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Create and expressively play atmospheres and soundscapes for all types of moods and themes

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Imagine having the power to terrify, thrill or uplift your listeners in just a few seconds…

DRONAR Master Edition is the flagship virtual instrument of Gothic Instruments’ hugely popular and award-winning DRONAR series of atmospheric sound creation tools.

Developed for Native Instruments' free Kontakt Player, the 30GB (50GB uncompressed) Master Edition combines all the raw audio and 2,000+ presets from the first eight critically-acclaimed DRONAR modules into one huge beast of an instrument plug-in.

Ideal for creating dark and chilling soundscapes as well as uplifting ethereal and ambient music, the DRONAR Master Edition makes it easy to create and play highly expressive pads, patterns, textures and atmospheres for any genre.

Key Features

  • Developed for the free Kontakt Player
  • 30GB (50GB uncompressed) sounds
  • 2,068 presets
  • Sounds derived from the first 8 DRONAR modules
  • Mix and match raw audio for millions of combinations
  • Create rich atmospheres, textures, pads and soundscapes
  • Sound sources range from strings, synths, brass, metal, glass, found objects and more
  • Perfect for composers and sound designers, highly useful for anyone requiring pads and atmospheres for their music
  • Simple to use but offers opportunity to dive deeper with extensive features
  • 7 pages of controls – Main, Sounds, Rhythm Editor, Arpeggiator, LFO and FX, Expert, Master FX
  • NKS compatible
  • New engine for faster loading

How does it work?

Create rich and dramatic atmospheres from a very small number of notes played. DRONAR automatically spreads out the chord in the mid-range, adds a root bass note, a high note and then adds evolving sound effects. The eight simultaneous different sounds are then animated with LFOs, a rhythm sequencer and arpeggiators to bring them to life.

What’s more, this sonic complexity from one hand frees up the other to expressively control dials with mouse drags or external MIDI controller knobs, and record the changes as a performance in your DAW.

Download the product manual (on the right hand side of this page) for extensive details about DRONAR’s user controls and capabilities.

What makes the Master Edition different from the DRONAR Modules? 

Mix and Match

Combining the existing eight DRONAR modules (Hybrid, Guitarscapes, Live Strings, Dark Synthesis, Cinematic Atmospheres, Vintage Synth, Brass and Metal & Glass) in one instrument means that each preset (layered live from 8 different sounds) can now mix and match thousands of raw sounds from any of the modules into endless new combinations. It’s a vast playground covering a wide range of instruments and sonic terrains waiting to be explored. 

No extra software required

DRONAR Master Edition has been developed for use with Native Instruments' industry standard free Kontakt Player – so you don’t need to buy additional software to use it!


Following customer feedback, over the last 18 months Gothic Instruments have been working hard to improve the performance of the DRONAR engine. As a result, DRONAR Master Edition features a new, fast-loading, more efficient engine so they’ll be no annoying interruptions to your creative workflow.

NKS compatible

Own a Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol keyboard? New NKS compatibility makes it even easier to browse, play, and control DRONAR Master Edition. Hear instant audio previews as you scroll quickly through the hundreds of presets browsing by category and mood. Enjoy hardware pre-mapping and control the main DRONAR dials from your hardware.

The DRONAR modules offer sounds crossing a wide variety of audio territories and themes. Now combined into a total palette weighing in at over 50GB, the ability to mix and match audio provides endless sonic possibilities.

The 2,068 included presets are an excellent starting point for inspiration but DRONAR Master Edition is so much more than a giant bank of presets.

Once you’ve tested a few, roll your sleeves up and go straight to the ‘Sounds’ page to start mixing and matching, or hit the Randomise button for endless interesting new combinations. Head over to the Arpeggiator page and experiment with expressive gating sequences and endless runs and arpeggios. The key is to explore and play to get exactly what you need, with some very pleasant surprises along the way.

Strings to synths, brass to glass, environmental noises and synthetic textures... you can craft a rich world of sound to take your listeners on an emotive journey ranging from terror and unease to one of calmness and tranquility.

Dark and chilling atmospheres, unsettling synth-based soundscapes, ‘80s futuristic Nu Wave elements, ethereal and ambient textures, uplifting glacial tones, beautiful pads, and much much more... the variety of audio in DRONAR Master Edition is simply outstanding.

Audio Demos (Media player plays in the following order)

  1. Drone Storm (dressed) by Giscard Rasquin
  2. Drone Storm (naked) by Giscard Rasquin
  3. Fear Receiver (dressed) by Nick Tzios
  4. Fear Receiver (naked) by Nick Tzios
  5. Ghost Ships (naked) by Michael Denny
  6. Infinity (dressed) by J Gabriel Rodrigues
  7. Infinity (naked) by J Gabriel Rodrigues
  8. Psychoneurosis (dressed) by Kyle Kniceley
  9. Psychoneurosis (naked) by Kyle Kniceley
  10. Tainted Future (naked) by Michael Denny
  11. Until Dawn (dressed) by Alessandro Camnasio
  12. Until Dawn (naked) by Alessandro Camnasio

Q: "I already own 9 Dronars and I was wondering if the Master Edition will contain all existing Dronar Kontakt libraries, or do you still need to buy them separately?"

A: The Master Edition contains the samples from all of the existing Dronar modules except Glitchscapes, so there is no need to buy 'Master Edition' versions of all the existing modules.

