“Ultra-affordable pocket-money Kontakt instruments utilising samples from a range of classic and vintage hardware synths in a very straightforward common interface… the Grit Filter sounds fabulous.
The ‘intelligent’ controls cross-reference each other to operate a range of behind-the-scenes settings aimed at optimising the character of the sounds. There’s also a similarly intelligent ‘randomise’ button onboard.
At this price all the NanoMods are well worth your attention” – Computer Music magazine
“The potential of these NanoMods is amazing” – Harvey Jones, NYC producer and composer
Hard puts the NanoMod architecture to work on hard-hitting, metallized, aggressive waveforms to give you a wide variety of powerful leads and angry basslines. It’s ideally suited to sounds that need to cut through a mix assertively.
Wave 1 comes from our modular system and harnesses the SuperSawtor to great effect, generating a brash, thick sawtooth wave which we’ve harnessed to a chunky square-wave sub-oscillator before pushing them both through our Aurora Stinger at a rather high gain setting. This wave is angry but thick-sounding and is great for basses and polysynth tones.
Wave 2 also got pushed through the Stinger for some class-A saturation, but the starting point this time was a Metallized triangle wave coupled with a beefy sine-based sub-oscillator. Harder and more cutting than Wave 1, it’s ideal for leads, and gives the filters a lot to chew on.
Leaving the Warmth dial turned down encourages almost clinically precise synth tones that can squeal and shriek, while playing with the filters can take the edge off the source waveforms for smoother, more liquid blips and melodies. And as ever, the Glitch button pops out instant random patches the moment the whim takes you 🙂
Poesque (verified owner) –
Hard to say, but it is a good day anyway.
John (verified owner) –
Hard to fault the limited variety of this instrument for the price. You can’t go wrong clicking the glitch button a few times; I get more hits than misses with this sample set. I’ve been able to coax lush pads and dirty bass so I’m sure there are lovely sounds out there for those with the skill.
the price is right!