Create complete atmospheres and soundscapes with a warm retro and futuristic vibe
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NOTE: This library contains Kontakt files for the fully purchased Kontakt 5.7.1 or higher. Will not work in the free Kontakt Player.
With a retro futuristic vibe reminiscent of the classic 80’s synth from which the sounds were derived, DRONAR Vintage Synth is Gothic Instrument’s sixth module in their critically acclaimed product line of atmosphere creation tools.
Transport your audience into an evolving universe of sound, building trepidation, tension, energy and wonder. DRONAR instantly adds low, mid-range and high sounds plus FX so you barely need other sounds or instruments to quickly create a complete piece of atmospheric music.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES
Expressive soundscapes and atmospheric pads creator
259 .nki patches
Total library size: 3.43GB
Developed for the full (paid for) version of Kontakt 5.7.1 or higher
Raw audio material derived from a classic 80´s synth
Sounds recorded and processed by Hollywood Trailer sound designer Alessandro Camnasio
Evolving, rich and complex sounds that would otherwise take hours to create
Highly customisable with easy to use controls
The ideal tool for movie, tv and video game soundtracks
Excellent for a wide range of genres
Also great for dark ambient and electronic music
Expert and beginner friendly
5 pages of simple controls deliver massive control
Dive deeper with DRONAR´s unique independent arpeggiators
Random button for instant and inspiring new sounds
Onboard FX provide further sound design opportunities
From light, airy and ethereal to big, bold and dramatic, the sounds in DRONAR Vintage Synth are incredibly versatile for cinematic projects from sci-fi to thrillers to action genres and more. There’s easily a place for them in ambient and electronic music too.
Thanks to Hollywood trailer sound designer extraordinaire, Alessandro Camnasio, the audio in DRONAR Vintage Synth has been edited and processed to present a more interesting and vibrant sound than the original synth delivered.
“This DRONAR features warm retro futuristic sounds which will remind you of the flavour of a vintage era which saw many golden oldies, but it also takes them on a whole new level of possibilities and impact, thanks to the internal synthesis engine and the sound design approach I had.” – Alessandro Camnasio Read our blog interview with Alessandro here
Take a listen to the audio demos and check out the video below for an overview of the sounds you can expect to work with in DRONAR Vintage Synth.
Just press a few keys and DRONAR Vintage Synth will generate a complete universe of rich evolving sounds which can be easily customised using the 6 dials on the main page. This simple process allows you to play and tweak simultaneously for a truly expressive, and immersive experience.
Furthermore, DRONAR Vintage Synth features four additional pages of controls, FX and an innovative arpeggiator to really dive in and explore the potential of this revolutionary engine.
"The programming that´s gone into this is amazing, and I know that because I´ve got the real module here and I´ve NEVER got it to sound this good!!!
Don´t think it´s JUST for drones either, you can use this for some clever analog synth work full of depth and detuned gorgeousness! The sign of a good library for me is one that I have to use immediately, and in true Dronar tradition, this one was all over a track within minutes of getting it in my system!
This is a bloody useful library.... even when you´re surrounded by dozens of REAL analog synths as I am" - Ty Unwin, composer and self-confessed synth nut
HOW DOES IT WORK? (for full details please download the PDF manual on the right side of this page)
"It is when you start to play with the controls that you realise the power of Dronar, particularly when you consider what can be done with automation, or even a simple tweak of the mod wheel." said Future Music magazine about DRONAR Hybrid Module and that power is utilised once again with this sixth instalment in the DRONAR series.
DRONAR creates mind-expanding atmospheres from a very small number of notes played. It automatically spreads out the chord in the mid-range, adds a root bass note, a high note and then adds evolving sound effects. 8 simultaneous different sounds are then animated with LFOs, a rhythm sequencer and arpeggiators to bring them to life for a result that is rich and dramatic.
Such simple actions free up your spare hand to expressively control the dials and record the changes as a performance in your DAW. DRONAR instantly adds low, mid-range and high sounds plus sound effects, so you barely need any other sounds to quickly create a complete piece of atmospheric, expressive music.
