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Gothic Instruments unveil Dronar Hybrid Module

A Kontakt instrument for creating "deep, grainy, cinematic and sci-fi atmospheres"

2016 Feb 12     
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If you fancy yourself as the next Basic Channel or James Blake, this is one to check out

New from Gothic Instruments, via Time+Space, comes Dronar Hybrid Module, a new Kontakt instrument/sound library built to create “deep, grainy, cutting-edge, evolving cinematic and sci-fi atmospheres”.

The first in a series of Dronar instruments, the Hybrid Module features 300 presets and 16GB of audio, including live string sounds created by players from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Do note, though, that you'll need the full version of Kontakt 5 to use it.

Simply play a chord, and Hybrid Module will turn it into haunting atmospherics worthy of your next dub techno or ambient glitch-hop production. In GI's own words, it "spreads out the chord in the mid-range, adds a root bass note, a high note and then adds evolving sound effects. Eight simultaneous different sounds are then animated with LFOs and arpeggiators to bring them to life. The result is rich and dramatic without the need to add additional instruments."

To further tweak and manipulate the sounds you create, the software offers six dials on the primary interface: Intensity, Movement, Hi, Mid, Lo and FX. Further options then become available as you dig a little deeper, which (again in GI's words), "turn DRONAR into a vast modular multi-timbral synth/sampler with multiple independent arpeggiators."

Dronar Hybrid Module is available now at the introductory price of £49.95, rising to £59.95 from 22 February, and those purchasing now are promised a discount on future Dronar instruments. For full details, see the Time+Space website.





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