ROUNDS is a groundbreaking instrument that combines digital and analog synth engines with complex, sequenced sound shifting capabilities. Play melodies, chords, and arpeggios while sequencing your sound palette in real time. An inspiring performance machine of undeniable power and the evolution of software synthesis.
Morphology Morphology Eight instances of ROUNDS show just what ROUNDS is able to produce. An incredible variety of sound and a master class in morphology.
The Chase The Chase Get behind the wheel of a sonic muscle machine. Main theme, percussive noises, and background pad from ROUNDS. With POLYPLEX, KONTOUR, and the REVERB CLASSICS.
Quadraround Quadraround Four instances of ROUNDS provide all the melodic material in this smooth 4/4 thumper. One BATTERY 4 kit provides all the percussion.
This Is Solitude This Is Solitude Grinding, groovy, and glitched out. ROUNDS provides all the sounds you hear except for the drums.
Rings Around ROUNDS Rings Around ROUNDS Seven instances of ROUNDS deliver all melodies, textures, and space. BATTERY 4 provides simple kick and snare. Mixed with the SOLID MIX SERIES, DRIVER, RC 48, and VARI COMP.
Spin Me Right, ROUNDS Spin Me Right, ROUNDS All synths in this demo created with ROUNDS – from pulsing arpeggios and gritty basses to floating pads and panned, texture-modulating leads.
Robo Pop Robo Pop ROUNDS again demonstrates just how versatile it can be by providing all basses and synths in this track – from twisted to clean and static to dynamic, ROUNDS runs the gamut of sound.
ROUNDS Starkey Artist Demo ROUNDS Starkey Artist Demo Listen to what happens when street bass guru Starkey gets his hands on ROUNDS. Additional sounds from ALICIA’S KEYS, THE GIANT, BATTERY 4, ACTION STRINGS and RISE & HIT.
Sequential Signals Sequential Signals A pulsing track based on the ROUNDS sequencer. Arpeggios, chords, and pads all provided by ROUNDS.
Alone in the ROUNDS Alone in the ROUNDS Another solo excursion from ROUNDS shows this synth’s incredible ability to produce rhythmic motion all on its own.
POLYPLEX delivers a fast, fun way to design your own drum kits. Roll the dice to randomize sounds on the global, sound, or sample level. Layer up to four samples per sound slot. Then apply dynamics, reverb, glitch, and more for additional sound shaping.
Divinations Divinations This sonically-density was created solely with POLYPLEX! No additional effects or instruments added – just the incredible variety packed inside of POLYPLEX.
Rough Around the Edge Rough Around the Edge Sinister hip hop with plenty of punch. POLYPLEX lays down beats and bass with help from MASSIVE and some extra juice from SUPERCHARGER.
Crack the Code Crack the Code POLYPLEX shakes up this peak-time banger with some serious sound design for a unique electro twist. Everything you hear comes from one instance of POLYPLEX and one instance of MONARK.
Can’t Stop Changing Can’t Stop Changing This entire track was created exclusively with POLYPLEX. Kit Variations were then automated to create the sound and texture shifts.
Doom Dap Doom Dap POLYPLEX proves itself a trustworthy companion on this journey to the world of drum and bass. All drums and bass by POLYPLEX with support from RAZOR, ENHANCED EQ, and SOLID COMP.
Studder Stalker Studder Stalker A brooding wall-shaker for the club or the couch. All percussion by POLYPLEX. Synths from the MASCHINE Library.
I’m Everywhere I’m Everywhere POLYPLEX works overtime in this dubby demo, providing drums, effects, and chords. RAZOR steps in for some synth work to finish off the vibe.
I Do It All I Do It All This trap-inspired heavy-hitter is a showcase for POLYPLEX – drums, percussion, vocal samples, and string pizzicato all courtesy of POLYPLEX. MONARK provides additional synth sounds.
