Concept: An Intuitive & Creative Soft-Synth
Explore a new approach to modulation using drag-and-drop. Instantly identify your mappings with clear colour coding and animated visual feedback.
Get inspired quickly using our controllable and assignable customisation system. Create variations of your patch with a single click, with results ranging from musical to complex.
Draw your modulation movements within an X/Y field. Capture patterns for any combination of parameters and sync the results to your projects tempo. Create unique sounds and melodies in an instant.
Combine a range of ten high-quality effects, and drag-and-drop any parameter into the modulation system. An innovative convolution reverb is included allowing the use of custom impulse responses.
Stimulate new ideas by performing and modulating with any input or instrument. Use elements from your mix to create dynamic rhythmical patches, or use the pitch follower to create exciting interactions with existing melodies.
To get you started, Concept comes loaded with 200+ diverse presets, designed by the likes of Mercury award-winning music producer Roni Size (Reprazent, Universal), Richard Devine (Google, Warp Records), Kayla Painter (Brownswood Recordings), Dom Ruckspin (Ninja Tune) and Heiroglyphic Being (Mathematics Records).
XY Capture is a unique modulation effect combining an XY pad with a way to ‘capture’ movements performed with this XY pad, and use this movement to control any parameter in the plugin. XY Capture allows you to go beyond LFOs, Envelopes or Arpeggiators and intuitively shape the response of any number of parameters, and record very complex, personal and performable movements. Once a movement is captured, you can edit it, sync it to tempo, adjust the speed or direction and much more. You can also use up to four XY captures in your presets. Check out some of our factory presets to see how this can be used in your own projects.
Audio Input is Concept’s quick and easy pitch and amplitude follower. This allows you to feed multiple audio signals into the plugin (depending on your DAW), and use these as modulation sources. You can choose between amplitude or pitch analysis, and assign this to any parameter to modulate it.
Instantly shake up your bass patches or pads by feeding in a kick, hat or melody into it, to gel your tracks in a whole host of new ways!
Tweak it is Concept’s unique customisation system. It allows you to quickly create variations of factory presets, or your own designs, without losing the initial character of the preset. By adding a parameter to the Tweak it system, you allow the parameter to be updated within a certain range every time a Tweak is triggered. You can add any number of parameters, so you could tweak one, or hundreds of parameters inside the plugin on a single Tweak. You can tweak almost everything in the plugin, including oscillators, filters, FX, Modulators etc all using the drag and drop.
- Roni Size (Reprazent, Universal)
- Richard Devine (Google, Warp Records)
- Kayla Painter (Brownswood Recordings)
- Dom Ruckspin (Submotion Orchestra, Ninja Tune, EMI)
- Heiroglyphic Being (Mathematics Records)
- Alex Retsis (Native Instruments, Pro Sound Effects, Glitchmachines)
- Jim Stout (Roland, Carma Studio, Beatport Sounds)
- Matteo Milani (Unidentified Sound Object)
Light & Dark User Interface Modes
Dark Mode has been added to Concept in the 1.1.0 Update. Alongside 55 additional new presets, Concept has been given a colour-refresh with an all-new optional dark mode.
Choose your preferred user interface option by toggling between both Light and Dark Modes while you work.
“I love the simple straight-forwardness of Concept, but also how you can surprise yourself by accidentally routing the wrong thing or creating blind variables and just randomising everything. So many eye-brow-raising moments!”
Dom Ruckspin (Submotion Orchestra, Ninja Tune, EMI)
“I love the interface and the modulation options they present in the plugin. I really fell in love with the X/Y automation mode. This spoke immediately to me.”
Richard Devine (Google, Warp Records)
“Concept is a great tool for creation – an intuitive layout with great features like the visualisation panel. Having the parameters assigned to the colour of the LFO allows you to easily see what you’ve done to create sounds – which is super useful. Recording automation on the XY capture and reversing it was something that sparked lots of ideas for me!”
Kayla Painter (Brownswood Recordings)
Matteo Milani (Unidentified Sound Object)