Building on the strengths of Konstruktor, and keeping with the ethos of raw, unpolished percussive sound, Fabrikator explores the texture and motion of acoustic-synthetic sounds colored with convolution.
The task was to design distinctive synthesized percussion that would complement the new acoustic palette while offering fresh material for the convolution engine: sounds and textures that would react in new and unexpected ways.
Different design and mixing methods were applied to produce nine categories of synthetic percussion: over 200 multi-articulation sample instruments in total. Sound treatments include valve and fuzz-wah filters, frequency disintegration and granulation, harmonic and digital distortion, and pitch/time and modulation effects.
Fabrikator offers a rhythmic sound palette and convolution engine with practically endless combinations.
PUSHING RHYTHM DESIGN
New convolution impulses bring the total to almost 400, including vinyl/radio/tape/digital noise and static, particulate and granular effects, digital and acoustic sound effects, frequency modeling, mic effects and chorusing, stereo imaging, and new, pitch-based impulses for adding harmonic interest to rhythms.
With Fabrikator's totally new sample content, the aim was to shape and control the interaction between convolution impulses and more dynamic textural material. What new rhythmic possibilities might emerge? Going beyond frequency modulation, panning, and spectral effects, this is a new direction for generating rhythmic sound treatments from sample content.
Packed with this kit builder are 72 beautifully constructed kits, ranging from big, deep hip-hop/downtempo kits to dirty, hyperactive electronic/hybrid kits. Now with multi-out capability.
Klüsterkitt requires the full version of Kontakt 5.7.1 or later (the instrument cannot be used in the free Kontakt Player).
TEXTURE AND MOTION
Fabrikator pushes the concept of a hybrid drum designer and kit builder in ever more creative directions. An all-new sound palette of custom-designed acoustic and synthetic percussion for generating fresh, dynamic rhythms—with a deep focus on texture, motion, and spatial elements.
Sculpt each kit slot with convolution: almost 400 custom-designed impulses that color, shape, and spatialize every nuance of frequency and texture. Create deep, echoing kicks, dynamic, resonating snares, shimmering, syncopated hi-hats. Bitclutter, Humfuzz, Echoglitz, Monoflak...
ROBOT OR HUMAN?
Control the amount of randomization that is applied to velocity and quantization—separately for each kit slot. Make those snares and hi-hats extra trashy. And with 6 round-robin layers for every articulation, even fully synthetic kits can find a new groove. Let those kits run loose.
Adjustments to tuning, sample start points, decay envelopes, and sample width can be used to control how different convolution impulses color an instrument. Fabrikator is multi-out capable: kit slots can be routed to separate output channels for automation control and 3rd party plugins.
Each of the 7 kit slots has three dedicated, independently selectable lowpass, bandpass, and highpass filters, each with dedicated cutoff and resonance knobs for on-the-fly switching. Filtering offers another way to control how convolution impulses color the sound.
A powerful kit-building tool, this feature preserves the kit's performance controls and offers three randomization modes: sample banks only, convo choices only, or both. With two temporary memory slots for comparing new combos, tailor settings then save a snapshot of your new kit.
- 3,918 Stereo 48kHz/24bit samples
- 491 Instruments
- 394 Custom-designed convolution impulse responses
- 7 Independently controllable drum kit slots
- 6 Round-robin layers for every articulation
- Separate LP/BP/HP filters with dedicated cutoff/resonance controls for each kit slot
- 72 Factory Kits