Elements is a uniquely inspiring multi-layer sound design plug-in tool with vast sound sculpting capabilities. The Elements sound set is constructed from over 100 tonal objects made from glass, metal,... Read More
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Elements is a uniquely inspiring multi-layer sound design plug-in tool with vast sound sculpting capabilities. The Elements sound set is constructed from over 100 tonal objects made from glass, metal, plastic and wood all sampled in over 400 performances (like stuck, plucked, hand hit, etc.) for an entire 1.9GB library with nearly 4000 multi-velocity samples in 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution.
Out of the gate, Elements comes with 40 menus in 5 categories to build your sounds with. Each menu has 24 different sounds to mix and match to make your creations. The categories are Glass, Metal, Plastic, Wood and Hybrid (which has all of the previous four mixed together). Each category has eight different menu patches - Clean, Overtone, Percussive, four generic and a Best of patch to give the user endless possibilities of combinations. The menus help make up the more than 160 patches that come ready to use. Also, Elements takes those patches and along custom patches to make over 30 multis. The ready to use sounds are tonal, playable and useful. You can create music or sound effects, percussion or melody, driving rhythm and ambient pads. It's all there.
The Main Tab
The Main Tab lays the tonal objects out in sets of 24 trigger groups, which allows the user to take parts of 24 different sounds and mix them with other sounds to make new unique sounds. Each sound can have independent ADSR, HP and LP filtering, velocity and key ranges and volume, pan and tuning to expand the versatility of the sound. The groups can also be edited together with all of the above parameters by utilizing the 'Edit All Groups' mode.
The Arpeggiator Tab allows you to take those new sounds and apply multiple direction arpeggiator combinations and adjust the velocity, pan, cutoff and resonance in up to 64 steps manually or randomly utilizing three different APR modes. The arpeggiator also allows the user to adjust the repeat rate (1-4), rate (tempo synced or manual), duration and swing. The filter pulldown expands the arpeggiator possibilities with 9 different filter types. You can also chose to fix the velocities by activating the 'Fixed Vel' button. Custom configurations can be saved and recalled using the Arpeggiator library.
The Mixer Tab allows the user to fully automate (via MIDI CC#) the Tune, Pan and Volume for each of the 24 groups. A solo button is also added in the Mixer Tab to allow for isolation when fine-tuning.
The Trigger FX Tab allows the user to add up to 9 FX (distortion, lo-fi, flanger, phaser, delay, auto pan, tremolo, filter, and chopper) that can be triggered or latched depending on the users preference. Many of the trigger FX parameters are controllable via MIDI CC#'s. All of the trigger FX have 3 adjustable parameters. The delay, auto pan and tremolo rates can be timed by either syncing to the sequencer or manually chosen. There is also a convolution reverb in the Trigger FX Tab that has 24 custom IR samples. The reverb allows the user to adjust the reverb amount, pre-delay, IR size, LF and HF cutoff.