H.G. Fortune has announced the release of The Dreammachine 3, a new and completely rebuilt version of The Dreammachine featuring a largely increased functionality.
Still it is a machine intended for slow motion providing complex evolving athmospheres and soundscapes via three synthlayers. The concept of the Dreammachine is based on very slow running wavesequencing and soundmodulations. For most convenience the wave names are not only displayed at each seq step but also selectable from popup menus showing the names. And of course the famous HGFortune Lazy buttons are also present at each section or part (Pro version only)
The Dreammachine 3 features
- Three parts: Bottom/Low (or Bass), Back/Mid (or Pad) and Sparkle/High for three basic layers of sound plus a OneShot part to throw in some additional highlights such as vocal phrases, percussive sounds or Sfx.
- Each part has got a 16 step sequencer for waveforms to be played in succession with the One Shot part having 32 steps. The Note sequencer has an option to play even duophonic in adding a 2nd note selectable in 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 semitones up. Also Back/Mid and Sparkle Parts can be set in semitones from -12 to +12.
- The Dreammachine 3 is polyphonic and can be used as a synth with three basic ways to play the machine:
- using the inbuilt Note sequencer and if you like play along that one;
- hold a note and if you like play along or edit;
- play the machine as a 16 voice synthesizer with max. 6 oscs on one key.
- Manually advance each part using MIDI keys/notes #24, #26, #28 and #29 plus #35 to advance synth parts simultaneously. As the Note sequencer is hard-linked to the Bottom/Low Part this one will be advanced too.
- Wave names are not only displayed at each seq step but also selectable from popup menus showing the names.
- HGFortune Lazy buttons available for each section or part (Pro version only).
The Dreammachine 3 is available to purchase as a VST instrument for Windows PC for the introductory price of 79 EUR until 9 May, 2010 (regular 99 EUR).
A free version with limited features is available to download from the H.G. Fortune website.
More information: H.G. Fortune