MUTATIONS is a deeply configurable prepared piano, with everything you need to create rhythmic, percussive and unique prepared piano textures. The library gives you the feeling you are in the room with a grand piano, and with a level of control that is as close as can be to having a hand under the lid, placing the bolts / mutes / pegs / screws / picks or ping pong balls yourself.
With 6 preparations + pure string, and some additional special effects (glissandos & ping-pong rolls), the preparations can be configured to the individual string for all 88 strings. Giving near limitless possibilities on your own sound. A custom key-bed has been created that shows in real time the note played, with a corresponding dropdown menu also being highlighted for ease of preparation in performance. Once a key is prepared, the note on the key has a permanent colour dot linked to the preparation type. For ease of seeing which preparations are happening at a glance.
Important Note: MUTATIONS requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or above (also works with the FULL version of Kontakt 6/7). Do not purchase this if you only have Kontakt Player.
- 1GB Space required (3GB Pre Lossless Compression)
- 6 Preparations + Pure String
- 4 Special effects (Glissandos, Ping Pong Ball Rolls)
- 3 Round Robins on 2 Velocity Layers Across the range & each Preparation
- 1,443 unique samples
- Note specific preparation choice on all 88 notes
- Combine any of the 7 sound types across all 88 notes for endless possibilities
- Preparation specific volume controls
- A sound warping series of post FX
- Sustain Pedal samples & volume controls
- Release trigger samples & volume controls
- Info overlay with images of the preparation type & info on the sound itself
- Colour coding for prepared strings for easy visual guides
- Colour highlighting when playing to show both the note & prep-menu in real time
CONTEXTUAL DEMO 1 (Heavily Prepared)
CONTEXTUAL DEMO 2 (No Preparations - Gnossienne No.1)
CONTEXTUAL DEMO 3 (Prepared Underscore)
SAMPLE LIBRARY REVIEW
I've tried several plugins of "prepared piano", I think this is the best one, since it has the most flexibility per note, plenty of options. Well done!
Insanity Samples has knocked it out of the park yet again with another fantastic instrument concept. The prepared piano on offer here is truly an amazing instrument with so many different applications across the musical spectrum. Bravo!