Version: Kontakt 5.3 / NCW / V1
£37.50 + VAT
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
Aggression lets you cleanly move between 5 different sounds using your mod wheel. Achieving new, original and aggressive sounds is very easy.
The instruments within the “With Aftertouch” folder allow you to morph between samples using the modulation wheel, and or, the “Aggression” dial on the Aggression GUI.
Using aftertouch increases LFO settings to increase a more aggressive sound.
The instruments within the “With Mod Wheel” folder allow you to morph between samples using the modulation wheel, and or, the “Aggression” dial on the Aggression GUI, whilst at the same time increases the LFO settings to further increase an aggression sound.
If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Aggression
Aggression is split into 2 main instrument folders, “With Aftertouch” and “With Mod Wheel”. Each folder
has sub folders.
Pads – 343
Atmospheric – 54
Contemplation – 134
Dark & Twisted – 65
Frightened – 38
Harsh – 52
Rhythmic – 217
Action – 71
Slow – 62
Thoughtful – 84
- LowPass & HighPass Filters
- Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain & Release
- 2 x LFO’s – sine, tri, saw, pulse & random wave’s
- Control’s include velocity sensitive, velocity to LP, velocity to HP, bend up, bend down, aftertouch to pitch, aftertouch to LP filter and aftertouch to HP filter.
- 32 step arpeggiator, with gate, 3+ and 3- octave, swing, load and save features with presets. Randomize, 8 modes including “As Played, Up, Down, Up&Down, Random 1, Random 2, Chord”. Fixed velocity, randomize, hold features & tempo synced.
- Effects include – Compressor, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, EQ, Delay and Reverb.
Full Version of Kontakt 5.3 or later.
6GB free hard drive space.
Just when you thought you were having fun with the bundle---even more fun comes along!
Aggression is the odd one of the bundle, not sharing the single-page interface/features of the Pads, Pure and Dark libraries. Aggression's five-page/tab interface boots up to a central "BigKnob" interface page with a single AHDSR and LP and HP cutoff and resonnance controls, adds a page for modulation and additional keyboard response controls, a tab for an arpeggiator with velocity and modes and loadable/savable/importable presets, and two pages of effects displays (not more effects than the other three libraries in the bundle, just different ways of displaying parameters, and Aggression does not have the reroutable effects chain feature from the other three libraries). I'm still trying to figure out exactly what the BigKnob controls but, like other BigKnob interfaces, twisting it provides quick changes in timbre, also revealing varying complexities and features in the patch. As for the presets themselves: They usually have a special fx quality to them. They are presented in two folders tailored for modwheel or aftertouch, and they certainly sound like they have been crafted from complex sample sets. These are the type of presets that can often surprise you with sounds and artifacts that are revealed by tweaking the settings or turning that BigKnob---or just by sustaining the patch long enough to let them reveal themselves. The attention to kb velocity and aftertouch settings on the Mod page suggests that these patches were crafted with the player in mind---and that can't be a bad thing. Also note that the illuminated LFO buttons do not toggle the LFOs on or off---they just toggle the respective LFO displays. To disable an LFO you need to adjust knobs. The keyed arpeggiator, along with the typical settings (steps, rate, swing, etc.), also has a randomizer (velocities and number of steps, simultaneously) and hold. Aggression shares the following features with the three other member of the bundle: No real user's manual. The GUI loads quickly. Patches/samples sound good. Patches load quickly. Five stars for the combination of bundle value (sale price), ease of use, number of patches, and sound.