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Umlaut Audio PADS

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PADS by Umlaut Audio is a virtual synth instrument for Kontakt and Free Kontakt Player that lets you create cinematic musical textures.

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Amplify Productivity & Ease Workflow
Umlaut Audio specializes in developing Personalized Kontakt Instruments and intuitive, highly polished Sample Libraries that inspire and enhance musical creativity.
The Instruments we craft are tailored to fit your needs and intuitively designed to amplify productivity and ease your workflow.
The products we create are inspired by years of experience developing custom made virtual instrument solutions and samples for many of the world's most famous composers such as Harry Gregson-Williams, Danny Elfman and John Debney.


The ultimate beat bundle for next-level results.

Want to lay down some uber beats in your next project? uBEAT Bundle lets you jam out like none other.
Get your creativity flowing and make your music stand out with this dynamic new drum loop library for Kontakt. Combining a traditional MIDI file library with an eight-pad drum machine-style instrument, uBEAT Bundle will kick-start your tracks in no time thanks to its intuitive workflow. Easily load MIDI loops along with their linked kits to get your productions flowing quick. Create endless variations of fresh loops by swapping out kits and their individual sounds. MIDI files can be dragged and dropped into your sequencer, letting you rework them for scorching beats all your own.

With three distinctive styles to choose from, uBEAT Bundle offers a world of beats in a sleek package.

This uBEAT BUNDLE includes the following editions (also available for single purchase, $99 each):

HIP-HOP    - Modern hip-hop: Add booming vibes to any production
ELEKTRO   - Pulsating electro: Electronic beats to get your music moving
HYBRID     - Genre-bending hybrid: A unique mix of electronic and acoustic sounds

- offering you savings of nearly $100 over buying them individually.

Now FREE VERSIONS available! 

We also offer Free Versions of the individual uBEAT Instruments - Hip-Hop, Elektro and Hybrid. In order to download these, please navigate to the respective product's page and choose "Free Version" From the drop-down menu above the "BUY NOW" button. These versions are stripped down versions of the full instruments, with a smaller selection of samples and MIDI Files. 

Please note: Works with the full version of Kontakt 5 only. 

Built-in Help Mode

Free Kontakt Player 5
IMPORTANT – If you own the full version of Kontakt you can update using the Native Instruments Service Center. If you do not own Kontakt you can download the Kontakt Free Player.

NOW NKS-ready
Now supporting NI’s Native Kontrol Standard. NKS allows all Umlaut Audio products to work seamlessly with Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine, giving you the ability to access snapshots and quickly dive into sound design with the custom mapped control knobs.



  • Dynamic MIDI loop library with an eight-pad drum machine-style workflow.
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface. 
  • Built-in help view for quick reference of instrument features. 
  • 45 preset kits and 90 MIDI loops per instrument.
  • MIDI drag and drop functionality with a dedicated file browser for MIDI loops. 
  • 960+ sounds across three instruments, with all sounds categorized by sound type.
  • Color-coded drum pads for easy visual grouping of sounds. 
  • Instant customization of preset kits by swapping out sounds with others in the same category.
  • Meticulously designed, programmed and mixed for production-ready factory presets.
  • Additional power-user features to aid in designing and mixing your own drum kits.
  • Mixer page for controlling routing, levels and panning for all sounds.
  • Unique FX Chain setup with eight separate FX Chains, Global FX and Send FX.
  • Conforms to NI’s Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) and has controller mappings for the most hands-on workflow while playing and editing beats on NKS devices. 
  • Extensive MIDI CC control capability, with custom templates available for NI Maschine controllers.
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