If you have ever wanted an instrument that’s full of inspiration and versatile enough to turn it’s hand to percussion, pads, guitar or tuned sound design, then Thing Thong is for you.
Thing Thong runs in the full version of Kontakt.
The interface features 4 modules and within each you can activate up to 8 available sound sources. Use the source menus to mix the sources volume, panning and tuning, before sending the signal to mixing and FX. The onboard compressor and a Surround Panner are provided to help you adjust your sound’s punch and width.
Note: The FULL version of Kontakt 5.6.6 is required. Not Kontakt Player.
Randomisation is your friend with Thing Thong, and each control can be randomised by shift clicking an interface control.
For ultimate creativity there’s also a “total randomiser” button.
Thing Thong is a very flexible instrument and includes both one-shot playback and an arpeggiator which follows the notes in the order that you press them. There are many different note divisions and also special arpeggio patterns which combine repetitions with ADSR and FX randomisation.
This is the main interface, with the 4 source modules. Each one has 8 different sound sources which can be turned on and off with these switches. The volume, panning and tuning of each source sound can be adjusted.
In the centre of the interface are the attack, decay, sustain and release controls. Just drag the knobs to adjust.
The CLR button will reset all the source module values to zero. Individual module tables can be reset by using alt-click. The dice icon is a total randomiser, which is great for instant inspiration - it will randomise all the sound sources, including the panning and tuning.
The red slider sets the balance between the number of sound sources playing in modules 1&3 and 2&4.
Thing Thong offers a large variety of rhythmic and melodic possibilities, since it allows you to choose the note subdivision tempo subdivision and link it to ADSR or FX randomisation.
Random mode tells the engine to select one of those options randomly for a random amount of time.