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Retcon - Boards Of Canada Synthesis

Version: Kontakt 5.5.1 / NCW / 2.3 GB / V1

Boards of Canada Synthesis Complete Collection

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Product Overview

Retcon is the natural evolution of the BOCS series. It pulls together all three previous libraries along with a massive amount of new content to bring you the finest collection of ambient inspired sounds.

More than just another sound library, Retcon is a uniquely designed virtual instrument that features a colour coded HEX layout giving you easy access to a wealth of controls. Designed specifically with ambient and synth music in mind. Retcon contains a host of powerful features built specifically for creating atmospheric, lofi, heavily modulated pads, leads, keys and plucks. The centrepiece of Retcon is its custom 16 step chord sequencer that offers unlimited inspiration with it’s unique approach to creating music.

Quickly build long evolving chord progressions up to 4 bars in length or program fast moving and otherwise impossible modern chord sequences. With numerous features including legato/retrigger, latch hold, auto fade and 16 unique patterns all switchable via MIDI keyswitches there is enough power and control to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding user.

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If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Retcon - Boards Of Canada Synthesis

OVERVIEW

Retcon is an advanced sound design tool designed for the modern ambient and cinematic composer in mind. Taking obvious cues and inspiration from the revered Boards Of Canada Retcon goes much further by offering complete control to mix and manipulate the sounds therein. At the heart of Retcon is a dual voice wave-based architecture containing 84 unique patches which can be blended and controlled separately or in unison.

Retcon’s feature set is split across six pages of 19 hexagon controls focusing on Voice, Filter, FX, Options, Modulation and Sequencer. Each page is carefully laid out and uses an easily identifiable colour scheme to make the experience intuitive and fast.

Designed specifically for use with the latest hardware from Native Instruments Retcon is heavily integrated with both Maschine and Komplete Kontrol. Featuring 130 snapshot presets with plugin mapping and seamless control for browsing and loading sounds.

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ADVANCED PATCH BROWSER

FILTER ROUTING AND MODULATION

The filters page gives you 3 different filters per Voice which can be dynamically changed using various LFOs and envelopes. Each voice can be filtered individually (Parallel) or together (Series)  

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FILTERS PAGE

CHORD SEQUENCER

The sequencer page is an advanced chord generator and pattern creator offering controls over the the Volume, Pitch and Chord of each step. Each patch can hold 12 unique sequences with additional controls for Latch, Fade and Retrigger modes.

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SEQUENCER PAGE

FX

The FX page gives you a huge amount of additional control to shape your sound

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FX PAGE

FEATURES

  • Over 1480 Samples
  • 84 Analogue Patches
  • Dual engine design for blending two sounds together
  • Advanced Chord Sequencer
  • Komplete and Maschine Integration
  • 130 Snapshot Presets
  • Compressed .NCW Files.
  • Animated background
  • User Guide

Walkthrough video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEjzwd2l2Tw

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Reviews

4.5 Stars (8)
★ ★ ★ ★☆ Verified Review

Very good inspiring instrument, nice vibe. Will make you want to join a commune in Scotland.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

This instrument is a piece of art. Playing with it is a boon!

Joseph Chamblee

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Very innovative. Really cool interface --if a little daunting at first.

Erick McNerney

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Great authentic sound and presence. limitless potential for creative uses

Michael Ormond

★ ★ ★ ★☆ Verified Review

Great

Nice instrument to have in my arsenal. Gives me that tape feeling synth when I can't be bothered to hook my own synths up to my tape machine!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Check it out! For your health!

Check it out! For your health!

Josh Richman

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Awesome!!!!

These guys nailed it. This sounds GREAT! Would definitely recommend.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Music has the right to Kontakt

Ok, so I hate writing titles. But I love this library. Retcon has all the quintessential sounds from BOC's first full length. With some tweaking, you can escape being pigeonholed as a tribute band and do your own thing. I write dream pop and the pads in this library are a must have for that genre. I would love an expansion to this.

Steven Kish

Demo - Infinity Road

Check out this demo by Erick McNerney. All sounds created with Retcon.