Homegrown Sounds has announced Augment, a synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Augment began as an exploration of Additive Synthesis with the idea of Sequencing each of the partials in different ways. It then became logical that it could also function as an 11 layer synthesizer using other waveforms as well as Sine waves which expanded it’s possibilities enormously.
Each Partial/Layer has 4 sequencers to control Volume,Filter, Drive and Pan. It has an XY Pad which can record the currently selected Partial as well as Randomizers which produce Rhythmic Shapes or select from a pre-recorded database of XY Recordings. Each Partial has it’s own Waveform Select, Filter Type, Cutoff, Resonance, Bit Depth, Sample Rate, Tune, Effect Sends, Envelope Shape and Envelope Percentage.
It has Global Randomizers which can produce an endless amount of possibilities with little effort, as well as a Global Default to reset to a default state. You can save your own Default template to the currently loaded state.
Augment is still under development and will be released as part of a group buy in the next couple of weeks. It is available now for the Early Bird price of $14.99 USD. A purchase will automatically enter you into the Group Buy.
Also, Until December 1st, all Instrument Presets and Kontakt Instruments are on sale.