Trance Field Trance Field The perfect comedown. All drums and one-shots created with three instances of POLYPLEX. Two instances of ROUNDS provide beautiful background texture.
KONTOUR is the latest synthesizer from NI founder Stephan Schmitt – an ultra-responsive synth that reacts to even the slightest parameter adjustments. This instrument allows you to create stunningly organic textures going from mallets to plucked and bowed strings to distorted, aggressive and noisy sounds – a true performance machine.
Ghost Valley Ghost Valley Haunting and mysterious ambiences including rich feedback from three instances of KONTOUR. No other instruments of effects were used in this track.
Acid and Honey Acid and Honey All sounds and effects in this hyper-detailed minimal techno created by KONTOUR. Additional mix polish courtesy of PASSIVE EQ and SUPERCHARGER.
Blurred Blurred Four instances of KONTOUR blend and blur together in organic waves of sound – an enveloping sound morphing experience.
Carouselesque Carouselesque Four instances of KONTOUR combine here to provide a cinematic backdrop of bell, pad, and mallet sounds. Additional help from SESSION STRINGS and ACTION STRIKES.
Synth Slinger Synth Slinger Out in the wild west of space, KONTOUR lays down the law. Three instances of KONTOUR join a posse of ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMMER, CUBA, real guitar and bass, and processing from RC48 and ENHANCED EQ.
Modular Bells Modular Bells The Modular Bells preset modulated and morphed in real time – harmonically-rich, ultra-detailed tones that respond like a real instrument.
Dream Within a Dream Dream Within a Dream A heart-pounding, cinematic thriller. Notice how KONTOUR’s rumbling low end and scorching leads stay crisp and clear throughout. Accompanyment from ACTION STRIKES, ACTION STRINGS, and RISE & HIT.
New Eighge New Eighge Eight instances of KONTOUR create a darkly transcendent symphony.
Dissonant Swirl Dissonant Swirl Swirling pads and dissonant bells dance with uplifting lines in this mysterious, four-part, KONTOUR-only synth excursion.
THE DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION
Three exquisitely sampled pianos. Up to 18 velocity zones, extra resonance and overtone samples, half pedal and re-pedal functions, and even key releases sampled in nine velocity layers deliver unprecedented detail, and a varied and nuanced sonic range – from pristine realism to evocative washed-out ambiences.
Pure Grandeur Pure Grandeur THE GRANDEUR in all its glory – rich, crisp top end and sonorous, balanced lows make this the perfect all-around piano for jazz, pop or classical.
The World Passes By The World Passes By A serene demo featuring THE GRANDEUR and some subtle echo – the perfect companion for an afternoon drive.
Grandísimo Tango Grandísimo Tango A beautiful solo tango piece demonstrates THE GRANDEUR’s dynamic, hyper-detailed sound.
Waves of Keys Waves of Keys Notice THE MAVERICK’s clear articulation on these cascading piano lines – each note in perfect detail. Additional instrumentation from FM8 and processing from VARICOMP and SOLID EQ.
Calm As Glass Calm As Glass Tranquility resides on a calm, lakeside. THE MAVERICK provides the soundtrack.
Bossa Vistas Bossa Vistas THE MAVERICK shines on this groovy bossa nova track.
Layers of Light Layers of Light A smooth, modern jazz piece with THE GENTLEMAN driving the band forward. Also featuring KONTAKT, ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER, and ABSYNTH.
The Deepening The Deepening A stunning example of THE GENTLEMAN’s wide dynamic range – notice the smooth character on even the deepest tones. A masterful recording of a breathtaking instrument.
That Ole’ Time Waiting That Ole’ Time Waiting A straight-ahead jazzy pop tune. THE GENTLEMAN sounds bold yet timeless – a testament to its pristine sample recordings.
