The Spirit Of Concrète
Inspired by Pierre Schaeffer and Musique Concrète of the 1940s, the philosophy of KONKRETE is to collect both acoustic and electroacoustic sounds and “abstract the musical values they potentially contain”
The sampler is the modern equivalent of the tape manipulation used in those days, and is the ideal tool for sonic exploration.
When placed in the grasp of KONKRETE, the simplest percussive knock can be pulled and shaped a thousand ways, giving an infinite palette of new drum sounds.
Discover New Drum Sounds
- A powerful sample-based drum synth for all kinds of electronic music.
- A creative beat generator – The Beat Shifter
- An incredible sonic arsenal – 90 kits | over 5000 sounds
- A massive range of custom convolution effects
- Real time glitch module
- Focus Mapping maps single sounds across full keyrange
- Beat Library
- NI Maschine 2 presets
The kits are the foundation that gives Konkrete 3 its unique sonic range and power.
A vast array of techniques, recording sessions, synths, gear and tools were used to create this unrivalled sonic palette of 5000 sounds.
Each of the 92 kits contains 61 sounds – that’s a full 5 octave keyboard to explore.
Edit, Shape, Modulate
The Konkrete 3 interface is packed with knobs and modulation faders : every single sound in every kit can be independently edited, modulated and warped into something completely unique to you.
Each parameter can be modulated using velocity or LFO faders, and there are 3 full AHDSR envelopes to shape each sound directly in the custom Kontakt interface.
Soniccouture’s Glitch technology makes fast drilling textures and beats possible in real-time – just add your favorite MIDI controller, as shown in the video below.
The Space Between The Drums
A full custom effects section gives you all the tools you need to produce innovative, creative, yet polished beats.
94 custom IR responses power the two Space processors to add everything from fine texture changes to vast echoing soundscapes to individual sounds. Modulate send levels for each drum sound individually, using either velocity or LFO.
The Konkrete mixer lets you route individual sounds to their own output buses, and process each bus separately with Kontakt 5’s Solid Bus comp, G-EQ, Lowpass filters, cabinet emulators, tape saturators – inspiring possibilities for killer mixes.
Konkrete’s Focus KSP Script makes it a pleasure to work with single sample drum sounds. Konkrete has 61 drum sounds mapped across the keyboard in each instrument. You can play and sequence beats, no problem.
But, this is where it gets interesting – if you play a key and want more possibilities, simply hit the ‘Focus’ button – now that individual sound is automatically mapped across the whole keyboard, enabling you to play a bassline or even a full melody – endless creative possibilities.
An exciting way to generate complex beats, based on Euclidean mathematics.
No matter how many steps or hits in each individual pattern, they will always be evenly spaced across the bar.
Assign some controllers and jam: you can’t put a beat wrong.
- 92 kits
- Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)
- Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
- Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 oder 10.11 (latest update)
- Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
- 1GB free disc space for player installation
- additional hard disc space according to the library size
- internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)
- Audio Units
- AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)
Visit the Native Instruments website for the latest version of Kontakt Player.