H.G. Fortune has announced the release of Astral Dreamer, a synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows.
Astral Dreamer features 3 PCM wave oscillators, each with 128 waves plus additional harmonics shaper.
There are dedicated routing options starting right at the oscillators which can be routed to one of the two filters, a flanger, or direct to the VCA. So you can have a dedicated soundmodifier for each oscillator allowing a wide variety of multicoloured sounds within a single patch very much like multilayered sounds.
Each oscillator has got an Additional Harmonics Shaper (AHS) to enrich sound in generating shapeable upper harmonics from the selected wave. The character of this additional sound ranges from rich choruslike to metallic sounds and can be mixed – also via modulation – to the original wave.
The new waveset coming with Astral Dreamer does contain carefully processed waves to provide a wide variety of soundsources: Synth waves from real analog, virtual analog and digital synths, complex waveforms, soundscapes (mostly image generated sounds), plus some XFx sounds.
Besides the routing possibilities there are a lot of modulation options to shape the sound into some intricate motion. And the straightforward GUI provides instant access to all controls for quick editing and tweaking to shape your sound.
Astral Dreamer Pro for Windows (VST) is now on sale for 25 EUR (regular 39 EUR). A free version is available to download (has 4 voices, 1 Lazybutton, 128 patches, SF2 load for Osc 3).