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