Version: Kontakt 5.8.1 / NCW / V1
Aleatory Texturizing Synthesizer
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
Here the third and last Ambient texturizing library, PROFUNDO. The trilogy started with MOON and was followed by NEBULAE.
PROFUNDO is an A.T.S. (Aleatory Texturizing Synthesizer) for Kontakt by Native Instruments ©.
It contains six layers, each one with four different samples to create a texturized sound controlled by a random pitch engine, generating aleatory harmonies in a costant evolving fashion.
The moods are quite gloomy and dark, so perfect for Cinematic, Dark Ambient, Industrial and other musical genres related.
The Aleatory principle in music started in the beginning of 1950 at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music, though examples could be found earlier in the late 15th century and first decade of 1900. From 1957 composers as Pierre Boulez and Stockhausen used that principle in some works. We could say that John Cage used a kind of aleatory principle that must be called better indeterminate music.
Another unusual bargain from Imagik Sound
Profundo has a more enhanced aleatoric feature than their very inexpensive Soave Sordino Strings, adding "depth", speed and panning controls. I didn't like the cryptic GUI at first but the two-page user manual makes it smack-yourself-in-the-head simple. Profundo is definitely not in the melodic category, and it's not a sunshine generator. You're never quite sure what note you'll get when you press a key---or hold it, for that matter---which is the hook of this dark sound generator. Holding down even a single note can generate an evolving soundscapes but closely-clustered and widely-spaced chords substantially up the ante. The included patches all seemed way too quiet but the author alludes to this in the manual as a precaution for sub content. I started out not liking it but after I turned up the volumes and set sharper attacks I found myself still playing with it an hour-and-a-half later. Some outstanding spatial moves can be accomplished with the pan controls. There are just so many ambience machines available, with so many approaches, but this one will probably be an addition to your arsenal and not a duplication. It would not get five stars for versatility and general utility but it does get five from me for creatively being what it says with style at a bargain price.
Oh yes! Textures for horror, suspense or other freaky stuff.