After 3 years Distorchestra is the final DRONAR. Harking back to the cinematic sound of their popular first “Hybrid” module, Distorchestra uses orchestral samples (strings, brass and woodwinds) processed by sound design genius Alessandro Camnasio (Aquaman, Us, Fantastic Beasts) to create an infinity of complex, organic pad textures.
The sounds range from beautiful and emotional to tense and horrific but they are always expressive, cinematic and the highest possible quality.
DRONAR is a deep, expressive and innovative atmospheric sound creator, each module exploring a different area of sound & music. In Distorchestra, live recordings of brass, woodwinds and strings effects and notes have been expertly processed and transformed by sound design master Alessandro Camnasio into strange new sounds that retain the organic, cinematic quality of the original audio. In DRONAR’s glorious engine 8 separate sounds are animated by independent arpeggiators and modulations to conjure an otherworldly, evolving synth engine.
Please note that this product requires the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher. It will not work in the Kontakt FREE Player
A UNIVERSE FROM A NOTE:
DRONAR creates mind-expanding atmospheres from a very small number of notes played (1 to 4 recommended). 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. The results are rich and dramatic.
A HAND FREE FOR EXPRESSION:
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. Subtle dial movements give deep expression, ideal for soundtracks as well as highly expressive pads, patterns and atmospheres in any genre.
A COMPLETE ATMOSPHERE:
Because DRONAR instantly adds low, mid -range and high sounds plus sound effects, you barely need other non-Dronar 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 what 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.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (DRONAR WILL RUN, BUT NOT MANY INSTANCES AND FREEZING WILL BE NEEDED
TO RUN ALONGSIDE OTHER RESOURCE-HUNGRY PLUGINS)
- 4 cores, i5
- Windows 7-10 or OS X 10.11 and above
- Kontakt 5.8
- 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) :
- At least four cores, i7
- At least 16 GB RAM
- Windows 7-10 or OS X 10.11 and above • Kontakt 5.8.1 or later
- Installed on an SSD drive
- Computer from 2014 or newer
- 256 samples audio buffer
Info & Quotes
"Distorchestra includes a lot of great cinematic sound design instruments. From dark distorted drones to evolving sound scapes, there's a lot to discover when manipulating the layers".- JESPER KYD, COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER (HITMAN SERIES, ASSASSIN'S CREED SERIES, BORDERLANDS SERIES, DARKSIDERS II AND STATE OF DECAY)
"This library really ISN'T just about drones... some of the pads and soundscapes are incredibly playable and sound gorgeous. You'd be sometimes hard pressed to figure out that the source material was orchestral because the creative programming is fantastic, from mildly saturated to full on distorted bliss (and everything in-between). This library is totally where the soundtrack world is right now and will save you HOURS of programming and sound design. Another Gothic Instruments hit!"- TY UNWIN, COMPOSER (BBC, CHANNEL FOUR, CHANNEL FIVE, ITV, TLC AND DISCOVERY)