Impact Soundworks Juggernaut

Sample library for experimentalists

A 4.5GB sample library made up of 100% synthesised sounds (but no drum machines, interestingly) and aimed at media composers and electronic musicians, Juggernaut is split into two instruments: Bass and Drums/FX.

The former comprises over 50 categorised source sounds, processed with eight effects modules and rhythmised with the onboard step sequencer.

Drums/FX is built on about 450 samples (with ten round robin variations each), split into drum, percussion and FX categories, and brought together in a 32-channel mixer. Audition mode maps your selection across the keyboard, helping you explore each instrument category.

Sound-wise, Juggernaut is hard-hitting, high-impact and unapologetically 'electronic'. While it might not boast the most extensive sample set we've ever heard (particularly with the Bass instrument), what it has sounds very good, and the editable parameters and effects allow decent customisation.

MusicRadar Rating

3.5 / 5 stars
Pros

High-impact samples. Decent levels of customisation.

Cons

Not the most extensive collection.

Verdict

It might not boast the most extensive sample set we've ever heard, but what it has sounds very good.

Platform

PC/Mac

Description

Virtual instrument/sample library for media composers and sound designers

Additional Requirements

Kontakt 5 or Kontakt 5 Player

Required Hard Disk Space (GB)

4.5

Features

500 sound sources; cinematic FX; editable set of WAV samples

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