The Future Dimension Of Virtual Instruments
Chris Hein - OCTA is a musical workhorse that is incredibly adaptable and easy to be inspired by. The technical idea behind the instrument's chameleon character, which allows it to function as a solo instrument or an ensemble of 8 instruments, is called Mega Structure.
- 100 High Quality Solo Instruments
- 8 Core Multi Channel Instruments
- 8 Channel Sequencer
The true beauty of this instrument resides in the odd way it inspires you to improvise, whether you're writing an underscore or the main theme - after all, improvisation is the foundation of music composition - regardless of how complex your programability may be. Feel free to go through every detail of OCTA's functionality, however we recommend starting by playing around with your keyboard to tap into its beautiful lyrical nature and find hidden treasures along the way.
- 64 Acoustic Instruments
- 32 Carefully selected Synths
- 4 Percussion Sets with 1500 Samples
Chris Hein - OCTA is a collection of 100 meticulously sampled instruments. This may initially look like a little collection, but as you explore its aural potential you'll realize that more would be unnecessary.
8-Channel Multi Instruments
The notational and aural possibilities expand when up to 8 core instruments are placed in their respective channels. You can create anything from tapestries of flying harmonies wind swept through the expansive field of sky-scaping legato strings to the most delicate, strangely mixed acoustic instruments to deep sea droning mass. OCTA is comparable to an amethyst stone that, as you gaze deeper into it, reveals ever-richer rainbows of color.
The 8 channel mixer features an individual sound source browser with many presets for each instrument.
Unique controls per channel:
- Chord Type
- Playing Type
- Individual audio outputs
- Individual Keyrange with fade in and fade out
- Velocity dynamic controls
- Keyswitches to activate channels
Comprehensive 8-Core Sequenzer
The built-in sequencer is the heart of Chris Hein - OCTA. Simply play anything, from a single note to powerful chords, and the sequencer will perfectly match your pace and chord progression.
Combining the strength of the channel strip parameters and effects with this extremely programmable rhythmic instrument allows you to get as creative as you like. Despite how complicated it may seem, after only a few minutes of learning, it becomes incredibly simple to use.
The sound magic comes to shine when you combine and layer different instruments. The basic idea of Chris Hein - OCTA is, to combine up to 8 sound sources to create new sonic experiences. Imagine a wooden attack from a Marimba, combined with the metallic sustain of a Vibraphone, the possibilities are almost endless.
Also included: 8 instruments from the „Chris Hein - EASY Series“
Each of the EASY instruments contains 16 acoustic instruments with a variety of sub presets and a clean and simple interface with most important editing features. If you need a great sounding, pure instrument like the Vibraphone, the Grand Marimba or the unique MyTube, the EASY instruments are the perfect choice.
With over 30 years of experience in sampling, Chris Hein is one of the best sample library producers. OCTA benefits from this expertise and convinces with a maximum of flexibility, an easy configurability, and a great practical use.
Works with Free Kontakt Player version 6.7.1 or higher.
Sound On Sound 04/2023
OCTA makes something special out of a fairly niche core sound set. The powerful sound blending and the sequencing features will undoubtedly appeal to film and TV composers.
"Eine üppige Library origineller akustischer Instrumente und Synth-Sounds, flexible Layering-Möglichkeiten und ein inspirirender Se-quenzer – das sind ja gleich drei Wünsche auf einmal! Chris Hein – Octa wird allen drei Wünschen gerecht und punktet dabei als klang-gewaltige Workstation, mit der sich vielschichtige Ensembles und lebendige Sequenzen kreieren lassen. Die mitgelieferten Presets sind nicht nur klanglich erste Sahne, sondern besitzen auch ei-nen hohen musikalischen Nutzwert für eine große Bandbreite an Stilen. Aufgrund der Komplexität von Octa sollte man allerdings eine gewisse Einar-beitungszeit einplanen."
Den kompletten Testbericht finden Sie in der Beat Ausgabe #207 | 04-2023.
"If you’re looking for an innovative way to compose or perform your music without sacrificing quality or creativity then you should definitely check out Chris Hein – OCTA! With its wide variety of solo instruments along with its powerful multi channel options and comprehensive sequencing tools—you’ll quickly discover why so many professionals are now choosing CH-OCTA as their go-to instrument for all their music making needs! Try it out today!" - Thorsten Meyer
"Mit der OCTA Software hat Chris Hein eine Software zusammen gestellt, die das Herz von Musikern und Komponisten der verschiedensten Genres höher schlagen läßt. Ist die Auswahl an Instrumenten, Presets und Pads schon groß, so werden die Möglichkeiten durch die bis zu 8 Ebenen, die Zumischung von Effekten, sowie Arpeggio, Velocity und weitere Einstellungen in einem Maße erweitert, dass der Kreativität kaum Grenzen gesetzt sind." - Martin
This product requires the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the latest version can be downloaded through Native Access, Native Instrument’s download manager!
The minimum required Kontakt version for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the manufacturers website.
- macOS 10.14 or higher
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Windows 10 or higher
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
- Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AAX
If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.
An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.