Thrill, a new instrument that enables the introduction of terrifying live scores to movies, games, sound installations, or theater productions. Thrill combines the epic power of an orchestra with the chilling depth of expert sound design, houses them within a simple performance-driven interface, and places them into the hands of a single player. NI say that using Thrill, a single person could perform the terrifying string tone clusters from The Shining, as Jack Torrance rampages around Overlook Hotel. An aspiring young filmmaker could single-handedly play all of Arrival’s stomach-churning bass drones in just one take. The all-original 30 GB sound library is taken from 963 source sounds, including orchestral recordings and hybrid sound-design based on ambiences, custom-built instruments, voices, pitched metal, synthesized drones, and more.
Central to Thrill is an X-Y control for modulating effects and morphing between sounds. This control offers composers and sound designers something new – the ability to design and play complex cinematic textures and builds in real time. Simple and intuitive to use, the control blends between sound sources, effects, the number of sonic layers, general intensity, and more, depending on the preset being used. This X-Y modulator lends itself to trackpad, tablet, or even smartphone control (via TouchOSC), allowing sound-to-action interaction.
Thrill also comes with a powerful tone cluster designer. Tone clusters are a special kind of chord, containing at least three adjacent notes, and are one of the staple tools for generating fear and tension in any audience. Thrill offers 250+ diverse and editable cluster sound and voicing presets, using the many types of pitched sounds in the Thrill library, such as strings and horns. Tone clusters can also be built from scratch, with up to eight independently editable and modulatable voices.
Thrill v1.1 Update The update contains:
– 1.5 GB of new sounds with additional “Source” presets, “Thrills” and “Snapshots”.
– new features like the “Hacker” modulation effect, bipolar modulation for all effects, a modulatable “Talkbox Filter“ for the “Color” effect and a “Favorite” function for all browsers.
The update also features a couple of usability enhancements like value displays for all modulations as well as some bug fixes like the “Komplete Snapshots” now leaving the XY-pad midi cc settings untouched.
This is an update to Thrill adding sounds, effect options, usability improvements and bug fixes. ADDED New sample content and presets
– 75 new sound sources
– 90 new Thrills
– 45 new Snapshots
•ADDED A new Effect, the Hacker Modulation Effect that adds motion to Thrills linked to the XY pad
Thirteen waveforms are available in free or sync mode with individually adjustable speed and amount. It’s now the first module on the modulation FX page.
•ADDED Favourite function for all browsers
Every Source, Thrill or Snapshot can be marked as a favourite in the respective browsers. Hovering over the preset list in the browser shows a little star right to the info text of a preset. Click on that star to mark the preset as your favourite. Selecting the top star in topic row shows all favourites.
•ADDED Bipolar modulation
All modulation controls are now bi polar, making it possible to modulate in both parameter directions. You can now reverse a low pass filter, modulate from a mutated sound into the original one or from a distorted Thrill into its clean state.
•ADDED Talkbox filter presets for the color effect
Two new filter presets for the color modulation effect module emulating a talkbox.
•IMPROVED The usability in various areas of Thrill
– Previous and next buttons were added for all effect preset menus to make switching presets easier
– The modulation amount value is now displayed for all modulation effects when adjusting it
– Pitchbend and Aftertouch are now assignable to the x/y pad via the learn mode
– The Sustain pedal also works for atmospheres now
– The pitch of the cluster voices is displayed below the tune knob when clicking through them in the cluster designer
•FIXED Midi CC assignments to the XY pad are no longer lost when switching snapshots
More about this update can be scene in action in this short video walkthrough: