REVOLVER for Kontakt is
a Kontakt sound library* based on the sounds of the famous
DSI Evolver synthesizer, and gives you a wide collection
of vivid and powerful sounds.
253 Kontakt patches (in 7 categories)
• over 1.5 GB of 44kHz/24 bit samples (1956 perfectly looped wav files)
• 12 midi controllable knobs for realtime tweaking and for midi automation of the most important synth parameters
• extensive editing techniques: multiple velocity layers, round-robin, alternate sample starts to achieve fat, lively and realistic analogue sounds
• exclusive IR sample
collection for the convolution reverb of Kontakt
please note: our Kontakt banks require the full retail
version of Kontakt 3.5 (or more recent
version), they are not compatible with the free Kontakt
Player. Revolver is available in Reason refill
format as well.
The following simplified MIDI implementation
chart is designed as a quick reference guide that allows
you to identify at a glance which MIDI control change
(CC) messages are implemented by Revolver in Kontakt.
attack time of the filter envelope
decay time of the filter envelope
release time of the filter envelope
filter envelope amount
resonance of the internal LP filter
release time of the amplitude envelope.
attack time of the amplitude envelope
cutoff frequency of the internal LP filter
decay time of the amplitude envelope
sustain level of the amplitude envelope
adjusts the amount of the insert FX (delay)
adjusts the send level of the send FX
In addition, in most cases: modwheel
(CC 01) controls the filter modulations,
aftertouch adds vibrato effect.
Evolver is an incredible synthesizer that
incorporates many of Dave Smith and Sequential's old secrets,
circuits and technologies. It uses a monstrous four oscillator
voice architecture - two analogue DCOs and two digital
- with two independent Curtis analog low-pass filters.
The analogue oscillators feature multiple
classic waveforms plus pulse-width modulation and hard
sync, and they sound really nice and big. The digital
oscillators feature FM synthesis, Ring Modulation and
96 wavetables. Modulation capabilities are handled by
four LFOs and three ADSR envelope generators.
The Evolver's analog-style sequencer brings itself to
life with animated evolving sounds. All modulators can
be synced for massive rhythmic sounds.
the analogue hack
Evolver is a digital/analogue hybrid
synth. It means the oscillators and filters are analogue,
but the on-board effects (feedback, delay, distortion,
hi-pass filter and mixer) are all digital. This concept
is a very serviceable feature for performers, but a bit
annoying for us – we don't need the digital effects,
we want to use the original analogue sounds!
The "analogue hack" is a way
to achieve this: it taps the analogue signals before the
onboard effects' AD converters and leads it out as two
separated dual mono channels. (This hardware modification
needs a skilled technician, so many thanks to the absolute
The results are true analogue sounds, without
the unnecessary extra AD/DA conversions. Thanks to the
modern DAWs, we can use VSTi effect arsenal in
a much more flexible and complex way – and this
is our big goal! :)