Evocative Instruments

4MBIENCE is an ensemble of Kontakt instruments based on visual phantasmagoria. 

Featuring a simple, user-friendly interface, you'll be able to get to grips with controls that have an immediate impact on the instrument's sound. 

The concept behind the collection is based on computer-assisted mental image generation. It's a kind of transcription of strange dreams combined with sounds in the same genre. A sound design and illustration tool that is both fun and friendly.

Instant Access

Some of our instruments may seem complex at first glance, but that's not the case with this collection. 

You get a suite of distinct instruments, each supplied with different presets to use as starting points.

The 8 knobs at the bottom of the interface make for quick manipulation. They are complemented by a three-position selector used to choose the operating mode of a complex filter specifically designed for this series.

4 Architectures

Each instrument in the 4MBIENCE collection comes with 4 different presets.
Each of these presets modifies the internal architecture of the instrument, just like a modular synthesiser: modules are replaced by others and connected together in different ways.

The preset order is always the same from one instrument to another: Drive, Chorus, Bitcrush, Widestereo.

Although the spirit is similar from one instrument to another, the internal architectures are different for presets with the same name. 

Who is it for?

This completely cheesy slideshow will remind some of you of the most incredible Powerpoint sessions in meetings or, worse still, slide evenings at Uncle Johnny's. That's why we've kept it as short as possible. 

Fortunately, you can enjoy a soundtrack made entirely with instruments from the 4MBIENCE Collection (MO.ON, KE.YS and FU.EL), with no cheating.  

Individually or bundled

Each volume of the Collection comprises 8 instruments. You can buy the volumes separately or as a single pack (available soon). 

Content of the 4MBIENCE Collection

The first two volumes each contain 8 instruments. 

Offering a wide range of sounds, they make up a substantial palette of 32 architectures blending acoustic sounds with modular synthesis.

4MBIENCE volume 1

Contents of 4MBIENCE Collection Volume 1:

- AERO, based on an experimental monophonic analogue synthesiser 

- CUBE, based on an electric piano fitted with guitar strings

- JAIL, based on a battered electric guitar

- LOCK, based on a duophonic analogue synthesiser from 1976

- ROOM, based on a deconstructed acoustic piano

- SAWS, based on a complex saw waveform recreated by wavetable

- SINE, based on a very thick sine waveform recreated by wavetable

- SQRE, based on a sharp square waveform recreated by wavetable 

4MBIENCE volume 2

Contents of 4MBIENCE Collection Volume 2:

- CLDS, based on a digital wavetable synthesizer

- KEYS, based on an acoustic piano mixed with glass-tube percussion

- NOIZ, based on an in-house Noise Box prototype

- RCKS, based on a hybrid synthesiser recreated by wavetable

- RNDM, a complex, heavily randomised atmosphere

- SHIP, based on a combination of analogue and digital synthesizers

- TRKS, a mix of electric bass and experimental synthesizers

- TRNS, based on analogue brass sounds and digital textures

4MBIENCE Collection expands with 2 new Volumes (3&4) 

Enriched with new, even more captivating sounds, 4MBIENCE Collection 3&4 introduce different resonances to complement the palette provided in the first volumes. Strange, organic and captivating vibrations that will delight utopia hunters.

4MBIENCE Collection still gives you easy access to incredibly complex and rich sounds, thanks to the 4 architectures available for each instrument.
All forms of synthesis are present: analog, digital and hybrid samples, as well as wavetables.  

Isn't creating an ambience the most important thing? We’ve got you covered!

4MBIENCE volume 3

Contents of 4MBIENCE Collection Volume 2:

- BLUE, an expressive blend of analog and digital synthesizers

- DUNE, based on two layers of iconic digital synths from the 90's 

- FLWR, built upon multiple layers from a classic US digital synth

- MOON, custom tailored organ with a very distinctive depth

- NITE, complex MS processed layering of analog and digital synths

- PILE, blend of three legendary digital and hybrid synths

- POST, texturized layering of multiple synths processed in eurorack modules

- ROOT, two layers of digital additive synthesizers with loads of harmonics

4MBIENCE volume 4

Contents of 4MBIENCE Collection Volume 2:

- BIRD, four intricate layers of digital 80's synthesizers

- CATS, based on a classic semi-modular synthesizer from Japan

- FROG, a blend of additive and substractive synthesizers  

- FUEL, based on a famous digital synthesizer from Germany

- GHST, a deep and dark hybrid athmospherical synth

- HATS, based on a blue workstation from Japan

- SPDR, a nasty wavetable synth inspired by a classic orange rack

- TAPE, gritty, noisy, dirty, wobbly, lovely!

4MBIENCE Collection Planets (special set)

4MBIENCE Collection Planets is a set of 8 instruments that work a little differently from the other volumes.
Instead of offering one timbre at a time, the instruments in the Planet set offer 3: a bass, a pad and a noise texture. 

The bass tone is permanently modulated by a square LFO whose speed can be adjusted, producing an atmosphere typical of certain soundtracks from the 80s and 90s.

The controls are identical to the other sets in the 4MBIENCE Collection.

4MBIENCE Collection has been designed to make the most of controllers and keyboards equipped with at least 8 knobs. We've chosen 8 essential parameters so that you can easily get to grips with the most common USB and MIDI controllers.There's a ninth controller (Character) associated with the modulation wheel.
Of course, you can also control the instrument with a mouse.

4MBIENCE Collection review

Reviewed by Denis DION (FR)

4MBIENCE Collection review [volume 2]

Reviewed by Denis DION (FR)

4MBIENCE Collection review [volume 4]

Reviewed by Denis DION (FR)

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Minimum system requirements

4MBIENCE is a collection of instruments for Kontakt, the full version is a must, you can use 4MBIENCE from Kontakt version 6.7 (Full, not Player).
In addition to the official recommendations of Native Instruments, we have determined that 4MBIENCE feels most comfortable with a 7th generation Intel i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM (16 recommended) and a screen with a minimum resolution of 1920x1080. 4MBIENCE doesn't take up much space on your hard drive (or SSD), 400MB is enough for its well-being. It is very fond of controllers (MIDI keyboards, pads, button controllers and others), we strongly advise you to take advantage of them.