Q: "I have 5 modules and I was wondering if they qualify for the £99 discount -

  • Dronar Hybrid Module
  • Sculptor Epic Drops
  • Sculptor Epic Risers
  • Sculptor Live Impacts
  • Sculptor Massive Whooshes

A: Only DRONAR Modules qualify for the discount on the Master Edition so any SCULPTOR titles you own don't count. However, all Dronar modules are currently on sale so now is a great time to add some more to your arsenal and get a great price on the Master Edition.

 "I have 2 Dronar Hybrid Modules and 5 Dronars. I'd purchased the Dronar Hybrid Module individually before I purchased it again as part of a bundle. Does that mean I get a 7 title discount?"

A: You get a discount for each different individual Dronar product that you own. So for example if you own the Dronar Hybrid Module because you purchased it separately and in a bundle, it would only count as 1 Dronar module.

Q: If you own the Gothic Instruments Complete Collection what do you do to get the discount price?

A: As an existing Dronar customer, if you are signed up to our newsletter, you will be sent an e-mail when Dronar Master Edition is released on September 4th with a discount code based on how many individual Dronar modules you own. Once you have your discount code you can visit our website and purchase Dronar Master Edition at your special discounted price. If you are not subscribed to receive communications from us, please contact us on or after the 4th Sept.  

Q: Hi there! I have all the DRONAR modules I want (4 of them.) Will the engine upgrade be available to individual title holders? I do not want to upgrade to the Master Edition to get the improved engine. Thanks!

A: Gothic Instruments do plan to gradually convert previous releases to the new engine, but it will be time consuming and take some months to complete. The new versions will be free for existing users and will contain the original presets, but you won't be able to load any user presets created on the old engine.

Q: I have a quick question about the upgrade pricing for the DRONAR Master Edition. Since Glitchscapes is not included in the Master Edition, does it still count as a module for calculating the upgrade price?

A: Yes, Glitchscapes will count as a DRONAR module when calculating the upgrade price.

Loyalty Discounts

If you already own 1 more DRONAR titles, you can take advantage of the following discount codes (excludes DRONAR Free Edition)...

Own 1-3 DRONARs? Use code: DRONARUP13 and get Master Edition with 36% off

Own 4-6 DRONARs? Use code: DRONARUP46 and get Master Edition with 68% off 

Own 7+ DRONARs? Use code: DRONARUP7P and get Master Edition with 93% off

These codes will only work if you bought all of your DRONAR titles/bundles from Time+Space and you are logged into your account when applying the relevant code. If you didn't purchase all/some of your DRONAR titles from T+S, please contact with proof of purchase. Please also contact us if you have ordered from T+S using different email accounts.

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DRONAR Master Edition reviews so far...

"...Master Edition is an enormous compilation of eight of the ten Dronars with a jaw-dropping 2068 preset Snapshots... an immense sound design resource, with the ability to freely mix up samples across the 8 libraries, bringing an effectively infinite array of interesting hybrid sounds, hitting the Randomize Samples button has never been so much fun!" Computer Music

" absolute treasure trove of textures, ambiences, leads, rhythms and atmospheres. Composers or soundtrack designers of any level and in more or less any genre (save perhaps romantic comedy) will find much to like. It manages to strike a balance between being very detailed - tweak and blend the layers to get just what you want - while also keeping its controls simple. [...] For anyone working with cinematic sound design, this could be the last instrument you ever need to buy." -

"DRONAR Master Edition provides a powerful tool for those involved with soundscape creation. With plentiful content, it also offers excellent value for money." - Sound On Sound

"Since the first Dronar release I've not really hid my love of the concept and usability of the libraries. They can be as immediate or as in depth as you want, and the quality of each library has been amazing each time. With the Master Edition it's gone to a whole new level because of two major differences. Having all of the libraries in one instrument means that the textural combinations and synthesis possibilities are HUGE..... and with the new engine comes a new little button... "Randomize Samples"..... WOW... this opens up a whole insane world that you wouldn't normally venture into but with this many different options some of the sounds that come out of this, just by repeatedly pressing "randomize", is incredible. For drones, textures, pulses and everything in-between, I love, love, LOVE this library!" – Ty Unwin, UK TV composer

Download Size: 30.7GB (Rar files)

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

Customer Reviews


Press Quotes

"An absolute treasure trove of textures, ambiences, leads, rhythms and atmospheres. [...] For anyone working with cinematic sound design, this could be the last instrument you ever need to buy." - AskAudio

"DRONAR Master Edition provides a powerful tool for those involved with soundscape creation. With plentiful content, it also offers excellent value for money." - Sound On Sound

Occasionally I receive a new library that really causes me to just get lost in the sculpting of new sounds. Dronar Master Edition is such a library, but on steroids”. - 



Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument


  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

Minimum Requirements (Dronar will run, but not many instances, and freezing will be needed  to run alongside other resource-hungry plugins):

  • 4 cores, i5
  • 4GB RAM
  • Windows 7-10 or OS X 10.11 and above
  • Free Kontakt Player v5.8
  • Avoid directly hosting in Logic Pro X with a pre-2014 or less powerful Mac (Logic Pro X forces Dronar to run on one core which can lead to CPU spikes on less powerful or older Macs including Mac Pros, so a different DAW or external host such as VE PRO is recommended to avoid this)

Recommended System (Dronar should run smoothly) :

  • 4 cores, i7
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Windows 7-10 or OS X 10.11 and above
  • Free Kontakt Player v5.8
  • Installed on an SSD drive
  • Computer from 2014 or newer
  • 256 samples audio buffer