Rigid Audio Atheos – The Timestretching Soundscape Machine
Rigid Audio Atheos is a new soundscape creation machine for Native Instruments Kontakt that includes over 9GB of samples
Rigid Audio Atheos is a new instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt that covers an incredibly wide range of sonic possibilities from sci-fi textures to ambient and drone sounds. The instrument consists of over 9 GB of sampled content, curated into 260 preset snapshots that cover a wide gamut.
Rigid Audio Atheos features four unique sound engines – Sampler, Time Machine, Tone Machine and Noise, combining the subtractive synthesis, granular and sampling worlds. Interestingly each of the unique sound engines has an individual output to send split audio to your DAW for further mixing or processing. The sampled content included everything from traditional instruments to otherworldly sounds.
The Sequencing is so versatile – there are four independent sequencer engines, each hosting four table buffers. Each sequencer allows for 2-128 steps per sequence. This means you can either have 16 simultaneous sequences running or up to 512 steps on four independent sequences. Each of the sequencers has 40 built-in presets and various unique non-destructive editing functions, they also each have four modulation targets with various macro parameters such as invert or randomize.
Each of the unique sound engines have five freely assignable FX slots with 22 different effects to choose from (11 different filter types, distortions, tape emulation and more). Effects parameters can be modulated by various sources, including the sequencers.
There are various randomization features in Rigid Audio Atheos, you can either fully randomize your preset, randomize each sound engine individually or choose from various pre-selected randomization style to suit a specific sound.
It is set to retail at USD $129 (Around R1900) however it’s currently on an introductory special of 95% off (USD $5 / Around R75) until the 7th of August 2019.
Note that the full version of Native Instruments KONTAKT 5.8.1+ is required!