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Straylight - new from NI

Lode_Runner

Senior Member
NI is on fire lately, Noir, Modular Icons, and this. Honestly I find these more interesting than the impending Massive X.
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.
 

Dr.Quest

Senior Member
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.
This! I've always wanted timed Granular stuff. This makes it worth the money right there.
The GUI is superb as well. I love the modern non-3d knobs and sliders. Clean and easy to read. Love it!
 

jneebz

Senior Member
Sounds cool. On my 2015 i5 3.3GHz however, I'm always concerned about the granular processing CPU hit, which tends to be a show stopper...
 

emasters

Active Member
Thanks for pointing that out!!
..and this library is listed as needing an i7 minimum. So that’s me out too!
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...
 

geronimo

Active Member
I'm using it on a 4-core i5 with no issues - no pops or clicks.
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.
 

emasters

Active Member
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.
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.
 

DerGeist

Active Member
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.
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.
 

AdamKmusic

Active Member
Some pretty cool sounds from the videos/tracks I’ve heard! Nice price point too & would be perfect for my next library album project! So colour me tempted!
 

Goldie Zwecker

Active Member
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.
 

Lode_Runner

Senior Member
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.
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.
 
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TMHC

New Member
There is a new demo from a Straylight user online, which lets you sense the quality and depth of the sounds. No additional effects have been used.
As many of you already wrote, Straylight is not special because of the granular approach. The value of the product is the sample content, the realtime modulation and the effort that went into the preset design. The presets are not "fix" but can follow the intensity of a movie scene. And yes, it can be a great time saver and source of inspiration.
 

idematoa

Active Member
01 - NI - Straylight - Approaching Piano
02 - SA - Kepler Orchestra - 02 Woodwinds momentum Grid - 05 Woodwinds - Shards Grid Time Machine
03 - SA - EWC Evo Grid - Bass - Dynamic Movements


 
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