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H.G. Fortune sets ProtoPlasm, Shuniji & LaserBlade Pro versions free

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H.G. Fortune ProtoPlasm, Shunji and LaserBlade Pro

H.G. Fortune has announced that three Pro versions of nearly forgotten gems (NFG) are now available as freeware: ProtoPlasm Pro, Shuniji Pro, and LaserBlade Pro.

  • ProtoPlasm Pro, with internal patch selector, patch renaming & managing (Load/Save), wave selectors as popup. Internal Sf2 with 2 banks (incl. original bank for patchcompability)
  • Shuniji Pro (Caihong bao = rainbow treasure / free edition 2011), with some more tweaks: patch selector, patch renaming & managing (Load/Save), CG with free run / retrig mode, different CG design showing current position, CG with Soft-Stepped slider and more tempo options (1/1 to 1/64), wave selectors as popup, new knobs, modified output section with a little reverb added. Internal Sf2 with 2 banks (incl. original bank for basic patchcompability)
  • LaserBlade Pro, new with internal patch selector, patch renaming & managing (Load/Save)

The VST instrument plug-ins are available to download for Windows PC.

More information: H.G. Fortune

H.G. Fortune releases Scapes Wizard 2 + free SoundFonts and patches

H.G. Fortune has announced the release of Scapes Wizard 2, a soundscape generator instrument for Windows.

ScapesWizard is a machine for soundscapes with very different control concept by triggering different samples assigned to keys via keyboard, or, using Lazy Sequencer to play the sets in sequence, or at random with varying intervals of step lengths. This is a completely reworked and largely enhanced version to its predecessor offering more dedicated and flexible control in general.

There are two different soundengines: Slow Motion Scapes (Main Slot 1&2), OneShots and Loops (FX, Natural, etc.) (Main Slot 3 & 4), Each slot has got a dedicated soundmodifier (color with resonance) plus pan, & delay with two sets of knobsettings for most controls. You got 2 x 24 samples (= 2 x 2 octaves) in direct access via keyboard and 2 sets to assign waves to keys with an optional pitch offset of +/- 12 semitones at each slot plus a further +/- 12 semitones per wave, slot and patch. So this makes 96 samples in straight access with a tuning range of max. +/- 2 octaves. Lazy Sequencer’s Ghost Mod will move (morph) between the two sets of knobsettings and this motion is visible on the GUI by respective knobs in motion. Furthermore nearly every knob has got a selectable modsource.

H.G. Fortune Scapes Wizard 2
H.G. Fortune Scapes Wizard 2

In fact with this machine it is quite important to assemble best matching waves for a project into the wave slots. You can trigger or gate i.e. switch samples with a dedicated tune setting via keyboard (with velocity to contol level) which is ideal for live interaction!

There is kind of keyboard split to trigger a sample of Slot 1 & 2 from C2 to B3 (left side) and Slot 3 & 4 from C4 to B5 (right side). So simply give a key a short push and the resp. sample will play until it’s changed by pushing another key in that resp. range; unless you select KeyMode Gate which allows to play a sample as long as a key is held down. Anyway you can play only one sample in each slot at a time. But those four samples played can give already quite a massive sound.

There is also an SF Slot Mode supporting sf2 files with stereo samples.

Scapes Wizard 2 Pro for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 49 EUR until 31 October, 2011 (regular 79 EUR). A fully featured demo and a free mini version are also available.

H.G. Fortune is now also offering a collection of free SoundFonts and patches, created by users of H.G. Fortune plug-ins.

More information: H.G. Fortune / Scapes Wizard 2

H.G. Fortune releases Serenity

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H.G. Fortune

H.G. Fortune has released Serenity, a virtual synthesizer instrument plugin for Windows.

Serenity – what it is and what it is not: This synthesizer is aimed to create various choir and string pad sounds but it is not meant to emulate this or that vintage string and/or choir machine. Though you might get sounds resembling quite nice the flavours of the old machines.

Serenity features

  • 2 x PCM wave oscillators with 128 waves in 2 banks as primary soundsources.
  • 1 x Filter – 3 types (LoPass, HiPass, BandPass) ADSR EG with Vel control on Attack & Decay, and 3 Response Modes.
  • 1 x 4 channel adaptive mixer for cutoff modulation.
  • 1 x VCA EG (ADSR) Vel control on Attack & Decay, and 3 Response Modes.
  • 1 x Pan.
  • 3 x LFO.
  • 1 x S&H.
  • 1 x DLFO (Double LFO with two outputs and phaseshifting).
  • 1 x special Pitch LFO with Speed Up/Down options.
  • 1 x Twin Etherify (2 Formant filter) with various modulation options.
  • 1 x Gator not only on Level but optional for Filter and delay Pan too.
  • 1 x Delay with several options for panning delayed signal.
  • 1 x Stereo Flanger.
  • 1 x Stereo Reverb.
  • 1 x Bass Enhance.
  • 1 x XY-Joypad with 6 controls for 12 destinations and optional display for LFO & Aftertouch motion.
  • 3 x Lazy Buttons.
  • 12 voices, over 760 patches (6 banks).

