Krotos offers other really interesting tools which enter into a completely new sphere of sound design.
I’m pleased to introduce you Reformer PRO, a very interesting sound design audio plug-in that can be used to create new sounds in a very new and creative way.
This particular plugin is a sampler and thematically defined a sound design tool.
Meaning Reformer allows you to take a sample and run it through a themed based library of effects to create sound Fxs like for example the roar of a black panther or the sound a squishing fruit.
Reformer PRO is not just a plugin it’s also a platform. Krotos Reformer PRO offers scores of special libraries and the opportunity to create your own library and sell it on their platform. Really cool.
The GUI offers just a few parameters relying mostly on an XY pad for modulation.
The pad can morph you between 4 different sound libraries or help you fine tune your sound.
In this sense, you can modulate recording or set it up to a midi controller as a live instrument.
Mostly though I see this instrument appealing to cinematic producers but also film producers as well.
One can really peps sounds up, like adding a leathery sound to a person in a leather jackets movement. Or adding moisture sounds to someone to a car driving by.
For ambiance producers, there are also lots of potentials. Just imagine what you could do with.
I ´m very impressed but the analytic tools provided.
You can load samples into Reformer which then analyze them to be used as your own library for affecting your sounds. I still can´t get my head around it but it´s a pretty amazing thing.
On the Reformer Platform, you can find many interesting libraries from Krotos and other providers. They range from around $15- $60.
As mentioned you can even create your own libraries which are also interesting for producers into field recording.
I tried working some guitars with the libraries included and was unable to do much. The black panther always sounds like a black panther no matter what I did.
So joining different ideas together searching for happy accidents didn´t lead to anything straight away but I think with more time it could.
I´m sure there will also be a steady flow of new and interesting libraries to try out.
Krotos is moving into a mind-boggling territory of sound production. I’m sure this instrument is going to evolve into something very unique.
The Reformer plugin is free but Reformer Pro is available as a monthly or yearly subscription bundled with a variety of libraries.
If you’re a filmmaker, cinematic or ambiance producer don´t miss out on this!
For more details please check the official product page: Reformer PRO