• By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 12 August 2021
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Ashlight – The Final Installment In The Light Trilogy By Native Instruments

Native Instruments today released ASHLIGHT, the third and final installment in a trilogy of instruments that explore the depths of granular synthesis.

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ASHLIGHT was built in collaboration with Frank Elting and Amsterdam sound design agency The Solos, who have a lengthy record of credits on blockbuster films including The PredatorGlassMad Max: Fury RoadCreedZero Dark Thirty, Game of Thrones, and countless others.

ASHLIGHT turns to the darker and colder side of granular, with harsh textures, muted keys, cinematic atmospheres, and pulsating textures. It follows on from vocal-based PHARLIGHT and STRAYLIGHT before it.

The new instrument further extends the concept built by STRAYLIGHT (see our Straylight Review – a Granular Library on Steroids) and PHARLIGHT. Both new and existing users can save with limited intro pricing to celebrate the launch.

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ASHLIGHT at a Glance

  • Dive into an underworld of immersive atmospheres, pulsating bass textures, and evocative keys
  • Easily increase intensity and expression with specialized macro controls, or go deeper into sound design in ASHLIGHT’s engine
  • Explore intricate timbres with a truly unique sample library designed specifically for ASHLIGHT’s characterful engine
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Native is running an introductory offer for both new and existing users until September 13th, 2021 with the chance for early adopters to save on the new release as well as bundles.

ASHLIGHT expands the series’ concept with a specially-recorded library of samples ranging from bowed carbon to metal containers, water phones, feedback cycles, cymbals, synths, and field recordings. Users can also load their own samples into the engine.

As with previous releases, the tone and timbre of the sample content are expanded and explored in minute detail via the instrument’s granular engine to reveal ethereal and cinematic sounds that uncover hidden complexities and unheard sonic textures.

The grain layer is matched by a sample layer that includes keys and glock sounds, as well as synth pulses that can be shifted and brought to life using the built-in arpeggiator.

About Native Instruments

For more than 20 years, Native Instruments has been at the heart of musical innovation. We’ve created communities, pushed technological boundaries, and opened new creative horizons for amateurs and professionals alike. Today, driven by our mission to make music creation more inclusive and accessible, Native hardware, software, and digital services provide fully integrated solutions for musicians, producers, and DJs of all genres and levels of experience.

Pricing and Availability

ASHLIGHT is out now at the Native Instruments, sale is supported by time-limited sales.

The following introductory offer for new and existing users will run until September 13th. 2021

New users: 149 EUR / 1409 USD / 20100 YEN / 129 GBP / 219 AUD / 199 CAD / 159 CHF / 1199 CNY

Upgrade for STRAYLIGHT and PHARLIGHT owners: 99 EUR / 99 USD / 13400 YEN / 89 GBP / 149 AUD / 129 CAD / 104 CHF / 799 CNY

Upgrade bundle for STRAYLIGHT or PHARLIGHT owners: 199 EUR / 199 USD / 26800 YEN / 179 GBP / 299 AUD / 259 CAD / 209 CHF / 1599 CNY

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