AT A GLANCE: KINETIC TOYS
|Instrument type:||KOMPLETE Instrument|
|For use with:||KONTAKT PLAYER or KONTAKT|
|Number of sounds:||650|
|Download size:||3.5 GB|
|System requirements:||Please also see the KONTAKT PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT PLAYER FAQ.|
INSIDE THE TOYBOX
KINETIC TOYS offers dynamic playback of 200+ recordings of vintage children’s toys, tools, and treats, each with a custom synthesized layer to create playable tones. These are then morphed and processed using a dynamic X-Y modulation system. The result is pristine, evocative, and distinctive sound, ideal for standout leads or quirky rhythmic effects and atmospheres.
Sounds in KINETIC TOYS range from clockwork robots, train sets, and bunsen burners to ping pong balls, pinball machines, and popcorn. This box of treats overflows with 35 themed sound sets, each with eight dynamically mixable toy and synthesized sounds, and manipulated by up to four effects. Both sounds and effects can be manually assigned, ready for modulation and morphing.
Central to KINETIC TOYS are two X-Y controllers for modulating sound scenes and effects scenes. The ballerina controls the sound scenes. As she dances, sound morphs between eight toy sounds and eight synth layers. Her motion can be played manually and automated.
The robot is controlled exactly like the ballerina, its progress modulating up to eight effects processors. Individual effects are tailored to each theme and fall into four categories: Resonant effects (EQ and filters), spatial processors (such as delays), bitcrushers and distortions, and modulation tools. There are also four assignable modulation sources: Two envelopes and two LFOs.
A TOY STORY
KINETIC TOYS comes from the youthful mind of sound designer Jeremiah Savage (Cymatic Form). For over a year, Jeremiah scoured shops and markets (and his own attic… ) for the sounds and toys of his childhood, discovering a few new ones along the way. He then handpicked the best sounds and added synthetic layers, to create the 35 multi-layered sound sets of KINETIC TOYS.