REVOLUTION-CRE8 Simple Page
Revolution-CRE8 Advanced Synth Page
$149.99

PRODUCT INFO

Intuitive and flexible with the focus on quick and easy workflow is the concept behind our CRE8 Engine.  The main concept behind its design is to provide you with a "SIMPLE Page" that provides all the functionality you would reach for during composing or performing.  Of course, there is an incredible amount of functionality and sound design capabilities contained in the additional pages we provide all with the same concept of being simple and intuitive. 

 

REVOLUTION-CRE8 is our first Reversing Instrument Library that utilizes 2 different synthesis engines making it one of the most unique and capable reversing sample library instruments available anywhere. The approach when creating this instrument was not to be just a one-shot reverse library but to deliver a product that would be the most usable and unique reverse library on the market for the modern-day media composer. Our goal was not just to reverse the sample content and call it done, but to create an engine capable of creating reversing textures that you can loop, mangle, layer on top of one another or add to a granular texture. The program presets are interesting and unique enough to give your compositions new color and texture.  

KEY FEATURES:

 

  • DUAL LAYER REVERSING SAMPLE ENGINE.

  • PHRASE LOOPING - Play any phrase with a length as short as a 8th note or as long as 8 Beats and it will loop in reverse automatically.

  • NOTE VALUE KEY SWITCHING - Reversing Layers 1 and 2 can have their note values key switched independently in real-time.  For example Layer 1 can be set to a Whole note while Layer 2 can be set to Half or Quarter notes creating complex and interesting reverse poly rhythms. 

  • GRANULAR ENGINE - Layer 3 provides a modern granular engine with up to 8 grain streams per oscillator to create complex rich and spacious structures.  We utilize this layer to create beautiful pads that layer with the REVERSING Engine to create hybrid pads with reversing elements.

  • 26 DIFFERENT INSTRUMENT SOURCES - We have sampled 26 different instruments with repeated note values of various lengths.  This allows you to have chords or phrases repeating in note values of 16th, 8th, Quarter, Half, Whole, or 8 Beats (2 Whole Notes). The instruments are: Acoustic Guitar 12 String, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Harmonics, Auto Harp, Bass Guitar, Buzzy Synth, Celeste, Dirty Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar Harmonics, Electric Piano 1, Electric Piano 2, Feedback Wurli, Glockenspiel, Granular Bowl, Granular Glass, Granular Handbell, Grand Piano, Granular Piano, Harmonic Keys, Karimba (hybrid kalimba and marimba mixed), Mountain Dulcimer, Noisey Keys, Sine Waves, and Vibraphone.

  • MIRROR-SLING SHOT PATCHES -  All 26 instruments have patches that allow you to play them in a normal forward sound that then reverses back in a mirrored fashion.

  • Presets have up to 3 Layers

  • Load patches in up to 16 slots that can be used multi-timbral or layered by assigning patches to the same MIDI channel.

  • 18 different insert effects.

  • 61 Total effects via the aux channels.

  • 8 Quick Control knobs to access the most common parameters for fast adjustments.

  • Works with soft elicenser or USB.

*Requires HALion Sonic SE 3.2.20 FREE, HALion Sonic 3.2.20 or HALion 6.2.1 or higher.  (Note: HALion Sonic SE 3 requires mac OS 10.12 or Higher/ Windows 7 or higher)

*No USB-elicenser dongle required.  Works with soft e-licenser or USB.

HALion Sonic SE 3 is available for free as a plug-in for any VST3, VST2, AU and AAX compatible host and as a stand-alone application for macOS and Windows.

"REVOLUTION-CRE8 is a collection of produced high-quality original sounds that comes with a large variety and are an excellent fit into many scores and genres."

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New Features in 2.0

  • Over 540 program presets

  • New User Envelope "LFO"-Shaped Presets

  • New bigger and better GUIs

  • Over 26 sample sources

REVOLUTION-CRE8 In-Depth

The SIMPLE Page

The SIMPLE Page allows the user to make quick tweaks to the instrument's most important parameters.

ADVANCED PAGES

The Advanced Page offers more complex controls and parameters to the user.

When switching to the ADVANCED Page, the Upper section remains fixed. This section all about having instant access to all the parameters that you will use most of the time without the need to jump to other screens.  

The Lower section is where you will find more in-depth parameters for the Oscillators, Motion Controls, FX, Arppegiator and Midi Player, and filter controls via XY Pads.

The SAMPLE SYNTH Section

Layer 1 or 2

 The  SAMPLE Synth Layer page is an overview display of the sample content used in the patch.  The actual display is only showing the first sample used in the loaded patch if that patch utilizes multi-samples.​

This synth page includes:

  • A sample browser/loader with 27 sample source options.

