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Trails library launched at Kontakt Hub

12GB library aims to "blur the sonic distinction between instruments and sound design"

The main page in the Trails library, showing the four 'bays' into which the basic samples can be loaded.The main page in the Trails library, showing the four 'bays' into which the basic samples can be loaded.

Trails, a new cinematic and atmospheric 12GB Kontakt library, is the work of Estonian sound designer and composer Ergo Kukke. It's aimed at film- and trailer-makers, composers and sound designers, and features evolving, otherworldly textures suitable for use in sci-fi settings and characterful documentaries. The library's own launch trailer says it all, really:

There's already plenty of motion in the 2239 basic sounds, which are categorised into five fairly self-explanatory banks (Atmospheric, FX, Oneshots, Rhythmic, and Menu, the last of which maps many samples across a keyboard, divided into 11 themed sub-categories, to make finding sounds easier). But more movement can be added by layering up to four voices and then crossfading between them using the Motion XY pad. There's a suite of effects and processing on board per voice (including resonant, band-pass, notch and formant filters, EQ, delay modules, distortion, a bit crusher and a convolving reverb) and detailed control over the design of each voice, from sample start playback position to the overall Attack and Release.

The flexible modulation page in Trails, with four assignable LFOs and envelopes.The flexible modulation page in Trails, with four assignable LFOs and envelopes.

Trails requires the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 and is available for download from Kontakt Hub. It costs £174.50$226.85, but is available until the end of December 15th for £139.60$181.48.

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