Native Instruments has introduced Flesh – a new ‘performance instrument’ designed for turning rhythmic source material into all the elements of a complete production, including basslines, melodies, chords, harmonies, and more.
Flesh lets you load up to 12 samples, then it analyzes the transients and spectral profile of the sound. This information is transformed it into curves and triggers, which get sent to four audio engines for re-synthesizing as new sonic material. The result is dynamic riffs and grooves that they say ‘feel faithful to the source material’
Here are the official video overviews:
Flesh offers four audio engines, plus effects and modulation sections. Each engine has a specific function, from changing the sonic character of the sample itself to transforming it into a monophonic sequence or lead, chords, or sub-bass frequencies.
Additionally, the sound generated can be further modified by the effects section and modulation page. The effects section re-creates a highly-modified dub delay while the modulation page allows producers to add subtle to radical motion to their sound.
Flesh is also the first Reaktor Instrument designed from the ground up to get the most out of the Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards. Color-coded control octaves on Light Guide make it easy to see keyswitches – even on a dark stage.
Flesh also uses the Light Guide to provide tight visual feedback, highlighting sounds and samples, and sequenced harmonies. Parameters are pre-mapped to the eight control knobs on the Komplete Kontrol keyboards.
Flesh is available now for US $99. See the Native Instruments site for more info.