New: Krotos Concept 2 is Now Available + Special Intro Pricing
Krotos Audio has announced Concept 2. It’s a powerful, yet simple to use synth, with a new granular engine and advanced shape modulator. Get it for only $99 with special intro pricing, thru July 11, 2021. And, if you already own Concept, it’s a FREE upgrade! Read the press release below for all the details.
June 22nd, 2021, Edinburgh, Scotland, Krotos the company behind the innovative and award-winning Dehumaniser, Reformer, Weaponiser and Igniter product range, are pleased to announce Concept 2, the latest version of their powerful but simple to use synth plugin.
Concept 2 takes the award-winning Concept synth and supercharges it in exciting and creative ways, making it faster for users to find sounds, make them their own, and Concept 2 is a whole lot more satisfying. Krotos summarise this powerful plugin as, “simply powerful, yet powerfully simple”
Concept 2 – New Features At A Glance
- Granular oscillator
- Advanced shape modulator
- Over 700 presets.
- Added and improved impulse responses
- Workflow improvements
Concept 2 – In Detail
New Granular Oscillator
Sound design like never before with the new granular oscillator in Concept 2. Instead ofusing a fixed waveform, these oscillators use any audio file as a source, slicing them into tiny segments and opening up whole new worlds for sound designers. Massive pads, basses, drops & hits, dense atmospheres, even room tones and ambiences can be enlivened with ease in Concept 2. The granular oscillator is incredibly easy to use. Concept 2 ships with 300+ included audio files, or the user can simply drag and drop their own sounds into the engine, and use the new menu system to easily navigate through them. Users can now switch between or combine classic and granular oscillators, making it easier than ever to experiment and create complex new sounds.
Advanced Shape Modulator
Responding to user feedback, a new Advanced Shape modulator has been added to Concept 2. This goes way beyond traditional LFOs and Envelopes, allowing the user to design their own shapes with custom breakpoints and curves, to be used as an LFO or envelope to control any parameter in the plugin. Concept 2’s modulation system is semi-modular and you can combine the multiple instances of Advanced Shape with any other collection of modulators for one of the simplest, most powerful modulation workflows in the synth world.
Presets. Lots of presets.
Concept 2 now includes over 700 presets, with a vast range for use in music, as well as cinematic / game audio projects. There are now dedicated preset categories for ‘Cinematic’, ‘FX’ and ‘Ambiences’ as well as classics like basses, pads, leads and keys.
Krotos has massively expanded the range of Impulse Responses (IRs) for use in sound design – now over 160 IRs come with Concept 2. The user can also add their own easily by dragging and dropping them into the waveform view in the Convolution Reverb.
A ‘user folder’ has been added to both menus in the granular oscillator and convolution reverb, users can browse and grab their favourite sounds from their own library quickly from within the plugin at any time. The best optimisation techniques have been applied to Concept 2, making it leaner and more efficient than ever before. Reduced CPU offers more instances!
Concept 2 Full Feature List
- New granular oscillator
- New Advanced shape modulator
- New Over 700 presets. Including artist presets from Roni Size, Richard Devine and Kayla Painter.
- New Added and improved impulse responses
- New Workflow improvements
- XY capture
- Audio Input
- Drag and drop modulation routing
- Three effects slots with 10 effects, including; convolution reverb, delay, flanger/chorus, filter, EQ, ring mod, limiter, transient shaper, and compressors.
Krotos founder and CEO, Orfeas Boteas comments:
“Time is valuable for those working in sound creation, often the technology gets in the way, which stifles their creativity. We wanted to give creators access to a rich sound design palette and let their imagination run wild without having to spend time learning how to use it. With Concept 2, you can get lost in the music, not the manual.”
Regular price of $149 with a special release price of $99, FREE upgrade for owners of Concept. Promo ends July 11th, 2021.
(NOTE: Product pricing, features, specifications, system requirements, and availability are subject to change without notice.)
A fully working demo is available (no iLok required) from the Krotos website.
Formats (64-bit only): VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native
Mac: Intel computer with a minimum of 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor, 4 GB of RAM, OS X 10.11 or later.
Windows: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor, 4 GB of RAM, Windows 10 1909 and newer.
- This product does not use iLok
- This product comes with 2 activations
- This software is a digital download
- An internet connection is required at the time of activation
- Supported host applications: Ableton Live 10 and above,FL Studio 20.7.1 and above, Reason 10 and above, Pro Tools 11 and above, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8.2.10 or above, Cubase 10 and above, Reaper, Studio One
- Audio Input is not supported on FL Studio or Studio One
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Krotos develops innovative technologies that fundamentally improve the way people work with sound. Renowned for their innovative and award-winning Dehumaniser, Reformer, Weaponiser and Igniter product range including a vast selection of sound effects libraries, the company is now expanding into the music market with a re-defined vision for the future.
Posted by Kim Sternisha