Zero-G and Xfonic present Extreme Environments, a unique sound design tool that allows you to quickly and easily create dense and complex ambiences, ranging from musical pads through to realistic room tones and extreme sound design.
"This is a sound designer's dream… delivering an endless and interesting array of edgy textures, drones and washes." (Computer Music magazine, UK).
This sound library was created by Si Begg, the same producer who created our highly successful titles Distorted Dancefloors and Electro Glitch Essentials both of which got fantastic reviews in the top pro-audio magazines!
The main feature of Extreme Environments is the Kontakt instrument which combines a state-of-the-art user interface with the loops and impulse responses to give you a highly flexible tool for creating a huge variety of beds, drones, pads and FX. It comes with over 150 presets. NOTE: You must already have a FULL VERSION of Native Instruments Kontakt (version 5.3.0 or later) in order to use the Extreme Environments Kontakt instrument. It is not a VST plugin or standalone instrument.
The core of the instrument is the three channels where you can select any one of the 142 loops. For each channel you can then control the pitch, time stretch, amplitude & filter envelopes, saturation and reverb send. All three channels are then mixed together and put through master high pass and low pass filters, then finally a limiter.
The other key part of the instrument is the convolution reverb, which any of the three channels can be sent to. You can choose any one of the 86 bespoke impulse responses, ranging from straightforward to extreme sound design. This adds great depth and atmospheric detail beyond the standard reverbs you might usually come across.
The combination of all these features makes for an almost limitless palette of sound creation. In addition the EXS24 instruments, Apple Loops, Space Designer presets and Channel Strip Settings give Logic Pro X users the option of creating their own combinations of sounds and FX within Logic. Also, the raw audio loops (as WAV files) can also be used as building blocks to create your own beds and drones.
For further information on the content and use of Extreme Environments, click HERE for the USER MANUAL (PDF)
Audio demos (mp3):
Demo - Extreme Environments - Location 1
Demo - Extreme Environments - Location 2
Demo - Extreme Environments - Location 3
Demo - Extreme Environments - Location 4
Demo - Extreme Environments - Location 5
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Demo - Extreme Environments - Location 7
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Demo - Extreme Environments - Location 9
Demo - Extreme Environments - Location 10
Extreme Environments is made up of the following elements.
Extreme Environments Kontakt Instrument with custom GUI and over 150 presets (requires Kontakt version 5.3.0 or later)
Audio loops. Available as AIFF Apple Loops or Acidized wav files.
Impulse responses for use with any convolution reverb.
Logic EXS24 Instruments and Reason NN-XT Instruments.
Space Designer Presets.
Logic Channel Strip Settings.
See also this product's sequel - Extreme Vocal Environments (EVE)
Here is a video intro and a video guide to Extreme Environments - these videos were produced by our UK distributor Time+Space:
Time+Space also interviewed the producer Si Begg about how and why he made Extreme Environments.
The interview is on their blog HERE.
This product is AVAILABLE NOW right here by download and is also shipping as a boxed DVD! (contact your local Zero-G distributor if you prefer to order the boxed DVD. Both versions - download or DVD - are identical).
NOTE: This library has been compressed to segmented .RAR format for the download. After purchase you will download 4 separate RAR files, the three parts each being 500MB in size, and the fourth being 109 Mb. After downloading the four files, make sure they are all in the same folder, then double click ONLY the first RAR file (...Part1.rar) and ALL FOUR of the RAR files will then expand automatically (all in a single operation) to produce one folder containing the whole library with all samples / all formats. Note that you must have a full version of Kontakt (version 5.3.0 or later) to use the Kontakt instrument files within this product.