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Krotos Audio Concept

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Krotos Audio Concept
  
Krotos Audio Concept

Synthesis In Motion

Concept is an intuitive and creative soft-synth, that makes the process of creating your own patches fast and inspiring. Concept’s flexible synth engine will enable you to create everything from traditional synth sounds to more complex evolving textures and custom sound design elements.

A fresh approach to modulation allows any parameter to be mapped to one of four highly editable multi-mode modulators in the centre of Concept’s UI. Choose from a variety of flexible modulation options such as an Env/Pitch Follower, an X/Y Capture pad and the unique ‘Tweak It’ customisation system.

Concept also comes with an extensive selection of high-quality effects with a total of three simultaneous insert slots. A highlight of the effects suite is a mix ready convolution reverb that allows user IR files to be utilised to create unusual creative effects.

Overview

  • Modulation System – Explore a new approach to modulation using drag-and-drop. Instantly identify your mappings with clear colour coding and animated visual feedback.
  • Tweak It – Get inspired quickly using our controllable and assignable customization system. Create variations of your patch with a single click, with results ranging from musical to complex.
  • X/Y Capture – Draw your modulation movements within an X/Y field. Capture patterns for any combination of parameters and sync the results to your projects tempo. Create unique sounds and melodies in an instant.
  • FX Rack – Combine a range of ten high-quality effects, and drag-and-drop any parameter into the modulation system. An innovative convolution reverb is included allowing the use of custom impulse responses.
  • Audio Input – Stimulate new ideas by performing and modulating with any input or instrument. Use elements from your mix to create dynamic rhythmical patches, or use the pitch follower to create exciting interactions with existing melodies.

To get you started, Concept comes loaded with 200+ diverse presets, designed by the likes of Mercury award-winning music producer Roni Size (Reprazent, Universal), Richard Devine (Google, Warp Records), Kayla Painter (Brownswood Recordings), Dom Ruckspin (Ninja Tune) and Heiroglyphic Being (Mathematics Records).

 

“I love the simple straight-forwardness of Concept, but also how you can surprise yourself by accidentally routing the wrong thing or creating blind variables and just randomising everything. So many eye-brow-raising moments!”

Dom Ruckspin – Music Producer, Composer and Mix Engineer (Submotion Orchestra, Ninja Tune, EMI)

“I love the interface and the modulation options they present in the plugin. I really fell in love with the X/Y automation mode. This spoke immediately to me.”

Richard Devine – Sound Designer and Music Producer (Google, Warp Records)

XY CAPTURE

XY Capture is a unique modulation effect combining an XY pad with a way to ‘capture’ movements performed with this XY pad, and use this movement to control any parameter in the plugin. XY Capture allows you to go beyond LFOs, Envelopes or Arpeggiators and intuitively shape the response of any number of parameters, and record very complex, personal and performable movements. Once a movement is captured, you can edit it, sync it to tempo, adjust the speed or direction and much more. You can also use up to four XY captures in your presets. Check out some of our factory presets to see how this can be used in your own projects.

AUDIO INPUT

Audio Input is Concept’s quick and easy pitch and amplitude follower. This allows you to feed multiple audio signals into the plugin (depending on your DAW), and use these as modulation sources. You can choose between amplitude or pitch analysis, and assign this to any parameter to modulate it.Instantly shake up your bass patches or pads by feeding in a kick, hat or melody into it, to gel your tracks in a whole host of new ways!

TWEAK IT

Tweak it is Concept’s unique customisation system. It allows you to quickly create variations of factory presets, or your own designs, without losing the initial character of the preset. By adding a parameter to the Tweak it system, you allow the parameter to be updated within a certain range every time a Tweak is triggered. You can add any number of parameters, so you could tweak one, or hundreds of parameters inside the plugin on a single Tweak. You can tweak almost everything in the plugin, including oscillators, filters, FX, Modulators etc all using the drag and drop.

Mac:

  • Mac Intel computer with a minimum of 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • OS X 10.9 or later

Windows:

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 and above

Other Information

  • This software is a digital download
  • Formats (64-bit only): VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  • Supported host applications: Ableton Live 10 and above, FL Studio (Windows only), Reason, Pro Tools (11 or later), Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8.2.10 or above, Cubase 10, Reaper, Studio One.
  • Please note Audio Input is not supported in Studio One and FL Studio
  • This product does not use iLok

 

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