Sample and Hold
Sample and hold goodness for Kontakt
The sample and hold circuit: another standby from the analog synth era, propelled headlong into the digital present as a Kontakt instrument
What was commonly called "sample and hold" was usually noise fed into a sample and hold circuit to produce stepped but randomly varying control voltages, which were then usually used to control the filter cutoff. Think "Rez" by Underworld or The Who's "Won't get fooled again".
This Kontakt instrument goes beyond that: the custom scripting produces a waveform that changes randomly in rhythmic steps. So you get a "sample & hold" effect but the filter is still free for whatever else you want to do with it! Of course, you can also route the stepped random control to the filter cutoff frequency to produce the traditional effect if you want, but you could instead control the filter with an envelope or with the mod-wheel - the possibilities are endless.
What's more, the "sample and hold" can either be free running, or can sync to your track's BPM. This instrument can produce a wide variety of sounds - its virtually a full-blown synth VST all in its own!
The Kontakt panel has a host of controls for the filter and waveshape and modulation - see the screenshot.
Check out the Soundcloud demo for just three of the many possible sounds.
(Compatible with Kontakt 2.2.4 or higher) - NOT Kontakt Player
If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Sample and Hold
Very good and very intellligently and efficiently articulated library. For those who suffer of 'ana' nostalgy/melancholy, this is one of those gems that will help you make one more step towards your fatal final.Very good controls.
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