Homegrown Sounds has announced version 1.5 of Kosmos the Kontakt engine that powers various Homegrown Sounds libraries.
The major new feature is the large screen editor which displays the Pitch editor and a second editor, which can be assigned to either Velocity or Seqs 1-5. This provides much finer control without having to use the mouse modifier key and is also less distracting not seeing all sequences at once. As with the standard view, the display will change to reflect the currently selected instance. It is enabled via the ‘E’ button in the top right master section.
Maximum Steps increased from 32 to 64 on all sequencers.
The script is much more efficient, a few days have been spent on just optimizing the code.
Changed the names of the Duplicate function to Repeat which should be more intuitive now, not sure what I was thinking when I originally named them….
Fixed a bug with Reverse Sequence.
The Kosmos 1.5 update is available to download for existing customers. All Kosmos products including the free Kosmonaut, Kosmos Infekted, Kosmos Classics and Starburst have been updated to v1.5.
Homegrown Sounds has updated its Kosmos instrument libraries for Kontakt to version 1.4.
Kosmos is the scripted Front End and Advanced Sequencer which fronts Kontakt products created by Homegrown Sounds.
The Kontakt 5 instruments in Kosmos Infekted, Kosmos Classics, Starburst and Kosmonaut are all updated to v1.4.
Changes in Kosmos v1.4
Individual tempo divisions – The Velocity Sequencer and Sequencers 1-5 now have their own tempo division, when set to Off it will follow the master Instance tempo as in previous versions.
13 new Play Modes with some new experimental modes.
GUI improved with a cleaner look.
‘Live Mode’ – By switching this off you can stop the GUI changing to the currently playing Instance making it easier to edit an instance even when another one is playing.
Save Single Instance – This will save just the current instance instead of all 8, when loaded it will replace the currently visible instance.
Default Template – You can now save the current state of the Kosmos sequencer to a default file so that you can decide how you want the sequencer to be set up when the Default Button is pressed. It can also be loaded via the Master menu by selection ‘Load Default.’
Fixed: Oscillator random had no effect in the Single presets.
Fixed: Save all and Copy to All errors.
Fixed: Half Tempo and Half Tempo/Latched doubled the steps of the Pitch sequencer.
Homegrown Sounds has released version 1.3 of its Kosmos products, a major update bringing Kontakt 5 specific Presets, a new advanced sequencer and a few other enhancements.
The Kosmos Sequencer has had a massive upgrade and is now possibly one of the most complex Sequencers for Kontakt out there.
It features 8 separate Instances which can be switched in realtime via midi notes. Each Instance contains a sequencer for Pitch, one for Velocity and 5 freely assignable sequencers which can be assigned to a large array of Destinations. Each Sequencer has its own step amount so that for example, pitch could be 8 steps, and another sequencer assigned to Cutoff could be 12.
All 8 instances are unique and so can all have different destinations, Tempos and step lengths.
Homegrown Sounds has also released Kosmonaut, a free collection of 60 Kosmos Instruments for Kontakt 4 or 5.
Kosmos is a set of scripts which create a virtual synthesizer and advanced Sequencer. I’ve been working on the new sequencer for the last couple of months which has been a massive endeavor! The result is a very creative and sophisticated sequencing system that is a lot of fun to use, and great for jamming.
60 Single Presets for Kontakt 5 (also for Kontakt 4).
Each Single Preset uses the Kosmos Synth front end, as well as featuring an amazing 8 x 7 sequencer with assignable destinations and a sophisticated Scale Remapper (Kontakt 5 only).
Kosmonaut Full Kosmos Instrument – Uses all 60 instruments to create a classic dual oscillator synth with lots of modulation possiblities, 2 filters etc…
The instruments are taken from Kosmos Classics and Kosmos Infekted.
Kosmonaut is a free download at Homegrown Sounds. Requires full version of Kontakt.
A collection of Multi-sampled Instruments designed on a Virus TI now released for Sampletank.
These are a high quality selection of musically useful sounds which make the most of Sampletank via a series of 44 child presets for each instrument. These child presets are like categories which transform each instrument adding a ton of flexibility to the collection.
Note: If you use Kontakt this sample collection is available as part of Kosmos Infekted
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $20 USD (regular $35 USD).
Homegrown Sounds has announced the release of Kosmos Classics, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
A huge collection of 800+ diverse sampled instruments for Kontakt 4/5 which is fronted by the unique Kontakt script called Kosmos.
Kosmos recreates a feature rich dual oscillator synthesizer where the samples become selectable waveforms. With a finely tuned randomization function it is possible to easily create unique sounds on the fly with very little effort, with either global randomize or the local randomizers of each section.
There is also a single instrument version of Kosmos for the original 800 instruments which allows the same degree of control.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $20 USD (regular $40 USD). Homegrown Complete users can crossgrade for $10 USD.
Homegrown Sounds has announced version 2 of its Kosmos sound library engine for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Kosmos is a scripted Virtual Analog style Synth Script for Kontakt designed to be a front end for high quality sample libraries.
Kosmos has been re-written from the ground up for Kontakt 4 and 5. As well as looking much prettier than than Kontakt 3 version, it takes the Kosmos concept as far as it can go with over 2500 lines of code to create a true dual synth engine. It now includes 3 tempo synced LFOs to modulate individual Filter Cutoffs, Volumes and Pitch, as well as having separate controls for Waveform, Pan, Tune, Velocity, Env->Filter and Filter Type. Additionally the Sequencer has been rewritten and improved, it has 3 sequencers one for Play/Pitch, Velocity and Note Length all of which can have independent step lengths.
Infekted and Starburst have both been updated, as well as Infekted Lite (Note that after extracting Infekted Lite to your hard drive, you must run the installer for either Windows or MAC which is located in the extracted folder, this will install the images used by Kosmos into your Kontakt ‘pictures’ folder).
Kosmos Infekted is available to purchase for $50 USD until the end of June, 2013 (regular $125 USD). Updates for Infekted and Starburst are free to existing users.
Homegrown Sounds has announced the release of Infekted, a Kontakt sample library featuring a large collection of multi-sampled instruments designed using a Virus TI and a unique Kontakt script called Kosmos.
Kosmos aims to create a dual oscillator synthesizer which uses sampled instruments as the Oscillator waveforms. It goes far beyond standard presets and has a randomization system built in for creating diverse sounds quickly and easily. The idea behind this is that it provides a much more conducive work-flow than scrolling through presets. Each Kosmos synth generally has 40-50 waveforms and each is capable of producing a massive variety of instruments.
As well as the Kosmos based synths, there are also categorised presets for each of the sampled instruments which all use a single oscillator version of Kosmos for easily tweaking the sound on the fly or through automation.
The collection is composed of 4 releases which are loosely categorised – Bass, Leads, Synths and Pads (Starburst).
There is also a free Lite Version of Infekted which uses 20 Instruments from the collection and includes a Kosmos synth using them.
Infekted for Kontakt is available to purchase for $125 USD.
A Group Buy has been created along with it’s launch so that the entire collection can be had for as little as $50 when just 50 people sign up. Futhermore when the number reaches 40 Virus Kits for Battery/Kontakt will be added and at 50 people a Kosmos version of Vintage Synths will also be added using Kosmos. It costs $25 to join the group buy and you will get instant access to Starburst.