THE NEUTRON PAD SYNTHESIZER is the third and last in a series of three inspiring Kontakt 5 instruments, the so called ‘ Blue Orb Series ’. Neutron is a dual oscillator synthesizer intended to make atmospheric and lush pad sounds. Neutron has a dual oscillator architecture with multiple envelopes, filters, LFO's and effects .But don’t be fooled by it’s name. Also bass, synths, strings and other types of sounds are possible with this versatile synthesizer.
THERE ARE 60 different waveforms to choose from, 30 per oscillator. Each OSC has 3 envelope generators.(Amplifier, Filter and Pitch) and 3 different filters, (LP, HP and BP). There are 2 LFO’s, a Pitch LFO and a Filter LFO with a choice between 4 different waveforms (Sine, Saw, Square & Random), or the LFO can be switched off. Both LFO’s can be used at the same time.
THE SOUNDS can be modulated via Velocity, Aftertouch, Key Follow and the Modulation wheel. And to top this all off, you have a choice between 8 different FX (Digital Reverb, Digital Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Compressor, 2-Band EQ, Skreamer distortion) and an Arpeggiator. with an integrated arp pattern generator.
NEUTRON already comes with a big selection of sounds for you to play with (200 instruments and 76 multis) of which 120 are pad sounds and 32 are ambient and FX sounds. The sounds of Neutron are highly inspirational and are therefore very suitable to translate your musical ideas into complete tracks. The big amount of controls encourages you to make your own sounds The possibillities are endless. Be ready to enter the world of Neutron. You won't regret it.
Neutron only works in the full version of Kontakt 5.3 or higher.
When using the free Kontakt Player, this library will only work for 15 minutes in demo mode!
Neutron is also part of the Kontakt Bundles 3 & 8.
Follow the installation instructions as stated in the Installation tab above.
For Kontakt 5.3 (Full version, not for Kontakt Player)
24bit 44.100 Khz wav samples
276 patches: 200 instruments (nki) and 76 multis (nkm)
1.27 Gb in size unpacked
24 samples per instrument, 2 oscillators, 12 per oscillator
Velocity and Aftertouch responsive
8 FX: Digital Reverb, Digital Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Compressor, 2-Band EQ and Skreamer distortion.
Time and Speed parameters sync to Host tempo
Arpeggiator & Effects page
Animated Blue Orb
Unpack the supplied zip archive file to a directory of choice.
Open the Kontakt browser by clicking on the Browse icon on top of the Kontakt window.
Open the Files tab in the Kontakt browser.
Navigate to the directory where you installed the library.
Open the CL-Projects - Neutron Pad Synthesizer folder.
Open the Instruments or Multis folder and their subdirectories until you can see the nki / nkm files.
Double click on a nki or nkm file or drag it in the Kontakt window to load the patch.
Sounds And Gear
"Got another product from CL-Projects to show you, this one is dedicated to pads and atmospheres. It’s the Neutron Pad Synthesizer for Kontakt. Let’s check it!
So what is the Neutron Pad Synthesizer? It’s a Kontakt instruments dedicated to being a powerful pad synthesizer. It’s a dual layer, or dual oscillator synth with plenty of knobs and control over the sound. You can mix and match different sound sources using the 2 oscillators, and even activate the arp to add movement. Of course it has an lfo, amp and pitch envelopes, filter, filter envelopes, and fx, pretty much everything you need to tweak your sound.
How does it sound? Well, as you’d expect, there’s some very lush pads and atmospheres in here, but what you may NOT expect, is the other sounds you get. In addition to the pads, there’s brass, strings, leads, synths, and even a few bass sounds. The point is, while this instrument and it’s presets were geared towards pad sounds, you can really get many different types of synth sounds thanks to the flexible interface. I didn’t find any issues with the recording quality or samples, and though some of the sounds may have had a bit too much release or reverb for my taste, that is nothing more than a quick knob turn away. Overall there’s definitely some good sounds to be had.
So what’s the bottom line? Sometimes the very thing you need to inspire or spark your creativity is a collection of new sounds. Thankfully there are indy developers out there making great instruments that don’t have to break the bank, making quality content available to anyone no matter the budget. I give the Neutron Pad Synthesizer 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a straight forward instrument that delivers exactly what’s promised, and a little bit more. I like the inclusion of the “other” sounds, I think it just makes the instrument even more versatile and useful. In the end, there were definitely some great pads and atmospheric type sounds as expected, but I also found some really nice lead and string instruments too. Definitely something to check out if you’re in the market for some new instruments, just make sure you’re using the full version of Kontakt, as this is not a player library."
JK Swopes aka SaintJoe (Founder / owner of Sounds And Gear LLC.)