Continuo
$38.58
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+ ELECTRIC GUITARS WITH SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
+ FOR SCORING, AMBIENT & ELECTRONIC MUSIC

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+ 24BIT / 48KHZ QUALITY
+ RECORDED WITH ANALOG GEAR

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+ OVER 2.5 GB CONTENT
+ KONTAKT 5.7+ FORMAT (Full Version Required)

Your Cinematic Guitar Orchestra

Continuo is a complex sounding cinematic texture designer tool based on electric guitars for creating endless pads, unusual soundscapes, characteristic atmospheres and experimental sublayers especially for film, video game and electronic music. This is the first release of our cinematic series with our brand new, easy to use Layer Designer Engine where you can edit, modulate and mix up to 4 individual Instrument Modules at the same time. Your continuously journey starts now.

Ideal for

Organic Soundscapes & Pads
Orchestral Sublayers
Complex Moving / Pulsing Textures

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THIS TRAILER’S MUSIC MADE EXCLUSIVELY WITH CONTINUO

18 Instrument Modules

12 Extra-Long Guitar Patches

6 Hojave Guitars: Raw, almost cello sounding patches with a lot of fortuitousness and life for creating intimate textures or to enhance realism (as an additional layer).
6 Badlands Guitars: Straight, edgy and sometimes organ-like sounding patches for creating sharper or epic soundscapes
Techniques: Bowed, tremolos, vibratos, beaten (with a wooden stick), driven patches

4 Super-Large Texture Patches

Open, huge and spacey patches for creating ethereal or even symphonic orchestra sounding textures when mixing with other patches.
Straight, super long reverbs created with several eurorack modules, Eventide and Strymon pedals.

Extreme Timestrech & Synth Sublayer

Additional patches for extra coloring options including a 300x Stretched Bowed Guitar patch and Moog Subsequent37 Taped Synth patch

Sound Demo

Also check out Liam Killen’s walkthrough video about Continuo here

Walkthrough

GUI Features

Meet our latest Layer Designer Engine: a powerful tool for composers, music producers who are seeking for instant inspiration and extremely easy workflows on the fly:

Inspiring, super clean interface right out of the box.
Need more controls? Under the hood you get more than 80+ smarty adjusted control options!

With the new engine you can run up to 4 Sound Modules at the same time. Also you can add effects and modulations individually on these Sound Modules.

Every Slot comes with 4 EQ, 2 vintage effects (Slow Leslie rotator & a Classic Phaser) and 2 Lexicon-style reverb sends.
The combinations of these controls can surpise you with some very insteresting new textures.

Turn your sound into pulses or create a super complex moving soundscape combining the settings on the 4 Slots.
Choose from 8 different LFO presets from fast to slow automatically synced to your DAW’s / Kontakt master clock.

Add a final touch or go extreme with the Master Section: an SSL Style Channel EQ, Glue Compressor & a Master Limiter. Thanks to the high quality recordings changing these parameters (especially the EQ settings) can dramatically change your overall sound. Pimp up your textures, add some extra edge, brillance, fatness with these rich sounding features at the final stage.

In Collaboration With IAMYANK

Continuo is created in collaboration with the multi-instrumentalist producer / songwriter Iamyank who keeps building up memorable scenes around the audience with futuristic synths, spacey guitar and dirty drums on the edge of instrumental and electronic music.

Check out more about IAMYANK here

Features

Sources

Inspiring guitar texture patches created on with several Fender guitars a wide collection of hardware effect processors

Kontakt

Made for fast and effective work: simple-to-use interface for Kontakt 5.7.3+

Sound Quality

All samples are recorded in 24bit / 48kHz through UAD Apollo AD converters

LA

Sound design, recordings, coding and design are made in Budapest & LA

Instrument Presets

Essential Presets

01 Mojave Clean.nki
02 Mojave Drive.nki
03 Mojave Tremolo.nki
04 Mojave Beaten.nki
05 Badland Clean.nki
06 Badland Clean II.nki
07 Badland Synthesized.nki
08 Badland Drive.nki
09 Badland Drive II.nki
10 Badland Drive Synthesized.nki
11 Badland Vibrato.nki
12 Still Space.nki
13 Subtle Life Space.nki
14 Intense Space.nki
15 Driven Space.nki
16 Slow Motion.nki
17 Synthesizer.nki
18 Empty Preset.nki

Artist Presets (Dani Karanyi)

DK Afterlife.nki
DK Digital Ocean.nki
DK Eternal Tremolo.nki
DK Ether.nki
DK Frozen Atmosphere.nki
DK Hosanna.nki
DK Infinite Journey.nki
DK Into The Woods.nki
DK Lost In Space.nki
DK Music for 4 Musicians.nki
DK Organic Colors.nki
DK Pulses I Maneuvers.nki
DK Pulses I Silken.nki
DK Pulses I.nki
DK Pulses II Maneuvers.nki
DK Pulses II Silken Maneuvers.nki
DK Pulses II Silken.nki
DK Pulses II.nki
DK Tensions I.nki
DK Tensions II.nki
DK Thin Air.nki
DK Tokyo Lights (Playing w Staccato).nki
DK Welcome to Deimos.nki

