The theme and purpose of Clack is pretty simple. They wanted to capture as much sharp, bright, warm, & tonal wooden impact percussion as your heart could desire. They recorded several bamboo poles, bamboo logs, a whole pile of claves, woodblocks, clappers, a box drum, and other assorted wooden implements that epitomize the word “thwack”. These elements are ideal for auxiliary percussion in orchestral composition and epic film/tv/game soundtrack scoring. They are also vital components in Latin music and hip hop, as well as “icing on the cake” building-blocks and raw source material for experimental music and IDM.
They recorded all of these sets up-close and 90% dry in a medium-sized hardwood and masonry percussion studio, providing just the right amount of body and liveliness. All instruments were captured with 10 round-robins per velocity layer, with an average of 6 velocity layers per note. For Clack 3.0, they remastered the samples, fused them into their efficient four-layer modular template, and created brand new ambient pads and atmospheres from the raw source content. They also designed 20 new custom FX presets to give you instant inspiration for your next film/video game score, soundtrack or music composition.
The Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more. They’ve also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.
This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. Their customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization and duration. They’ve included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.
The interface is rounded-out by their modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes their favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. They’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt “Player” and “Add Library” import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.9 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format