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H.G. Fortune releases Fortune Cookie 2012 free synth plugin

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H.G. Fortune has announced Fortune Cookie 2012, an updated version of the free synthesizer plug-in from 2005.

Fortune Cookie 2012
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

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H.G. Fortune sets free ProtoPlasm TSM Pro + Golden October Sale & New Big Classics Bundle

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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.

H.G. Fortune ProtoPlasm TSM Pro
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

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H.G. Fortune sets free Altair-4 B Pro and X-WoF 4 Pro

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H.G. Fortune has announced that the Altair-4 B Pro and X-WoF 4 Pro virtual instruments for Windows are now free.

H.G. Fortune Altair-4 B
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

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H.G. Fortune releases Ghost Machine

H.G. Fortune has announced the release of the Ghost Machine, an algorithmic composing machine for Windows.

Ghost Machine is a multipart algorithmic composing machine featuring a Pad part with Long Wave Sequencing, a HiSq part with a 16 step sequencer and customizable note pattern, a bass part with a 16 step sequencer and customizable note pattern, and a drum part with 4 instruments parts each with a 16 step sequencer. All these 16 step sequencers are pattern driven which are changing due to an internal algorithm to create music.

In AutoPlay mode you can let the machine do all the composing work for you, or you can transpose manually at realtime to change the current rootnote.

H.G. Fortune Ghost Machine Pro
H.G. Fortune Ghost Machine Pro (single screen interface version).

The Ghost Machine Pro Suite for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 49 EUR until June 21, 2012 (regular 79 EUR).
The suite includes:

  • Ghost Machine Pro (single screen).
  • Ghost Machine TS Pro (tabbed screen).
  • Wave Slot Player for adding OneShots and athmospheric loops.
  • Ghost Machine WoF Edition Pro (128 patches, 97 scales).

Demo versions (incl. two freebies) for both the Pro and the TS Pro editions are available to download.

More information: H.G. Fortune

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H.G. Fortune releases free GhostMachine WoF Edition 2012 + Contest

H.G. Fortune has introduced GhostMachine WoF Edition 2012, a free virtual instrument in celebration of its anniversary.

H.G. Fortune GhostMachine WoF Edition 2012
GhostMachine WoF Edition 2012 free algorithmic instrument for Windows.

As May 6th is on a sunday this year it is a good day for a surprise in reconnecting to the past some way. The circle of the spiral crosses the point where it all began: HGFortune’s very 1st public VSTi ‘Wheel of Fortune’ or WoF! In reminiscense to this after about 9 years here is a worthy successor GhostMachine WoF Edition 2012 which is an offspring of the bigger project GhostMachine.

GhostMachine WoF Edition 2012 ties some links to it’s predecessor in having a Bass & HiSq part, a scale based algorithmic composing system, a pattern based sequencer with 2 x 8 steps instead of 4 and with the note pattern being editable. And what is most important it does have that very special vivid groovy feel back. And, yes, as of May 6th GhostMachine WoF Edition 2012 is free!

H.G. Fortune has also announced a contest in which you are asked to create note patterns for a chance to win Ghost Machine Pro (scheduled for release around May 18th, 2012) and additional plugins.

More information: H.G. Fortune at KVR

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Take to the Trees – Arbor Day Music Compilation

Sound for Good Take to the Trees

Sound for Good has announced Take to the Trees, a music compilation in support of Arbor Day’s tree planting efforts.

Electronic Music Artists join forces on Arbor Day 2012 to raise support for trees on our planet by offering more than 4 hours of good music to everyone who donates to a good cause of saving our trees.

In celebration of Arbor Day on April 27th 2012. Sound for Good is giving you a lot of great music for your donation of just $1 USD (or more) to help plant more trees. Download a large collection of wonderful music from various artists with 100% of your donation going to the National Arbor Day foundation to plant trees.

The 20-track album includes tracks by Ian Boddy, Mark Mosher, Jack Hertz, HG Fortune and Inner Dreamer and many more.

More information: Sound for Good

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H.G. Fortune releases The Tiger virtual synth instrument for Windows

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H.G. Fortune has announced the release of The Tiger, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

H.G. Fortune The Tiger

The Tiger is described as a versatile and flexible synthesizer capable of complex multi-layered sounds with some specific extras from the Aux oscillators, as well as groovy rhythmic sounds you would hardly expect from a synth, and, if you want, fairly typical synth sounds (brass, bass, strings PPG, DX, lead, etc.).

There are a lot of modulation options and there is an easy way to integrate ‘hardwired’ controllers like joysticks, touchpads or ribbons via the 4 UCC knobs (User assignable MIDI CC) which can be selected as mod sources too. Along with Aftertouch, Velocity and Modwheel you have many options for realtime interaction at performing live.

Two 16-step Rhythmic Pattern Gators (RPG) and a 16 Step Modulator can turn pads into complex rhythmic sounds. While two Aux oscillators can add some additional spacey sounds (a little like with Altair 4), or, can be used as mod source for a wide range of Amplitude Modulation. Both usages are mixable.

The Tiger for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 25 EUR until March 6, 2012 (35% off regular 39 EUR). A free version with some limitations is also available.

More information: H.G. Fortune / The Tiger

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