Kool Tools: RISE & HIT for KONTAKT 5
Native Instruments' RISE & HIT is an instrument dedicated to creating tension and suspense with build-ups and climatic hits. It uses a range of over 8GB of recorded and studio-produced sounds.
The RISE & HIT interface offers editing with integrated effects and mastering tools for sound design capabilities. It includes an extensive sample library of produced sounds.
From a full orchestra and heavily processed field recordings, to other-worldly synthesized and hybrid sounds, the library offers a range of sonic material. There are over 4,000 samples used in 700 single-layer and 250 multi-layer pre-designed sounds.
Each sound comes in four separate lengths to drastically alter the rise length, plus a transient "whoosh" hit option to help you match any score without losing sound quality along the way. Up to four sounds can be layered at a time to create complex textures.
All RISE & HIT features are accessible through tabbed panels and can be customized within the instrument. Available are a wide selection of effects to add character and alter sounds. Reverb and delay add sonic depth, while 26 custom filters allow quick frequency design for when inspiration strikes. Twenty-nine spatial, dynamic, and distortion effects offer advanced control of sound stage, size, and texture.
For further customization, RISE & HIT boasts an integrated modulation engine designed to fully automate layer parameters. Though preset modulation curves are available, parameters can be adjusted using envelopes. Once a build-up is ready to be finalized, a suite of additional mastering effects such as compression, saturation, and equalization can be applied to fine-tune the sound.
RISE & HIT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER. It cots US$149 and is available at www.native-instruments.com/riseandhit .