Sample Magic are very well know for their vast selection of quality sample and loop libraries. But they also have a few plugins of their own, Stacker being one of our favourites already. Sample Magic have now released an incredibly feature packed sequencer called Klip, which we’ll take a look at now.
Load the Klip
Klip is provided in the form of a Kontakt instrument, but it works with the free player, which is a big big bonus. You will need to sign up and install Kontakt before you can get this running. This can be a bit of a process if you don’t already use the software but power through it and you will have access to a very powerful sequencer and a huge supply of sounds. Over four thousand samples and loops, no less!
That’s a lot of audio to choose from. However, it’s worth noting that this is the only audio you can choose from as you cannot currently import your own samples.
Expect expansion packs…
So apart from a sh*tload of samples, what do you get with Klip?
The answer is a pretty sophisticated sequencer with a 16 pad drum machine, 32 step parameter sequencer for up controlling up to 16 different parameters per set, and 8 track mixer with various effects including EQ, compression, distortion, transient designers and more… all fully MIDI playable, controllable and recordable.
Here’s a video to give you a bit more of a taste:
There really is too much to cover in this brief review and we’re pretty sure we’ve not discovered everything yet (what do you mean, “RTFM”?) so we recommend downloading the free demo and trying it out for yourself.
If you’re looking for a very programmable sequencer or drum machine to create all kinds of beats with in a unique way then this might just be for you. However, here at Audio Plugin Guy we’re pretty obsessive tweakers and sound designers so find that we wouldn’t use this as a standalone thing but rather part of a more complex whole.
We can see this being very popular with those less inclined to get really nerdy with their music programming, whilst still being able to get pretty nerdy. It’s covering a range there on the nerd-spectrum so maybe it’s perfect for you.