ATOM 2.0 by Audiomodern Review
Today we are reviewing a relaunched Library. Atom 2.0 (Affiliate Link) was recently re-released in 2019 as an updated version of ATOM originally released two years ago. I use ATOM since 2017 and I am impressed by the high-quality content and its usefulness in many applications, genres, and sound design. The market of Hybrid libraries is congested, ATOM is more than just another Hybrid library and keeps standing out in this market.
You download the library from the Audiomodern user account. It is a single file download. For existing ATOM users, you find the serial code to register ATOM 2.0 in Native Access in your order details.
Atom 2.0(Affiliate Link) is useful for any trailer, film, and game composer and sound designer. ATOM 2.0 is an extraordinarily modern Kontakt library. With the recent relaunch in 2019, it is still in the top league of libraries starring ambiances, sequences, soundscapes, textures, and pads. ATOM is your complete toolbox to scare the audience with characteristic cinematic sounds full of anxiety and horror.
The sounds and tone of ATOM are very different from libraries from other producers. The video below is from 2017 and part of the ATOM an Advanced Film & Game Sound Design Tool by Audiomodern article. Atom 2.0 is an astonishing hybrid library and enables any composer to design unique vibes for any cinematic and gaming project.
Atom is based on many acquisitions of complex textures and organic elements. Those elements are produced from a large gathering of field recordings, analog devices, and unique acoustic instruments. It is an advantageous library for complete tracks or personally for myself an inspiration reservoir.
This virtual instrument plugin comes with 3.000+ samples, an extremely clever collection of onboard sound effects, an amazingly natural multi-layer engine with separate effects and arpeggiator engine for each layer to provide hundreds of sonic sequences. More than 180+ sources are available on two layers and you can mix and match as you need to.
Atom features a custom convolution reverb impulse engine, adequate synthesizer LFO’s, filters, envelopes and a powerful dual arpeggiator engine for those looking to take their sound further than the preset patches. Atom is preloaded with over 180 exquisitely crafted presets divided into five main categories ATMO, KEYS, FX, PERCUSSIVE & SYNTHETIC. Each sound can be formed into lush developing pads, impenetrable uplifting chords, unfamiliar acoustic timbres, dark textures, ambient soundscapes, layered ambiances, Impacts, cinematic FX and elements for adding emotion and action into your compositions with all excellent included features that provide unlimited elasticity over morphing, molding, and processing.
The Atom V 2.0 update is introducing NKS Compatibility, a brand-new Preset Browser, and Scale-Selector / Randomizer for each of the Arpeggiators.
Atom 2.0 FEATURES
- 180+ sound sources categorized into five categories encompassing a wide variety of sounds
- 7.2 Total Gb of sounds (Compressed to 6.73 Gb using .NCW Lossless format)
- Full keyboard range of sample playback
- Multi-Layer Engine
- Individual Effects for each Layer
- Individual Arpeggiator with New Scale-Selector for each Layer
- Random Sequence Generator
- NKS Compatibility
- New Convolution reverb impulse engine
- 24Bit/48Khz resolution for all source samples
- Multi-Genre versatility
User interface & Usability
ATOM 2.0 comes with a clean user interface. You can select some particular tabs, use the included browser. Every TAB is designed in a way to create sounds and tones that help you in your daily work. You find a fully user-friendly designed interface to keep you productive. The UI is straight-forward to use.
I would recommend to start with the snapshots or use the integrated browser (above) to learn more about the possibilities the Kontakt library is offering by going through the presets. Next, start the experimentation phase shaping the sounds with onboard effects and external plugins.
Rating: Five out of five stars
ATOM 2.0 by Audiomodern is a hybrid library perfect for trailer, film and game sound producers. Atom 2.0 produces timbres, tones, and characters that are unique in the market and serviceable to a modern composer. You can generate a large range of unprecedented soundscapes and more. Several of the included sounds of the content is tonal playable. ATOM 2.0 helps you to produce or compose musical atmospheric elements and you can make them frightening to scare your audience.