They can also be set to step or automated. For over a year, Jeremiah scoured shops and markets and his own attic. Kinetic Treats is a feast of childlike weirdness and wonder. From there, the interface makes it fast, easy and, above all, good fun to change the character of the sound mix and the way it evolves over time. . This can be done with the mouse or controller, in step, or in an automated envelope.
Under the bonnet, there are 1751 samples made by sound designer Jeremiah Savage, who has marshalled them into 211 multi-layered instruments. This box of treats overflows with 35 themed sound sets, each with eight dynamically mixable toy and synthesized sounds, and manipulated by up to four effects. The pack contains over 200 multi-layered patches which were built using non-traditional sources such as cauldrons, broken clocks, kettles, and swords. For more info visit our website:. Sound sources come from a toy train, a fisher price record player and an xylophone.
So we have 4 different brilliant toy samples-synths and 4 different Fx that can be set with infinitely different possibilities. It controls a set of custom effects that are mapped to blend together as the wheel is turned. I hope to see more such off the wall samplers and instruments that have the ability to change the way we do things. Although the majority of the above list are distinctly samples of actual toys, there are within the library some interesting samples of natural and real world sounds such as insects and fireworks, and these have been cleverly morphed into some interesting presets. These are then morphed and processed using a dynamic X-Y modulation system. There are plenty of instruments to start with, all of which are made from nicely recorded core samples. An auto-motion feature allows producers to set one or both of these wheels turning on their own, giving them freedom to focus on performance.
Within each theme, there are 16 different types of, for example, elastic band toys, laser weapons, and chemistry sets. As she dances, sound morphs between eight toy sounds and eight synth layers. Control is available over their movement envelope, speed and range, and they can be reversed, synchronised with a host tempo or set to loop indefinitely. The ballerina controls the sound scenes. Every position on the wheel provides a one-of-a-kind texture — intuitive, responsive, and totally fun sound design. The instrument incorporates a unique 3D interface that enables high-level control of sonic parameters via the movements of a vintage music box and a tin robot.
It appears as though a gentleman by the name of Jeremiah Savage spent a year sampling any kind of vintage toys he could get his hands on. There are no oscillators or filters. Let one wheel spin, then control the second one manually for radical, one-of-a-kind results. This box of treats overflows with 35 themed sound sets, each with eight dynamically mixable toy and synthesized sounds, and manipulated by up to four effects. Users are also given control over the Forge and effects gear layers. The rest, they say, is up for you to discover. Clicking on the Forge button, for example, brings up faders for all eight of its layers, any of which can be soloed or dragged to wherever it is wanted.
Turning the gear causes it to morph between four presets, changing the volume of eight sample layers there are four 'Metals' and four 'Waves'. Basically, 4 different toy samples supported by 4 different synth sounds that can be morphed and mixed with each to create an instrument. Kinetic Treats is free to download until the 4th January. Instead just toys you can move around the room. As you can see all those presets have been sensibly categorised which is essential when browsing a library with a large amound of patches such as this.
Their samples of acoustic instruments or their digital synths are state of the art. Which is half way to a Maschine expansion sadly my attempts to buy a free t-shirt were disallowed. When Motion is on, holding a note down sets the wheels in motion and they play away happily until the note is released. The ballerina controls the sound scenes. Kinetic Toys finds a unique place in this market by offering an extensive range of 35 source toy sound collections alongside a complementary blend of synthetic and effect based treatments. These combined are the Sound Sources. Each sample is supported by a synth to thicken the sound.
Berlin, June 21, 2017 — Native Instruments today released Kinetic Toys, a new instrument for creating evocative leads, ethereal sound beds, rhythmic musical parts, evolving loops, and unconventional sound effects. With its groundbreaking interface, discover a new way to play and lose yourself in a fantasy world of toy sounds, spacey synthesized tones, morphing, and creative effects. Nevertheless, a quick turn of the control dials completely changes the composite sound by altering the relative levels of its layers. Each patch is made up of a combination of four of these sampled sounds plus four artificial waveforms. Kinetic Toys was created in collaboration with sound designer Jeremiah Savage. Both X-Y controls can be controlled manually, or with three different forms of automatic motion.
The same way is also possible if you prefer to search by choosing the menu:. As a tool for creating ethereal textures, Kinetic Metal is excellent. The presets are set out around the gear and labelled A, B, C and D, so the user can either turn the gear wheel to an intermediate position of his or her choosing, or make it leap to one of the four by clicking on its letter. We want to create our own samples and instruments. Two large, easy-to-use modification wheels allow users to quickly manipulate the sound. You can take the ghostly sound of a marble hitting the floor and morph it into a totally distinctive lead or use the sound of fireworks to create a sizzling soundscape.