Black Widow II captures the aggressive effect of using 1960’s valve pre-amps and EQ’s to dramatically alter the tonal texture of the samples. Some of the samples were recorded using a variety of 1960’s valve pre-amps which really added an aggressive tone to some of the sounds.
For some samples we drove the valves heavily into the extremes to get a twisted and undulating valve sound that is very gritty and hard hitting.
Taking the original Black Widow further with new features and some new samples and effects section. Sounds taken from various analogue synths and sampled through various analogue filters and vintage valve pre-amps to twist the sounds into new and exciting waveforms. With a fantastic new interface and a new much improved sequencer section; Black Widow II takes our original Black Widow Kontakt instrument to the next level.
Huge analogue sounds pour from Black Widow with ease. We pushed the vintage recording gear hard to make sounds that have real depth and bite to them. Black Widow has two Oscillators comprising of 38 waveforms which can be selected via the waveform menu system. All sounds are loaded into the instrument at once and selected via the custom user interface and then mixed together using the variety of controls available from the front panel.
Easily create biting bass and lead sounds, gorgeous analogue pads and strings, off-the-wall analogue synth sounds and effects.
Black Widow also comes with a new sequencer. Black Widow’s sequencer features lots of extra twists and even the ability to sequence waveforms, as well as midi notes. The sequencer has been radically updated to make it much easier to use and can now sequence filter cutoff, res and cutoff decay as well as sequencing which samples play on each beat of the bar. Black Widow II also has an updated effects section
This new sequencer can also sequence sample waveforms, so each step of the sequence can play a different waveform. Transpose to any key in real time by following what you play on the keyboard.
Reverse, shift left or right the entire sequence, plus sequence start and end times can also be adjusted and all sequences and sequence data can be stored in any of the 8 memory locations for instant playback. Each sequencer memory can be activated by hand or you can send midi notes via your DAW to Black Widow and it will select the required sequence memory.
The sequencer makes it perfect for Dance music, Electronic rock, Depeche Mode-type sequence lines and bass, Industrial, krautrock etc.
Stuck for bass line or sequence ideas? Black Widow’s sequencer will prove very useful; simply key in some notes from your keyboard, select the root key and adjust the sequence using the shift left/right/reverse keys to get some new ideas flowing. Black Widow has a full effects section and can be polyphonic, or you can make it monophonic by pressing the mono mode dial on the user interface. As with all our instruments there’s also a small memory footprint. All samples are streamed directly from your hard drive, not your RAM memory.
Black widow comes supplied with over 270 presets.