Colourform is a Kontakt instrument designed to create picturesque organic sounds. The instrument’s GUI draws a strong link between colour and sound. Each patch features 12 different sounds, that are each assigned a colour. These can then be blended and mixed in real time to produce new colours. Rather than standard knobs and sliders, this concept allows for a more visual link between what you see and what you hear. This is not to the detriment of practicality though, you will also find all of the standard volume, ADSR and filter controls, and a large selection of presets.
This product requires the paid version of Kontakt.
- 19 core patches, each with 12 layers of sound
- 76 total NKI patches (57 presets)
- Unique visual inspirational GUI
- Blend 6 sounds together at once
- Atmospheric sounds made from abstract sources: pitchforks, glass bowls, creaky gates, spanners, rain and thunder, fire, water, miscellaneous metal, CRT screens, bowed glass and plucked strings
- Randomise for musical outcomes
- Save presets
- Morph all colour wheels with the modwheel
Colourform is a Kontakt sample library designed for making atmospheric and unusual sounds in a different way. Rather than standard sliders and knobs, Colourform uses colours to blend sounds. The core of the Colourform engine is the 3 unique colour wheels which are similar to oscillators in a synth. Using these controls, creating new sounds is incredibly easy.
The 112 sounds of Colourform are wide atmospheric recordings from abstract sources, such as pitchforks, glass bowls, creaky gates, spanners, rain and thunder, fire, water, miscellaneous metal, CRT screens, bowed glass and plucked strings.
In Colourform 2.0 there have been drastic improvements to the voice handling meaning it is better for your CPU. It also includes a whole new panel that contains ADSR, filter and volume controls for each individual layer. On top of that, Colourform now uses the FrozenPlain Effects Engine which offers 13 effects such as arpeggiator, chorus, phaser, reverb, atomise and scatter (granular synth FX) and more.
Finally, version 2.0 also has dozens more presets resulting in a total of 76 NKI files. These are a great starting point for your colourful sound design.
Colour WheelsThe core feature of Colourform are 3 unique controls called colour wheels. These are essentially like oscillators on a synth. The sound that each colour wheel (or oscillator) makes is determined by what colour the white marker is pointing at on the outer ring.
Design the OrderEach colour wheel is made up from 4 different sounds. These sounds are represented by a colour. The first colour wheel features dark blue, blue, yellow1 and red1. The second features dark green, green, yellow2 and red2. And finally the third: purple, pink, yellow3 and red3. Click the segments to cycle through the available colours.
See the Colour BlendThe colours from the 3 colour wheels are blended in real time and shown for you to truly explore what the colour representation of the sound is. Your colour blend can then be saved to one of the 4 built-in preset slots.
Customise each layerChange the volume envelope, low pass filter, volume and pan of each of the 12 available sounds. There is also a link button which allows you to edit all the sounds at once.
Musical RandomisationColourform features 2 easy-to-use randomise buttons. The first will spin the colour wheels to a new random location, and the second will randomise all of the colour segments. The sounds of Colourform have been picked by hand to work well together, their volumes have been normalised and tuned, meaning the random outcomes will always sound good.
Powerful Effects RackThe FrozenPlain Effects Engine is built into Colourform, it features 13 effects such as: reverb, echo, chorus, arppeggiator, sequencer, atomise and scatter (granular synth) and more. Each effect has 5 presets.
76 NKI patchesColourform consists of 19 core patches that each feature 12 sounds. These vary from tuned percussion, pads, high quality ambiences and more. Also include are 3 preset variations for each core patch, which shows the potential of each.
- This library requires the full version of Kontakt 5.1 or above to work. It will only work in demo mode if you have the free Kontakt Player.
- Because this product is not for Kontakt Player, it cannot be added with the ‘add library’ function, you must instead load the .nki files through the file browser, or by dragging and dropping.
- 112 NCW samples.
- 24bit 44.1khz stereo samples
- 429 MB installed
- 390 MB download