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REV reversed instrument library for Kontakt

OutputsoundsREV

Hey what’s good fam!

Here with a review of a new product from a new company!

The product is called “REV” and the company is Output

Let’s check it out!

So what is REV?

REVlibraryThe whole concept behind this library is “reversed”

Every sound and instrument in the library is played in reverse

Now you may wonder how something like that can be enough to create an entire library but trust me, they did it

It’s aimed at sound design as well as anyone that wants to add a new element to their musical compositions

Definitely feels like a film/media composer type of product, which you know I enjoy.

But it also can fit into any genre of contemporary music in my opinion

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderI’ll admit, I didn’t know what to expect when I first heard about this….an entire library in reverse?

Then I heard it….and all was well in the world!

OK maybe that was a little dramatic but seriously, this library packs some pretty creative sounds.

They have everything from single reversed notes, to rhythmic loops and long evolving soundscapes.

It’s a bit of organic mixed with electronic with a whole lot of awesome binding it together.

I really dig the layout of the interface as it invites tweaking, creativity, and sound manipulation, making it super quick to come up with new sonic textures and experiments.

Some of the pulses were really good and overall you have many styles covered from smooth and airy, to metalic bell-tones, acoustic guitar strings and raw edgy synth lines.

It’s really way more diverse than I anticipated and I was definitely surprised with the quality and creativity.

So what’s the bottom line?

I come across a lot of sound design themed products, and many of them sound great but mostly rely on the high quality of their sounds to do the talking and no so much the innovation of the product as a whole.

This library is totally different from anything I’ve ever encountered thus far and just shows what a little creativity can bring to the table.

5subsI give REV 5 out of 5 subs, it’s a really unique, fresh, inspiring and creative product that will keep many producers, composers, and sound designers busy for a very long time.

Again I have to say when I first heard about it I thought to myself  “hmmm…sometimes people try TOO hard to be different, I’m sure this will be “ok” but nothing special” well I’m happy to say I was totally wrong and this library is indeed something special and most of all fun.

It’s so easy to come up with new creations and they even make it easy to save your own presets directly into the interface.

Go on over and checkout their demos, videos, and product info: http://outputsounds.com/products/

leave a comment below and let me know what you think

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8 Responses to “REV reversed instrument library for Kontakt”

  1. Baddboy2000 says:

    SJ: This is a nice addition to the Kontakt library. Plenty to work with her. I rate it a 4.0/5.0. Thanks for the inside look.

  2. Lee TNBM says:

    Hey saintjoe, Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!

    This sounds very cool. I’m a sucker for backwards sounds, maybe it’s the Beatles fan in me ;)

    Have a good one.

    Lee

  3. Tatu Kemppainen says:

    CONS: The only Kontakt plugin that freezes my Sonar X3 64 bit. Money well spent:-(

  4. Erick McNerney says:

    I would give it 4.5/5 so far, but I have a feeling I am going to do a lot of great stuff with this, and make my money back pretty quickly. Top notch stuff here. Thanks for the review.

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