PLANKTON SONAR is a friendly Kontakt device for building beautiful, organic system music and deep undersea pinging ripples.
Like a warm ocean of diaphanous Crustacea, looping, colliding and generating harmonized polyrhythms PLANKTON SONAR is easy to use (once you get your head around it) and a quick way of creating gorgeous and unexpected results. Multiple sound sources, amorphous sequencers, cunning algorithms and a unique pitch/scale quantizer.
The name plankton is derived from the Greek adjective πλαγκτός (planktos), meaning errant, and by extension, wanderer or drifter.
Requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8 and above – not compatible with Kontakt Player.
Each note of the sequence section (coloured keys) has its own sound engine (with a choice of 6 sounds) and a note sequencer with variable length and playrate.
Each note (the coloured keys) also has its own suite of effects and 5 FX sequencing lanes for 16 different FX parameters.
A reverb unite per note with 122 Custom IMPULSE RESPONSES create natural and impossible spaces. Hybrid IR’s can transform a piano into a cowbell, high hat or radio interference. DRONE IR’s add layers of ghostly tuned reverb.
Unique scale & key quantizer, with 24 types, can be automated and retunes the whole instrument to a selected key and scale.
An even more unique pitch wheel function scans the sequences through notes of the selected key and scale in real time.