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Slate and Ash Cycles v1.3.0 KONTAKT-DECiBEL screenshot
Team DECiBEL | 19 Jul 2021 | 2.64GB
CYCLES is an innovative and powerful loop manipulation and granular synthesis environment. Through a variety of idiosyncratic and interactive processes pull apart and reconstruct audio instantly into an endless myriad of collaged loops, performable textures, modulating rhythms, generative sequences and playable pads.

The LOOPS engine is an audio looper, splicer and synthesiser. Audio is manipulated using an interactive visual timeline that slices the loops into rhythmic segments and re-collages them to create new and irregular formations. Playback parameters facilitate detailed loop manipulation whilst parameter modulation and slice randomisation can create further rhythmic evolution.

The GRAINS engine operates at the micro level, deconstructing the loops into tiny fragments and then rebuilding them into diffuse and amorphous clouds of texture. Grains of variable size, shape, pitch, volume, pan and direction interact to create a multitude of generative soundscapes and gestural movements, with physically simulated modulation introducing natural repetition by animating parameters in cyclical patterns.

CYCLES includes over 450 loop sources divided into six distinct packs, each designed to inspire new and idiosyncratic directions in music creation. Loops can be used straight out of the box in order to generate and develop existing ideas, or alternatively taken purely as source material to be manipulated within the engine into entirely new worlds of sound.

CYCLES includes 100 preset engine states to help find inspiration and aid exploration. Each of these transforms the engine into a different set of parameters, settings, and modulation, creating an entirely new world of sound in which a loop or sample is then performable. This produces a huge palette of tens of thousands of unique processed loops and textures, existing anywhere from energetic pulses and plucks to rich cinematic ambiences.

As well as the source loops, over 150 bespoke pads, textures and sequences are included, each created by taking a single source loop and transfiguring it within the CYCLES engine. The result is a vast library of unique timbres and rhythms full of granularised swarms, lush organic textures and precise cyclical pulses. Patches can be performed interactively, with mod wheel movement creating dynamic rises and evolving cinematic transitions.

+ 189 presets patches
+ 100 preset engine states
+ 494 sound designed loop sources
+ Approx 2.8GB samples compressed
+ Up to date and powerful CPU recommended
+ Runs in the free Kontakt 6.3.2 Player or full Kontakt 6.3.2 or higher

Changelog v1.3.0 - FIXED Issues:
- Fixed amp envelope attack on loop array mode
- Fixed sequencer freezing when exiting sidebar

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  Resident 30.10.2012 44 716
Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this
  Member 7.04.2020 62
Oh wow , you guys should be magicians with these sudden appearences :)
  Resident 18.01.2014 479
Thank you so much, DECiBEL!
  Member 11.04.2017 59
Up to date and powerful CPU recommended

rest in peace my toaster pc and cpu
Delay Lama is life
  Member 1.03.2014 117
THANKS !!!!!
  Member 10.11.2016 3 206
Does "CYCLES must be installed in Native Access" as it says on Slate & Ash site, or not with this release ?
  Member 2.09.2016 686
Maybe Can someone give us a hint on how an instrument like this( so huge in cpu) is going on the new mac m1 machines
My sudo is dead
  Member 28.04.2014 27
First of all, Thank you very much.

Has anyone opened it in Kontakt and checked the version? Because mine still says 1.2.

Anyone else?
  Resident 26.01.2019 7 419
Thank you DECiBELLE
Nice too that it hasn't been batch-resaved.
  Resident 16.03.2013 580
Took my breath away! Thanks a million for this
Para-para-parAUDIOZ/SEX! Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh...
  Member 7.08.2018 148
Wow really like this,, great share thanks
  Member 14.03.2021 6
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  Resident 26.01.2019 7 419
quote by MachinedrumMkiiHow do you get this to stay active? It worked for a little bit but now says it needs to be activated. In Native Access it says demo version. Is there a way for it and say Bioscape to install without being knocked offline by Native Access?

thanks in advance!

Because a) You shouldn't have NA, or anything NI, "online".
b) One can only use 'shared' libraries with a 'fixed' version of Kontakt.
As found here on this site.
Also might be the answer to any other of your lib probs by the sound of it.
Either that or you haven't successfully installed and/or patched Kontakt.

So if you bought Kontakt, feel happy that some of your future free usage of shared 3rd party libs is at least a small percentage legit! And chuck it in the bin.

Oh, and you haven't upvoted or clicked on Thanks. This comments section is just for commenting on the product, as it says in the site rules; newb troubleshooting is over at AS!
  Member 14.03.2021 6
  Resident 30.11.2018 1 36
I like the libraries from Slate and Ash!
Thank you very much!
  Resident 23.04.2017 1 290
I guess you can't use your own loops though, right?
  Member 2.06.2014 1 22
By simply dragging and dropping a sample anywhere onto the CYCLES interface, it will be loaded into the LOOPS and GRAINS engines. Up to 25 loops or samples can be loaded simultaneously into a single instrument, making mixing and matching loops easy. The engines can then be used to manipulate and reinvent the sounds, or can be switched into any of the 100 preset states, transforming user samples instantly into a huge variety of sound designed textures and rhythms. Any user patches can then be saved within the CYCLES file structure and will be accessible within the library tab.

  Resident 23.04.2017 1 290
Awesome! Thanks for the info

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