Gothic Instruments


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Imagine having the power to terrify, thrill or uplift your listeners in just a few seconds…

DRONAR Master Edition is the flagship virtual instrument of Gothic Instruments’ hugely popular and award winning DRONAR series of atmospheric sound creation tools.

Developed for Native Instruments' free Kontakt Player, the 30GB (50GB uncompressed) Master Edition combines all the raw audio and 2,000+ presets from the first eight critically-acclaimed DRONAR modules into one huge beast of an instrument plug-in.

Ideal for creating dark and chilling soundscapes as well as uplifting ethereal and ambient music, the DRONAR Master Edition makes it easy to create and play highly expressive pads, patterns, textures and atmospheres for any genre.

Key Features

  • Developed for the free Kontakt Player
  • 30GB (50GB uncompressed) sounds
  • 2,068 presets
  • Sounds derived from the first 8 DRONAR modules
  • Mix and match raw audio for millions of combinations
  • Create rich atmospheres, textures, pads and soundscapes
  • Sound sources range from strings, synths, brass, metal, glass, found objects and more
  • Perfect for composers and sound designers, highly useful for anyone requiring pads and atmospheres for their music
  • Simple to use but offers opportunity to dive deeper with extensive features
  • 7 pages of controls – Main, Sounds, Rhythm Editor, Arpeggiator, LFO and FX, Expert, Master FX
  • NKS compatible
  • New engine for faster loading

How does it work?

Create rich and dramatic atmospheres from a very small number of notes played. DRONAR automatically spreads out the chord in the mid-range, adds a root bass note, a high note and then adds evolving sound effects. The eight simultaneous different sounds are then animated with LFOs, a rhythm sequencer and arpeggiators to bring them to life.

What’s more, 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.


What makes the Master Edition different from the DRONAR Modules? 

Mix and Match

Combining the existing eight DRONAR modules (Hybrid, Guitarscapes, Live Strings, Dark Synthesis, Cinematic Admospheres, Vintage Synth, Brass and Metal & Brass) in one instrument means that each preset (layered live from 8 different sounds) can now mix and match thousands of raw sounds from any of the modules into endless new combinations. It’s a vast playground covering a wide range of instruments and sonic terrains waiting to be explored. 

No extra software required

DRONAR Master Edition has been developed for use with Native Instruments' industry standard free Kontakt Player – so you don’t need to buy additional software to use it!


Following customer feedback, over the last 18 months Gothic Instruments have been working hard to improve the performance of the DRONAR engine. As a result, DRONAR Master Edition features a new, fast-loading, more efficient engine so they’ll be no annoying interruptions to your creative workflow.

NKS compatible

Own a Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol keyboard? New NKS compatibility makes it even easier to browse, play, and control DRONAR Master Edition. Hear instant audio previews as you scroll quickly through the hundreds of presets browsing by category and mood. Enjoy hardware pre-mapping and control the main DRONAR dials from your hardware.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (Dronar will run, but not many instances, and freezing will be needed  to run alongside other resource-hungry plugins):

  • 4 cores, i5
  • 4GB RAM
  • Windows 7-10 or OS X 10.11 and above
  • Free Kontakt Player v5.8
  • Avoid directly hosting in Logic Pro X with a pre-2014 or less powerful Mac (Logic Pro X forces Dronar to run on one core which can lead to CPU spikes on less powerful or older Macs including Mac Pros, so a different DAW or external host such as VE PRO is recommended to avoid this)

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM (Dronar should run smoothly) :

  • 4 cores, i7
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Windows 7-10 or OS X 10.11 and above
  • Free Kontakt Player v5.8
  • Installed on an SSD drive
  • Computer from 2014 or newer
  • 256 samples audio buffer