Juggernaut: Cinematic Electronic Scoring Tools by Impact Soundworks – A monstrous instrument for any modern composer on the cutting edge, Juggernaut is our flagship virtual instrument for electronic sound design. Built from entirely original, synthesized sounds from a huge array of sound sources and inspired by modern film & game scores, trailers, and popular EDM genres. Instantly evoke cutting-edge sounds using a wide variety of presets OR easily create your own!
Juggernaut consists of three sound sets: drums, FX, and basses, spread across two Kontakt patches and an external set of WAV files. Drums are divided into 8 categories: kicks, snares, thips, crashes, splashes, slams, perc, and tonals, all of which have 10x RR. FX include sweeps, impacts, reverses, textures, risers, and drops, while basses are categorized into Solid, 1shot, Mover, Distortion, and Fuzzy. The Drums & FX patch includes a 32-channel mixer with FX rack, multiple playing and audition modes, and dozens of preset categorized kits. The Basspatch features a synthesizer-style interface with filters, a rhythmic sequencer/gate, larger FX rack, envelopes, and modwheel control.
Crafting the library of Juggernaut was no small task. Together with a team of brilliant sound designers and film, TV & game composers, we crafted over 500 unique sound sources using everything from vintage analog monsters to modular chains, guitar pedals, FM, and wavetable synthesis. NO drum machines were used. The roster of sound designers includes Mick Gordon (Need for Speed, Killer Instinct, Wolfenstein TNO), Jordan Fehr (Hotline Miami, DKC Returns, Super Meat Boy), Erik Ekholm (Universal, UFC, Top Gear) and others, all of whom contributed their unique voice to the library under lead designer Andrew Aversa.
Lastly, for the working composer that needs even more instant gratification and flexibility, we’ve included all FX & percussion samples in WAV format as a bonus download. Adding extra dramatic transitions such as risers, reverses, and sweeps is a simple matter of dragging WAVs into your DAW and lining them up with your track. This is an incredibly easy way of adding sonic ‘ear candy’ to your tracks; between this and all the other faetures, we think that Juggernaut will quickly become an essential tool in your arsenal.
KONTAKT or KONTAKT PLAYER version 5.1 or higher
“Sound-wise, Juggernaut is hard-hitting, high-impact and unapologetically ‘electronic’ […] what it has sounds very good, and the editable parameters and effects allow decent customization.”
“It’s doubtful that you’ll need to boost many of the presets, such is the richness of the sounds on which they’re based. […] Those unfamiliar with Northern English will find in the [demo] a timbral definition of the word ‘thrutch’. Subtle, Juggernaut is not […] So, the title offers good value for money […] and is very easy to use […] Many bass-oriented synths and hefty drum libraries have trundled through the Fell Surgery and Impact Soundworks’ impactful work is an example of one that truly plasters grin on face, all the better to loosen fillings with.”
“Another contender in the ‘Hybrid’ scoring tools category which brings a uniquely dark, gritty, growling and ominous sound to the field. An incredible value library considering it only retails at $149 compared to a number of its competitors. I really think Juggernaut is a great tool, and for this price, should be in every composers’ arsenal no matter what type of music they write.”
“The Drums & FX section […] is fantastic. Again, these are heavily-processed, loud, in your face sounds. If you want something subtle, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere, but if you want some aggressive drum, percussion, and FX sounds, this has those in abundance. […] This is a great place to look if you need some hard and gritty drum samples.”
“Between Shreddage, Super Audio Cart, Juggernaut, and Mega Brass I don’t remember the last time I haven’t used an Impact Soundworks instrument in a track. The attention to detail is astonishing and it’s all so easy to use out of the box, which is a big deal.”