In this plugin review, Ableton Certified Trainer Chris Petti introduces conTRAPtion, an innovative music creation tool that can take any song and convert it into Trap Music!
conTRAPtion is one of the most innovative plugins to come out in recent memory that can take any song and convert it into Trap Music! Created by the Icelandic software company Polarfoils Industries, conTRAPtion combines elements of Southern Rap music with EDM synths and sounds to open up new directions in Trap Music production. This VST is guaranteed to meet the demands of today’s DJs and Trapaholics everywhere.
Load any song you want, and after a brief analysis, conTRAPtion will slow down the tempo, roll off the low end, and add distorted 808 kicks. conTRAPtion also adds syncopated hi-hats alternating between 1/8th-note and 1/16th-note patterns. Finally, this state-of-the-art plugin adds a layer of classic Trap sounds like gun shots, air horns, explosions, and of course “Damn Son, Where’d You Find This?”
conTRAPtion has multiple settings. If you want a subtle track spin on it, simply apply the first setting SWAG.
If SWAG isn’t cutting it and you need to get more hard in the paint, that’s what the setting TURNT UP is for.
The setting, MAYBACH MUSIC, adds flair, snares, and track IDs. Also, when there’s no turning back, and you need to turn your Trap game up, simply apply “Damn Son, Where’d You Find This?”
Lastly, conTRAPtion also has a “Chopped and Screwed” feature that is activated by flipping the CHOPPED & SCREWED switch to apply the effect.
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