Soundtrax Drop Pad 2

Virtual Instrument for Kontakt Full

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Berlin-based Soundtrax and UK sound designers Sub51 have teamed up to create a new, intuitive, and inspiring Drag 'n' Drop sample-based Kontakt instrument which allows dynamic blending of four imported custom sound sources to create multilayered complex sounds that morph and evolve in an organic way.


New in Version 2.2

  • New PLAY / STOP button accessible from all windows
  • New ISOLATE and SOLO buttons accessible from all windows
  • Switching between SAMPLER MODE and TM PRO MODE now changes the main waveform / background colours
  • MAIN WINDOW: additional Volume Warp option
  • MAIN WINDOW: ARP On/Off button


XY Morphing

Drop Pad's XY-Morph movements can be recorded and ex/imported from disk, all four samples can be edited and modulated by the onboard Filters and LFOs.

Seven of the best Kontakt effects and an optional Arp will give the sound the final touch, and all samples and almost every movement or modulation can be instantly tempo-synced.

Multiple Modulation and FX setups can be stored and recalled with just a click or via automation.

Drop Pad uses Kontakt's new MIR technology to automatically detect tonal material during import and adjusts the pitch of the audio file.

Sample editing options include individual controls related to the pitch, envelope, pan position, playback direction, loop, and sample start.

The playback engine can be set to the classic 'Sampler' or 'TM Pro' Mode (incl. tempo/speed settings) to provide convenient tempo adjustment.


Mods and FX

The Modulation section contains a low-pass filter, a peak filter, and a high-pass filter, each to be assigned to one or more of the four sample pads where it is possible to modulate the filter setting via a choice of LFO shapes allowing both the X and Y parameters of each pad's cursor to be changed during playback, independently for all three filters.

Other modulation features include independent Pan and Pitch, both with a choice of waveforms.

Nine MOD setups can be stored and recalled with the MOD preset system.

The FX section contains seven global effects: Reverb, Choral (Chorus), Flair (Flanger), Phasis (Phaser), Overdrive (Van51), Compression (Supercharger GT), and Replika Delay. A special FX Warp pad allows the X and Y axes each to be assigned to an FX parameter where the rate, modulation shape, and tempo-related speed of the FX modulation can be adjusted.

A simple EQ allows further shaping of the sound. Complete FX setups (all FX and EQ settings) can be quickly stored and recalled with the FX preset system.


900MB Library and Snapshots

In addition Drop Pad comes with a 900MB library of high-quality onboard Snapshots and Samples featuring Cinematic Soundscapes, Bass and Drum Loops, Pads, Raw Textures, Sound Effects, and Arps.

Users can easily choose different sample combinations of the Factory content to create their own Snapshots as well as bring in their own samples.

Also included with Drop Pad is an additional 123MB of waveform samples such as basic waveforms, noise, timecode, turntable belt, electrical noise and vinyl crackles.


System Requirements

  • Native Instruments Kontakt Full 6.7 and above (NOT Kontakt Player)
  • MacOS 10.14 Mojave and above
  • Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
  • 4GB RAM or more (6GB or more recommended)
  • 900MB free storage space

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