Beginner and Expert Friendly
Needing to only play a few notes and move a few dials to get such rich expression is inviting for beginners, but an expert will get further by knowing which notes to play and how to express emotions using the dials. Beyond the shimmering immediacy of the ‘Main Page’ awaits a whole other world of expert control, turning DRONAR into a vast modular multi-timbral synth/sampler with multiple independent arpeggiators. Expect to lose hours in an addictive, hypnotic tweak-state of sound-and-dial wonder…
Hear the immediate impact on the sound and get a good understanding of the way DRONAR works simply by tweaking the six dials on the main page…
INTENSITY DIAL (also controlled by the Mod Wheel) takes you from silent to powerful by fading up through different velocity layers.
MOVEMENT DIAL has a global effect on the intensity of the arpeggiators – set it high for strong effects and zero for a flat pad sound.
HI, MID and LO DIALS control the automatically generated high notes, mid-range notes and bass notes. Moving these dials has a huge expressive effect on the music. It’s only like using a mixing desk and yet – having it so accessible in front of you encourages you to work with the balance as part of the original creative expression, instead of a mix decision later on.
FX DIAL controls the level of unpitched sound effects loops in the mix and adds instant movement and complexity.
The Expert Page
The Expert Page shows you all the settings for the current, last played Drone from the 12 Drone Keys. Each drone has four layers – FX, HI, MID, LO, and the Expert page presents a separate set of controls for each layer, like a rack of four synths, or four mixing desk channels. Each layer consists of two different sounds.
Need some inspiration? Hit the ‘Randomize samples’ button on the Expert Page and Dronar will keep all your settings but instantly swap the samples in the 8-named sound slots (2 per layer). New sound variations will abound and if it’s not quite the sound you’re after, keep hitting the button for more. Want to thicken up your sound? Each layer has a THICK button which adds in extra notes. Hearing the sound you want? Easily save the settings with the ‘Store Drone’ button.
LFO & FX Page
Add movement to your sound, including panning, vibrato or siren effects with the LFO settings. Or tweak the Drone Effects to distort or dampen the sound, or add thickness, interest and colour. Reverb and Delay sends can also be controlled from this page.
Get sounds really moving or pulsing over time, synced to your DAW’s host Tempo with DRONAR’s multiple and truly unique independent arpeggiators including PITCH, INTENSITY and FILTER.
PITCH: Whereas other arpeggiators re-trigger the note at every step, DRONAR’s pitch arpeggiator plays all the notes that you are holding down but cross-fades between them. This is like having the different notes of a chord all going through different channels on a mixing desk, then turning the faders in succession to create the impression of an arpeggio. The beauty of this approach is that you can choose how strong the arpeggiator is.
INTENSITY: Where other arpeggiators control the volume of a sound, the INTENSITY arpeggiator is more expressive by controlling the dynamic velocity layer of the sound. It is as if the values you set here are moving the Mod Wheel up and down in a pattern, fading up and down between soft and intense samples.
Master FX Page
DRONAR’s Master FX page features standard effects including EQ, Compressor, Delay and Gate. DRONAR also includes a couple of digital (algorithmic) reverbs and a set of convolution impulses including some creative and unusual impulses for sound design - again, experimentation is the key!
I Don´t Lose You (Dressed) - Ingo Wegener
I Don´t Lose You (Naked) - Ingo Wegener
Undercover (Dressed) - Marie Anne-Fischer
Undercover (Naked) - Marie Anne-Fischer
Killa Starter (Naked) - Alessandro Camnasio
Electric Air (Naked) - Alessandro Camnasio
Dark Heroes (Dressed) - Kyle J Kniceley
Dark Heroes (Naked) - Kyle J Kniceley
Faces in the Dust (Dressed) - Jonathan Sharp
Faces in the Dust (Naked) - Jonathan Sharp
Serpent Mind (Naked) - Alessandro Camnasio
"The programming that´s gone into this is amazing, and I know that because I´ve got the real module here and I´ve NEVER got it to sound this good!!!" - Ty Unwin, composer and synthesiser fan
"After getting to sit down and play through a handful of patches, I was pleasantly surprised at just how diverse this instrument can be. With a huge range of output, Dronar Vintage Synth spans from high-end sizzle and air to low-end growling roars of epicness. [...] The combinations of the sample set in the Dronar engine really make the unique analog textures and timbres so much more than just a “vintage synth” library." - SampleLibraryReview.com