Calling all sound designers and FX experts: Krotos, maker of the powerful sound design tools Reformer Pro and Dehumaniser, has announced Weaponiser. The company previously published a teaser trailer where glimpses of the software make it fully visible. The tool looks interesting and capable. It’s focused on weapon sounds, with a library of SFX organized by gun type and firing mode.
The sounds can be edited in great detail – they are split into onset, body, thump, and tail, with each part having its own volume envelopes and modulation options. There’s a synth module as well, which offers interesting possibilities like beefing up the sounds with sub frequencies, or adding musical tones to them. Also available are a bunch of integrated effects, such as reverb, EQ, and saturation. It looks like one can accomplish some borderline surgical editing with Krotos’ new tool, which is always nice for sound design enthusiasts!
The sounds are organized in a big library where you can choose among Shotguns, Rifles, Machine Guns, Assault rifles, Pistols and weapon Foley. Everything is accessible from a tag-based browser. The sounds have a choice for mic positioning and are meant to be imported into Weaponiser’s engines where you have the liberty of designing their constituent elements – Onset, Body, Thump, and Tail. Of course, Weaponiser offers a ton of presets to get you started, so making the complicated software work for you right out of the box is a given.
Although gun sound libraries are dime a dozen, Krotos seems to be putting its expertise in creating sound design software to good use and offering something fresh.
Price & availability
Weaponiser is available in the following editions:
- Weaponiser Basic ($279) – offering a total of 952 assets, 515 edited Weapon recordings, 4 weapons, 389 Sweeteners and 19 IRs and 90 presets.
Weaponiser Fully Loaded ($419) – offering a total of 2,288 assets, 1594 edited Weapon recordings, 13 Weapons, 692 Sweetеners and 39 IRs and 135 presets.