Output Launches New Company, New REV Collection For Kontakt

Output, a Los Angeles-based music software company is opening its doors Nov 12, 2013 and launching REV — calling it the world’s first collection of instruments, loops, rises, pads, pulses, swells and more — all in REVERSE.

Released in partnership with Native Instruments, REV is built within the Kontakt engine and is installable through the NI Service Center.

Over two years in the making, REV offers users the ability to play instruments in real time in reverse. The product includes over one thousand presets, spread over four engines. All sounds lock to tempo and work with all major DAWs. The engines boast a wide array of filters, stutters and FX that can enable the user to tweak the sound both in the studio and in performance.

Here’s a pair of video walkthroughs for REV:

Pricing and Availability

Output_REVThe REV collection is available today from Output and costs $199 US.

For additional information, a overview/tutorial video is also available at this link that explains how the developers conceived and created the collection.

7 thoughts on “Output Launches New Company, New REV Collection For Kontakt

  1. Is it April 1st already? Its probably not a good sign when the first thing you do upon hearing of a new product is to roll your eyes. Sorry, but its just too goofy, whether its real or a troll.

    1. Because any sampler worth its salt will play a sample in reverse and a decent reverb will do likewise for many purposes. An entire set reversed *for* you seems pretentious. For $199, you can do a rig a lot more good than spending it on just one audio trick.

  2. Loved the sounds, until the obligatory drop came.
    Or, well, I still enjoyed the sounds, just not how they were played together.

    199$ seems a little pricey (not really, but I’m a huge fan of Soniccouture, who tends to be cheaper), but I’m seriously considering this later on after next payday or the one after that. I like reversed sounds, and while I don’t want to use them for everything all the time, it sounds like this collection may offer some great pad-like sounds that doesn’t feel “Oh it’s reversed”-gimmicky, at least not in a bad way.

    To each their own, of course, but that’s my two cents. Or something like that.

  3. I don’t get your comments TheVille..

    Anyone who’s a serious composer or sound designer understands to get proper reverse instruments that are musical and sit in a track like a real, complex and changing instrument that is *musical* takes a lot of time. Sure some samplers can reverse samples but have you ever tried it? I have, it’s not that musical and certainly not that inventive.
    Part of sound design and composition is your production sounds, and creating that mystique of “how did they get that sound” which of course creates your feel. What these guys have done is groundbreaking – comments such as “Because any sampler worth its salt will play a sample in reverse and a decent reverb will do likewise for many purposes.” don’t make you look that well informed…

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