C-Tools was designed as an homage to a future that never was. Featuring a trinity of retro synths inspired by the 70s and 80s, C-Tools is three distinct instruments: Capsule (drums), Coil (bass) & Clique (pads & keys). From nostalgic strings to archetypal pulsing rhythms, C-Tools is the framework for building the vintage synth sound of yesterday, today.
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*C-Tools runs in Reaktor.
Capsule is the C-Tools Drum Machine, featuring eight drum channels and a built-in sequencer. Complete with thumping kicks and kitschy hand claps, Capsule takes a mostly analogue approach to its synthesis engines. Add in an additional effects chain crafted specifically for drums (including a gated reverb), and you can consider the hole in your instrument collection for tweakable vintage synth drums officially filled.
Coil is a hybrid monosynth designed especially for bass sounds. It uses digital FM and analogue subtractive synthesis techniques to produce a rich sound palette. From biting and percussive, to deep and throbbing - and all spaces in between - Coil lays down the low-end foundation you need for building those synthetic rhythm beds.
Clique is a combination of string machine and combo organ - two instruments that used similar frequency division techniques to produce their polyphonic sounds. Whether it be bright and springy or spacey and textural, Clique gives you all the soft synth requirements for writing melodies and harmonies so catchy they will ruin your life. Added is a split keyboard routing mechanism, which allows you to assign different parts of the synthesizer to the upper, lower, or both halves of the keyboard.