NOW ALSO IN KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE
ACTION STRIKES is a radically innovative instrument for huge cinematic percussion. Its state-of-the-art workflow delivers maximum impact with unmatched versatility. Learn more
Call To Arms Call To Arms Prepare for battle with the War Ensemble – a perfectly designed percussion ensemble for edge-of-your-seat suspense.
Ensemble Assembly Ensemble Assembly An understated track featuring the Blockbuster Ensemble, Taiko Ensemble, and Lost Culture Ensemble from ACTION STRIKES. Support from ACTION STRINGS, the KONTAKT library, and a live guitar.
Colossus Colossus ACTION STRIKES infuses this contemporary rock track with big screen, cinematic power. Additional drums by MASCHINE.
Enemies In The Distance Enemies In The Distance Heart-pounding action thanks to the Rise of the Machines Ensemble and Tikitaka percussion from the instrument NKI.
I Remember I Remember This brooding, moody track shows off the Rise of the Machines Ensemble’s flexibility. A dark introspective journey with ultimate drama.
A Hero’s Journey A Hero’s Journey Embark on an epic journey with this inspiring track. Here, the Dark City Ensemble was performed in real time thanks to ACTION STRIKES’ state-of-the-art interface. Strings by ACTION STRINGS. Bass by MASSIVE.
Houses of Nobility Houses of Nobility ACTIONS STRIKES provides a rhythmic backdrop that follows the strings into an expansive crescendo.
Modern Tension Modern Tension The Dark City and Heroic Drums Ensembles team up to create thunderous, contemporary rhythms perfect for high-octane action scores.
Primeval Forest Primeval Forest ACTION STRIKES slowly builds suspense using real time accent control before bursting into a hard-hitting climax. Percussion courtesy of the Lost Culture and Taiko Invasion Ensembles.
In the Face of Evil In the Face of Evil Huge, swelling strings join ACTION STRIKES for a dark, fast-paced assault. Instant blockbuster sound with advanced, real-time control.
A Dangerous Game A Dangerous Game ACTION STRIKES propels this score forward at breakneck speed – with suspense that never lets go. Percussion from the License to Drum Ensemble.
Devastator Devastator The Blockbuster Ensemble sets the mood for an epic finale – created in record time and with uncompromising, professional sound quality.
RISE & HIT is the first instrument designed uniquely for expressive build-ups. More than 8 GB of exclusive samples from a wide range of sources come ready for you to set the scene. Learn more
Spooky Demo Spooky Demo Suspense, fear, horror – RISE & HIT excels at scene-setting. REAKTOR Ensemble Skrewell and FM8 provide drones and synths.
Action Demo Action Demo RISE & HIT adds nuances and impacts to epic soundtracks. Also features ACTION STRINGS and ACTION STRIKES.
Dramatic Pop Demo Dramatic Pop Demo Beyond soundtracks and scores, RISE & HIT also adds drama to pop. Just add heart-wrenching vocals.
KINETIC METAL forges unconventional sound sources into a highly-playable, inspiring instrument – everything from ethereal textures to delicate tonal percussion. Learn more
Kinetic Carousel Kinetic Carousel Explore an ethereal playground with KINETIC METAL’s delicate percussion and drifting atmospheres. All sounds from KINETIC METAL except the drums in the finale.
Once I Was a Kettle Once I Was a Kettle KINETIC METAL’s rich atmospheres in lock step with a groove equally suited to the club and to an experimental soundtrack.
Antique Secrets Antique Secrets KINETIC METAL sets the mood with bubbling textures and light, metallic sound beds over drifting drums.
Groove Askew Groove Askew Even the deepest groove gets a shot of enhancement from KINETIC METAL’S metallic drones and atonal flourishes.
Piano Howl Piano Howl Two of KINETIC METAL’s pads turn this piano track on its head. Totally unique sound design tool to morph the sound and feel of any track.
Port of Returns Port of Returns A light intro opens into a gentle chilled-out dance tune. All pad and lead sounds by KINETIC METAL. Bass courtesy of RAZOR. Drums by MASCHINE.
