H.G. Fortune has announced the addition of Avatar ST Pro and X-Wheel Of Fortune 6 Pro to its archive of free NFG (Nearly Forgotten Gems) plug-ins.
Avatar ST is featuring a new generation of HG Fortune synths. Basically it is most suited for a large variety of pads, soundscapes, athmospheres or related FX sounds but can do other sounds like certain kinds of basses too.
The 16 Step Modulator allows sounds to be fairly rhythmicated in various ways if wanted. Also you can have one section stepmodulated while the other is not as there are two complete sections with oscillators, modifiers, VCA EG, Delay, Pan and Reverb send, plus a grain processor and a filter to be inserted via different audio routings. In addition there are a lot of modulation options you might select from in order to taylor your sound.
Twelve Tutorial patches have been created in order to help you exploring this synth.
X-Wheel of Fortune 6 (X-WoF 6) is a multipart music system with inbuilt cell step control sequencer for creating tracks of various types of music e.g. Ambient. E.g. just set up certain basics and let the machine create variations for you for there several inbuilt algorithms just for this purpose.
X-WoF 6 is based on a great variety of more than 250 inbuilt scales using harmonical scale steps for fairly easy composition and even learn more about harmony in music. Additionally you might assign your own – even experimental – User scale for each patch.
There are 10 inbuilt soundengines: two synthesizers for Pad parts, one for Bass, one for HiSq (high sequences), one for Athmo-loops and OneShot sounds plus 5 percussion instruments.
For overall interactive realtime control there are two XY SuperModulation pads plus one XY Master Control pad with the option to control the other two from here.
The plugins are available to download for Windows (VST) from H.G. Fortune’s download archive.
More information: H.G. Fortune
H.G. Fortune has announced its Santa Claus Sale, offering selected products and bundles at a discounted price for a limited time.
Sales time from Santa Claus to the Holidays
Wishing all a happy holidays and a great New Year 2014 !
H.G. Fortune Holiday Sales
- Santa Claus Sale
From December 6th to 12th the Backlist Bundle (Serenity Pro, Ultra Swamp Pro & Avatar ST Pro) is available to purchase for 18 EUR / $25 USD (regular 28.90 EUR / $35 USD). Plus Arracis Gold Pro free NFG.
- Friday 13th Sale
From December 13th to 20th the ScapesWizard 2 will be on sale (price TBA). Plus a great CD by Inner Dreamer as a free download!
- Holidays Sale
From Dec. 21st to 31st the Dreammachine 3 will be on sale (price TBA). Plus a big suprise free NFG (Nearly Forgotten Gem).
- Super Deal
From December 6th to 31st the Avatar ST Pro synthesizer will be only 4.90 EUR / $5 USD.
The Arracis Gold Pro is now available to download as a Nearly Forgotten Gem freebie (Windows VST).
Arracis Gold VSTi Synthesizer’s most significant feature is the 4 x 8 osc step sequencer with adjustable gatelength + modulation on gatelength. With this step sequencer you can have a quite rhythmical output incl short blips (stepping among the oscillators in selectable sequence) plus mixing to the normal (steady) output signal for vivid Pad or Athmos. Thus it is easy to get really fascinating sounds even at the oscillator section only.
In addtion the 2 inbuilt filters provide further means for tweaking. Finally at the output section there is Spook fx and two delays in series incl. pan modulation for delay and direct out for stunning spatial movement in stereo.
You might be amazed about the sophisticated sounds being possible with this easy to access synthesizer.
More information: H.G. Fortune
H.G. Fortune has released the STS-33 Pro synthesizer instrument for Windows as freeware.
The STS-33 “Space Transition Synthesizer” features the “Wave-Transition” method best suited for atmospheres, soundscapes, pads & textures. A straightforward user interface with 10 dedicated “Lazy”-Buttons for randomizing different sets of parameters makes programming easy. The Transition method plus the new Super Modulation X/Y control pad add a new dimension and motion for an evolving sound changing completely its characteristics.
STS-33 Pro features
- Super Modulation X/Y Control Pad to modulate up to 8 destinations simultaneously.
- Step Modulator – even driven by keystroke on non legato play.
- Enhanced LFO Section with 6 LFO and SH&H with 5 being syncable to keystroke.
- Frequency Split – have lower frequencies to mid-position (enhancing bass.) while the freqs. above can be panned.
- Four digital PCM-wave oscillators powered by 256 selectable waveforms.
- Two resonant filters (24db Lowpass and 12 db Highpass).
- Three ADSR-style envelope generators.
- Two output channels (F & D) with LoBoost, Saturate, Delay (+ modulation) and Pan to stereo sum.
- 10 dedicated Lazy buttons.
The STS-33 Pro plug-in is available to download for Windows (VST).
H.G. Fortune has also announced a limited time sale on its Serenity Pro plugin.
Serenity is a synthesizer aimed at creating various choir and string pad sounds. It is not meant to emulate a specific vintage string or choir machine, although you might find sounds resembling the flavours of the old machines.
Serenity Pro for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 5 EUR / $5 USD until November 10th, 2013 (regular 39 EUR / $45 USD).
More information: H.G. Fortune
Waldorf has announced the release of Space Explorer and Alien Space, two new soundsets for the Blofeld synthesizer.
The Space Explorer sound set is based on the inspiring HG Fortune wave set (86 sample sets) and picks up the thread of the Alien Vanguard sound sets.
It is dedicated to the beauty of the universe and provides numerous warm and dreamy pads, catching atmospheres, cool deep space effects, driving arpeggios, analog leads, and more.
The Space Explorer soundset is avialable to pruchase for 30 EUR. Requries Blofeld Keyboard or Blofeld with installed License SL.
Alien Space is a free soundset featuring 128 patches for the Waldorf Blofeld by HG Fortune, Dimitri Schkoda and Dr. Christian Gritzner.
More information: Waldorf
H.G. Fortune has announced the release of DrumBurst X-824, a free drum machine instrument plug-in for Windows.
Finally here it is: DrumBurst X-824, and the good news is it is free. The bad news, well, not really bad as only temporary this is my last Synthedit based plugin. Thus it marks the end of a 10 years era. Now I’m looking for new tools to create plugins in future, but this may take some time.
DrumBurst is an 8 parts drum machine with 64 waves at each slot making 512 waves in total: not too much for a quick selection but a good variety to work with.
The inbuilt sequencer features 24 Main Pattern each based on the combination of a dedicated wave, Mute status and 1 out of 6 Step Pattern variations per part. This provides a lot of variation and less of programming effort as pattern can be re-used with a different instrument.
DrumBurst X-824 for Windows (VST) is available to download here.
More information: H.G. Fortune
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