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Smooth strings and choirs for Kontakt 5

Phoenix is a powerful tool for creating sustains with movement and character. The samples are from synthetic and granulised sources, yet they are rich and organic sounding. The presets vary from realistic strings and choirs to sci-fi beeps and pads. This versatility is due to some unique scripting, such as the LFO engine; which lets you draw your own waveforms and actually see the modulation happen on the controls. Also included is a complete effects page, with phaser, chorus, convolution reverb and more. Making new sounds is easy with the randomise button, it's designed to make musical outcomes.


Key Features

  • Smooth and rich synthesiser samples.
  • 6 layers or ‘oscillators’ which can be mixed, tuned and panned.
  • ADSR and velocity controls for volume and low pass filter.
  • 2 custom LFOs; draw your own waveforms and see the modulation happen.
  • Phoenix can create everything from realistic string ensembles to sci-fi beeps and pads.
  • 6 effects; chorus, phaser, flanger, distortion, reverb with 21 impulses and tempo synced delay.
  • 17 presets.
Phoenix Manual
Information and descriptions of all the controls.
Adobe Acrobat Document [602.9 KB]

Product Details

Phoenix is a Kontakt library designed to be tool for making rich pads using strings and choirs. There are 6 oscillators which can be mixed, tuned and panned. Each of these layers are great sounding by themselves, but when layered properly can create delicious tones. On this first page are also 2 ADSR envelopes, for the volume, and low pass filter.


Movement is key when making sustained instruments, and this is where Phoenix excels. The unique LFO engine allows easy modulation of virtually any parameter. The shape of this oscillation can be drawn by you and the results are actually shown on the control that you have chosen (such as cutoff frequency or layer 3 volume). Up to 4 parameters can be modulated at once.The second page contains 6 effects; these can be used to further alter the sound.


Though powerful, Phoenix can be light on your CPU and RAM. For example, the each effect will be bypassed when not in use. You have the ability to purge unused samples from RAM by clicking on the lights above each layer. The UI for Phoenix is very simple and to get you started are 17 presets. 

Innovative LFO engine

Phoenix uses an innovative LFO engine that allows easy modulation of various parameters. There are 6 waveforms that you can load to and save, but you can also draw your own shapes – as shown left.

See the Modulation Happen

See exactly how the LFO is modulating the controls (left). You can even assign both LFOs to modulate the same parameter to create a new shape (as the slider on the far left is).

Musical Randomisation

Phoenix features a randomise button, it's great fun to play with and is perfect for discovering new sounds.

Convolution Reverb with 25 IRs

1 of the 6 effects that comes with Phoenix is the reverb unit. This has 25 custom made impulses that can mainly be used for interesting sound design. There is also a stretch control to change the length of the impulse.


Main Page - click to enlarge
Main Page - click to enlarge
Effects Page - click to enlarge
Effects Page - click to enlarge

Technical Details

  • This library requires the full version of Kontakt 5 to work. It will only work in demo mode if you have the free Kontakt Player.
  • Phoenix has been tested and works on Kontakt version 5.1 and above.
  • Because this product is not for Kontakt Player, it cannot be added with the ‘add library’ function, you must instead load the .nki files through the file browser, or by dragging and dropping.

  • 160 samples (lossless ncw format)
  • 644 MB installed
  • 555 MB download