Hi there,Curious how useful people have found Konkrete to be? When I first looked at it, I thought I really don't need yet another drum sample library. And listening to the Soniccouture video, I'm not that impressed with the showcased kits.
But I'm intrigued by the Euclidean sequencer.
I just tried out the Euclidean beats feature in Samulnori, and I've spent the last 10 minutes listening to this progressively varying beat. Suddenly I want more!
Is it a useful library sound-wise? Is the Euclidean sequencer useful as well or just a gimmick in the long-run?
Euclid is indeed a very useful and inspiring tool - it's also very practical, in terms of building a composition.
However, you might be misunderstanding it a little here - a Euclid groove does not evolve, as such, although you do certainly get variation from bar to bar if you set up rhythms that 'loop' differently against one another - but these variations will repeat once Euclid gets to the end of its pattern.
Our evolving beat tool is Beat Shifter - a more traditional step sequencer where you can set hits to move around from bar to bar, or not sound, or vary velocity.
Konkrete: if you don't like the sound of the kits I wouldn't recommend you buy it! If you want the most evolved and powerful version of Euclid / Beat Shifter / Poly Beats then get Moonkits. These versions have 8 tracks instead of the 6 in our older products, and preset saving and loading as well as some other tweaks.
The big advantage of the Beat Tols is that you can drag the MIDI straight out and use it with othersounds of your own, or route the MIDI directly out of Kontakt to trigger another isntrument live ( as long as you don't use Logic which can't do this.)