Publisher: Native Instruments
Format: KONTAKT FULL & K’ed 6.6+
Quality: 24bit 48kHz stereo
Description: Dark textures – deep tones.
Native Instruments Ashlight is a virtual tool for creating cinematic textures.
Native Instruments releases the Ashlight virtual instrument, which was developed in collaboration with Frank Elting and the Amsterdam-based sound design agency The Solos, who worked on Predator, Glass, Mad Max: Fury Road, Creed, Target One, Game of Thrones and more. The plugin is designed to create cinematic textures and offers many settings to get a unique sound.
At the heart of Native Instruments Ashlight is a granular sound engine with a variety of sound sources including carbon bows, metal containers, waterphone, feedback loops, cymbals, synths and field recordings. Users can also upload their own samples to the engine. The program provides a set of many ready-made presets, as well as additional processing effects (filters, equalizer, delay, reverb, etc.). To control the sound, the plug-in has pitch/tone controls, an XY modulation matrix, an impulse response section, intensity and time modulators, a dedicated grain module, gain options, and many other settings.
Each sound layer of the Ashlight preset used can be processed independently. It is possible to use the effects of the program in the form of assignable macros, and any parameter supports assigning to MIDI keyboards for live control.
Immerse yourself in an underground world of breathtaking atmospheres, pulsating bass textures and catchy keyboards. Explore complex tones in a truly unique sample library designed specifically for ASHLIGHT’s idiosyncratic engine.
ASHLIGHT completes the granular trilogy with monochromatic soundscapes, pulsing textures, intricate solos and chilly atmospheres. It combines a custom-recorded grainy sample library and sample playback engines in a powerful engine with intuitive modulation controls for changing intensity, from sonic build-ups to introspective keyboards and wall-shaking sound.
Bow rubbing against metal, carbon, ceramic, glass and more – ASHLIGHT is the product of an obsessive exploration of unconventional sound sources that can be explored, transmuted and exploded to epic proportions. Layered grain sources including waterphones, cymbals, feedback loops and synths are included in over 360 sample packs in the ASHLIGHT library. Through an extensive sound design process, the characteristics of each sound source were researched and 300 presets were created.
Product type: COMPLETE Instrument
Instrument type: Real-time cinematic texture instrument
For use with: Free KONTAKT PLAYER version 6.6 and higher, or KONTAKT version 6.6 and higher.
Number of sounds: 320+ master Snapshots
1 NKI that includes: 263 grain source sets, 100 sample sets
Sound category: Atmosphere, Pad, Lead, Transition, Keys, Effects, Subs, Pulses