  • Sample Waveform Display

  • 4 Playback modes

  • Sample Start and End

  • Fixed Pitch toggle

  • Release Start and Release Offset with Crossfade, Fade in and Fade out controls

  • 6 Loop modes

  • Loop Start and End

  • Loop Crossfade

  • Loop Crossfade Curve and Tuning

The GRAIN SYNTH Section

LAYER 3

 The  GRAIN Synth Layer page provides a large amount of parameters that control the cutting edge modern advanced granular synthesis engine.

  • Sample browser/loader with 76 sample source options

  • Sample Waveform Display

  • Up to 8 grain streams per oscillator

  • Grain Shape

  • Grain Speed

  • Grain Direction

  • Grain Level, Random Level, Level Width and Auto Gain

  • Grain Position Random Position, Position Spread, Position Offset

  • Duration, Random Duration, Duration Spread, Duration Offset

  • Pitch, Random Pitch, Pitch Spread, Pitch Offset

  • Direction Key Follow, Center Key, Follow Zone Pitch

  • Grain Length, Random Length, Length Spread, Length Offset

  • 4 Playback modes

  • Sample Start and End with Fade in and Out parameters

  • 6 Loop modes

  • Loop Start and Loop End with Crossfade, Fade in and out controls

 

Waveform Modulation LFO

  • Bypass

  • Amount

  • Rate

  • Shape

  • Phase

  • Destination

  • 3 Retrigger Modes

  • Waveform Shape

The FX Page

The FX Page provides you with 18 different insert effects to enable or disable.  The different effects are:

  • Envelope Shaper

  • Vintage Compressor which is at the end of the signal chain before the reverb to act like a "Mastering Compressor".

  • Compressor

  • Distortion module with 4 distortion effect types.

  • Guitar Amplifier modeling effect. Control over amp heads and cabinets as well as microphone position.

  • Chorus

  • Phaser

  • Flanger

  • Ring Mod FX

  • Stereo Widener

  • Vintage Ensemble

  • Main Synth Filter with VCF section that has 24 filter shapes and five distortion modes. There are also unique morphing filters that seamlessly blend between up to 4 out of 24 filter types via the XY Page.

  • 4 Band Fully Parametric EQ

  • Morph Filter with 2 filter shapes that can be controlled via the automatable XY controller right on the Morph Filter FX module.

  • 2 independent stereo Delays with 3 modes.

  • Efficient Algorithmic Reverb with many parameters to tailor its sound.

  • Convolution Reverb with many impulse choices.

* Additionally, there is a complete suite of 61 audio effect processors in total available via the AUX FX Sends in the mixer portion of HALion Sonic SE.

The MOTION Page

The Motion Page is where the user can modulate the instrument and add motion to the signal.

The Motion Page features:

  • 2 Additional LFOs 

  • 2 Step Modulators 

  • User Envelope

  • Amp Envelope

  • Pitch Envelope

 

 The LFOs, Step Modulators and User Envelope can be used to modulate a multitude of parameters via a pull down menu. Each has an amount knob and can be bypassed individually.

The ARP Page

This is an advanced 32-step Arpeggiator based on Yamaha’s legendary Motif Technology with extensive programming and modulation features. The Arpeggiator offers many parameters for programming phrases and altering tempo, groove and swing. Three additional controller lanes are available for quick and easy step modulation for oscillator and filter parameters.

 

The phrases of the arpeggiator can be recorded internally and exported to the DAW via drag and drop to make them accessible as editable MIDI events.  Additionally, you can store and trigger 8 different phrases on the fly in real time without ever losing sync.

The entire Arpeggiator settings can be locked to keep phrases even when browsing the available presets.

THE MIDI PLAYER

This is a simple midi file phrase player that you can drag and drop midi files to and from your DAW.   Additionally, you can store and trigger 8 different phrases on the fly in real time without ever losing sync.

The XY Page

The XY Page is a simple layout with 3 XY controller boxes. The first XY box controls the Main FX Filter when it is set to dual or quad Morphing modes. 

The second and third XY boxes are tied to the fixed Lo Pass and Hi Pass Filters that are found on the Main Page.  This is a very fun and creative way to automate these filters.

The BROWSER Page

Browse through the patch library with ease and find what you need quickly thanks to the detailed tagging system and large viewing window that is part of the MediaBay sound management system.

The browser can also open "undocked" and be resized up to full screen size.

The Quick Controls

8 Pre-assigned controls at the bottom of the screen allow for quick access to the most commonly used parameters. 

The Motion knob can control all the motion and pulsing of a patch. It defaults to full motion but can dial the motion all the way down to no movement at all. 

* PAN LFO is excluded from the Motion Quick control knob.

The Trigger Pads

8 Trigger pads are assigned to the Arpeggiater's 8 possible patterns.  These can be triggered "on the fly" all without losing sync in real time.

The pads can also be assigned to the 8 patterns on the Midi Player page. 

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