Agree regarding Noir and straylight, but not so sure regarding Modular Icons. It looks to be just a library of synth presets you can run through an arpeggiator. Not a bad thing, but (IMHO) I'd say Massive X will be more interesting and that Super 8 is also a more interesting recent release.NI is on fire lately, Noir, Modular Icons, and this. Honestly I find these more interesting than the impending Massive X.
This! I've always wanted timed Granular stuff. This makes it worth the money right there.You can define the direction of the cursor when you release the note, the cursor can be synced to the host clock which allows for transition / effects sounds which can be played polyphonically and are in time. So you can define the "color" of the riser / transition with the chord you play.
Thanks for pointing that out!!
I'm using it on a 4-core i5 with no issues - no pops or clicks. Granted, it does take 30-40% of the CPU, but it works fine. Clearly, in a DAW I'll need to freeze tracks to free up CPU. I originally wondered given the i7 spec, if there were i7 specific instructions being used. Doesn't seem to be the case - i7 appears to be more a performance guideline. Just one data point - your milage may vary.....and this library is listed as needing an i7 minimum. So that’s me out too!
By curiosity, how does it happen if you add a DIVA Uhe or an instance of Thrill ?I'm using it on a 4-core i5 with no issues - no pops or clicks.
Agreed - as I mentioned, clearly on a lower-class machine like mine, it will be necessary to Freeze any Straylight tracks. On a higher-class machine, likely less of an issue.By curiosity, how does it happen if you add a DIVA Uhe or an instance of Thrill ?
Certainly used alone, this Kontakt Library (Straylight) can be comfortable but add a BFD 3 and more for the rhythm, which is not a luxury.
I see what you mean about Modular Icons. To me the interesting thing is that they sampled TONTO and the synth from Close Encounters etc. Granted, this probably doesn't change much in the sound department but I find it interesting. That combined with the very reasonable price makes it a release of interest.Agree regarding Noir and straylight, but not so sure regarding Modular Icons. It looks to be just a library of synth presets you can run through an arpeggiator. Not a bad thing, but (IMHO) I'd say Massive X will be more interesting and that Super 8 is also a more interesting recent release.
That's my thoughts as well (edit - except that I'm expecting K13U to land in a few months time). Not sure I can wait two more years to upgrade when I'm still on K10U though. Think I'll have to go for K13U upgrade at full price.Probably gonna find its way into Komplete Ultimate 13, along with Noire, mallet flux, super 8, modular icons, and whatever else they'll release in the next year, including some of the expansions. And then a year later it'll be on the "summer of sound" sale for half the price of upgrading to KU13, which is $199 for the whole package.