Review: Evolution: Devastator Breakout Pro by Keepforest

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This time, the Devastator series moves in a dark and distorted direction. An enormous library with big brash sounds and loads of customization potential. If you’re looking for dark, distorted, and brash sounds that will cut through your trailer mix, Devastator Breakout is sure to please.

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Review: Evolution: Devastator Breakout Pro by Keepforest

Evolution: Devastator Breakout continues the long line of innovative trailer toolkit libraries from Keepforest. This time, Keepforest has focused on a darker aesthetic, with brash bass sounds, distorted leads, and dirty, in-your-face Braams. From hits and drums to Braams, benders, pulses, and loops, there is a huge amount of content to explore. This toolkit is sure to wake up the neighbors while giving you modern sounds that will fit right into the most demanding AAA Hollywood trailer.

Evolution: Devastator Breakout Pro normally sells for $399.00 from Keepforest

Thoughts

For years now, composers have looked to Keepforest as a primary creator of trailer toolkits with cutting-edge modern sounds. Once again, Keepforest has unleashed a trailer beast with Evolution: Devastator Breakout. As if the sounds in the Keepforest catalog were not already gritty and mean, Devastator Breakout turns it “up to 11” with basses, Braams, and far more with distortion and grit. For those living in close proximity to others, this toolkit should come with a warning label – it’s brash, big, and filled with gritty goodness.

It’s not just that the quality of the sample content is great, or that it’s presented in an easy-to-use intuitive engine, there’s just so much of it! With hits, drums, basses, Braams, benders, signals, signature sounds, alarms, resonances, slow motion sounds, reversed fx, tick-tocks, pulses, tonal loops, and playable sounds, this toolkit brings so, so much to the table.

When opening each folder, you’ll find multiple .nki files. However, like a Russian nesting doll, each .nki comes packed with tons of sounds and even many presets. It is not an overstatement to say you could create an entire trailer with this toolkit alone.

In addition to great content, the engine that powers Evolution: Devastator Breakout is fantastic. The sequencer is powerful and unique, allowing you to create complex sequences for the sounds within. There are also separate sequencers for pitch, pan, and filter. Within the FX section of the engine with seven fx slots and lots of fx to choose from. However, if you like to plug and play, there are also 117 fx chain presets that can quickly get you up and running.

Pro Edition
The Core and Pro editions contain the same folders and sound content for the main library. However, the Pro edition also includes the fantastic Breakout Pro engine that allows you to create your own risers, downers, booms, etc. using an additional 1300+ sound design WAV files. There are also 63 kit presets with 7 scene presets each (1 for each key) Keepforest has created to get you started. Those familiar with Keepforest’s Risenge library will be familiar with this engine, as it was first introduced within that library.

Evolution: Devastator Breakout is an enormous library with big brash sounds and loads of customization potential. If you’re looking for dark, distorted, and brash sounds that will cut through your trailer mix, Devastator Breakout is sure to please.

Facts

Evolution: Devastator Breakout comes in both a Core and Pro edition which are compatible with the free Kontakt Player. Each edition comes with 105 patches across 15 categories and includes over 2300 WAV files and over 900 loops. The Pro edition includes a smart XY morphing engine with 63 kit presets and 7 scene presets. In addition, the Pro edition also includes over 1300 hand-crafted sound design WAV files.

Evolution: Devastator Breakout Pro normally sells for $399.00 from Keepforest

 

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Contributor Raborn Johnson reviews Evolution: Devastator Breakout Pro by Keepforest
“This time, the Devastator series moves in a dark and distorted direction. An enormous library with big brash sounds and loads of customization potential. If you’re looking for dark, distorted, and brash sounds that will cut through your trailer mix, Devastator Breakout is sure to please.”