|Latest news - IMPACT DESIGNER is one of the nominees for Best Software Instrument/Library in the 2015 MUSIC TECH Gear of the Year Awards. If you love using Impact Designer, please vote for it here:
Zero-G and Xfonic present Impact Designer (Kontakt 5 instruments with custom interface). Produced by Dan Graham, who has now also produced two sequels Whoosh Designer and Rise Designer, and produced our extremely popular Animato, Spiritoso, Luminoso and Perpetuo titles.
is a stunning, futuristic mega-slam SFX creation machine with extremely high quality impact sounds built from live environmental recordings which were then processed with customised software by Italian Professor of Sound Design, Alessandro Camnasio whose trailer credits include Transformers: Age of Extinction, Captain America - The First Avenger
"..very keenly priced considering how much bang, crash and wallop it can deliver. Highly recommended. FIVE STARS out of five" (Sound On Sound magazine, UK).
Impact Designer is a Kontakt Instrument* that combines amazing raw sounds, incredible simplicity, a high degree of playability and a very high level of customisation. Under the hood there are 3 dynamic velocity layers and 3 round robins for each sound so it all stays nicely organic-sounding without a machine-gun effect of repeat sample-triggering.
Every Impact is made up of 3 elements - HIT, BOOM and DECAY. Respectively, these 3 elements are the attack, the body of the hit and the long release. The Impact Designer instrument quickly crossfades between the 3 different sounds in order to produce sonic complexity and a very wide range of possible variations. There is also a Pre-Hit function which is a reverse sound that can give your Impact an impressive thwack.
There are over 15 million possible variations so you will never run out of sonic possibilities. We’ve included 90 presets themed in sections such as Slams, Kerbooms, Whooshes, Drums, Deep Impacts, Percussion, Drops and Soft Impacts.
Impact Designer Demo 1 - Chasing The Storm (mp3)
Added to this is a GUI which allows for total sonic manipulation and includes pitch, drive, compression, pan, filter, delay and reverb controls to make the possibilities truly infinite.
"The samples are diverse, and the interface is intuitive… a superb alternative for those on a moderate budget. Rated: 9/10"
- Computer Music magazine.
"Offers an exciting new way of creating powerful, customised cinematic effects. Rated: 9/10"
- from the review in MUSIC TECH magazine, UK (read the whole review HERE
Find out how and why IMPACT DESIGNER was made - our UK distributor Time+Space talks to its creators:
For a more detailed description of how to use the product and its features please click here to view the Impact Designer User Manual (pdf)
Impact Designer Demo 2 - Chasing The Storm (naked) (mp3)
Impact Designer Demo 3 - Deus ex Machine (mp3)
Impact Designer Demo 4 - Down To Zero (mp3)
Impact Designer Demo 5 - Head-on (mp3)
Impact Designer Demo 6 - Head-on (naked) (mp3)
A full version of Kontakt (version 5.3.1 or above) is needed to use Impact Designer. It will not work with the free product "Kontakt 5 Player" which is only a free demo version of Kontakt!
* 507MB of sounds on DVD (or download)
* 456 samples (.ncw files) in total
* 91 Kontakt 5 Instruments with custom Graphic Interface
* 15 million possible variations to create unique sonic impacts
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 product has been compressed to .RAR format for the download. After purchase you will download one single rar file, approximately 530 MB in size.
Note that you MUST have a full version of Kontakt (version 5.3.1 or above) to use this sample library.
Our UK distributor Time+Space have produced these two videos about IMPACT DESIGNER:
See also WHOOSH DESIGNER, Dan Graham's fantastic sequel to this title.