Checking Out: Archetype Kontakt Player Bundle by Sonic Faction
I was delighted to hear so much wacked-out chaos coming out of my speakers when checking out the Archetype Kontakt Player Bundle by Sonic Faction. This hybrid synth bundle might not appeal to everyone (as it leans towards EDM, Glitch, and Synth Pop) but I think I will be digging into these instrument for some unique “signature sound”, bass lines, atmospheres and pads.
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Checking Out: Archetype Kontakt Bundle by Sonic Faction
In this checking out video I dive headfirst into the Archetype bundle to listen and share some of the instruments presets. As stated in the video, I don’t think this instrument will be for everyone as it seems more focused on EDM style production, but I was pleasantly surprised at just how exciting and unpredictable these instruments can be.
This Kontakt player instrument contains 8 Sonic Factions libraries, all organized and accessible from your Kontakt Libraries tab. Billed as “8 legendary instruments with a modern twist” I found that retro sample set (from original hardware) with the additional functionality of LFOs, Filters, FX and the Morph feature took the sonic output to an entirely new level.
Thanks to a standardized layout (for the most part) each of the 8 instruments included in the bundle are fairly easy to understand. The more I worked with one instrument the more I found I was building cumulative knowledge that helped me to jump into playing with the next.
I can see how this instrument will be so helpful in creating EDM, Glitch, and Synth Pop, but I was delighted to hear so much wacked-out chaos coming out of my speakers. I think I will be digging into this instrument for some unique “signature sound” creations for trailer tracks as well as bass lines, unique atmosphere, and pads.
If you watched the video you saw I struggled a little with the advanced features and think most music makers will need to spend some time checking out the official videos or manuals to get the most out of these libraries.
The bundle includes: Beatdown (a drum machine), Clone (a sampled 80’s synth), EvilFish 303 (sampled from the Roland TB-303), Hatchet (melodic monosynth), Pulsator (2 digital oscillators), Rogue-One (update to a classic vintage synth), Sickness (dual multi-oscillators) and Whoosh Machine (transitional FX). All 8 instruments are delivered as seperate .nki’s.