HIGH PERFORMANCE SYNTHESIS

  • Ultra-expressive synth with an organic sonic character
  • Motion Recorder delivers innovative modulation possibilities
  • Advanced architecture for endless sound design options

EXPRESS YOURSELF

An innovative phase modulation synth with expressive performance features that bring each note to life.

KONTOUR runs in REAKTOR 5 or the free REAKTOR 5 PLAYER.

RAPID RESPONSE

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 from mallets to plucked and bowed strings to distorted, aggressive and noisy sounds – a true performance machine.

MOTION RECORDER

The Performance View condenses all KONTOUR’s power into four Macro controls for easy, on-the-fly sound manipulation. Each Macro is mapped to several parameters for radical tweaking. Use the Motion Recorder to automate custom modulations, timbre transitions or long, evolving soundscapes.

ADVANCED DESIGN

KONTOUR gives sound designers the keys to a sonic kingdom. The core of the engine consists of two sine oscillators with powerful capabilities of phase modulation, extensive wave-shaping options, and ring modulation. A precise, tunable comb filter, a flexible state variable filter, and an elaborate feedback routing are forming a resonating structure that gives you complex harmonic textures.

CREATED BY STEPHAN SCHMITT

KONTOUR was conceived and created by Stephan Schmitt – Founder and Director of Nonlinear Labs, founder of Native Instruments, and the creator of REAKTOR. This instrument represents the next step in his quest for an expressively playable, organic-sounding digital synthesizer.

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AT A GLANCE: KONTOUR

Product type: KOMPLETE Instrument
For use with: Runs in the free REAKTOR 5 PLAYER (included in free KOMPLETE PLAYERS) or the latest version of REAKTOR 5
Number of Sounds: 378
Sound Categories: Keys, Plucked, Metallic, Wind, Percussion, Bass,Lead, Pad, Soundscapes, SFX
Download size: 25 MB (Mac / PC)
System requirements: Free REAKTOR 5 PLAYER or REAKTOR 5. Please see the REAKTOR 5 PLAYER system requirements and the REAKTOR 5 PLAYER FAQ
Please note: The current version of KONTOUR requires version 5.9.2 or higher of the REAKTOR 5 PLAYER or REAKTOR 5.
User Manual: Download Manual

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