The kits are the foundation that gives Konkrete 3 its unique sonic range and power.
A vast array of techniques, recording sessions, synths, gear and tools were used to create this unrivalled sonic palette of 5000 sounds.
Each of the 92 kits contains 61 sounds - that's a full 5 octave keyboard to explore.
Inspired by Pierre Schaeffer and Musique ConcrÃ¨te of the 1940s, the philosophy of KONKRETE is to collect both acoustic and electroacoustic sounds and "abstract the musical values they potentially contain"
The sampler is the modern equivalent of the tape manipulation used in those days, and is the ideal tool for sonic exploration.
When placed in the grasp of KONKRETE, the simplest percussive knock can be pulled and shaped a thousand ways, giving an infinite palette of new drum sounds.
An exciting way to generate complex beats, based on Euclidean mathematics.
No matter how many steps or hits in each individual pattern, they will always be evenly spaced across the bar.
Assign some controllers and jam: you can't put a beat wrong.
This panel houses all the main editing controls: the Sample Select section;
An 6 track step sequencer with a difference - each track can be programmed to shift its notes as the beat plays, generatively creating new beats as the patterns evolves.
Sounds can be set to move a lot, stay completely still, or move incrementally while never losing their musical timing.
A revolutionary way of generating drum patterns; simpler than it first looks. Set any number of hits and any number of steps per track, and the ancient greek beatsmith will space it all out equally within the bar for you. Generate creative grooves you never imagined within seconds - you can't put a step wrong.
Play any sound from the 61 in the kit
Hit 'Focus Map'
The sound is instantly mapped across the whole keyboard :play a bassline or even a full melody.
Total creative flexibility.
The Konkrete 3 interface is packed with knobs and modulation side-faders : every single sound in every kit can be independently edited,
modulated and warped into something completely unique to you.
Each parameter can be modulated using velocity or LFO side-faders, and there are 3 full AHDSR envelopes to shape each sound.
A Step Sequencer With A Difference.
Make Beats That Move.
Snares That Dance Around The Hi-Hat, Bass Hits That Really Jump Around.
This is a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do not need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/WASAPI,compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools. No extra purchase necessary.
Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)
Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM
Requires KONTAKT 5 or KONTAKT 5 PLAYER version 5.5 or later