Review: Scorpio by Artistry Audio

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Scorpio is easy to use, easy to customize, offers tons of motion capabilities, and simply sounds great!

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Review: Scorpio by Artistry Audio

 

It’s rare for an instrument to combine ease of use with great customization potential, but Scorpio does just that. With randomization options aplenty, Scorpio allows you to quickly create happy accidents that can be fully controlled using the deep sound design engine. Scorpio is one of the deepest, most intuitive, and easy to use Kontakt synthesizers I have yet played.

Scorpio normally sells for $149.00 from Artistry Audio

Thoughts


In Scorpio, Artistry Audio have created a balance that is rare in the world of sampled instruments – with plenty of presets and randomization options, Scorpio is easily accessible to the novice, while the many customization options present a world of sound design possibilities for the more advanced user. Motion is the main emphasis of Scorpio’s sound design engine. From independent arpeggiators for each of the two sound cores, to a granular synthesis engine and intuitive modulation matrix, Scorpio gives you loads of ways to introduce movement into your plucks, pads, leads, and atmospheres.

One of the most appealing parts of Scorpio is the ease with which it allows you to customize your sounds. With randomization options all over the engine, you can randomize everything from the core sounds of each sound layer to the pitch, velocity, octave, gate, stutter, and even probability of the arpeggiators, to the individual fx layers for each core and more. This is where Scorpio really shines – it allows you to create new sounds and motions quickly and easily without having to deeply dive into the controls within the engine. However, Scorpio also allows you to have full control over your sounds. With the deep sound design capabilities and controls, you can quickly adjust the happy accidents that emerge from the randomization features to produce fast variations that make these sounds your own. Scorpio is simply one of the most intuitive Kontakt synthesizers I have yet played.

Facts

Scorpio requires the full version of Kontakt 6.6.1 or higher. It includes 50 multi-sampled instruments across 200 master presets consisting of over 100 core presets and has over 100 effects presets. Scorpio is a 2.2 GB download and is available from Artistry Audio.

Scorpio normally sells for $149.00 from Artistry Audio

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Contributor Raborn Johnson reviews Scorpio by Artistry Audio
“Do you want an instrument that sounds great and is easy to use, or do you want an instrument with plenty of customization options you can tweak to your heart’s content? How about both?! Scorpio is easy to use, easy to customize, offers tons of motion capabilities, and simply sounds great!”