Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Gothic Instruments Dronar Glitchscapes - REVIEW

  • Expressive atmospheric sound creator for Kontakt
  • Includes 204 presets delivered as snapshots for fast loading times
  • Over 2000 samples
  • Total size: 3.86 GB
  • Developed for the full (paid for) version of Kontakt 5.8 or higher
  • Evolving, rich and complex soundscapes, pads and textures that would otherwise take hours to create
  • Strange broken glitches, soft radio atmospheres, electric pads, and more
  • Highly suitable for thriller, sci-fi and horror soundtracks as well as technology or mystery-themed documentaries
  • Use to add interesting elements to electronic music and atmospheric beds to ambient tracks
  • Expert and beginner friendly
  • 6 pages of simple controls deliver massive control
  • Dive deeper with DRONAR's unique independent arpeggiators
  • Onboard FX provide further sound design options


The sound of Gothic Instruments has always been at the top of my sound palette. The atmosphere and rich tonal quality of the presets are so complex in their structure. Dronar Glitchscapes follows the path of its predecessors. This library was recorded and processed again by movie trailer sound designer Alessandro Camnasio. Alessandra states that he recorded several electromagnetic sources with special pick-ups including: faulty hard-drives, broken electronic devices, power chargers, electrical junction boxes, phones, electric noises from welding machines, radio interference's and anything else that produced electrical noise. Convolution, FFT processing, enhancing, distortion and many more effects were involved in the process and editing of the raw samples.

So how does Glitchscapes sound?

Scary, Tense, Chilling, Unnerving, Eerie, Suspenseful, Atmospheric, Ethereal, and Superb. Should I go on?

Whether you’re doing horror, sci-fi, or anything that needs a tense underscore, Glitchscapes will truly fill the void. One other factor I need to note is that this is the first Gothic Instruments library that uses snapshots in Kontakt 5. The loading of the presets is much faster than previous libraries. I can only hope they are planning an update in the future where all the libraries will have snapshots. If I only have one complaint about the previous libraries, it was the loading times and high CPU usage. Thankfully the snapshots solve the loading issue. Watch the video below if you want to hear a lot of the presets.

This is another winner in the Gothic Instruments series and I can very well tell that I will be using these sounds in my next DARKMOOD project.
5 out of 5 Stars

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