LANDR launches Chromatic, a new ‘streaming instrument’ that lets you play loops, hooks and one-shots

LANDR is seemingly taking on Output’s Arcade with Chromatic, a new “artist-driven streaming instrument” that enables you to play instrument loops, vocal hooks, one-shots and soundscapes from your MIDI keyboard.

All of this content is available in the Chromatic sound sets library, which groups sounds by the artist who created them, ‘colour’ and mood. Each artist gets their own artwork and bio, and we’re told that “numerous” diverse sound sets will be added every week.

One interesting aspect of Chromatic is the revenue sharing, which will see the artists who contribute content receiving a share of the subscription revenue.

For high-profile artist contributors, there’s also talk of sharing royalties with creators who create “derivative works” based on their content.

Find out more on the LANDR website. You can sign up to Chromatic for $10/£7 a month, or save 23% if you commit for a full year. It runs on PC and Mac as a VST/AU/AAX plugin.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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