Soniccouture Ondes v3 KONTAKT
Recreating an authentic Ondes Martenot performance requires real-time control.
With an NKS controller, ROLI Seaboard, Linnstrument, or any MIDI controller; expressive, fluid lines will come to life.
The main instrument panel contains controls for each of the 7 oscillators + ‘Tutti’ switch, send controls for each of the 3 Ondes speakers, ADSR envelope control (optional, depending on Setup), Brightness control – switchable to 12db Filter with resonance, Detune, Width and Saturation faders
•A large part of the Ondes’ sonic character are the 3 loudspeakers that amplify the instrument.
•D1: A conventional, if slightly lo-fi, speaker cabinet.
•D2: A speaker with 3 metal springs inside, which create a spring reverb type effect.
•D3: The most exotic of the three; Le Metallique. This is essentially a speaker with a metal cymbal for a cone.
•The Soniccouture Ondes instrument features convolution modelling of these cabinets, which can be blended creatively within the instrument.
LE RUBAN – RING CONTROLLER
The most famous part of the Ondes is the metal ring, which is worn on the finger of the right hand. The ring is not used when the keyboard is being played, like the ribbon controllers we are used to. Rather, when the Ondes is switched to ‘ring mode’ (au ruban), the ring becomes the sole method of determining pitch ; a very skillful technique, particularly so when you consider that in order to produce any sound at all, you must simultaneously manipulate the clear, lozenge shaped device, known as the touche d’intensité..
THE POLY ONDES
•Included with the Soniccouture Ondes instrument is an additional synth, the Poly-Ondes.
•Because after all, isn’t it a shame not to be able to play these sounds polyphonically?
•Featuring a tweaked feature set, this makes the most of the amazing vintage oscillators, and adds an LFO for extra modulation possibilities.
•The result is a hugely versatile and characterful analogue polysynth.
Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)
Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM
Requires KONTAKT 5 or KONTAKT 5 PLAYER version 5.6.8 or later