H.G. Fortune has announced the release of two new Nearly Forgotten Gems, the Alphatron Pro synthesizer instrument and the Atonoise 2 Pro FX plugin.
As every year: HGF Special May 6th News
Two Pro items added to the Free NFG + new Backlist with new bundle! NFG = Neraly Forgotten Gems
The Alphatron Pro virtual synthesizer instrument plug-in.
Alphatron is not just a simple VA synthesizer instead in using a 3rd oscillator with digital waves it does offer a lot more variation. Thus it can do analogstyle sounds reminding of the old Moog and Prophet days but also merge this with the digital realm in various ways to achieve sounds beyond.
Atonoise is great for creating some spooky, Sci-Fi type sounds.
Atonoise 2 is a widely enhanced version of prior Atonoise and is basically built around the modified Mystify processors of the Avatar ST VSTi Synth. Thus it can mangle up sounds to a great extend beyond recognition. It can be used on virtually any kind of sounds like vocals, drumloops, tracks and is even suited for deep sample processing if very few til no modulation is involved.
Both plug-ins are now available as freeware VST plug-ins for Windows.
More information: H.G. Fortune / Nearly Forgotten Gems
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).
More information: H.G. Fortune / Astral Dreamer
Waldorf has released Alien Vanguard, a soundset for the Waldorf Blofeld by HG Fortune and Dimitri Schkoda.
The Waldorf Blofeld is versatile little monster and a highly suitable candidate to profit from some very special HGF waves in order to push it deeper into outer space with soundscapes and athmospheres. In some way you have a HGFortune hardware synth then, or, to put it precisely a hardware synth with the special HGFortune sound. Accordingly the soundset features mostly patches for ambient, soundscapes, textures and athmospherics, but also some other goodies like classic synthstuff e.g. for typical sequencer sounds. Thus the soundset makes it easy to do some e.g. classic TD style and related music.
Alien Vanguard features
- 2 patchbanks with 128 patches each:
- AlienVanguard HGF-Bank-*.mid by HG Fortune.
- AlienVanguard ID-Bank-*.mid by Dimitri Schkoda.
- 86 wave programs in 5 genres:
- Cpl – complex i.e. mostly layered sounds.
- Scp – soundscapes partly generated from images and as such showing some vivid sonic motion by itself.
- Syn – synthesizer sounds.
- Cho – synthetic choir sounds.
- FX – effect sounds (spacey as well as natural like birds and water).
The soundset is available to purchase for the introductory price of 30 EUR for a limited time.
More information: Waldorf / Alien Vanguard
H.G. Fortune has announced Fortune Cookie 2012, an updated version of the free synthesizer plug-in from 2005.
Fortune Cookie 2012 by H.G. Fortune.
Well, here is a little X-Mas surprise for all of you: Fortune Cookie 2012 – It is a quite unique ‘VA’ synth (VSTi plugin) for various types of solo and more or less typical polysynth and strange FX sounds. It gains special uniqueness from it’s different sync modes and X-Torsion. Though it dates from November 2005 it is still sounding fresh and with surprising variety. This is a slightly updated version now free NFG Pro version.
Fortune Cookie 2012 is dedicated to Annabelle (ANN a.k.a. n0lwenn) who has been a truly gifted patchdesigner – we all truly miss you! Most of the patches have been created by Annabelle and do unveil the variety under the hood of Fortune Cookie
Fortune Cookie is available for Windows (VST) at no charge.
More information: H.G. Fortune / Fortune Cookie
H.G. Fortune has announced that its ProtoPlasm TSM Pro pad and texture synthesizer plug-in for Windows is now available to download as freeware.
ProtoPlasm TSM Pro next generation pad & texture synthesizer by H.G. Fortune.
One of the special features of this synthesizer is a very easy to handle modulation-system with 8 LFO/S&H-outputs plus Transition system and Super-Modulation. There are even patternlike LFO-waveforms as modsources so You can do quite amazing and complex modulations with only very few settings. Basically this synthesizer is best suited for highly vivid pads and textures but you can also do standard synth sounds like bass, leads etc. More than 1100 patches (still patchcompatible to prior versions) included.
H.G. Fortune has also announced the “Golden October Sale”, offering all the synthesizer plug-in in its Regular Line at 25% off. The Tiger, Serenity, and Ultra Swamp are now 25 EUR each. A new “Big Classics Bundle” is also available at 12 EUR. This bundle includes Arracis Gold Pro, AlioNoctis Pro, Swamp XT Pro, STS 33 Pro, Anvilia Pro & ProtoPlasm 21 Pro. Furthermore, Avatar ST Pro is added to the Backlist catalogue and available to purchase for 25 EUR.
More information: H.G. Fortune
H.G. Fortune has announced that the Altair-4 B Pro and X-WoF 4 Pro virtual instruments for Windows are now free.
The Altair-4 B Pro is a virtual “SciFi Sounds Lab”, now comes with a lazy button!
As of Summer Solstice and World Music Day here are 2 HG Fortune VSTi Pro versions set free:
Altair 4 B Pro now free (slightly reworked with resized (smaller) GUI and hidden Easter Egg (Lazy button) and a classic of the X-WoF series now free: X-WoF 4 Pro (not as versatile and easy as the current Ghost Machine but still capable of some great stuff – comes with several additional patchbanks)
Both plug-ins are available as VST instruments for Windows PC.
More information: H.G. Fortune