Rhythmic Robot Audio Uproar KONTAKT | 158 Mb
Twin detunable waveform generators: blend between pure sines and erratic, complex eBow guitar strings. Three independent distortion types under LFO and envelope control for moving, shifting, evolving harmonic spectra Perfect for high-energy, aggressive synth sounds, or subtler tones with an unusual, airy edge.
Uproar takes the classic subtractive synth architecture, turns it on its head, beats it up and calls its mother nasty names. The principle behind it is simple: instead of taking a complex, harmonically-rich waveform and progressively filtering it, Uproar starts with smoother waves and progressively distorts them - messing them up with saturation, distortion and bitcrushing modules until they reach whatever point of complexity you want. In doing so, it imparts a whole new character to ‘typical' synth tones, and drifts easily into territory that a typical subtractive synth can't really reach.
Uproar uses as its starting point two waveform generators. Because these are the cornerstones of the sound, we've given you a lot of scope right here. The Impurity dial blends between a pure analogue sine-wave and a far more complex, uneven waveform that we created by eBowing the strings of Mongo's Telecaster. An eBow is a little doohickey which uses an oscillating magnetic field to stimulate a guitar string directly - no plucking required - and using it yields an infinitely-sustaining but pleasantly erratic tone that we sampled for over a minute for each note, randomising the start points so that no two notes you play sound quite the same. With natural detune between the sine and the eBow waves built in, each wave generator gives you a lot of character right from the off.