Inouï Samples has announced the release of Shepard Designer, a Kontakt instrument library that lets you create the Shepard tone audio illusion.

Inouï Samples Shepard Designer

The instrument offers real-time control of the slope direction and speed, and an amplitude bell to go from the most precise sound to the largest effect.

The Shepard tone is a famous auditory illusion faking an infinite rise or fall. Shepard Designer allows you to instantly and incredibly easily create this effect. The instrument comes with 144 varied exclusive instrumental sources, and it even works with your own sounds!

Shepard Designer features

    Monophonic synthesis based on 9 layers of samples.

  • 144 varied instrumental sources with different techniques (48kHz / 24bits).
  • Ability to import your own sound sources.
  • Change the slope direction and speed in real time.
  • Automate the slope through MIDI or using the built-in LFO.
  • Synchronize the slope speed to the second or with your DAW tempo.
  • Improve the tone and the illusion with the Bell Width.
  • Attack and Release time from a classic ADSR envelope.
  • Advanced settings for specific cases and CPU consumption.

Shepard Designer is available for the intro price of 60 EUR (regular 80 EUR). Requires the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher.

More information: Inouï Samples