Publisher: Slate + Ash
Format: KONTAKT | KONTAKT PLAYER 6.3.2+ (tested on KONTAKT 6.3.1)
Quality: 24 bit 48 kHz stereo
Description: AURAS is an exploration of the realm of musical sound, which is formless or indefinable in nature. These sound sculptures can be shaped and controlled by MIDI keyboards and controllers, including MPE (Midi Polyphonic Expression) technology such as ROLI Seaboard or Haken Continuum, which have the ability to shape the sound to a note as you play.
Along with exploring the world of AURAS patch sounds, you can create and customize new soundscapes using the COLORS environment. Easily assign sound shaping parameters to any MIDI sliders, knobs or controllers, making it quick and easy to create completely unique textures.
The sound world of AURAS focuses primarily on abstract and impressionistic textures and rhythms. It is influenced by the styles of composers and performers that blur the lines between sound design, orchestration and music. John Luther Adams, Ben Frost, Ingram Marshall, Tim Hecker, Ian William Craig, Machinedrum, and William Basinski were the anchor points for a library that explores the manipulation of sound as if it were an energy field or aura of sound texture that is constantly shifting in shape and color. …
Deeply programmed MIDI control allows you to use this concept intuitively and expressively. Unlike the way a conventional sample library gives a well-defined and static snapshot of a sound, AURAS allows you to dynamically and uniquely reproduce the look and shape of each sound.
A wide variety of sounds were recorded as material for sound design, with an emphasis on capturing performance and movement rather than a large variety of sampled notes. Strings, synthesizers, winds, field recordings, percussion and more have been used as source material, which has been processed using a range of techniques and effects to create a soundscape that ranges from soft and fragile to utter chaos.