KONSTRUKTOR focuses on the beauty and flexibility of pure acoustic-synthetic blends: carefully designed electronic kits and custom-constructed acoustic percussion—assembled from plastic, paper, wood, and metal—are the backbone of this instrument.
From the start Klüsterkitt was about capturing the dirt and rattle of new and exotic acoustic sound sources, then blending and sculpting those wonderfully noisy, full-spectrum stereo sounds with synthesized ones.
The hunt for fresh, distinctive percussive sounds was a process of experimentation using a range of de/reconstructed acoustic objects. The four dozen instruments born from this process formed the sound palettes for Konstruktor, Fabrikator, and Rezonator. Playing techniques were honed to produce the most useful and interesting articulations for recording.
Session samples were then selectively mixed with pure tone waveforms, each tailored to color and transform them into new, truly hybridized rhythm instruments. Supplemented by fully acoustic variants and over 200 synthetic percussion sources, the result is a kit builder of astonishing depth and character.
What acoustic-synthetic blending did for the individual instruments, convolution would do for the drum kit. Almost 400 impulses were designed using vinyl/radio/tape/digital noise and static, particulate and granular effects, digital and acoustic sound effects, frequency modeling, mic effects and chorusing, and stereo imaging.
Some impulses are designed to affect particular frequency ranges, or to expand the feeling of depth and space around them, while others are designed to enhance the stereo image, create audio effects, or to generate interesting syncopations and multirhythms. Many of the impulses are designed to add dirt and texture to samples.
Packed with this kit builder are 108 beautifully constructed kits of big, full-sounding drums: acoustic-flavored synthetic drums and synthetic-flavored acoustic drums. Now with multi-out capability. Get inspired.
Konstruktor requires the full version of Kontakt 5.7.1 or later (the instrument cannot be used in the free Kontakt Player).