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Serenity Group Buy

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$24.99

Exploring Wavetables and Euclidean Sequencing.

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All Kontakt Instruments Require the Full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 6.

This Group Buy was put on hold due to a heart attack I had around 18 months ago and it’s taken a while for me to get back to it, but I’m working on it again now.

It explores the Wavetable Oscillators introduced with Kontakt 6. The aim is to explore different approaches to utilizing them in interesting ways. There will also be 1000 unique Wavetables developed exclusively for the Group Buy which are Serum compatible. There will also be a couple of Midi Instruments as well as a Drum Machine that explores Euclidean rhythms.

This is the 4th Kontakt Group Buy and the process is that products are developed as the Group Buy progresses. Some are still just ideas and may adapt depending on feedback, many great ideas on the forum have influenced the Instruments in previous years.

GROUP BUY DISCUSSION on KVR

Level Description
1 50 700 WAVETABLES
Made with a Virus TI, a Novation Peak and various other Synths. The Wavetables are compatible with anything that can use Serum Wavetables and are used by all Wavetable Synths included in this Group buy.Serenity
A Dual Wavetable Synthesizer starting with 100 Unique Wavetables. Dual Synth design with 5 Envelopes and an LFO per Synth.
2 100 Kinetic
A powerful Motion based Wavetable Synthesizer that uses 28 XY Sequencers that can be recorded.
3 150 Equilibrium
An advanced Dual Wavetable Synth with a powerful Modulation Matrix and an Advanced Arpeggiator with Wavetable Sequencing.
4 200 300 Wavetables
300 New Wavetables added to all Wavetable Based Products. Created with Single Cycle Waveforms sampled from an Elektron Digitone. Also fully compatible with Serum. Wavetable Instruments also updated to include them
5 260 Interpolator
This synth introduces newly developed interpolated LFOs/Sequencers. Features a single Wavetable with Drag and Drop support and 4 LFO Sequencers.
6 310 Divider
Midi Based Euclidean Sequencer. 8 Sequencers that run concurrently using a rescaler to force Notes to scales. It also has 12 Patterns switchable via the Red Octave.
7 360 Formula
Formula is Euclidean style MIDI Drum Machine designed for pointing at MIDI instruments. It includes custom Kit management with label and MIDI note number & an octave of timing performance triggers. It also includes group triggers which allow a definable selection of sequences for each of the 12 trigger keys. Finally there is an octave of mute triggers.
8 410 EUC Drummer
This will be be a sample based version of Formula, which will also include some drum samples and drag n drop support.
9 460 Drum Module
Simple Drum Module for using the EUC Drummer Sounds.

 

  • The Products offered may change throughout the Group Buy as it progresses, the Group Buys are an Organic Process and subject to Evolution!
  • Hopefully all products will be completed as each level is reached.
  • Note that the above table and unlocked products are edited manually and so may not immediately change when a level is reached.
  • Everything up to Level 7 is ready to go.

Serenity

Serenity Main

Serenity is a Dual Wavetable Synth engine. Each Synth has a dedicated AHDSR Envelope for controlling Volume, Filter Cutoff, Wavetable Position, Wavetable Shape and Wavetable Harmonic. There is also an LFO with 30+ Shapes which can be assigned to those parameters.

The FX Section includes the new Kontakt 6 Replika Delay supporting direct control of all Modes and Parameters, and the new Hall/Room Reverb algorithms.

There is a tuned Global Randomize with adjustable Amount and Probability, plus each section can be set to be included or excluded from Randomization. It excels at creating unique Pads. The Default System uses a user defined template to create a basic Preset by clicking the ‘D’ Buttons.

Kinetic

Kinetic MainKinetic uses 4 Synthesizers and 29 XY Recordable Sequencers to create unique and complex Sounds. To Record sequences, click Record and select a Nodule, Play a Note and the XY movement will be recorded.

Kinetic includes the new Modulation, Delay and Reverb Effects introduced with Kontakt 6 as well as Drag n Drop Support for Wavetables.

There is Microtonal Scale support with a large selection of Scales to choose from and a dedicated Browser.

 

Equilibrium

Equilibrium MainEquilibrium is a Dual Wavetable Synth which includes an extensive Modulation Matrix which makes it a Modulation Monster! The Sources available are 4 LFOs, 2 Envelopes, Velocity and Key Position.

There is an Advanced Arpeggiator which has dedicated Sequencers for Wavetable Position and Shape, as well as a Sequencer that can choose between Wavetable Harmonic, Cutoff, Resonance and Filter Decay.

There is Microtonal Scale support with a large selection of Scales to choose from.

The Randomization System allows loading and saving Profiles with an overlay for deciding which of the Matrix controls will be used as well as Amount and Probability settings. This means it can be used for subtle Randomization as well as extreme as you want .

Divider

Divider is a Sequencing System that uses up to 8 Sequencers to play simultaneously, the pitch of the Note that triggered them becomes the root pitch and each Sequencer can use an offset which is rooted through the rescaler and the selected scale. Duplicate Notes of the same pitch on the same step will not be played, The sequencers have a top down priority to decide which note will be played.

The Sequences use Euclidean Sequencing which is based on the amount of steps and the number of notes that should be distributed across them.

There are row and column randomizer/default buttons which gives plenty of scope. There is also the ability to select min and max setting for each column and this can be saved as a Randomizer Profile.

Formula

Formula is a Sequencing System that uses 12 Euclidean Sequencers designed to target a drum or one shot sample instrument via MIDI. Each Sequencer has an independent assigned Note and label can be used to describe the sound from a list of predefined labels, although you can add your own to that list via a text editor.

It has 12 Group Triggers which play back the sequencers, any combination of the 12 Sequencers can be assigned to each allowing total flexibility. There is an additional set of performance triggers and a matrix to decide which of the triggers will affect each Sequence. These triggers include Repeat Step, Mute, Random, Reverse, Note Offset and 7 Time based triggers for alternate clock divisions.

It also has 12 patterns which are totally unique and so can have their own Midi note assignments, Group/Trigger assignments etc… That’s a lot of flexibility!

2 reviews for Serenity Group Buy

  1. pacques

    Serenity and Kinetic are two of the best Kontakt libraries, I have come across, to utilise an array of modulation, envelope and oscillator options: they have a large amount of random and probablity selections also. Along with an amazing list of new and interesting waveforms, in which I have managed to activate and mangle my way to the most interesting of sounds: squeezebox attacks, creepy piano scapes to sonic glides…

    This last year has brought a great deal of Kontakt libraries to the table, some are actually better than the promo introductions and some turn out to be a tad disappointing or, worse, very similar to one another. Most are at least 2 to 5 times the cost of Serenity and I’ve only tried out the first two offerings, so far, of this Group Buy.

    Highly recommended to those who want new sounds for a small amount of cash and for those who are interested in pushing Kontakts abilities to the max. Plus the included 700 unique waveforms, I have used in Waves Codex for some more textural sounds.

  2. solaris65

    As “pacques” has said, Serenity and Kinetic utilize an array of modulation, envelope and oscillator options, as well as offering a large amount of random and probability selections.

    The sounds they can produce are outstanding and it’s very much a case of “the more time you spend with these-the more you can get out of them”. Though, that’s not to say the presets that come with them are anything other than great-sounding, which they are.but the real beauty of these plugins is you can run with the included sounds “as is” or spend as much free time as you can or dare to just noodling with these little beauties!

    For the record, what you get for the price is far more than what you actually pay..and that’s before you even factor in the other items that come to you as the Group Buy unfolds!

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