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Phytoplanktonic system music tinkles

A complex multi sequencer per note

Selectable sound per note (sine, EP, sponge piano, metal, glass, Hammond)

4 round robin modes to cycle between different sounds

Scale and key quantizer with unique quantized pitch wheel

11 algorithmic playback engines on 72 keys

Hard to explain - intuitive to use

for FULL version of Kontakt 5.8 and above

NEKTON - from the Greek: νηκτόν, "to swim"

The name plankton is derived from the Greek adjective πλαγκτός (planktos), meaning errant, and by extension, wanderer or drifter


Plankton is also a friendly Kontakt device for building beautiful, organic system music.

Like a warm ocean of diaphanous Crustacea, looping, colliding and generating harmonized polyrhythms PLANKTON is easy to use (once you get your head around it) and a quick way of creating gorgeous and unexpected results.


BENTHOS - from Ancient Greek βένθος 'the depths (of the sea)'

Each note of the sequence section has its own sequencer and algorithmic playback engine,  with a suite of effects for individual sound sculpting.

A lovely, tinkly drift of oceanic systems music. Multiple sound sources, amorphous sequencers, cunning algorithms and a unique pitch/scale quantizer.

83 Custom IMPULSE RESPONSES per articulation to create natural and impossible spaces. Hybrid IR's can transform a piano into a cowbell, high hat or radio interferance. DRONE IR's add tuned Leslie organ for extra planktonitude.

'Fantastically useful, beautiful and completely mad - already using it in the new SLOW HORSES soundtrack' - Pablo and James from TOYDRUM - makers the coolest soundtracks in the biz

Van Delay made a gorgeous album PALACIO DEL PASATIEMPO using almost entirely Plankton as the main sound source  - it means Hobby Palace : )

krill - from the Norwegian word krill,  "small fry of fish"

SINE - analogue staccato sine patch from Novation Summit - 3 variations

EP - Hohner Pianet T electric piano with 3 variations

SPONGE PIANO - sponge muted Cramer upright piano - 3 subtle effect variations

GLASS - hybrid celeste based instrument with 3 variations

METAL - hybrid Dulcitone based instrument with 3 variations

HAMMOND B3 - staccato Hammond organ with Leslie variation


For FULL version of Kontakt 5.8 and above

PLANKTON will load into Kontakt Player but time out after 10 minutes, so please don't buy this if you are using the free Kontakt Player.

£40/$55/€48 (inc VAT) for PLANKTON instant download

What's Inside ?

PLANKTON - the small print

1.1 GB download

12 sequencers

Scale and key quantizer includes Pitch Wheel

24 scale types

6 octaves of articulations

72 articulator engines with 11 algorithms

1500 samples

50 snapshots

1 Kontakt instrument

Huge, non-fiddly GUi

Classic Sound Dust RTFM instruction manual built into interface

  • 1 sequencer per note

  • Sequence lanes for octave, pitch, decay and velocity

  • Multiple play rates

  • 1 to 64 steps

  • Swing, drag and humanize controls

  • 24 scale types

  • 12 keys

  • Unique quantized pitch wheel scans through scale

  • automation friendly

  • 1 algorithmic articulator engine per note

  • 11 algorithms

  • Flam, Drag, Ruff, Roll, Buzz, 16ths, 8ths, ALGO 1 to 4

EDIT section PER note
  • Volume

  • Snap

  • Sample start

  • Pan

  • Transient Designer

  • Tape saturation

  • Solid G equalizer - 4 bands

  • Delay

  • Convolution reverb

  • 83 custom IRs per note

  • Categories - Epic, Polite, Device, Reverse, Plate, Spring, FX, DRONE

  • DRONE section to add tuned hammond organ based drones

  • Controls for every articulation

  • Volume, Pan, IR mix and Snap

  • Master low and high pass filters

  • Master IR reverb unit

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