Momentum – Acoustic Rhythmic Loops
Your “secret weapon” for unique rhythmic loops & sound design you won’t hear anywhere else! Momentum is a treasure trove of 2,500+ sounds sampled from unexpected sources that are all-acoustic, from hammered guitars to found metal objects to rare hand percussion. Add tension when scoring action scenes, or create texture and rhythm perfect for world music or cross-genre compositions!
- Pedal to the Metal Brad Jerkins 1:12
- Bending Light (Dressed) David Levy 1:49
- Crashing Sky Henning Nugel 2:06
- Just Loops Momentum 1:01
- The Pulse Runner Adi Goldstein 1:05
- It Has Swallowed Us Chris Porter 1:25
- Archaeology Gary Hiebner 1:18
- Crashing Sky (Naked) Henning Nugel 1:55
- Saya Eyes (Naked) Jonathan Rioboo (mixed by Morfi & Titanio) 1:38
- Archaeology (Naked) Gary Hiebner 1:18
- The Pulse Runner (Naked) Adi Goldstein 0:55
- Pedal to the Metal (Naked) Brad Jerkins 1:12
Over 2,500 unique rhythmic performances
Captured from over 100 unique sources ranging from mistreated drum kits and world percussion to found objects
All-acoustic and organic
All performances come in pristine 24-bit quality with no baked-in effects, perfect for sound design
Over 120 oneshot and multisampled sounds
Create your own rhythms from scratch using multisampled drums, percussion, and pitched instruments
New materials and techniques
Brushed djembe, muted bass drum, rubber mallet on chimes, slapped cello, and more instruments overflowing with creativity
WAV, REX2, and Stylus RMX versions included
Use in your favorite sampler of choice or import directly into your DAW
Easy loop browser
Find the perfect performance fast using tags like low, mid, or high frequency, time signature, material, and more
Powerful loop designer
Play back loops straight, one slice at a time, or edit every step with volume, pan, filter, modulation and much more
Live trigger FX
Sequence or perform live effects like stutters, chops, reverses, and shuffles to further twist each performance
Flexible loop mapper patch
Fill up to five octaves up with one performance per key, great for quickly layering multiple loops at once
FX rack and mod matrix
Take sound design to the extreme with eight built in FX and a full mod matrix with envelopes, LFOs, MIDI-based modulation and much more
6GB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
Apple M1, Intel I5, or equivalent CPU
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
Kontakt Player 5.6.8+
This library will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.
Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update). Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Kontakt Requirements - Windows
Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
We created Momentum because we’re always looking for new rhythmic elements to add to our own music — especially sounds that break away from the pack. To make sure we built a totally unique sound palette with immense variety, we called on a diverse array of talented recording artists and sound designers, who each offered their own distinct take on the challenge of organic, unexpected percussion.
What did they give us? Over 2,500 performances and hundreds of multisamples that put a new spin on percussive sounds: Mistreated bass drums and rare hand percussion, hammered guitars and slapped cellos, giant boxes and tiny blocks, found metal objects galore, and more. It’s a fantastic collection of percussion loops that works great for filling in specific frequency ranges, or creating an entire groove from scratch.
Although there’s an enormous amount of content, it’s also very easy to find exactly what you’re looking for! Every sound is tagged and categorized both by material (like glass, metal, or stone) and frequency range (low, med, high, full), and the UI is both simple and user-friendly. The unprocessed and natural sounds give this library a versatility that transcends genres. If you wish to give your loops a more cutting-edge character, Momentum’s sound design capabilities (effects like filters, glitching, and chopping) are up to the challenge.
Momentum opens up a world of possibilities for film, TV, & game composers who need detailed, uncommon, real world sounds to energize their tracks, or who wish to morph these sounds into entirely new ones using Momentum’s sound design tools. You’ll be covered for everything from action and tension tracks to more intimate genres like ambient, world music, and folk rock (with an impressive selection of hand percussion such as shakers).
If you own the previous version of Momentum and would like to upgrade, check your account’s Deals page for more information!
Momentum – Making Music
“Part of the attraction of the package is the range and variety of the patterns. If you find one which is close but not exactly right for a project, you can tweak it innumerable ways to get what you want. The other attraction is the actual samples….Of course, given the wealth of manipulation features, you can apply serious processing to the loops, too, just as you wish….If you use rhythmic patterns in your music, and need something more than a repetitive synth or arpeggiated bass line, it’s difficult to see how your music would not benefit from a touch of Momentum.”
Ian Waugh (Making Music)
Momentum – Sample Library Review
“Impact Soundworks has done an excellent job here of capturing unique and inspiring organic loops and wrapping them in a very usable and intuitive interface. Composers for any media will definitely want to give it serious consideration and I can also see this being a good tool for artists working in cross-genre styles (think Alt J/Beck/Bon Ivor). Additionally, some of the more ethnic instruments would suit certain world music styles…Momentum can certainly give your tracks what the title of the collection alludes to and using it is simply a lot of fun.”
Sam Burt (Sample Library Review)