Rust is the sound of a synth found a the bottom of the ocean

The story

RUST is a warm and worn-sounding Kontakt-based synth.

Hidden within the simple GUI is a wide range of sounds from wonky sounding keys to slow meandering pads. The arpeggiator is more powerful than it appears at first glance and can create almost generative patches using its hidden advanced settings. The onboard delay is not synced to tempo encouraging more unusual rhythmic experimentation.



Reviews for RUST

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  • Exceptional and truly inspiring!

    For me this is absolute perfection - An instrument with perfect sampling, unique sound, awesome programming, and on top of that, with a clean, matching and easy to read GUI design, that has everything you need.

    It's a very warm, old-school synthetic sound I'd say, that I really really like, and you definitely have to try it yourself. It's responsive, it's available for the entire range of the keyboard, it comes with full ADSR settings to alter the sound, along with reverb and delay settings that goes very well with it, and a "Rust" knob that makes it wobbly and nostalgic. What I really love about this though, which I find very inspiring and hard to find, is the fantastic arpeggiator. What you can do with it is simply phenomenal and well implemented.

    And all of the absolute perfection comes for free, in the total size of 75MB. Unbelievable. To the top!

    Alex Raptakis28 April 2022
  • VHS vibes

    I love the sound of this instrument, especially when you turn up the 'rust' knob!!! It takes this synth right into nostalgic VHS vibes.

    Higher notes sound beautifully broken and the low notes are so smooth.

    The arpeggiator is a great addition and has already inspired me to start writing something new!

    Alyssa H22 April 2022
  • Whoa! Super Cool Synth Sounds!

    I have to say first and foremost that I love this little synth! JiKay has struck the perfect balance between character and usability. I have found this synth so incredibly inspiring. Simple as it is, all of the sounds that come out of it seem to prompt me to write a cue. It's just so good and so inspiring! It seems to have just the right options in terms of GUI parameters, and unlike other synths where you need to hunt for something that really sounds good and inspiring, I found inspiration at every turn. It just felt like it was tough to come up with something that didn't sound good. Congrats on an amazingly great instrument!!

    Sam Ecoff28 April 2022
  • Cool synth sounds with good customisability

    A cool synth which is quite different to what I was expecting. The basic tone to me brings to mind a kind of 80s sci-fi or nature documentary sound, with the 'Rust' dial applying a somewhat phaser-like effect. So it's more of a 'bubbling up from the ocean floor' than 'echoing from a rusted shipwreck hull' type vibe. There is ADSR control plus reverb, delay and a powerful arpeggiator for further customisation of the sound. I found myself accidentally writing a tune while testing it out, and that was before I even got to the arpeggiator! Need to test out with some other effects, distortion etc. to see how far I can push the tone, but it works great as a self-contained synth and can provide plenty of inspiration.

    Eamon02 May 2022