Artist Presets (IAMYANK)

IY Ashgabat Keys 1.nki
IY Ashgabat Keys 2.nki
IY Ashgabat Keys 3.nki
IY Ashgabat Keys 4.nki
IY Ashgabat Keys 5.nki
IY Ashgabat Keys 6.nki
IY Ashgabat Keys 7.nki
IY Ashgabat Keys 8.nki
IY Dry Rusty Drone 1.nki
IY Dry Rusty Drone 2.nki
IY Dry Rusty Drone 3.nki
IY Dry Rusty Drone 4.nki
IY Dry Rusty Drone 5.nki
IY Dry Rusty Drone 6.nki
IY Dry Rusty Drone 7.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 1.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 2.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 3.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 4.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 5.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 6.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 7.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 8.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 9.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 10.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 11.nki
IY Ordos Dry Pulse 12.nki
IY Varosha Wet 1.nki
IY Varosha Wet 2.nki
IY Varosha Wet 3.nki
IY Varosha Wet 4.nki
IY Varosha Wet 5.nki
IY Varosha Wet 6.nki
IY Varosha Wet 7.nki
IY Varosha Wet 8.nki
IY Varosha Wet 9.nki
IY Wittenoom Dry Texture 1.nki
IY Wittenoom Dry Texture 2.nki
IY Wittenoom Dry Texture 3.nki
IY Wittenoom Dry Texture 4.nki
IY Wittenoom Dry Texture 5.nki
IY Wittenoom Dry Texture 6.nki
IY Wittenoom Dry Texture 7.nki

What Pros Saying about Continuo

Richie
Kohan

Trailer Composer

Spiderman
X-Men Apocalypse
John Wick

“The patches in Continuo Guitars are wonderfully organic, blending well both with acoustic and synth sound pallets. It’s a very well crafted, musician forward library”

Gabriel
Dib

Film Score Composer

Criminal Minds
Child of Nature
The Story of Us

“Continuo is a beautiful rendition of sounds bridging the now and the future. I heard it through a certain familiarity contained in the patches combined with carefully crafted layers of rich and complex subtleties of sonic delight.”

Peter
Vozar

Trailer Composer

Avengers: Endgame
Narcos: Mexico
First Man

“Inspiring, flexible tool with many sides”

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Technical Summary

Minimum Requirements
+ Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32-/64‑bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 CPU, 8GB RAM.
+ Mac OS 10.12 or higher, Intel Core Duo CPU, 8GB RAM.
+ 6 GB free disk space for complete installation.
+ Full version of Kontakt 5.7.3 or higher

+ 360+ extra long samples (30-150 second long recordings)
+ 24bit / 48kHz sample rate​
+ 2.7 GB total size (3.6 GB uncompressed)
+ Recorded with Universal Audio Apollo 8p
+ Kontakt 5.7.3+ required
+ Royalty free license

Customer Reviews

19 hours ago
Andrew
(verified owner)

Awesome product got the price.. Money well spent!!

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23 hours ago
Anonymous
(verified owner)

Easy!

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1 day ago
Jhonatan
(verified owner)

Incredible product, so much sound variety to choose from... Note aside, the product download servers are very slow... took up to twice the time compared to other downloads of the same size

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2 days ago
Bartosz
(verified owner)

Interesting instrument with great sound!

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6 months ago
Ezechel T.
(verified owner)

The interface is cool and minimal, but the sounds are huge and very usable, and the price affordable. I really dig the sound design Karanyi is doing in their libraries.

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6 months ago
Chris T.
(verified owner)

Another quality library from Karanyi. I am really enjoying Continuo - it provides beautiful, evolving beds that can calm or build tension. Very flexible and a glorious sound quality.
Thanks again for another inspiring library.

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6 months ago
sedat buğa
(verified owner)

I like it.Thanks...

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6 months ago
Stéphane Caro
(verified owner)

Un concept très bien présenté via un design épuré et éthéré et des sons juste magiques. Un excellent produit que je vous conseille vivement. Merci Karanyi Sounds !

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6 months ago
PHILIP MANCINI
(verified owner)

Great sounding instrument!

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7 months ago
Stephen Bishop
(verified owner)

Unique range of sounds and easy to setup.

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7 months ago
Walt M.
(verified owner)

Used as carpets underneath a piano or guitar sound, they look great! I like them because they are so varied, and they have a good quality so they tie the sound in perfectly with the other instruments. Now it has become an essential product for the success of my next albums. Thank you!