Enigmetal Enigmetal A short medley of atmosphere displaying some of KINETIC METAL’s more calming tones. This track comes courtesy of KINETIC METAL’s creator, Jeremiah Savage.
Empty in Space Empty in Space KINETIC METAL adds a complex backdrop that never distracts the listener from the piano’s beauty and sparseness.
SESSION HORNS PRO - take control of 10 instruments sampled in precise detail, intuitively playable, and arranged for realistic performance. 30 GB of authentic contemporary horns. Learn more
Calling Out Calling Out SESSION HORNS PRO demonstrates how tight a horn section can get. Powerful stabs and an expressive solo are the highlights of this track.
Alone In The Night Alone In The Night A smooth jazz ballad is no problem for SESSION HORNS PRO. Two tracks of Smart Voice Split perform lines and chords and a muted trumpet handles lead duties.
Skatellite Heart Skatellite Heart SESSION HORNS PRO blends perfectly with real mic’d up instruments. Featured here with processing from DRIVER, the VINTAGE COMPRESSORS and the RC 48.
Mind Trip Mind Trip Pure funk. This ensemble features baritone sax, tenor sax, and trumpet with accompaniment from guitars recorded with GUITAR RIG 5 PRO.
Electro Cuban Electro Cuban Patterns from CUBA, drums from MASCHINE, and bass from RAZOR lay down the foundation for SESSION HORNS PRO to shine.
Groove Coaster Groove Coaster This lively groover features blazing horns courtesy of the Animator and Smart Voice Split features from SESSION HORNS PRO. With help from THE GIANT, SCARBEE FUNK GUITARIST, and ABBEY ROAD 50s DRUMMER.
Keys To The Kingdom Keys To The Kingdom This slow reggae number is played in Keyswitch Mode – listen to how fluidly each note blends into the next. Unmatched authenticity.
Road House Road House SESSION HORNS PRO goes vintage with baritone and tenor sax, and trumpet 2 – incredibly flexible horns for any genre or decade.
A Stab In The Dark A Stab In The Dark SESSIONS HORNS PRO joins CUBA, ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMMER, STUDIO DRUMMER and real recorded basses and guitars in this Latin-tinged groove.
Go Lightly Go Lightly SESSION HORNS PRO’s solo instruments give this pop number an anthemic lift. With help from ALICIA’S KEYS, ABBEY ROAD 60s DRUMMER, and real guitars and basses.
Chillin’ On Horns Chillin’ On Horns An entire song based on the Smart Chord feature – smooth, flowing vibrato and a gorgeous muted trumpet keep the vibe relaxed.
DRUMLAB is the first-of-its-kind sonic laboratory, combining pristine acoustic samples with a punchy electronic edge – all in one intuitive interface. Learn more
Hard Poppin' Hard Poppin' Modern pop gets aggressive with crackling drums courtesy of a custom DRUMLAB preset. Electric pianos from SCARBEE and keys from ALICIA’S KEYS.
Wild West Coast Wild West Coast DRUMLAB gives this ultra-deep groove the modern touch with organic vibes and explosive electronic energy. With bass from SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS and a synth lead from MONARK.
Furious Funk Furious Funk DRUMLAB can also lay back in a mix without getting buried by a full-on arrangement. This track features SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS, SCARBEE FUNK GUITAR, MONARK, and UPRIGHT PIANO.
These Blues Ain’t Yours These Blues Ain’t Yours DRUMLAB fits perfectly into a dense mix with organic instruments. Listen for the light electronic touch that guarantees drums that cut through the mix every time.
Sizzle Sense Sizzle Sense Drums that cut through a mix with one-of-a-kind character and presence. Created in minutes with DRUMLAB’s ultra-intuitive interface.
Tour of Force Tour of Force DRUMLAB gets heavy. Blistering industrial metal finds its perfect match in DRUMLAB’s pairing of organic and electric sounds. File under: electro rock.
