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 : )
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
What's Inside ?
PLANKTON - the small print
1.1 GB download
Scale and key quantizer includes Pitch Wheel
24 scale types
6 octaves of articulations
72 articulator engines with 11 algorithms
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
SCALE & KEY QUANTIZE
24 scale types
Unique quantized pitch wheel scans through scale
1 algorithmic articulator engine per note
Flam, Drag, Ruff, Roll, Buzz, 16ths, 8ths, ALGO 1 to 4
EDIT section PER note
Solid G equalizer - 4 bands
CUSTOM IMPULSE RESPONSE
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