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NI is promising an intense, cinematic Thrill in its latest plugin instrument

Native Instruments has released a new cinematic plugin in the form of Thrill, an orchestral-based sound design tool that has ease-of-use at its heart.

The control of Thrill is centred around an X-Y pad that can be used for modulating effects and morphing between sounds. This simple and intuitive approach is designed to give users control of blending between sound sources and effects, depending on the preset being used. 

The X-Y modulator aso has the added bonus of lending itself to trackpad, tablet, or even smartphone control (via TouchOSC).

Much of Thrill’s appeal is centered on its ability to build the intensity and emotion in your projects with what NI is calling “the most powerful tone cluster designer ever offered in a virtual instrument”. The plugin offers 250+ editable cluster sound and voicing presets, but they can also be built from scratch using eight independently editable and modulatable voices.

Thrill includes a 30GB sound library taken from 963 source sounds, including orchestral recordings and hybrid sound-design based on ambiences, custom-built instruments, voices, pitched metal, synthesized drones and more.

Thrill runs in Kontakt 5 and the free Kontakt 5 Player, and is available at the NI online shop (opens in new tab) for €299/$299/£239/¥ 37 800/AU$ 439. More information can be found on the NI website (opens in new tab) and you can also download a free soundpack (opens in new tab) of Thrill in action.

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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