Spy Dust Spy Dust DRUMLAB is the perfect sonic complement to this snaking, dusty tune. Coming soon to a dark alley near you.
Stealth in Numbers Stealth in Numbers Pulsing arpeggios and special effects get driven into the red by this deep, distorted groove from DRUMLAB. The easiest way to create custom drum sounds that are all your own.
Hybrid Summer Hybrid Summer This upbeat pop track gets a percussive boost from DRUMLAB. Detailed, rich drums made possible with the cutting edge technique used by top pros worldwide.
Get Me Hybrid Get Me Hybrid DRUMLAB lays down a laid-back groove with impressive depth and texture. All melodic instruments from the KONTAKT Factory Library.
DISCOVERY SERIES CUBA - authentic Afro-Cuban sound in a rich, highly flexible instrument. Add evocative Cuban flair to all kinds of contemporary productions. Learn more
Montuno Varadero Montuno Varadero A festive piano affair uses ALICIA’S KEYS and showcases CUBA’s sensual bass and trumpet. The sizzling rhythm section is created exclusively with CUBA.
Bolero Breaks Bolero Breaks Snappy snares and a delicate piano line bring this downtempo jam to life. A classic genre meets electronic rhythms – and apart from the downbeat, created entirely with CUBA.
Fiesta Electronica Fiesta Electronica Latin house fusion possibilities come alive with CUBA in this upbeat track. Vibrant trumpet, percussion like bongos and the cajon ensemble gives that distinctly Latin vibe.
Havana Rudeboy Havana Rudeboy With help from ABBEY ROAD | 50s DRUMMER, and ALICIA’S KEYS, this number revisits the golden age of the Cuban big band. Sassy trumpet: compliments of CUBA.
Viva la Passion Viva la Passion Created entirely with CUBA. With a melodic ensemble, bongos, trumpet, and using CUBA’s on-board patterns, this gentle ballad radiates with traditional Cuban emotion.
Dub la Trova Dub la Trova A hazy cross-genre adventure featuring various Latin percussion and supported by VINTAGE ORGANS, REAKTOR, and Dub FX from GUITAR RIG.
Cigar Lounge Cigar Lounge Kick your feet up and relax. CUBA’s library shows off a more subdued tune, offering just the right tools to set the mood.
MOLEKULAR is the modular effects system – inspiring effects, limitless routing, and electrifying performance possibilities. Learn more
Morphomatic Morphomatic Listen as MOLEKULAR’s Morphing Field turns this drum pattern from STUDIO DRUMMER into a dynamic backdrop. Only a bass from RAZOR and a kick were added.
Ad Me Ad Me Two vocal tracks processed by two separate instances of MOLEKULAR. MASCHINE lays down the drums with a custom bassline.
Glitch Sum Glitch Sum The ‘Soundscapes’ and ‘Abstract’ bank presets from MOLEKULAR were tapped here.
Spacescape Spacescape A drifty synth lead gets support from percussion elements treated with MOLEKULAR for a lively, slowly-evolving texture.
Drum and Bass Bombast Drum and Bass Bombast A frenetic drum and bass groove gets glitched and filtered from MOLEKULAR’s ‘Rhythmic’ preset bank.
O-la-la O-la-la Three instances of MOLEKULAR were used here without any external audio – feedback loops were combined with tonal sound generated with comb and resonant filters and the pitch quantizer.
Big Room Big Room This track features melodic elements added from MOLEKULAR’s Resotail and Harmony Trap presets. Drums were filtered through the Filterbank preset.
What You Got For Me? What You Got For Me? This track was created with MASCHINE and several MOLEKULAR presets – Selfsimilareeze, Plasted Kroonberg, Lee Stereene, Oddrum, and QuantumVerb.
