Welcome to Impact Designer (Kontakt 5 instruments with custom interface). Produced by Dan Graham, who has now also produced two sequels Whoosh Designer and Rise Designer, and produced our extremely popular Animato: String & Flute FX for Cinema, Spiritoso: Live Cello Phrases, Luminoso: Live Violin Phrases and Perpetuo: Live Flute Phrases titles.
Nominated for Best Software Instrument/Library in the 2015 MUSIC TECH Gear of the Year Awards, Impact Designer is a stunning, futuristic mega-slam SFX creation machine with extremely high quality impact sounds built from live environmental recordings. These were then processed with customised software by Italian Professor of Sound Design, Alessandro Camnasio whose trailer credits include Transformers: Age of Extinction, Captain America - The First Avenger and THOR.
Impact Designer is a Kontakt Instrument* that combines amazing raw sounds, incredible simplicity, a high degree of playability and a very high level of customisation.
There are over 15 million possible variations so you will never run out of sonic possibilities. Included are 90 presets themed in sections such as Slams, Kerbooms, Whooshes, Drums, Deep Impacts, Percussion, Drops and Soft Impacts.
Find out how and why Impact Designer was made as our UK Distributor Time+Space talks to its creators to dive into their world of sound design exploration and invention: read the full interview here!
Please note: A full version of Kontakt (version 5.3.1 or above) is needed to use Rise Designer.
- 507MB of sounds on download (or boxed DVD)
- 456 samples (.ncw files) in total
- 91 Kontakt 5 Instruments with custom Graphic Interface
- 15 million possible variations to create unique sonic impacts
For more detailed info and the complete list and descriptions of Kontakt Instruments included in Impact Designer, please take a look at the PDF of Contents.
Under the hood:
There are 3 dynamic velocity layers and 3 round robins for each sound so it all stays nicely organic-sounding without a machine-gun effect of repeat sample-triggering.
Every Impact is made up of 3 elements - HIT, BOOM and DECAY. Respectively, these 3 elements are the attack, the body of the hit and the long release. The Impact Designer instrument quickly crossfades between the 3 different sounds in order to produce sonic complexity and a very wide range of possible variations. There is also a Pre-Hit function which is a reverse sound that can give your Impact an impressive thwack.
Added to this is a GUI which allows for total sonic manipulation and includes pitch, drive, compression, pan, filter, delay and reverb controls to make the possibilities truly infinite.
Download Size (RAR file):
- 504 MB
Additional Info & Quotes
"..very keenly priced considering how much bang, crash and wallop it can deliver. Highly recommended. FIVE STARS out of five" - Sound On Sound Magazine, UK
"The samples are diverse, and the interface is intuitive… a superb alternative for those on a moderate budget. Rated: 9/10" - Computer Music Magazine, UK
"Impact Designer's creative approach makes it more than just a 'preset bashing' tool - it offers an exciting new way of creating powerful, customised cinematic effects. Rated: 9/10" - Music Tech Magazine, UK