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The Very Loud Indeed Co. Shift

Kontakt Instrument By John Walden
Published October 2023

The Very Loud Indeed Co. Shift

Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars

When it comes to virtual instruments and sample libraries, designing a UI that balances ease of use with a suitable depth of control is quite a skill. If Shift (subtitled ‘Hybrid Scoring Transitions’) is anything to go by, then I think someone at The Very Loud Indeed Co is pretty good at it. As the subtitle suggests, Shift is a ‘transitions’ library and intended to provide modern sound design elements that film composers can blend into their projects to emphasise specific events and/or musical transitions.

In essence, the underlying concept is simple; you get 320 24‑bit/48kHz individual samples (the library runs to about 2GB in total). Each provides a gradually building sound that reaches its peak at two bars (with tempo‑sync’ing to your project) plus a tail/fade. These can all be accessed from...

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