• Nanomod 2

NanoMod 2 – Cool Reeds

(4 customer reviews)

3.00 plus VAT

Ultra-affordable pocket-money Kontakt instruments


“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 9 out of 10 – Computer Music magazine

“The potential of these NanoMods is amazing” – Harvey Jones, NYC producer and composer

Cool Reeds blends a fan-operated acoustic reed organ tone with a tensely harmonic synthesised pulse-wave, giving you a whole spectrum of pipes, reeds and eerie textures.

Wave 1 is a classic warm fan-based reed organ tone, taken from ShelTone. It has a bit of organic instability, a bit of crackly antiquity, and a typical reed-organ soft attack dynamic that we’ve left in place. Blends that favour this will have an acoustic, “realistic” air to them.

Wave 2 is generated from multiple detuned and layered pulse waves, and was synthesised to give a larger-than-life synth reed timbre. It has a strong harmonic presence and is much thicker than Wave 1, so this is the end of the dial to turn to when you want a bigger, more aggressive sound.

(All our Kontakt instruments require a full copy of Native Instruments Kontakt v4.2.3 or higher (including all versions of Kontakt 5). Kontakt Player is not supported: instruments will load, but will time out after 15 minutes. See the FAQ for further information.)

4 reviews for NanoMod 2 – Cool Reeds

  1. hansdshenk (verified owner)

    Really stunningly varied and sophisticated for such an inexpensive instrument that’s ostensibly got a narrow focus. You can even coax a kind of braam out of it without too much tweaking. A joy to play with, and a terrific value.

  2. Monika Edvardsen (verified owner)

    Cool reeds? Yes, but also very warm reeds if you want. These nanomods have this lovely Grit filter (convolution based) that give them a special sound. I’ve tried putting in my own samples in nanomods, and there’s something magic added with this filter as well as the movement section. I often think it sounds somewhat like a lovely Novachord. So does this one, as well as being able to produce all sorts of keys, plucks, pads and sounding like a harmonium.

  3. Poesque (verified owner)

    This was on sale and free after reviewing. Duh?

  4. Robert (verified owner)

    For 2 and 1/2 pounds you can’t go wrong. Keep dialing to the right to get raucous. You have a keyboard sound that gets lost in the mix? You’ve come to the right website, fellow traveler. I am constantly amazed at all the great sounds you can dial up with RR products. It brings me back to the 80s when I used to record my little Casio keyboards through my guitar effects and get weird, rude sounds that were huge. Weird, rude, huge. As well as some pretty stuff too.

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