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BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS

Riot Audio releases a new musical sound design engine for Native Instrument’s Kontakt 6, created around a novel “transient splicing engine” that is produced to give detailed control over a range of parameters needed to mix and match a number of different initial transients to another set of tails/longer sounds.

BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS (Affiliate Link) is a musical sound design tool, built on Riot Audio’s proprietary BIONIC TRANSIENT SPLICING ENGINE which effortlessly blends transients and tails from different samples to produce unique hybrid sounds as well as a faithful recreation of classics. It is created to give detailed control over a range of parameters needed to mix and match a number of different initial transients to another set of tails/longer sounds. The emphasis is on a synthetic/organic overlap, with almost unlimited potential for invention – a total of 12 million possible new sonic combinations.

SOUND SOURCES

The sounds for BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS (Affiliate Link) come in three categories – short, medium, and long. The short sounds (20) are non-tonal and cover transients only, including a range of wool, wooden, rubber, and finger taps and knocks.

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The medium sound sources (40) are tonal and are drawn from plucked, fingered, and mallet-hit acoustic, electric and bass guitars, alto, and soprano glockenspiel, some sampled original analog synth plucks, and a variety of unusual percussive sounds including a Japanese wind chime, metal kalimba, dampened piano, pitchfork, and wine glass.

The long sound sources (20) are long sustained pads that can be used to add sustain to match the shorter sources. There is a selection of Ebow-ed strings (piano, guitars, violin), and several individually crafted classic synth-style sounds (bells, tines, organ, saw, sine, pulse).

BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS Features

  • Based on Riot Audio’s new proprietary BIONIC TRANSIENT SPLICING
  • engine
  • Four layers of sound: two transient layers and two tail layers
  • 80 sound sources (20 short, 40 medium and 20 long)
  • 12 million possible sonic combinations accessible through “randomise”
  • function
  • 50 presets included
  • Extensive sound sculpting controls, including crossover fade (between
  • transient and tail samples), crossover point, tail envelope and transient
  • attack curve (shape)
  • Vibrato, Velocity Sensitivity (Volume, Low Pass and High Pass) and
  • Humanize Controls for in-depth realism
  • Total size of sampled content: 2.1 GB (1.56 GB compressed)
  • Replika Analog Style delay, Choral (chorus), Flair (flanger) and Supercharger
  • GT (compressor) effects included
  • Intro price until April 14th 2021: £79 (£99 regular)
  • Requires Native Instruments Kontakt 6.5.2 (Full Version)

BIONIC ENGINE

BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS (Affiliate Link) is built on Riot Audio’s proprietary BIONIC TRANSIENT SPLICING ENGINE which effortlessly combines transients and tails from different samples to create novel hybrid sounds as well as a faithful recreation of classics. The emphasis is on a synthetic/organic overlap, with unlimited potential for the invention of new sonic combinations.

There are four layers, accessible on the main page: two transient layers, and two tail layers. Levels can be adjusted as balance between each of the tail/transient layers respectively, and globally between transients and tails. Each layer contains sample offset and tuning controls as well as a “humanize” function which introduces subtle to not-so-subtle random pitch variations (especially helpful for making non-tonal transients more realistic).

The effects page includes state of the art filters, EQ, saturation and delay + reverb controls using the latest Kontakt 6 effects, including Replika delay, Choral chorus, Flair flanger and Supercharger GT compressor.

BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS (Affiliate Link) is designed with a wide range of contemporary music production applications in mind, including electronica, hip hop, and R&B, as well as cinematic styles. The included presets cover smooth and dirty basses, gritty, reimagined Electric and Rhodes Pianos, celesta or glockenspiel-like bells, and analog-style synth pluck, as well as a number of experimental, customized sounds.

About RIOT AUDIO

Riot Audio is a sample library developer headed by award-winning composer Robin Schlochtermeier, whose latest documentary film score project (“THE SPY WHO FELL TO EARTH”) is currently on worldwide release on Netflix. Riot Audio’s mission is to create quirky, leftfield sample libraries and virtual instruments for producers and composers. Riot Audio’s vision is to inspire its users to write great music by providing them with easily usable, original sounds full of character.

Pricing and Availability

BIONIC PLUCKS AND MALLETS (Affiliate Link) is available for £79 (regular price £99) until April 14th 2021.

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