Homegrown Sounds has announced the release of Singularity Lite, a freeware virtual synthesizer library for Native Instruments Kontakt (full version required).
Singularity Lite’s synthesis engine is based on a single layer from Destiny, a premium sound library developed by Homegrown Sounds. The synthesis engine is quite advanced for a Kontakt-based instrument, sporting a plethora of built-in effects and modulation features. At its core is a single oscillator which uses raw waveform samples as the sound source. This lightweight version of Singularity comes with a set of 28 source waveforms. The provided waveforms cover a range of basic shapes (triangle, saw, pulse, etc.), along with a few FM and wavetable waveforms.
The instrument features a great looking, large user interface. The controls are laid out in a logical manner, with the FX section placed on top and the synth engine parameters positioned below it. Singularity Lite also comes with a preset browser and a set of over 40 patches. These cover a range of analog-style sounds, including bass, lead, and pad presets.
If you prefer creating custom sounds, there’s plenty of sound design fun to be had with Singularity Lite. With its pair of ADSR envelopes, dual LFOs, and a step sequencer, this Kontakt instrument’s feature set isn’t far behind the majority of virtual analog synthesizers on the freeware plugin market.
You’ll need to sign up for a Homegrown Sounds user account before downloading your free copy of Singularity Lite. After the checkout process is complete, the download link will be added to your user area on the Homegrown Sounds website. The instrument will only work for fifteen minutes at a time in the freeware Kontakt Player. The full version of NI Kontakt is required to run Singularity Lite without a time limit.
Singularity Lite is available for free download via Homegrown Sounds (63.7 MB download size, ZIP archive, contains 1 instrument patch in NKI format for NI Kontakt).