DRONAR LIVE STRINGS
Gothic Instruments

DRONAR LIVE STRINGS

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which, thanks to the easy-to-use DRONAR engine, spring to life to present hundreds of evolving, highly playable and expressive cinematic presets to add emotion and drama to your music.

With 10GB of world-class live recordings being fed into a huge multi-track modular plus synth, effect, arpeggio and rhythm sequencer controls, DRONAR Live Strings is a powerful cinematic beast worthy of heaven and hell.

SUMMARY OF FEATURES

  • 731 presets in total
  • Includes 204 .nki presets each built from 12 individual Drone presets
  • 10GB of audio (compressed to 9GB in Kontakt’s lossless format)
  • Developed for the full (paid for) version of Kontakt 5.6
  • Performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Evolving, rich and complex sounds that would otherwise take hours to create
  • Create creepy, otherworldly sci-fi atmospheres or rich, romantic, melodic pads
  • From sharp, loud and dramatic to soft, soothing and dreamy
  • Foreboding and suspenseful to relief and calm
  • The perfect companion for movie, tv and video game soundtrack projects as well as Pop and Ambient music
  • Expert and beginner friendly
  • 4 ‘ambiences’ - Close (large ensemble, close mics), Small (small ensemble), Hall and Cathedral
  • 6 pages of simple controls deliver massive control
  • Create your own rhythm patterns in amongst the pad magic with the Rhythm Editor
  • Dive deeper with DRONAR's unique independent arpeggiators
  • Onboard FX provide further sound design options

FULL DETAILS

Live Strings is the third instalment in Gothic Instruments' critically-acclaimed DRONAR series. This expressive, highly playable module creates a massive range of strings-based textures from natural live strings and live-played effects to awe-inspiring soundscapes. Hundreds of varied presets and a huge set of controls are all designed to invite deep exploration, expression and discovery.

A universe from a single note

DRONAR creates mind-expanding atmospheres from a very small number of notes played (1 to 4 recommended). It automatically spreads out the chord in the mid-range, adds a root bass note, a high note and then adds evolving sound effects. 8 simultaneous different sounds are then animated with LFOs, a rhythm sequencer and arpeggiators to bring them to life. The results are rich and dramatic.

A hand free for expression

This sonic complexity from one hand frees up the other to expressively control dials with mouse drags or external MIDI controller knobs, and record the changes as a performance in your DAW.

Subtle dial movements give deep expression, ideal for soundtracks as well as highly expressive pads, patterns and atmospheres in any genre.

A complete atmosphere

Because DRONAR instantly adds low, mid-range and high sounds plus sound effects, you barely need other non-Dronar sounds to quickly create a complete piece of atmospheric, expressive music.

Beginner and Expert Friendly

Needing to only play a few notes and move a few dials to get such rich expression is inviting for beginners, but an expert will get further by knowing what notes to play and how to express emotions using the dials. Beyond the shimmering immediacy of the ‘Main Page’ awaits a whole other world of expert control, turning DRONAR into a vast modular multi-timbral synth/sampler with multiple independent arpeggiators.

 

THE CONTROLS 

Main Page

Behold, shimmering clouds of magoc space dust and dazzling light wheels! Hear the immediate impact on the sound and get a good understanding of the way DRONAR works simply by tweaking the six dials on the main page…

  • INTENSITY (also controlled by the Mod Wheel) takes you from silent to powerful by fading up through different velocity layers.
     
  • MOVEMENT has a global effect on the intensity of the arpeggiators – set it high for strong effects and zero for a flat pad sound.
     
  • HI, MID and LO control the automatically generated high notes, mid-range notes and bass notes. Moving these dials has a huge expressive effect on the music. It’s only like using a mixing desk and yet – having it so accessible in front of you encourages you to work with the balance as part of the original creative expression, instead of a mix decision later on.
     
  • FX controls the level of 20-second futuristic, unpitched sound effects loops in the mix and adds instant movement and complexity.

The Expert Page

The Expert Page shows you all the settings for the current, last played Drone from the 12 Drone Keys. Each drone has four layers – FX, HI, MID, LO, and the Expert page presents a separate set of controls for each layer. Each layer consists of two different sounds.

Need some inspiration? Hit the ‘Randomize samples’ button on the Expert Page and Dronar will keep all your settings but instantly swap the samples in the 8-named sound slots (2 per layer). New sound variations will abound and if it’s not quite the sound you’re after, keep hitting the button for more. Want to thicken up your sound? Each layer has a THICK button which adds in extra notes. Hearing the sound you want? Easily save the settings with the ‘Store Drone’ button.

Rhythm Editor Page

DRONAR’s rhythm editor allows you to create intricate patterns re-generated from live played rhythms and intertwine them with the atmospherics and pad magic. Create your own rhythms at the speed you want - from slow chugs to high speed 32nd notes. Add accents and put in triplets, spread and humanise the chords – experimentation is the key and it’s very hard to make a bad sound! What’s more, DRONAR’s arpeggiator rhythmical tools can interact with the Editor to create unpredictable rhythms and undulations.

LFO & FX Page

Add movement to your sound, including panning, vibrato or siren effects with the LFO settings. Or tweak the Drone Effects to distort or dampen the sound, or add thickness, interest and colour. Reverb and Delay sends can also be controlled from this page.

Arpeggiator Page

Get sounds really moving or pulsing over time, synced to your DAW’s host Tempo with DRONAR’s multiple and truly unique independent arpeggiators including PITCH, INTENSITY and FILTER.

Master FX Page

DRONAR’s Master FX page features standard effects including EQ, Compressor, Delay and Gate. DRONAR also includes a couple of digital (algorithmic) reverbs and a set of convolution impulses including some creative and unusual impulses for sound design - again, experimentation is the key!

System Requirements

  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.6 or higher

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Mac OS X 10.10 and above
  • 2GB of RAM

WINDOWS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows 7-10
  • 2GB of RAM

Download Size (RAR files):

  • Part 1 - 9:  953 MB each 
  • Part 10:  112 MB