Ok. It is not a beast but it is different - we can tell you that.
Sukōn is lofi sound through a modern sampler using some of the modern samplers more rare and "hidden" features. In this case the Native Instruments Kontakt 5 sampler.
So Sukōn was born
All the samples were originally sampled into an old mid-eighties Japanese sampler of the lowest quality.
It did open up the wonderful world of sampling to a broader crowd and at that time not many of us knew about bits and kHz - or we didn't care.
This sampler was all you needed to make that fart or burb sample we all started out with. Nothing more fun - right?
As time passed and samplers got increasingly better the small Japanese instrument was forgotten due to its low quality only to emerge again in the new millennium.
This time not to introduce the world to sampling but to add some grid and aliasing to an otherwise clean production. At this our small friend excelled.
ThAT extra work
Working on Sukōn we realized we had to do the extra work of sampling every single key on the sampler as we simply found the quality of just playing a single sample at the full keyboard range was simply too low.
All samples are looped 100% like the original sampler would do it but after that the changes you can do in Sukōn will surprise you.
a loop instrument? granular?
You could say that Sukōn is a loop instrument and you would be right, but we think it is so much more than that. It has some weird granular effects to it, but it is hard to explain exactly how it sounds and even how it does produces it's wicked sounds.
So please take a listen to some of the demos.
We are sure you will like it; we do.
An audio file simply playing 10 Basic Programs with some of their Edit Programs. All programs are Library files. As usual no effects or anything else.
Three videos showing some simple alterations of three Sukōn Basic Programs; 01, 09 and 26 (just random picks).