At a quick glance, the Concept looks like another virtual analog subtractive synthesizer. Two oscillators, different waveforms, detuning, frequency modulation and depth of change settings. There is also an ADSR envelope, multi-mode filter, overdrive, reverb with the ability to load your own impulses. Actions with synthesizer components are animated by the interface, everything is quite simple and straightforward.
If you dig a little deeper, the main feature of the development becomes clear – a powerful and rich in settings modulation section. At the center of the interface is an impressive modulation section where you can modulate pretty much anything.
You can change the sound of oscillators, filters, effects, and other components. You can even modulate the modulators themselves or connect an external source (plug-in or program) as a modulator. All in all, space and joy for synthesis lovers.
In action, it looks like this:
Several types of envelopes, LFOs, and the “XY Capture” function are available to users. The latter is especially interesting: you can draw your own automation curves and waveforms, and the synthesizer will generate a sound based on the information entered.
Additionally, the Krotos Concept is equipped with a randomization engine that allows you not only to bring chaos to the synthesizer, but also to control the amount of changes made.
The output is an interesting instrument with the ability to create unique sounds through modulation.