Building on the strengths of the previous two hybrid drum designers and kit builders, Konstruktor and Fabrikator, and keeping with the ethos of raw, unpolished percussive sound, Rezonator explores the beauty of contradiction between deep electronic kits and noisy cluster percussion, colored with convolution. Focused electronic kit design is the foundation for a radically new kind of acoustic percussion palette. The simplicity of electronic drums paired with custom cluster instruments—organic, metal, and plastic hand percussion—designed to maximize mayhem and offer practically endless combinations. Discrete sound treatments were used to produce 122 multi-sampled synthetic drum instruments, including pultech filter, tape profile, tube/valve, and wah pedal, and 250 multi-sampled percussion instruments, including custom shakers, rattles, clackers, clappers, drums, ankle bells…and noise sources never seen or heard before.
PUSHING RHYTHM DESIGN
A total of almost 400 convolution impulses include vinyl/radio/tape/digital noise and static, particulate and granular effects, digital and acoustic sound effects, frequency modeling, mic effects and chorusing, stereo imaging, and new, pitch-based impulses for adding harmonic interest to rhythms. With Rezonator’s totally new sample content, the aim was to pair strong electronic drum sounds with noisy, messy hand percussion, shaped and augmented with convolution impulses. The rhythmic possibilities explode: beats infused with ordered noise jump out of the speakers; delicious rattles and soul-stirring syncopations shake up stale rhythms and give them new dimension. Packed with this kit builder are 54 essential kits, ranging from big, deep house/downtempo kits to dirty, hyperactive electronic/tribal kits. Now with multi-out capability. Get crazy.
ORDER AND CHAOS
Rezonator’s all-new sample content blends custom electronic kits with acoustic cluster percussion. Comprising PulTech, Tape, Tube, and Wah pedal kits, tone-based Modular and New Wave synthesis kits, and a swarm of custom hand percussion, striking percussive combinations emerge.
Sculpt each kit slot with convolution: almost 400 custom-designed impulses that thicken, echo, warp, and spatialize every nuance. Create rippling thuds, buzzing strikes, scintillating shakers, noisy rattles, and resonant drums. Aquatronic, Glitchbomb, Kludgebase, Chordscape…
CLEAN OR MESSY?
Control the amount of randomization that is applied to velocity and quantization—separately for each kit slot. Make those snares and hi-hats extra trashy. And with 6 round-robin layers for every articulation, even fully synthetic kits can find a new groove. Let those kits run loose.
Adjustments to tuning, sample start points, decay envelopes, and sample width can be used to control how different convolution impulses color an instrument. Rezonator is multi-out capable: kit slots can be routed to separate output channels for automation control and 3rd party plugins.
Each of the 7 kit slots has three dedicated, independently selectable lowpass, bandpass, and highpass filters, each with dedicated cutoff and resonance knobs for on-the-fly switching. Filtering offers another way to control how convolution impulses color the sound.
A powerful kit-building tool, this feature preserves the kit’s performance controls and offers three randomization modes: sample banks only, convo choices only, or both. With two temporary memory slots for comparing new combos, tailor settings then save a snapshot of your new kit.
Requires the full version of Kontakt 5.7.1 or later!