Channel Robot Releases KeyTone for Kontakt

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Channel Robot releases KeyTone for the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1+. Keytone is a dual voice keyboard sounds ROMpler. The starting point was that the world doesn’t need another multi-gig multi-sampled grand piano ROMpler, nor does it need more Rhodes or Whirlitzer instruments. Those bases are pretty much covered. Channel Robot wanted to make a quick and easy-to-use ROMpler that would let you define your own unique piano/keys sounds.

KeyTone by Channel Robot Effects

There are the over 200 instruments sampled and included in KeyTone these were meticulously recorded, edited and mastered using Channel Robot’s analogue valve based system, including passing each sound through their dedicated 1970’s Akai valve pre-amp and then copying everything through Channel Robot Revox B77 tape machine loaded with vintage (but pristine) British Zonal 675 tape. It’s a long, slow process but the resulting sounds are worth it.

Setting up and using new sounds in KeyTone couldn’t be simpler – Channel Robot spent a long time refining the Voice Randomisation engine to the point where new and interesting sounds are just one click (of the Voice Randomising button) away.

Channel Robot also added the all-new Overview tab so getting to the most important controls is quick and easy, but they kept all the detailed control in KeyTone, with “classic” synthesis controls, like envelopes and filters, for sculpting and shaping modern innovative and original sounds quickly and efficiently. You can find these in the Detail tab. On top of these controls KeyTone comes with over 200 snapshots of full-instrument sounds, in the following categories:

– Atmospheres
– Distortions
– Electrics
– Gated
– Organs
– Pads
– Utilities

KeyTone by Channel Robot Snapshots

As well as these there are over 100 voice-presets, 30 gate presets, and 50 ARP presets.

Also included is Channel Robot’s innovative ARP/seq page and multi-mode gate system, as well as the usual 4-slot send effects and 4-slots per voice in-line effects.

KeyTone by Channel Robot ARP

Requires Kontakt 5.8.1+ full-version.Demo Version available is here.

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