Twisted. Bold. Supernatural. Disturbing. Industrial...
Add tension, darkness and mystery to your music and evoke instant emotions in your audience with DRONAR: Dark Synthesis - the fourth module in Gothic Instruments' incredibly successful series of Kontakt sound design tools.
Heavy synthetic tones that are reminiscent of some of today's most popular TV dramas and complex cinematic sound design layers combine with DRONAR's critically acclaimed audio sculpting tools to make it easy to shape your own take on this sought after Synthwave/Retro Electro sound.
"Dark Synthesis really lets you dive into this world of futuristic darkness and mystery. The engine’s intelligent key analysis feature and multifaceted modulation options help to effortlessly create elaborate and evolving underscores. If you’re looking to inject some analog synth retro charm with a contemporary edge to your compositions, DRONAR Dark Synthesis is definitely a tool to have your eyes on." - Epicomposer.com
DRONAR Dark Synthesis is perfect for Retro/Synthwave musical styles, offering an abundance of luxurious complex cinematic sound design layers for you to sculpt and shape to the needs of your project.
Netflix´s Stranger Things soundtrack, Cliff Martinez´s synth-driven score for the 2011 movie Drive, the music of SynthWave artists such as Kavinsky and Perturbator - DRONAR Dark Synthesis delivers all these types of sounds that would normally take hours to produce from scratch.
These dark, eerie and mysterious synthetic textures have been created by combining strange synth waveforms with complex processed real world recordings crafted by sound designer and synthesis enthusiast Adam Pietruszko and Hollywood movie trailer Sound Designer Alessandro Camnasio.
The result is a palette of highly useable, professional-grade sounds unlike those found in any of the other DRONAR modules released to date.
"With a huge library of ready to go sounds at your fingertips, Dark Synthesis offers a fast and very satisfying way of creating atmospheres and textures. It is straightforward and easy to use, yet it goes much deeper than at first appears." - Rekkerd.org
"Dronar Dark Synthesis could easily appeal to the established media composer simply looking for additional tools (it’s more than good enough) but is also accessible for those on a more limited budget and still making their way." - Sound on Sound
A Universe From A Single Note
Uniquely, DRONAR creates complex atmospheres from a very small number of notes played (1 to 4 recommended). It spreads out the chord in the mid-range, adds a root bass note, a high note and then adds evolving sound effects. 8 simultaneous different sounds are then animated with LFOs and arpeggiators to bring them to life. The result is rich and dramatic.
A Hand Free For Expression
All this complexity from a few fingers on one hand frees up your other hand to expressively control the dials with mouse drags or external MIDI controller knobs, and record the changes as a performance in your DAW. Subtle dial movements give instant and deep expression, ideal for soundtracks as well as highly expressive cinematic pads in any genre.
A Complete Atmosphere
Because DRONAR instantly adds low, mid-range and high sounds plus sound effects, you barely need other sounds to quickly create a complete piece of atmospheric, expressive music.
Beginner & Expert Friendly
Needing to only play a few notes and move a few dials to get such rich expression is obviously inviting for beginners, but an expert will get much further by knowing what notes to play and how to express emotions using the dials.
- Expressive and innovative atmospheric sound creator
- Includes 127 .nki presets
- Total library size: 7.25GB
- Developed for the full (paid for) version of Kontakt 5.6 or higher
- Evolving, rich and complex sounds that would otherwise take hours to create
- From foreboding otherworldly and disturbing atmospheres to ethereal and mysterious soundscapes
- The perfect companion for movie, tv and video game soundtracks
- Great for intros, breakdowns and backing layers in electronic music
- Expert and beginner friendly
- 6 pages of simple controls deliver massive control
- Create your own rhythm patterns in amongst the pad magic with the Rhythm Editor
- Dive deeper with DRONAR´s unique independent arpeggiators
- Onboard FX provide further sound design options
"Gothic Instruments doubles down and delivers an instrument with evolving yet controllable textures and soundscapes. As the name implies the library does have a “dark” temperament yet conjures a surprisingly diverse range and seemingly endless variety of ambiances that could be perfect for those creating moods and underscore." - SampleLibraryReview