Heavyocity has announced it has partnered with Icebreaker Audio to release C-Tools, a trinity of retro synth sounds for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Inspired by the future aesthetic of the 70’s and 80’s, C-Tools is three distinct instruments: Capsule (drums), Coil (bass) & Clique (keys). From nostalgic strings to archetypical pulsing rhythms, C-Tools is the framework for building the vintage synth sound of yesterday, today.
“C-Tools was really built out of necessity,” says Icebreaker Audio Founder Adam Hanley. “Personally, I wanted an all-in-one tool that I could use, right out of the box, to produce the kind of retro synth sounds I use most often, without being restricted to a single piece of vintage hardware. And C-Tools does just that.”
- Capsule: the C-Tools Drum Machine, featuring eight drum channels and a built-in sequencer. Complete with thumping kicks and kitschy hand claps, Capsule takes a mostly analogue approach to its synthesis engines. Also with an additional effects chain crafted specifically for drums, including a gated reverb.
- Coil: a hybrid monosynth designed especially for bass sounds. It uses digital FM and analogue subtractive synthesis techniques to produce a rich sound palette – from biting and percussive, to deep and throbbing, and all spaces in between.
- Clique: a combination of string machine and combo organ – two instruments that used similar frequency division techniques to produce their polyphonic sounds. Added is a split keyboard routing mechanism, which allows you to assign different parts of the synthesizer to the upper, lower, or both halves of the keyboard.
C-Tools is available for purchase for the introductory price of $29 USD until July 28th, 2015 (regular $59 USD). Requires Reaktor 5.9.2 full version. A one week bundle offer of $59 USD is available for purchasers of C-Tools and BitRate II & MonoBoy.