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Introducing a new Reggae kontakt instrument

The Skank

Official Release : May, 1st

Due to National Lockdown, to keep you busy : BETA version is available early at 50% OFF !

the skank

The best in the world ! The Skank is a powerful Kontakt Instrument designed to bring you the real sound of Reggae Dub guitars. Featuring multi-sampled guitar chords plus a unique skankin’ engine specially created to give you maximum flexibility. Providing authentic sound & versatility, easily playable, don’t wait to skank your productions up !

  • Powerful Reggae & Dub guitar designer
  • 2 guitar pickups
  • 1710 chord samples
  • 3 Velocity Layers
  • 3 Round Robin per layer for each chord
  • Complete Dub FX Rack
  • Chord player engine
  • Switchable Keyswitches for pad controllers
  • Requires Kontakt 6.2.1
  • Kontakt 5 version available.

listen to the demos*

*All the skanks you hear come from Kontakt. No 3rd party plugins used.

Features

  • A Complete & Powerful Reggae Skank Engine
  • Powered by Kontakt 6 VST
  • Perfect for Reggae & Dub Producers
  • 1710 chord samples
  • 3 Velocity Layers
  • 3 Round Robin per layer for each chord
  • 2 guitar pickups, & more to come
  • Unique Chord Player
  • Midi Learn
  • You can import your own IR Samples for Cabs & reverbs
  • Easy Keyswitches on keyboard AND on pad controllers
  • Envelope Shaping : Mute your Skank with one push
  • Kontakt Amp & Cabs
  • Filters – BP, HP, LP
  • 3 insert effects – Compressor, Chorus & Phazer
  • 2 Delay lines
  • 4 Reverb Types : Room, Hall, Plate & Convolution
  • Use a special Phazing Function (…)
  • The only Guitar Skank you’ll ever need
  • Use Standalone or with popular DAWs -Ableton, Cubase, Logic, etc…
  • Virtual Instrument : VST, AU, AAX Plugin

SKANK IT YOURSELF. DUB IT YOURSELF

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You’re finishing your last Reggae song and looking for that touch ? You have that awesome Dub Bass but nothing to put on top of it ? Look no further, The Skank is made for you. It takes that crisp guitar sound and adds great setup possibilities. You can go from old-school Reggae & Ska Music to the Sound of Modern Dub & Electro. It works great with HipHop & Trap too.

For Instant Grooving. Skank it Yourself. Dub it Yourself.

Details

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guitar section

Begin to craft your sound by selecting the type of pickup for your guitar :

Really simple, you have access to the 2 most well-known pickups ever : Single Coils & Humbuckers. Next you have to select which pickup you want to use : Neck, Middle or Bridge pickup.

amp & cab

Adjust the envelope : Short, Long or somewhere in between ! Know that to get the most out of it, you can mute your Skanks with one Keyswitch.

Also here you can set the Usptroke Volume & the Velocity Curve, useful to add groove to you skankin’ guitar.
Then you have to dial in Kontakt’s Twang Amp and choose your cabinet.
You have 8 Kontakt Cabinets, PLUS you can load your own Impulse Responses !
You can of course bypass Amp & Cabs if you prefer to use another Amp Sim. Or not.

amp section
filter

filter

Nothing strange here. You can choose between several HP / BP / LP filters with envelope & LFO modulation.

 

play it live

The power of the Chord Player at the tip of your fingers : there are keyswitches for each option :

  • Major & Minor Chords.
  • Invert Strumming
  • Muted or Long Chords.

 

The Skank features a unique way of skanking to match the way a real guitarist would strum his guitar :
When you press a key, you strum the guitar down.
When you release the key, you strum the guitar up.

You can play straight down chords or upstrikes Ska chops. You can play downstrokes followed by upstrokes and there also is a special setup to play Up-Down-Up rythms.
You can mix and/or switch chords and strumming techniques with keyswitches.

And finally there is one more option: while you can use the KS from C0 to F0 on your keyboard, you also have the possibility to assign custom KS to notes from C2 to D#2, to use them with pads controllers (i.e. Maschine controller).

skank engine

FX RACK

The Kontakt 6 version of The Skank takes advantage of the newly integrated NI FXs.

Feedback Comp

compressor

Handle the dynamics with the Feedback Comp. You can go even further with the Attack control of the Transient Master effect.

Modulation

modulation

Modulate your sound with Kontakt's Choral & Phasis effects.
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EQ

eq

An EQ.... Because you'll always need one. Takes advantage of Kontakt's Solid-G EQ.

Tape Delay

tape delay

A Classic and Essential Tape Echo Delay. No real skank without it.

Space Delay

delay

5 delay types to space your sound even more.

Reverb

reverb

Finally the essential Reverb : Room, Hall, Plate or Convolution
Reverb.

Did I tell you that you can add your own IR Reverb Samples ?

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engine

Requirements

  • Powered by the Kontakt Engine
  • Kontakt 6 (Full) ver 6.2.1 or higher
  • Minimum System Requirements :
    • Mac: OS X 10.10, Intel Core Duo, 4 GB RAM
    • PC: Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit, Inteo Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2GB RAM)
  • Kontakt 5 version available, requires Kontakt 5.8.1

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