INNOVATE WITH RHYTHMIc variations

" I love MOTORS because it’s subtle, organic, and just sounds like more of what I’m drawn to. I find I can experiment with multiple sounds and combine them and get pretty close to something usable in a short amount of time. "
Composer - Jeff Cardoni
CSI: Miami, Silicon Valley, The Defenders
" I love MOTORS because it’s subtle, organic, and just sounds like more of what I’m drawn to. I find I can experiment with multiple sounds and combine them and get pretty close to something usable in a short amount of time. "
Jeff Cardoni
CSI: Miami, Silicon Valley, The Defenders

DUAL LAYERED MOTORS ENGINE

DRIVING ORGANIC MOTORS ADD INTENSITY AND EXCITEMENT TO YOUR GROOVES. INNOVATE WITH RHYTHMIC VARIATIONS WITHOUT LIMITS

  • NATURAL, ORGANIC & CINEMATIC MUSICAL SOURCES
  • OVER 80 SOURCE LOOPS WITH AN EXTENSIVE ARRAY OF SOUND TEXTURES
  • 3 VARIATIONS PER LOOP - PERFECT WHEN YOU WANT VARIATIONS WITHIN THE SAME MOTIF. CHANGE VARIATIONS ON THE FLY WITH KEYSWITCHES, WITHOUT INTERRUPTING THE GROOVE.
  • WORKS SEAMLESSLY WITH NKS CONTROLLERS AND WITH THE FREE KONTAKT PLAYER
  • POWERFUL FX SECTION OFFERING BOTH INSERTS AND SEND EFFECTS FOR A RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES
  • CAREFULLY DESIGNED FOR EASING THE WORKFLOW OF MEDIA COMPOSERS

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.

ENDLESS VARIATIONS. POWERFUL COMBINATIONS

100+ IMPECCABLE audio PRESETS TO USE WITH DELIGHT AND MAKE YOUR NEXT PROJECT A BREEZE

ORGANIC

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.

ELECTRONIC

The Electronic presets comprise of grittier source loop timbres embedded with a host of modulations and effects, to use in situations requiring more powerful rhythmic patterns.

HYBRID

Hybrid Presets offer the best of both worlds: Organic and Electronic textures blended together in ways where crossfading in separate layers over time completely revolutionizes the sounds.

SEE IT IN ACTION

Sit back and watch Rueben Cornell walk you through the essentials of MOTORS. If you've used PADS before, you'll feel right at home.

IDEATE. CREATE. VARIATE.

WE BUILT MOTORS KEEPING ONE GOAL IN MIND: VARIATION. THE INSTRUMENT NOW OFFERS AN ARRAY OF rhythmic variation that we're proud to share

LAYERS

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 Inherent 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.

Layers Section

MODULATORS

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.

GUI

SEQUENCER ZOOM

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.

GUI

FX SECTION

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.

GUI

UNIFIED DESIGN LANGUAGE

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.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

NKS INTEGRATION

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

NKS

MADE FOR KONTAKT PLAYER

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 PADS.
You can download Free Kontakt 5 Player here.

Download Kontakt 5 Player

KONTAKT PLAYER

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Instrument Specs

  • 80 SOUNDSOURCES - With 3 Variations Each switchable by using Keyswitches per layer
  • 100 PRESETS - CATEGORISED INTO ORGANIC, ELECTRONIC & HYBRID SNAPSHOTS
  • 3 INSTRUMENT VIEWS - MAIN VIEW, MOD VIEW AND SEQ ZOOM VIEW
  • 3 MODULATORS - ENVELOPE, LFO AND 32 STEP SEQUENCER.
  • 2 OCTAVE KEYBOARD RANGE PER LOOP, WITH LAYER LINKING OPTIONS TO PLAY BOTH LAYERS WITH THE SAME KEYS
  • LEGATO VARIATION & INPUT QUANTISE FEATURES FOR EASE OF USE IN KEYBOARD PLAYBACK
  • 7 INSERT FX PER LAYER - SOLID EQ, TAPE SATURATOR, DISTORTION, LO-FI, TRANSIENT MASTER, COMPRESSOR AND MODULATION. SAME SET OF FX AVAILABLE AS A GLOBAL FX INSERT SECTION.
  • SEND EFFECTS SECTION WITH 2 DELAYS AND 2 CONVOLUTION REVERBS. EACH LAYER HAS DEDICATED SEND KNOBS TO EACH OF THESE SEND EFFECTS.
  • NKS INTEGRATION - DETAILED MAPPING FOR KOMPLETE KONTROL & MASCHINE CONTROLLERS
  • 24 BIT/ 48KHZ RESOLUTION FOR ALL SOURCE SAMPLES

System Requirements

  • KONTAKT OR FREE KONTAKT PLAYER VERSION 5.5.2 OR HIGHER
  • MAC OS X 10.9, OS X 10.10 OR HIGHER IS RECOMMENDED**
  • WINDOWS 7 OR HIGHER
  • 4 GB OF RAM MIN. (8 GB RECOMMENDED), 4.9 GB OF FREE HARD DRIVE SPACE
  • INTERNET ACCESS - SOFTWARE DELIVERED VIA EMAIL DOWNLOAD LINK
  • SUPPORTED FOR ALL INSTANCES OF KONTAKT : STAND-ALONE, VST, AUDIO UNITS, ASIO, CORE AUDIO,WASAPI, AAX NATIVE (PRO TOOLS 10 OR HIGHER)

THE INDUSTRY'S BEST COMPOSERS LOVE MOTORS. HERE'S WHY.

" With PADS & ARPS, Umlaut has made it easy and straightforward to take some of the fundamental elements on sampling and mold them to your creative vision. They are a welcome addition to my toolbox. "
- John Debney 
Jungle Book, Ice Age: Collision Course, Iron Man 2
" Umlaut PADS Provides me with all the necessary controls to create both the simplest and most complex of textures." 
Harry Gregson Williams
The Martian, The Shrek Series, The Narnia Series

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