Big Fish Audio has announced an update to its free plugin that is designed to unlock the potential of your loops and samples with the next generation of sound sculpting tools.

Version 1.3 of Momentum includes velocity sensitivity, a new release knob in shot mode, reverse and stutter effect improvements, bug fixes, and a new improved graphics engine.

Momentum is the next generation of KLI. This plugin is a powerful loop transformation platform that allows you to slice, stretch, change the key, rearrange, and compose from multiple samples and sources, as well as find that perfect one-shot inside your loop. You also have access to Big Fish Audio’s world-famous loop libraries right inside the plugin. And unlike other loop platforms, Momentum is completely free and doesn’t have any subscription fees.

Changes in Momentum v1.3

  • Velocity Sensitivity: Velocity sensitivity can now be added to any loop on the slice page via the “Velocity” button.
  • Release Knob: A release time can now be set when using the shot playback mode on the slice page.
  • Slice Mapping Shift: The starting point for slice keyboard mapping on the slice page can now be shifted down one or two octaves to add flexibility for MIDI controller specifications.
  • Reverse Crossfade: Updated the functionality of the slice effect reverse crossfade knob. The crossfade knob can now be used to smooth out clicks that can happen between two reversed slices.
  • Fixed a bug where switching from shot to loop mode would break the slice page.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the type of slices by grid added would reset the position of the loop start and end markers.
  • Fixed a bug where the slice effect chorus would be missing the knob for the voices parameter.
  • Fixed a bug where the MIDI file export to play back slices on the slice page was broken.
  • Fixed a bug where creating slices manually wouldn’t update the on-screen keyboard.
  • Fixed a bug where the pitch slice effect would change in whole steps even when a half step was selected.
  • Fixed a bug for the group effect delay where the time could not be set manually.
  • Fixed a bug where user samples wouldn’t load properly in FL Studio on Windows 10.
  • Fixed a bug where the delay slice effect would show incorrect time values when tempo synced or set manually.

The plugin is free to download for Windows and Mac in VST, AU and AAX formats.

The new Free Sample Pack – Momentum 2022 collection offers 2.1GB of free content in the Momentum format from a selection of sample libraries, including Ocean: Indie Ambient Kits, Stupid Crush: K-Pop Construction Kits, Particles: Textured Lo-Fi Kits, Riot: Dark Trap Kits, Liminal: Future Garage Construction Kits, and Currency: Hip Hop Construction Kits.

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