SYNTHiC4TE | Sept 15 2016 | 548 MB
Slow is a library of ambient pads and soundscapes. It features a finely picked selection of sounds that can be blended and morphed with 2 layers. As well as this, Slow has a powerful interface allowing for plenty of customisation. Each sound layer has their own custom LFO’s that can modulate multiple parameters allowing for sounds with movement and swell to be created. Each layer has 4 effect slots, these have the categories Sculpt, Blur and Modify, with each category having a selection of effects available such as; reverb, convolution, tone, filters and distortion. Slow is ideal for cinematic atmospheres or ambient music.
Inspired by Tim Hecker, Boards of Canada, Stars Of The Lid, Oneohtrix Point Never, Mark Pritchard, and Benoit Pioulard, Slow has 62 sounds to choose from. These have been custom made for this library and originate from synthesised, granulated and organic sources. 17 of these sounds are textures, which are designed to blend with melodic sounds. Texture sounds behave slightly differently to regular sounds. They are monophonic rather than polyphonic and work on a ‘first note pressed sustains’ basis. In other words if you play a chord with a texture sound, the first note of the chord that is pressed is the pitch that will be played and will be unchanged until all notes are released. This ensures a consistent backdrop texture sound for when you are playing.
Slow has over 40 main presets that are ready-to-use and display some of the aspects of the Slow engine. As well as these, there are also over 40 starter presets, which are simple patches that demonstrate each of the oscillator sounds. The main 40+ are split into 5 categories, AMB PAD (ambient pad), MDLTN (modulation), TXTR (texture) and XPRMT (experimental). These presets often make use of the powerful LFOs and have a selection of controls assigned to CC1 for extra dynamic modulation. In the Multis folder is a selection of Kontakt multi instruments that feature multiple instances of Slow resulting in full rich pads and textures.