Yo what’s good fam! Back with another review for ya.
If you’re looking for some new synth type sounds for Kontakt then you may want to check this one out.
It’s called Digital Love Child and it’s from Synthmagic
Has a really cool custom interface created by Flavours of Lime also…good stuff.
So let’s peep it!
So what is Digital Love Child?
This is a new instrument that combines sounds from various awesome synthesizers like the Moog Phatty, Kawai K5, Sid Chip, 1000p, Quasimidi synths, Korg synths, etc…and all run through valve pre-amps for a classic sound.
What’s so interesting about it, is that it’s not a “hey here is a recreation of an old synth” type of library.
It allows you to take the basic building blocks and waveforms from these various instruments and use them to play and create new sounds.
It’s an instrument all it’s own moreso than it is a sample based copy of the synths it is derived from.
- content: about 2gb
- format: kontakt 4.2.3 and newer (full version)
- price: 14.95 Euro (about $19 USD)
So How does it sound?
I love how it sounds. What you get with so many different sources is a lot of different textures to build with.
Don’t let the name fool you, their are some pretty thick analog sounds in here as well as smooth airy digital pads, metalic leads and synths, morphing drones and moving atmospheres.
It feels and sounds like it’s own instrument thanks to the mixture of waveforms and the tweakability of the interface mixed with the included FX
Everything has been recording in high quality yet definitely captures the “imperfect” vibe of the valve pre-amps that were used
You can get deep bass, smooth pads, crazy drones…all from the same instrument and all with totally different “feels” to them.
So what’s the bottom line?
This is the type of stuff I LOVE to come across. The smaller developers making really cool stuff that the larger companies don’t really “take a chance” on.
You can tell Digital Love Child is a labor of love for Steve and it shows. The attention to detail of the sounds and the preset programming really shows of the strengths of the library.
I give this 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a really great instrument with it’s own feel and own identity. The custom interface really makes it quick to tweak and even build from scratch to come up with your own sounds.
At just under 20 bucks, this is definitely a case of getting WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more than what you pay for.
I’m not complaining, just saying…the amount of content and usability of the instrument is really cool.
Go check it out: http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/digitallovechild.htm
Have a look around at his other stuff too, some cool things going on over there
leave a comment below, let me know what you think