Quadra is a creative workspace where you're free to layer sounds to create complex and evolving tones and sequences, or assign them to discrete keyzones and perform them discretely. Play sounds directly or augment them in realtime with arpeggiators, phrase sequencers and effects to create rhythmic and melodic motifs. Morph between sounds with a mappable XY pad to create movement and narrative, and automate the overall intensity of your soundscape with global dynamics and transient emphasis controls.
Curated Instrument Selection
Quadra provides 4 robust instrument layers that can be used together to create striking and evocative performances. Assign each from a selection of 150 multi-sampled sources, including acoustic and electric guitars from Fender, PRS, Gibson, Chapman and others, sampled direct and amped, occidental and asian stringed instruments including Harp, Cello, Violin, Viola, Cymbalum, Nagoya Harp, Ghuzeng, Qanun and more, acoustic and electronic pianos including a Concert Grand, Upright, Clavinet and Yamaha CP-70, and custom-designed sounds on select analog, FM, and physical modeling synthesizers, and more, all chosen to complement each other in timbre and playing style.
Each layer in Quadra is a fully-kitted instrument, complete with full ADSR amp and multimode envelope control, unison, powerful 64-step arpeggiator/phrase sequencers, MIDI effects such as Euclidean Emphasis and Pitch Drift, realtime scale quantization, audio effects including a frequency shifter, waveshaper, chorus, phaser, and 3-band EQ, reverb and delay sends, and pre-mapped effects like vibrato, tremolo, a second frequency shifter, and overdrive, that you can perform instantly with the modwheel on your controller keyboard.
At the heart of each of Quadra's instrument layers is a powerful, multimode 64-step sequencer with MIDI effects, allowing you to quickly add rhythmic grooves, create arpeggiator sequences, add harmonies, and even quantize the incoming notes to specific scales. Choose a global rate, gate length, and max velocity, then customize your sequence with per-step velocity, link, harmonization, pitch offset, octave offset, gate, step repeat and panning. Save your patterns to disk as presets to share, or use the handy "copy-to" button to quickly duplicate your finished sequence from one layer to another.
Quadra includes a number of MIDI effect modules that allow you to embellish and augment your sequences in creative ways, including Euclidean Emphasis which adds rhythmic accents, MIDI Delay, Random, and Pitch Drift which enrich your sequence, and a scale quantizer that allows you to snap all notes to a scale of your choosing. You can even drag-and-drop the modified sequences as MIDI into a track of your DAW.
Wellspring of Inspiration
The power and versatility of Quadra shines through its factory preset bank. Find instant inspiration with a wide variety of creative visions imparted by our fantastic sound design team, including in-house veterans and industry stalwarts like Simon Stockhausen. Whether you're working in film, games, or music, you'll discover a generous collection of imaginative and moving themes, and inspiring sound combinations ready to use in your current projects.
Quadra is a powerful, expressive, and deeply-customizable instrument and sequence design environment suitable for creating everything from steady locked grooves to polyrhythmic and evolving cinematic soundscapes. The included sound library, toolset, and interface have all been thoughtfully constructed to provide a fast, creative, and immediately rewarding environment for sound design and phrase construction.
WHAT YOU GET
||5.6 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 18.9 GB in WAV)
||335 Presets (25 Layer Presets, 150 Arpeggiator Presets), 150 Layers, and 29,043 Samples
||44.1 kHz. Recording at 88.2 kHz
||3 activations per license on any combination of machines or iLok dongles
- Runs in UVI Workstation version 3.0.17+, and Falcon version 2.1.4+
iLok account (free, dongle not required)
- Internet connection for the license activation
- Supported Operating Systems:
- Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks to macOS 10.15 Catalina (64-bit)
- Windows 8 to Windows 10 (64-bit)
- 6 GB of disk space
- Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
- 4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)
||Audio Unit, AAX, VST, Standalone
|Tested and Certified in:
||Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic Pro X+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6+, Maschine 1+, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble Pro 5+, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3+, MainStage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+