Modular Chaos Engine#1.1

Modular Chaos Engine #1 is a found sound drum machine with 700+ binaural ‘found’ 24bit samples

From french onions to a rainy tent, these are the most usefully percussive, clangy, bangy, thumpy, boomy, itchy, scratchy, thwacky and whacky sounds added to a really powerful sequencing engine to make a “found sound” drum machine.

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Modular Chaos Engine#1 - "Found" Drum Samples

For the past 10 years or so I’ve always carried some kind of portable recording device and a pair of OKM in ear microphones around with me and kept a kind of aural diary of great sounding things and great sounding places. I’ve made literally gazillions of recordings in places all over this side of the world, and like most diaries these recordings have mainly been sitting in dark cupboards waiting for someone to rediscover them…

The Modular Chaos Engine is the perfect repository for 785 of them. I’ve selected the most usefully percussive, clangy, bangy, thumpy, boomy, itchy, scratchy, thwacky and whacky, added a really powerful sequencing engine and made a “found sound” drum machine. 

I’ve also recorded a few more sounds to compliment the “kit” and make it a great resource for building simple or complex rhythms quickly and intuitively.

So you can use anything from a grunting pig, to a firework display, to me stamping on the stage at Glyndebourne Opera House as your “kick” drum and combine it with a “snare” made from a Ladyshave mixed with a walk through deep snow, and a high hat made from crackling onion skins or a wobbly horse fence. There are unthinkable amounts of sound possibilities lurking in there.

Whats Inside?

  • Boom Engine page – 12 user programmable, key triggered patterns with 12 tracks per pattern. Up to 62 sounds available per note.
  • Snap Engine page – 12 user programmable, key triggered patterns with 12 tracks per pattern. 15 sounds available per note (K5 only).
  • One Shot Kit page -5 octaves of programmable one shot kits with chaos and order parameter randomisation control.
  • Sends and Master FX page – control of master levels, master EQ and Transient designer (K5 only).
  • 700+ original 24bit samples.
  • Instrument presets (.nki’s) for Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 5.
  • 2 Vintage sampler emulation preset modes (K5 only).
  • Boom/snap Engines – drawable, per note control of: sound selection, volume, reverb send, hold time, low pass filter, pan, sample start, tune, compression (K5 only).
  • Boom/snap Engines – sound selection chaos control (K5 only).
  • Boom/snap Engines – timing chaos control (K5 only).
  • Boom/snap Engines – ‘remix’ control with 32 loop variations.
  • Boom/snap Engines – 16 or 32 beats per track selection.
  • Boom/snap Engines – solo & mute per sound.
  • Boom/snap Engines – copy/paste of patterns & tracks.
  • Swing amount control for extra hippity hoppity per engine.
  • One Shot Kits – individually editable note articulations with jitter, release, flam, drag, ruff, roll, muted, speed roll & Geiger settings
  • One Shot Kits – per note control of reverb send, pitch, high & low pass filters, volume attack & decay, volume & pan.
  • Built in instruction manual in RTFM tab.

1 review for Modular Chaos Engine#1.1

  1. Michael Cotton-Russell (verified owner)

    It’s a cool little plugin. Takes a while to get your head around it but there’s some really fun stuff in there. I’d say it’s not the kind of plugin to use if you have a specific idea for what you want to create. But there lies it’s strong point, creating unexpected rythms and sound that you wouldn’t have thought of.

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