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Making Cinematic Sound


The Granular-based Kontakt instrument Straylight enables direct-to-picture performance of tones, drones, atmospheres, and transitions. Sound designers, film, TV, and game composers benefit from specialized grain and sample playback modules with a powerful performance-based X-Y modulation matrix. At the core of Straylight is screen-ready cinematic sound sources. With the help of LA-based composer Paul Haslinger of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA), the Kontakt team tested and dissected sounds for the granular engine. The result is more than 360 unique sound sources for the granular and sample modules, with over 380 presets.