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Name/Version: ULTRAKICK 1.1.1
Author: DP  
Description: Take control of your kick drum with ULTRAKICK, a state-of-the-art Max for Live kick drum synthesizer based on two oscillators and a noise generator. ULTRAKICK's intuitive user interface allows for great control and precision.

From the very beginning, ULTRAKICK has been developed with the end user in mind and has been codeveloped and tested with a select group of electronic music producers.

- 100% synthesis: no samples involved.
- 8 partials per oscillator with unprecedented options for sound design.
- AUDIO FLOW tab: reveals all audio routing, makes synth easily understandable.
- Tuning: move all frequency-related envelopes up or down with a single click.
- Envelopes overlay: maintaining overview at all times.
- Spread settings for frequency envelopes: create organic sounds with no effort.
- Action menus for quick actions like envelope randomization and osc partial presets.
- Accurate waveform image rendering.
- Flawless sound retriggering: absolutely no clicks, even at high retriggering speeds.
- Numerical envelope point programming for high precision sound design.
- Undo/redo system.
- Built-in help/tips section and mouseover hints throughout the interface.
- Robust preset system with easily interchangeable preset files.

As of the v1.1.1 update, 66 presets are included.

ULTRAKICK works with Ableton Live 9 & 10.

Demo video:

Demo track:

Cycling '74:
Create Digital Music (CDM):
The Pro Audio Files:
Tastenwelt (German review):
Dance Music Northwest:
Beat Lab Academy:
Nu-Trix The Synth Guy:
Maike Watson:
Collective Intelligence:

ULTRAKICK User Group on Facebook:

++ Additional search terms: kick drum, synth, plugin, percussion, drums, Isotonik Studios ++

M4L device designed and developed by Daan Pothoven

Device Details

Tags synth, drum, glitch, other, dj
Live Version Used: 10.0.3
Max Version Used: 8.0.1
Date Added: Dec 11 2017 09:06:36
Date Last Updated: Nov 09 2018 19:45:30
Device Type: instrument_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): Commercial


thanks for post and also thx for video , I am thinking about buying this synth pack for my project.

A copy of Sonic Academy's KICK 2, that costs more than KICK 2... Why would anyone buy this??

@AdrienKjer Hi there! Most kick drum synthesizers work with envelope generators (for pitch and amp) and ULTRAKICK and KICK 2 are no exception. Apart from that, ULTRAKICK is quite different from KICK 2 for many reasons, one being that ULTRAKICK is 100% synthesis and KICK 2 partially works with samples. About pricing, KICK 2 is way more expensive than ULTRAKICK, please check this out ;).

ULTRAKICK now comes with 66 presets!

Thanks Daan, nice update (and presets) :-)

As of September 1st 2018, ULTRAKICK has been reduced in price by 50%! Link:

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