Emika Artist Demo Emika Artist Demo “I took the vocal from my song ‘Serious Trouble’ and ran it through 4 presets I crafted in the Emika sound bank. I like to expand the voice into an electronic sound and join worlds with synthesizers. MOLEKULAR is perfect for this kind of futuristic production.”
Starkey Artist Demo Starkey Artist Demo "I used multiple instances of MOLEKULAR for this demo song, including two on the master output. The ones on individual channels were mostly used to give space and add texture. The master output instances were used for sweeping 'live' effects."
Giant Sky Giant Sky THE GIANT get some melodic tails from a single MOLEKULAR preset. Accompaniment from HALCYON SKY.
Jitter and Bounce Jitter and Bounce ’Frequency Shift’ bank presets were used here alongside Angel Delay, Lo Fi, and Freezer single DSP presets to add stutter-stop motion to this deep slow groove.
Drops of Piano Drops of Piano MOLEKULAR’s Metaverb creates a haunting backdrop underneath a piano line from ALICIA’S KEYS, adding extra texture to taste.
SUPERCHARGER GT takes the sound of modern tube compression even further with superior control, additional saturation, and sonic sculpting. Learn more
Hard Compression on Master Hard Compression on Master The first take is the dry signal. Then we added SUPERCHARGER GT for take two. Even at ‘normal’ compression levels, you can hear how the bass and drums fatten out. Take three demonstrates more extreme processing. The M/S compression mode widens the stereo image nicely, and the hard compression and saturation still sound really musical. Track: Heliosphere, from HELIOS RAY
On Drums On Drums The first take is the dry signal. On take two, SUPERCHARGER GT adds compression and saturation. Already it’s a difference like night and day – more presence, more character. Take three goes over the top, but it’s a nice effect: M/S compression widens the signal, and the beat sounds good and dirty. Drums from DRUMLAB
Enhancing Techno Bass Enhancing Techno Bass Four bars dry, four bars wet. SUPERCHARGER GT on the master channel adds density and depth to the bass for an expansive, pumping techno sound. Track: Ravenous Project, from MASCHINE Factory Library
On Digital Bass On Digital Bass Here, SUPERCHARGER GT is on the bass track only, and the dubstep loop alternates between the dry and wet signal. With moderate saturation, medium compression, ‘Fat’ character mode, and M/S mode engaged, hear how the bass goes deeper and wider. Basses from RAZOR, drums from MASCHINE Expansion DROPSQUAD
On Guitar On Guitar This demo switches between the dry and wet signal on the master channel. SUPERCHARGER GT gives the guitars more grip, adds presence to the drums, and balances and intensifies the mix. Guitar running through GUITAR RIG PRO 5, bass is custom, drums from the ABBEY ROAD 80s DRUMMER Black Kit.
Pumping Sidechain Compression Pumping Sidechain Compression This EDM track has SUPERCHARGER GT in sidechain mode on the lead and bass synths – the drum track is the trigger. The track alternates between four bars dry, four bars wet.
On a 303-Style Bassline On a 303-Style Bassline This demo shows the creative potential of SUPERCHARGER GT. Take one is the dry signal. Take two adds compression and light saturation and the sound takes on a whole new character. Take three adds more saturation for full-on 303-style squelchy resonance.
On Acoustic Drums On Acoustic Drums The drum loop here alternates between wet and dry. Take two adds restrained compression, for a natural drum sound with added punch. Take four demonstrates the ‘Fat’ character mode, which does just what it says, adding weight to the bottom end. Drums from STUDIO DRUMMER Session Kit
Bass Guitar Saturation Bass Guitar Saturation Four takes here – take one is dry. Take two adds compression only, which fattens out the low end. Takes three and four pile on the saturation for more bite and edge. Notice how the bass remains full even with the added saturation.
On Vocals On Vocals Take one is the dry signal. Take two shows how SUPERCHARGER GT adds definition to the vocal, with an assertiveness that puts the voice front and center.