Extend sound creation beyond traditional synthesis, and transform samples into anything you can imagine. Intriguing and playful, FORM offers a refreshing approach to sound creation that delivers beautifully organic and powerful results.
START WITH A SAMPLE
Start creating something new – just drag and drop a sample into the FORM interface. Using a sample as the primary oscillator for the synth engine, FORM lets you craft complex new sounds rapidly. Scrub the sample to discover new worlds within its waveform, then select the section you want to manipulate.
Breathe life into samples and enhance the sense of realism by generating movement from even the most static starting points. Choose the direction and behavior of sample playback, and set playback rates according to sample length, frequency, or BPM. For in-depth manipulation, carve up and modify the amplitude curve, applying presets or using the Curve Editor to redraw segments.
CRAFT YOUR SOUND THROUGH SYNTHESIS FORM OSCILLATOR
Use the Sound section to sculpt your sound at its source. Control pitch and formants independently from playback speed. Use an additive oscillator to enhance harmonic content. Further sculpt the sound in the OSC FX section, where you can deform the wave, add frequency modulation (FM), and more.
MODULATION AND FILTER
Tap into a flexible, easy-to-use, and powerful modulation framework that encourages experimentation. Just click a parameter, select a modulation source, and assign. Comprehensive modulation controls allow both pinpoint control and playful experimentation.
Save multiple snapshots of sound parameters as performance presets, which you can apply to any sample. Quickly explore variations on your sound when you load a new sample. Choose Multi mode to simultaneously play multiple snapshots across instrument voices, creating evolving, shifting sounds.
POLISH WITH EFFECTS
Enhance the color of your sound and add polish in the effects section. Use frequency shaping to slice your sound into two frequency bands and then control them independently. Warm up the sound with digital or analog saturation. Give it some punch with dynamics. Then place your unique creation in a 3D space with delay and reverb. Modulate any effects to create complex, shifting textures.
Form 1.1, a significant update to this distinctive sample-scanning synthesizer. Free for existing users, Form 1.1 adds a number of new performance and editing features and expands the content library significantly.
Form is a powerful synthesizer that uses samples to create entirely new synthetic textures. It combines easy-to-use functionality and highly usable presets with creative performance features.
Form 1.1 includes over 200 new presets and corresponding samples ? taking the total to over 400. The new presets all include multiple Performance slot variations, and the NI Sound Design team has also added variations for most of the existing preset library. Many of the new presets and variations take advantage of the new features in the update. Updated, the library reinforces Form’s versatility for all contemporary electronic styles, covering Leads, Bass, Keys, Pads, Hybrid Instruments, SFX, Soundscapes, and Sequences.
Form 1.1 introduces a number of new features, such as ‘Center’ and ‘Width’ controls to modulate scan range, allowing even easier control of sample playback and more consistent results. A new page of motion curve presets helps create distinctive choppy-style sample edits. Manual scan control allows complete hands on control of sample-playback. Volume faders for sound variations in ‘Perform’ section avoid jarring volume jumps when swapping Performance snapshots. The ability to copy / paste parameters from one Performance slot to another makes creating new variations far easier. Compact View places key performance controls in one simple interface, ideal for live play. All parameters can now be automated, making it simple to catch inspired live tweaks. Finally, there are new controller pages for Komplete kontrol S-Series keyboards and all versions of Maschine, allowing even deeper integration with Native Instruments hardware.