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Device Overview

Name/Version: ULTRAKICK 1.1.0
Author: DP  
Description: ULTRAKICK is a state-of-the-art Max for Live kick drum synthesizer based on two oscillators and a noise generator. Its intuitive user interface allows for great control and precision.

From the very beginning, ULTRAKICK has been developed with the end user in mind and has been codeveloped and tested with a select group of electronic music producers.

Features:
- 100% synthesis: no samples involved.
- 8 partials per oscillator with unprecedented options for sound design.
- AUDIO FLOW tab: reveals all audio routing, makes synth easily understandable.
- Tuning: move all frequency-related envelopes up or down with a single click.
- Envelopes overlay: maintaining overview at all times.
- Spread settings for frequency envelopes: create organic sounds with no effort.
- Action menus for quick actions like envelope randomization and osc partial presets.
- Accurate waveform image rendering.
- Flawless sound retriggering: absolutely no clicks, even at high retriggering speeds.
- Numerical envelope point programming for high precision sound design.
- Undo/redo system.
- Built-in help/tips section and mouseover hints throughout the interface.
- Robust preset system with easily interchangeable preset files.

ULTRAKICK works with Ableton Live 9 & 10.

Demo video: https://vimeo.com/246272343

Demo track: https://soundcloud.com/dycide/distance

Reviews:
Cycling '74: https://cycling74.com/articles/software-overview-ultrakick
Create Digital Music (CDM): http://cdm.link/2017/12/ultrakick-obsessive-bass-drum-synth-max-live-hands
Ask.Audio: https://ask.audio/articles/isotonik-studios-releases-ultrakick-for-ableton-live
The Pro Audio Files: https://theproaudiofiles.com/review-ultrakick-kick-drum-synth
Tastenwelt (German review): https://www.tastenwelt.de/lesen/news/ultrakick-starker-live-kick-drum-synthesizer
Dance Music Northwest: http://dancemusicnw.com/ultrakick-max-for-live-drum-synthesizer
Beat Lab Academy: https://beatlabacademy.com/ultrakick-ultimate-maxforlive-device-kick-drums-interview
Nu-Trix The Synth Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eib42Or-H9g
Maike Watson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ShI91gKCIg
Collective Intelligence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx0n7XH9SQs
ELPHNT: https://elphnt.co.za/learn/ultrakick-review

Free ULTRAKICK demo version: https://isotonikstudios.com/product/ultrakick-kick-drum-synth-demo-version

ULTRAKICK User Group on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/ULTRAKICK

++ Additional search terms: kick drum, synth, plugin, percussion, drums, Isotonik Studios ++

M4L device designed and programmed by Dutch interaction designer Daan Pothoven
 

Device Details

Tags synth, drum, glitch, other, dj
Live Version Used: 9.7.6
Max Version Used: 7.3.5
Date Added: Dec 11 2017 09:06:36
Date Last Updated: Jun 01 2018 06:34:27
Device Type: instrument_device
Download URL (report link) https://isotonikstudios.com/product/ultrakick-kick-drum-synth/
License (more info): Commercial


Comments

thanks for post and also thx for video , I am thinking about buying this synth pack for my project.
https://www.lucidsamples.com/multi-samples-packs/289-nord-synths-collection.html

A copy of Sonic Academy's KICK 2, that costs more than KICK 2... Why would anyone buy this??

@AdrienKjer Hi there! Most kick drum synthesizers work with envelope generators (for pitch and amp) and ULTRAKICK and KICK 2 are no exception. Apart from that, ULTRAKICK is quite different from KICK 2 for many reasons, one being that ULTRAKICK is 100% synthesis and KICK 2 partially works with samples. About pricing, KICK 2 is way more expensive than ULTRAKICK, please check this out ;).

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