"Film, Media & Game Composers everywhere are going to absolutely love this instrument."
"I am having a really great time working with Umlaut Audio’s MOTORS. It's extremely intuitive and a wonderful addition to my arsenal of sound tools."
MOTORS is a virtual synth instrument for KONTAKT that lets you create and manipulate a variety of rhythmic motor sounds.
It combines two layers of organic loops in interesting ways to form unique tonal rhythmic patterns for use in a variety of musical situations, spanning cinematic to experimental styles.
Featuring envelopes, modulators, step sequencers, creative FX, variations and randomization options, MOTORS allows for almost an endless variety of loops to be constructed using the diverse starting set of source loops.
Built on top of the PADS Engine, Motors allows for manipulating loops in a similar way as PADS does for organic textures. MOTORS comes packaged with 100+ presets that take full advantage of the entire set of features, allowing you to use them right out of the box.
The Organic presets include clean and mellow loops that work best in musical situations where subtlety is key. Shift the patterns in time with the layer offset controls and you get limitless rhythmic variation with the same set of loops.
The Complex presets comprise of grittier source loop timbres embedded with a host of modulations and effects, to use in situations requiring more powerful rhythmic patterns.
MOTORS offers two layers of soundsources, each layer holds a rhythmic loop with 3 inherent variations.
The same loops are available on both layers so you can mix and match as you please. Layer Controls include Amplitude Envelope, Panning, Filter Options and Send Effect Controls. If you've used PADS before, this will feel like a natural extension.
With the powerful combination of 3 Variations per layer, Individual Layer Offset Controls and three 32 Step Sequencers at your disposal, fine-tuning the loops to match your visions is just a few clicks and tweaks away.
MOTORS has 3 Modulators, each of which can be an Envelope, LFO or Sequencer.
Each of these Mod Sources can be assigned to a variety of Layer and Global Parameters for an extensive array of modulation possibilities.
You can magnify the sequencer window and to add more tweaks to the step patterns. This gives you complete control of your rhythm's subtleties.
The powerful Effects section in MOTORS includes a set of Switchable Insert FX per layer, a set of Global FX and a SENDS Section with 2 Delays and Reverbs. Combining these creates a universe of joyful possibilities to experiment with.
All of Umlaut Audio’s instruments are designed with a consistent design language in mind. For instance, the FX Icons are abstractions helping you visualise the effect, one of the many unique design touches we add to our instruments.
We’ve created an entire family of instruments with ARPS, PADS, uBEAT and MOTORS. Read more about our design philosophy here.
All of our flagship instruments are designed to take full advantage of the NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD.
NKS allows you to use MOTORS like any other Native Instruments’ library, accessing snapshots, integrating with NI Hardware and most importantly, automatically setting up the most optimum mappings on Komplete Kontrol devices for you to dive right in to your creative flow. Learn more about NKS here
We've partnered with Native Instruments to allow our engines to be fully compatible with KONTAKT 5 PLAYER. This means that you do not need the full version of KONTAKT 5 to be able to use MOTORS.
You can download Free Kontakt 5 Player here.