Starburst K – for Kontakt



Kosmos VA Synth Engine for Kontakt loaded with the Starburst Sample Collection

Product Description

Starburst is now 1/4 of Kosmos Infekted.

Get the completely free Kosmonaut from here which gives a free slice of the world of Kosmos.

Starburst is a collection of Pads designed with a virus TI bringing 110 Multi-Sampled Instruments to Kontakt. To get the most out of Kosmos Starburst you should have Kontakt 5.3, although there is support for Kontakt 4 with a few features missing.The Pads were carefully designed from scratch over a series of months initially as a bank for the Virus TI itself (which is available here). The Kosmos scripts for Kontakt are currently made up of 2 types of instrument:

Kosmos Full

The Kosmos ‘Full’ script emulates a classic 2 Oscillator Synthesizer where the Waveforms are comprised of all the samples in the Release. The synth has 2 Layers each with a selection of 6 filters, 3 LFOs assignable to Filter, Pitch and Volume of each synth layer. The effects section has Tempo Synced Delay, Reverb and a Modulator which is selectable between Flanger, Phaser and Chorus. There are 3 envelopes, one for the Amp of each layer and the third for the Filter Cutoff. Aftertouch and the Modulation Wheel can be assigned to various parameters. There is a sophisticated Randomize system at the local section and the global level with an adjustable amount. The Kosmos Full scripts are great for creating complex unique pads/sounds on the fly with ease. More Info

Kosmos Single

Kosmos-Sequencer-1-4-FrontThe ‘Single’ script is a trimmed down version of the Full Kosmos script tailored to work with a single sampled Instrument. In comparison to the Full script, these instruments are loaded into RAM (as opposed to using DFD) which enables the addition of a Sample Start Offset Knob. The star of the show however is the Advanced Sequencer which has 8 individual  ‘instances’ which can be switched on the fly via a set of midi note triggers. Each of these instances has 7 sequencers, one dedicated to pitch, one dedicated to Velocity, and the other 5 are freely assignable to a large array of destinations such as Note Length, Sample Start, Cutoff, Resonance etc… All sequences are synced to the Pitch Sequencer tempo by default but they can also have an independent tempo setting and they all have their own step size. Each of the 8 instances can also have different Destinations selected which really opens up creative freedom.

There is also a series of real-time triggers for manipulation tempo and Pitch on the fly which truly makes Kosmos a creative improvisation tool when added to the ability to switch Instances on the fly. The octave where the triggers reside can also be set whichever Octave you prefer.

Finally there is also a Scale Remapper which allows retuning sequences based on the root note that triggered them, so for example C key can be forced to C Minor whereas the D sequences can be forced to D major. This is a great way of breaking away from the traditional transposed sequenced sound when required. Sequencer Info

These videos should give a very good idea of some of the possibilities Kosmos/Infekted offers:

Kosmos Sequencer v2

Kosmos Full

The Samples

Each Virus preset was designed over a series of months to be musically useful for the most part, so there is nothing particularly wild. There are plenty of succulent basses, leads, pads and everything in between which makes Infekted a superb electronic music workhorse. The intention was to build a rompler type collection of base instruments to feed the Kosmos Synths. Inside Kosmos the randomization can be used to quickly create unique and varied sounds, each section has it’s own default/randomize buttons, as well as the ability to be included/excluded from the global randomizer.

Detailed Kosmos Information is here


Kosmos Info

Kosmos Manual

Kosmos is a scripted front end for Kontakt v3 and above designed to create an easy to use dual oscillator synthesizer. Besides being a front end for the Homegrown Sample libraries, the main goal was to move away from the idea of fixed presets inside Kontakt and to provide a simple method of randomizing new instruments on the fly, whilst providing enough controls to tweak the sounds to taste. This leads to a much more unique preset than using pre-defined presets and is a creatively rewarding way to work as opposed to scrolling through presets. In essence Kosmos is an attempt to import some of the best features of HGS synths into Kontakt.


Also included is a custom built gate sequencer with many play modes and some live triggers for real-time manipulation.


  • 2 Oscillators using a large selection of WAV based instruments

  • Each Oscillator has:

    • a distinct selectable filter type

    • 26 different AMP Envelopes to choose from

  • 9 different Mix Modes

  • 1 LFO mapped to Filter Cutoff

    • 21 shapes to choose from

    • Tempo synced Frequency

    • Retrigger Enable

  • 19 different Randomize modes mapped to a randomize button

  • Reverb with selectable amount and Time

  • Delay with selectable amount tempo synced time

  • Modulator selectable between Flanger, Phaser and Chorus at various rates

  • Gate Sequencer with 15 Play Modes

  • Efficient Scripting - elements not in use are disabled to minimise CPU usage

  • Uses Disk Streaming to minimise memory usage

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