Introducing syntAX...part synth, part interactive sonic revolution. A massive, expansive, and complex collection of electronic textures, the core of syntAX is a 2000+ patch synth library covering an immense amount of synth territory, including soaring leads, evolving pads, thick basses, harsh distortions, unusual textures, other-worldly atmospheres, FX, hits, blips, and more.
Then syntAX blazes into new territory with its custom scatterFX engine which allows real-time manipulation and interaction with the syntAX core library. scatterFX is made up of two components: scatFX and stepFX. scatFX gives you unprecedented control over rhythmic stuttering, allowing you to program, play, and command rhythmic patterns of syntAX. stepFX functions as an advanced step modulator allowing you to melodically animate pattern-based arpeggiations. Both scatFX and stepFX lock to tempo and can be controlled by numerous external MIDI controllers, making the synth completely interactive.
syntAX goes far beyond where synthesizers have gone before. With a massive core library (designed by the renowned sonic sculptors at Bunker 8 Digital Labs) that goes far beyond traditional synthesis types, and an easily tweakable engine that multiplies the possibilities, syntAX is a new breed of synthesizer that puts the power in the hands of the synth enthusiast. syntAX is complex synthesis, but effortless creation.
The sound library for syntAX was designed by renowned international sound designers Bunker 8 Digital Labs. Using numerous forms of synthesis and complex combinations and layers of sound design, the library includes more than 2000 innovative and fresh synth patches.
Navigating through the library is made easy via the folder organization, which subdivides all available patches into the following categories:
* Arp Attacks
* Basses (mono and poly)
* FX and Hits
* Leads (mono and poly)
* Phat and Filtered
Each patch features full control over the master lowpass filter via the mod wheel, and over envelope behaviors via MIDI CC. All of these parameters can be altered in real time.
scatterFX is the revolutionary interactive engine that is available within every patch of the syntAX library. Designed from the ground up in Kontakt´s scripting language, scatterFX brings unprecedented rhythmic and melodic control over the syntAX library.
scatterFX is the sum of two component parts: scatFX, which allows for real-time stuttering and rhythmic patterns, and stepFX, which allows for melodic animation and arpeggiation. Both scatFX and stepFX are independently available; each patch loads with both engines bypassed by default, then each engine can be turned on and off as desired, and can be fully controlled via external MIDI continuous controllers.
scatFX is the real-time stutterer and rhythmic pattern generator of the syntAX engine. Designed as a real-time tempo-synced programmable gate, the performer can draw custom rhythmic patterns into the interface, then specify the strength (gateFX), the pitch alteration (pitchFX), and a turntable-inspired independent and intelligent speed control (speedFX).
stepFX is an advanced step modulator allowing for realtime pitch animation of the syntAX library. Custom melodic patterns can be drawn in, or recorded in real time using the Record Notes feature. Pitch quantization is optionally available to lock incoming notes to specific scales.
Almost all parameters shown onscreen in scatFX and stepFX are also controllable and programmable via external MIDI continuous controllers, making the library truly live performance-ready. Reach out and touch...syntAX.
* Over two thousand different synth patches across a wide variety of folders: Arp Attacks, Atmospheres, Basses, Distortions, FX and Hits, Leads, Pads, Phat and Filtered, SyntOrchestra, and Textures
* 3.6GB of 24-bit samples
* The revolutionary scatterFX engine available in all patches
* Remote control of many sonic parameters, including scatterFX and envelope controls, available via MIDI CC
* Independent control of scatFX and stepFX modules
* Resonant filter controllable via modulation wheel
* 16 Preset slots to save custom scatterFX settings
* All rhythmic operations instantly tempo-sync to sequencer hosts
* Customizable input quantization
* Multitimbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments loaded (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode)
* Kontakt Player 2 engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug-in operation in all major hosts that support AudioUnit, VST, RTAS, or DXi plug-ins
* Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt 3, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments
NI Kontakt Player 2 is included in this product!
Free hard drive space - depending on the regarding library content.
You can use this library with the free Kontakt Player 4 (or higher) which is compatible to all actual operating systems and interfaces on Mac & PC
Note on Support for KONTAKT Player products:
Native Instruments only provides Registration/Activation support for KONTAKT Player products. Technical support is managed by the manufacturer of the respective products/libraries.
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).
Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode
Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video