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7 months ago
adam krzyz
(verified owner)

Fantastic library. Clear, transparent interface. Inspirational sounds !!

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7 months ago
Jonathan S.
(verified owner)

Really easy to use! Sounds just like in the movies!

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7 months ago
Martyn
(verified owner)

Excellent sounds and layers

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7 months ago
Alberto Ramirez
(verified owner)

Quick and easy

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7 months ago
Don D.
(verified owner)

Perfect for a session I just started of dreamy, sleep music. Well worth the price.

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7 months ago
Robert Natiello
(verified owner)

A wonderful sound creation tool. Great presets and control for shaping sounds that fit the mood. From atmospheric to moody and easy to place in your media production as well as music and compositional tool.

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7 months ago
Sander Verstraten
(verified owner)

Great shopping experience.

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7 months ago
Jacques
(verified owner)

Simple, beautiful and clever design, allowing already a lot of "evolving" sound possibilities just from the included patches, and also some good possibilities to create more very easily, without digging into the full Kontakt pages.

Really a great instrument for cinematic and TV series "interest creation" with sound evolution's and complex moving atmospheres for underlying the scenes.
Works as well for any other music style.

Even just using 1-note pulsating rhythms or piling up 1-note various texture patches with some
Mod wheel Vibrato or other Knobs/expression pedals performance added, is really fun to use with great sounding audio shapes.

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7 months ago
Jacocaster
(verified owner)

What is Continuo?

A complex & evolving texture pads instrument or a pulsating sounds instrument, or a mix of.

It's based on a series of
- 12 extra long guitar patches (Hojave, Badlands)
- 4 super large texture pads
- 1 extreme time stretched guitar layer and a Moog taped Synth patch.

You might say, that's not a lot, but then there is this fresh take on a new style of easy but efficient user interface !

Main interface layout very simple, performance oriented, with a

MAIN window:
- a POLE knob (Mod Wheel vibrato assigned) morphs from Left Pole (A&B top layer sounds in the Layers window) to Right Pole ( layers C&D).
- an EXPRESSION KNOB ( right click to assign Midi CC and turn the knob/pedal on your master keyboard)

LAYERS window: to create the patch
- each layer A B C and D can assign a patch out of the 18 sampled instrument patches.
- and you can mix these 4 layers, each layer with
- own EQ filters,
- effects (Rotator, Phaser, Room & long Reverb sends),
- and pulse generator,

MASTER window: to fine tweak the patch
With compressor , limiter and overall EQ for the patch

An easy interface, but it really lets you create, adapt, modulate and record "evolving variable moving texture pads" or "pulsating texture performances" . With the help of the Mod Wheel (and Vibrato), expression pedal, or whatever knob/pedal you choose on your keyboard controller to assign to most parameters.

Just right-click and assign the Knobs to Midi CC.
Perform by putting "life" into the patches" using your keyboard controllers and pedals.
Or record the "performance" movements from Mod Wheel or Expression pedal or a Controller knob on to another track with same midi channel ,
and then if necessary edit the Midi CC automation for these "Parts" inside your Daw (edit in the Part midi edit window).

Simple, beautiful and clever design, allowing already a lot of "evolving" sound possibilities just from the included patches, and also some good possibilities to create even more very easily, without digging into the full Kontakt pages.

Some critics or other ?

- My Mod wheel controlled "Vibrato" function morphs the POLE layers, but when vibrato returns to 0 position, the Left POLE is full on. I guess it's normal, as 0 value should be on the full left side of the knob. Need to CMD-click to get the middle mix between the Top and bottom layer patches back. No big deal. Not sure it could be changed anyway.

- The "POLE" mix may be could blend a little better over a less shorter portion from the A&B layer to the C&D layer, for a slightly more continous mix around the middle area ? Again, it's not morphing, so not sure this would be possible...

- Midi CC assigned with right click on a knob: may be have an indication of the CC channel visible when you right click again on it, to see what it was on... or to remove a certain cc channel,
or at least somewhere a visual indication of what is going where, may be a fourth window in the MAIN window with Midi CC information and which parameter/CC channel is assigned... ?

- Some more additional Patches from other "stringed" or not instruments, especially for pulsating sounds and some other "complementary" patches to the 18x delivered originally. A future extension perhaps ?

- may be some "reminders" when you hoover over parameters, like " When reverb sends are high, pulsating sounds more "smeared" in reverb and less strong", or "reverb sends stay active even when a layer is muted inside a patch, if layer in reverb is not useful, turn down reverb sends if you intend to mute a layer inside the patch".

Really a great instrument for cinematic and tv series interest creation with sound evolution's and complex moving atmospheres for underlying scenes.
Works as well in other more modern or not music styles.
Just find "your" right usage of it.
There are plenty.

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