In keeping with our philosophy of creating innovative new sound design concepts we created Headphase.
Headphase is packed with 1323 custom made samples inspired by our love of nostalgic sounds. Each sound can be controlled in many ways and blended to
create sonically deep and lush textures.
Each sound has been specifcally made for Headphase and we have drawn our inspiration heavily from the Boards of Canada pallette hence the name.
On the surface you can start loading presets and playing Headphase instantly and you can get creative by turning a few controls to see what they do but
Headphase goes much deeper than this. It uses a new concept ‘Audio Design partials’ to give you access to various parameters while just moving one of 4
knobs. These will open up a world of new sounds. Move a ‘Partial’ knob and listen as the sound morphs and changes in various unexpected ways.
We wanted to make an instrument that could be used for rapid inspiration and for generating unique sounds very quickly.
Please note: You must own the FULL version of Kontakt and you must have version 5.7 to load Headphase
Version 2 is included in your purchase.
VERSION 2 INCLUDED
Headphase is now at version 2 which has a few improvements over the original version.
It also includes 100 new snapshots.
We decided to treat V2 as a new instrument so, when you purchase Headphase, you can download both versions and install them seperately.
Version 2 includes:
1. Dual Gates (each voice has its own gate)
2. Gate syncopation – Adds in an envelope as part of each step so even if you set all the gate step values to the same you will still hear each gate step
3. Voice routing – each voice now has its own routing – which means its own Send Levels and its own FX generated by the smooth partials.
4. Mod Wheel positioning – Move the mod wheel and you will begin to influence where in the wave file Headphase is sampling from.
5. 100 new snapshots
The snapshots are incompatible between versions so we strongly advise you download both versions if you want to use the snapshots or you can just use version 2 if you want to design your own.
The Drift control emulates the tuning inconsistencies/niceties of old(er) hardware instruments.
Drift will slowly move the tuning of each of the instrument voices over time – the further you turn the dial the more “out of tune” the instrument will drift.
Once Drift has reached a target tuning it will identify a new tuning and slowly move to that – so it never stays static for long.
The Gate Sequencer can be used to add further movement to your sounds.
It can be used to subtly modulate over time or to create choppy sequences and tempo-synced rhythms.
The Gate Sequencer also has the ability to load and save presets directly from disk.
157 handcrafted snapshots are included to get you started. Please ensure you place the snapshots in the correct location to use them. Please refer to the user guide for more information.
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