Inspired by modular synthesis, Stigmata is an instrument capable of producing rich and complex soundscapes.
Designed as a true sound creation tool, Stigmata features numerous modulations and treatments particularly adapted to the staging of melodic ambiances.
A recognizable element of the interface, it is the complete and complex filtering that is in the spotlight with Stigmata. Those familiar with modular systems will be familiar with the technique of using multiple filters together to achieve a richness of harmonic content.
Stigmata incorporates this technique and makes it a central part of the performance. With tempo-synchronised modulations and variations particularly suited to creating melodic moods, Stigmata lacks nothing and should be a real inspiration to you.
Easy to handle
Stigmata incorporates four polyphonic sources that reproduce layering techniques, each with sufficient controls to place them in space, adjust their character and modulate them dynamically and continuously.
The organisation of the instrument is simple: there are five categories of controls. Modulations allow you to determine the strength and speed with which sounds are modified. Variations offer alterations to each source in real time. Modulations and Variations work with Macros, grouped controls, while the middle section houses a set of filters combined around a common control, stereo width adjustment and infinite sustain to hold notes played without the need to keep your hands on the keyboard.
Simple and effective but not simplistic!
How is it made?
STIGMATA's working principle is based on two types of synthesis, resampling and wavetables.
To create the samples used in STIGMATA we spent a considerable amount of time researching timbres using instruments with rich sounds.
Rather than investing in an insane amount of equipment that we would probably only need once or twice, it seemed obvious to us to call on friends who have the equipment we don't. This is how we were able to record hours of various sounds from complex modular synthesizers, historical machines, but also acoustic and electroacoustic instruments.
Whatever the source recorded, it took us days to transform simple recordings into raw material for STIGMATA. Because STIGMATA is not a simple player of prefabricated sounds, it takes full advantage of Kontakt's gigantic capacities in terms of resynthesis. All this to bring you a composition tool that is both easy to use and extremely rich and inspiring.
A powerful network of combined filters
Intuitive and comprehensive
4 blocks of Modulations
With simple organisation through macros
4 blocks of Variations
Always organized in convenient macros
4 Polyphonic sources
with the required parameters
Including a convolution reverb engine with custom IRs
Discover Stigmata in video
Some examples to be seen and heard.
Take it in hand!
Find out how Stigmata works.
They are talking about it...
STIGMATA in "la Matinale d'AudioFanzine #120" (16/03/2023)
Denis DION reviewing the STIGMATA (30/04/2023)
Minimum system requirements
STIGMATA is an instrument for Kontakt, the full version is a must, you can use STIGMATA from Kontakt version 6.7. In addition to the official recommendations of Native Instruments, we have determined that STIGMATA 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. Stigmata 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.