effect (think Sabres of Paradise) or as a short non tempo delay.
+ 2 tempo synched LFOs – LFO1 has a selection of 20 shapes, and can target Cutoff and Volume individually for both synths A and B, and Pitch B. LFO 2 is dedicated to the main Cutoff and locked to a RAMP shape and is great for the classic Rhythmic Sound.
+ Wave Sequencing – it is possible to target both synth destinations independently to switch waveforms on a step by step basis which leads to extremely sophisticated Sequences with very little effort.
+ Integrated Preset Browser and ability to save Presets and Templates.
+ Rescalers – Force notes to a Scale for each Note of the Octave.
+ Randomizers – You can randomize everywhere.
+ Large Screen editor – Allows working on the Pitch plus any other sequencer for easy Editing when needed.
+ 15 Timing Based Triggers for Live Manipulation including Freeze Pitch, Freeze Waveforms, Half Step, Double Step, Mute, Reverse, Max Note Length, Min Note Length plus more.
+ 25 Global Parameters for Automating across all Instances or radically transforming a Preset on the fly.
3 Mod Triggers – You can offset up to 9 Parameters for each of these triggers for an instant remix via the assigned Midi Keys.
+ -/+1 Octave Triggers.
+ Easy and Intuitive Workflow.
Q: What is the Difference between Kosmology
Collection and Multiverse Collection seeing
as they include the same Scripted Instruments?
A: Initially Kosmology and Multiverse
were distinct Product Lines but at one
point it made sense to add both scripts
to both as it provided a very different way
of exploring the underlying Samples. Because
of this, the Kosmology Releases came with
Kosmology Presets whereas. The Presets can
be used in any Kosmology Release however,
and now the releases have been combined
into 2 Products, all available Presets are
included by Default. The Second major
difference is the sample Design. Kosmology
Samples were more geared towards Sequencing,
whereas Multiverse Samples were much more about
creating interesting Pads and tend to be larger
in size. Essentially now with these new Products,
the only major difference is the Sample Content.
Minimum Requirements – Full Version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3+
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