Karma-Lab has announced the release of Catalyst Volume 2 – Blast of Inspiration!, a new sound set of 32 KARMA-fied combis for the Korg Kronos, Kronos X, Kronos 2 and Oasys. The combis can be loaded directly into the Kronos and Oasys, or used with the optional KARMA Kronos and KARMA Oasys software.
Focused on song-construction, backing tracks and inspirational grooves for jamming and live performance, scoring and film cues, each combi is composed of a full 4 KARMA Modules and 8 fully-voiced scenes for maximum variability, featuring extensive real-time control via the KARMA Realtime Controls (8 sliders, 8 switches) and the other controllers (joystick, ribbon, 8 RT sliders/knobs, Vector Joystick and 2 switches over joystick). In addition, the Kronos’s Drum Track has been programmed to add an additional complimentary percussion or drum element in nearly every combi.
Each combi is fully and meticulously documented in the accompanying 72 page User’s Guide, which is loaded with tips on how to get the most out of each KARMA Performance. The set includes grooves, sonic textures and backing tracks in a wide variety of styles, ranging from a mixture of Rock, Ambient, Jazz, New-Age and World/Ethnic categories to Hip-Hop, Dance, Electronica, Trance and Techno categories.
Catalyst Volume 2 is Karma-Lab’s third set of KARMA-fied combis for the Kronos, joining Catalyst Volume 1 and Reincarnated – two other acclaimed sets with similar high-tech programming. KARMA Developer Stephen Kay says “As the inventor of KARMA (licensed to Korg), nobody programs KARMA to the degree that Karma-Lab does. If you want big, bold, full, robust KARMA combis with inspiring and intricate parts that have 8 full scenes of completely different variations, each capable of driving the creation of new song ideas, then these are the sets for you.”
The soundset is available for purchase for the introductory price of $32 USD until September 15th, 2015 (regular $48 USD).