Cracklebot – Free Kontakt Instrument

Cracklebot, made by Fairly Confusing Waveforms, is an automated drum machine based on vinyl noise samples for Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2 or higher.

From the developer:

I sampled worn and dirty, empty grooves from my vinyl collection. Lead-ins, lead-outs, silent parts in between tracks, those have been chopped to 115 short slices or pops, crackles, scratches and noises. Cracklebot sequences them into tempo synchronized noise grooves. The machine can create new, random patterns on a single click, so it’s quite fun play with.

Cracklebot requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2 or newer.

Video, download link are here:

Cracklebot by Fairly Confusing Waveforms

Free Kontakt Instrument – Stroh Violin

The Stroh Violin is a free Kontakt instrument made by ImpactSoundWorks. The violin, invented by electrical engineer John Matthias Augustus Stroh, was thoroughly sampled with three custom-mapped articulations and a rhythmic sequencer.

Articulations can be mapped and layered using velocity ranges, or soloed via keyswitch – all user assignable. The interface features some extra controls, allowing for a saturation, dirt, and ‘vinylization’ sound.

Key Features

  • Authentic multisampled stroh violin
  • 3x dynamic layers / up to 5x round robins
  • Sustain, spiccato & pizzicato articulations
  • Customizable mapping
  • 3-layer rhythmic sequencer / gate
  • Quick controls for grit, dirt and vinyl
  • Free for Kontakt (full version) 5.4 and higher

Sound examples:

Downloading the free Kontakt instrument requires you to add it to shopping cart, then check out. You’ll be sent a download link and license key instantly. Download size is 115Mb. Documentation is included.

Stroh Violin (http://impactsoundworks.com/products/orchestral/the-stroh-violin/)