GIVE YOUR MUSIC ORGANIC TEXTURE

" I love PADS 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
" 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

AN iNTUITIVE PADS ENGINE

Organic Synth Pad textures, Syncopated Rhythm Patterns and Melodic Motifs, that's just the start of what you can create with PADS.

PADS is a virtual synth instrument for KONTAKT that lets you create a variety of cinematic musical textures.  Combining multiple layers of unique samples, PADS provides natural and organic sounds that tastefully build, adding a new level of emotion and excitement to your compositions. 

Sculpt and shape the layers to your needs with envelopes, modulators, step sequencers, creative FX, and randomization options.PADS has been designed to be easy to use in order to get you up and running quickly, with over 140+ uniquely developed presets to choose from.

  • NATURAL, ORGANIC & CINEMATIC TEXTURES
  • OVER 80 SOURCE TIMBRES ENCOMPASSING A WIDE VARIETY OF TEXTURES
  • MULTIPLE LAYERS OF SAMPLES PROVIDE HUNDREDS OF SONIC COMBINATIONS 
  • WORKS SEAMLESSLY WITH NKS CONTROLLERS AND WITH THE FREE KONTAKT PLAYER

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FULLY EQUIPPED TO SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY

PADS IS PRELOADED WITH OVER 140 EXQUISITELY CRAFTED PRESETS DIVIDED INTO THREE MAIN CATEGORIES. WE KNOW YOU'LL LOVE WHAT'S ON OFFER

COMPLEX

The Complex presets include rougher, grittier sounds with multiple effects and a good dose of distortion, perfect for diverse styles of music - from ambient to film score.

INCREDIBLY INTUITIVE INTERFACE

WE BELIEVE IN SIMPLE, CLEAR INTERFACES, AND PADS exemplifies THIS PHILOSOPHY. CHECK OUT OUR DEEPDIVE ON THE INTERFACE AND FEATURES OF PADS.

LAYERS

PADS has two layers of sound sources. The same 80 sources are available on both layers and you can mix and match as you need to.

Layer Controls are conveniently located below and all the other options are exactly where you’d expect them to be. It doesn't get simpler to start creating your very own Pad textures!

Layers Section

MODULATORS

PADS 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.

Modulators Section

SEQUENCER ZOOM

If you thought that tiny sequencer window would be a real pain while you tweak 32 step rhythms late into the night, worry not, we’ve got you covered - Zoom in to make finer adjustments.

The best part is that our sequencer doesn't take up extra screen real estate, and PADS remains as compact as ever within your Kontakt instrument window.

Sequencer Zoom Section

ESSENTIAL EFFECTS INCLUDED

The Effects section within PADS is well streamlined to help you add just the right amount of additional processing to your pad sounds. There are a total of 7 Effects with a limited set of parameters for every effect to keep things simple, yet powerful.

EFFECTS SECTION

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 that help you visualise the effect. One of the many unique design touches we add to our instruments.

We’ve created an entire family of instruments that complement each other with ARPS, PADS and uBEAT.  Read more about our design philosophy here.

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NKS INTEGRATION

All of our flagship instruments are designed to take full advantage of the NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD.

NKS allows you to use ARPS 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 to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it.

It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/WASAPI, compatible host program or DAW. No extra purchases!

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KONTAKT PLAYER

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Instrument Specs

  • 80 SOUNDSOURCES CATEGORISED INTO OVERTONES AND PADS, ENCOMPASSING A WIDE VARIETY OF TEXTURES.
  • 140 PRESETS CATEGORISED INTO CLEAN, COMPLEX AND RHTYHMIC SNAPSHOTS.
  • 3 MODULATORS ENVELOPE, LFO AND 32 STEP SEQUENCER.
  • FULL KEYBOARD RANGE OF SAMPLE PLAYBACK.
  • 7 INSERT FX  SOLID EQ, TAPE SATURATOR, DISTORTION, LO-FI, TRANSIENT MASTER, DELAY AND CONVOLUTION REVERB.
  • 3 INSTRUMENT VIEWS MAIN VIEW ,MOD VIEW AND SEQ ZOOM VIEW
  • 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)

HEAR IT FROM THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

" 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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