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Acoustic Isolation

Kontakt Instrument by Rigid Audio

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Drums, basses, guitars... and beyond!

Acoustic Isolation delivers 200 ready-to-rock kits covering stunning sounding drum grooves and percussion loops as well as a huge range of pianos, strings, guitars and synthesizer loops.

It is a state-of-the-art loop module for KONTAKT containing 800 different loops that can be played in tandem across three categories (Groove, Percussion and Melody). A fourth user part lets you import your own WAV loops via drag and drop with a breeze.

All loops are (unencrypted) 24-bit / 48KHz WAV files. These loops can be played polyphonically time-stretched within a range of two octaves (24 semitones).

Each part has its own colour-coded range on the keyboard. You can alternatively play the loops sliced using the "SLICE" button in the sequencer pages.

There are special MIDI trigger keys/notes that enable you to retrigger a currently playing slice (when a sequencer is turned on) or to trigger a volume "trance gate" per part.

Drag and Drop Audio Files

Acoustic Isolation allows you to import your own WAV loops simply via drag and drop. Save your customized Acoustic Isolation instrument as an NKI instrument or snapshot for later use. Each engine can hold up to 128 custom WAV files.

The Mix Page

From here you can mix and match the individual loops (parts).

You have four displays that show the current (loaded) loop. From there you can select different loops or let Acoustic Isolation choose new ones by clicking on the "R" buttons (randomize).

When you press SHIFT and ALT/OPTION on the first randomize button on the mix page (BASS section), then that will also alter the sequencer state randomly (on or off) and choose a random sequencer preset for all four parts.

For almost all controls you can press ALT/OPTION and adjust the value for all parts at once. (It´s always stated in KONTAKT’s information window). CONTROL/COMMAND will reset values. SHIFT is for fine-tuning.

The SPACE knobs set the amount of convolution reverb for the selected part. The "SPACE" toggle button must be enabled in the FX page.

The FX buttons can be used to enable or disable FX sections for the parts. The SEQ buttons will enable/disable the per-part sequencer.

The Edit Page

The EDIT page lets you set up parameters for each of the four parts.

Acoustic Isolation features per-part loop speed control (half, normal and double speed). When importing custom WAV files, the speed control won’t be available anymore.

You got a filter modifier with cutoff and resonance, amplifier and filter envelope control, modwheel mapping (volume, lowpass or highpass filter cutoff), pitch bend range as well as a solid bus compressor, tape-saturation, a lowcut and a stereo width adjustment.

The FX Page

Acoustic Isolation comes with a comprehensive onboard FX section. Besides the basic bread-and-butter effects like auto-pan, flanger and delay, you also got some more interesting effects:

The STEP FILTER is a tempo-synced bandpass filter that randomly changes iitscutoff. The AMOUNT controls the strength of the cutoff sweeps. The STEP GATE is a classical volume "trance gate".  In the middle are on/off toggle buttons for the various effect sections. To the right is a preset menu with 32 presets and a randomize button that chooses one randomly.

The SPACE REVERB comes with 60 impulse responses that you can choose via the dropdown menu.

The Seq Page

Perhaps the most interesting thing in ACOUSTIC ISOLATION. Each part has a 2 x 32 step sequencer that lets you not only control the sample offset per part but also the loop offset. So basically it loads 32 loops per part into the RAM and then you can offset which one to play, which delivers really interesting results in no time!

Furthermore, each part has 32 presets (together with the famous "R" button), a rate control (1/2 , 1/4,  1/8, 1/16), start step and end step offset knobs + a SLICE and a GATE button:

GATE button: If the current step in the first (sample offset) sequencer is 0 it won´t play the loop at this moment. (Required for some presets.)

SLICE button: Let´s you play the first 24 slices on the keyboard of the selected loop chromatically. ("AKAI-Style"). It will then use the default pitch, that you can still change using the SEMI knobs on the mix page

On top of that, you can even record your own pattern data using the pattern recording buttons for either sample offset (SO) or loop offset (LO).


200 preset kits that guarantee instant inspiration. If that’s not enough you can use the randomization features of ACOUSTIC ISOLATION to generate endless “new” kits.

  • 750 24-bit / 48KHz host-synced WAV loops (2.2GB)
  • RA “Rock Essentials” Mini-Expansion (50 BONUS WAV Loops)
  • Drag and drop WAV file(s) import for each layer
  • 200 preset snapshots
  • Based on the powerful CINEMATRIX engine (14k+ lines of script code)
  • Central mixing section with 2x parametric EQ per part
  • Separate edit, fx and sequencer pages
  • Comprehensive effects section with 4x convolution reverb
  • Polyphonic time-stretching, MIDI hotkeys
  • Intelligent randomization
  • Per-part step sequencer with sample and loop offset
  • Awesome editing and sound-shaping capabilities
  • Mix and match loops for endless possibilities
  • Unencrypted WAV loops - ready for any DAW
  • Fast preset kit browsing utilizing KONTAKT’s snapshot feature

What else?

  • ACOUSTIC ISOLATION is fully automatable
  • Instantly useable and inspiring sounds right at your fingertips
  • 100% royalty-free
  • Instant download after purchase from fast servers

System Requirements

Important Notes: 

  • The full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 6.2.2 or above required to run this software.
  • This software will not function in full within the FREE Kontakt Player engine and will only be available in DEMO mode.

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