Serenity for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 24.50 EUR / $34 USD until July 3rd, 2011 (regular price 39 EUR).

A free version with some limitations (3 voices, no internal patch management, no MIDI Learn, no velocity control on Attack / Decay of VCF / VCA EG, no SF2 Load, less patches (4 banks), but a hidden easter egg gimmick) is available to download from the Serenity product page.

More information: H.G. Fortune

Indie Dev Collective launches IDC Spring 2011 Sale

IDC Spring 2011 Sale

Indie Dev Collective has announced the IDC Spring 2011 Sale, a limited time collaborative sale featuring various synth & effect plugins and soundware products.

We’re back with our most diverse sale yet.

Featuring 14 developers, including four new IDC members, bring you some of their latest synths, effects, samples, loops, presets, and even a host – all on sale at the same time, direct to you, with prices cut up to 65% off for this limited time sales event.

IDC Spring 2011 Sale

  • 26 deals on over 55 products.
  • Participating developers: Dangerous Bear Underground, Dusted William Sounds, H.G. Fortune, Hardcore Harmonics | Supersynths, IMEA, Manytone, Mildon Studios, Nucleus Soundlab, Perimeter Sound Arts, Psychic Modulation, Ugo, Westgate Sounds, whiteLABEL, xoxos.

The IDC Spring 2011 Sale is available until May 23rd, 2011.

More information: Indie Dev Collective

H.G. Fortune releases Ultra Swamp virtual synth plugin

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H.G. Fortune has released Ultra Swamp, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Ultra Swamp is completely reworked version of Swamp/Swamp XT so there are a lot of differences to the prior versions and a hugely increased sonic potential! It’s really for the good, the bad and the weird sounds thus ranging from sweet over dark to really strange and crazy stuff; transforming the wave samples beyond recognition. And it’s not just for pads and atmos but also for snappy percussive sequencer sounds.

Although it does look not a very complex synthesizer – don’t let yourself get fooled by this as the sonic results will prove different, as you can check with the sounddemo videos. This is a very versatile synthesizer but is fairly easy to edit. The patch programmers had so much fun with it they did 3 complete additional banks of more incredible patches for the Pro version!

H.G. Fortune Ultra Swamp
H.G. Fortune Ultra Swamp

Ultra Swamp features

  • 2 x PCM wave oscillators with 256 waves in 2 banks as primary soundsources.
  • 1 x Ringmodulator per voice as 1st secondary soundsource.
  • 1 x Timbremodulator per voice as 2nd secondary soundsource.
  • 1 x Filter – 3 types (LoPass, HiPass, BandPass), ADSR EG with Vel control on Attack & Decay, and 3 Response Modes.
  • 1 x 4 channel adaptive mixer for cutoff modulation.
  • 1 x VCA EG (ADSR) Vel control on Attack & Decay, and 3 Response Modes.
  • 1 x Pan.
  • 3 x LFO.
  • 1 x S&H.
  • 1 x DLFO (Double LFO with two outputs and phaseshifting).
  • 1 x special Pitch LFO with Speed Up/Down options.
  • 1 x ADSR EG as modsource for RM / TM.
  • 1 x Gator not only on Level but optional for Filter and delay Pan too.
  • 1 x Delay with several options for panning delayed signal.
  • 1 x Stereo Flanger.
  • 1 x Stereo Reverb.
  • 1 x Bass Enhance.
  • 1 x XY-Joypad with 6 controls for 12 destinations and optional display for LFO & Aftertouch motion.
  • 3 x Lazy Buttons.
  • 12 voices, 512 patches.

Ultra Swamp Pro for Windows (VST) is available for the introductionary price of 24.50 EUR / $34 USD until June, 6th 2011 (regular price 39 EUR).

A free UltraSwamp (HGF birthday edition) is available to download. This version has a few limitations (only LowPass filter, 3 voices, EG 3 mono, no internal patch management, no MIDI Learn, no velocity control on Attack / Decay of VCF / VCA EG, no SF2 Load, 128 internal patches, but two hidden easter egg gimmicks).

More information: H.G. Fortune

H.G. Fortune releases Altair 4: The SciFi Sounds Lab

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H.G. Fortune has announced the release of Altair 4, a virtual “SciFi Sounds Lab” instrument plug-in for Windows.

H.G. Fortune Altair 4

As the subname of this plugin synthesizer says this SciFi Sounds Lab will be of best service for all doing soundtracks for movies or games in the genres of SciFi, Suspense, Horror, Fantasy and alike needing special, spacey, wobbly FX sounds. Ok, it can do some more than these e.g. bell like stuff and even it does fit amazingly well in fairly conventional songs (see below).

This is also an hommage to the movie ‘Forbidden Planet’ from 1956 being the first movie with a complete electronic soundtrack using sounds that could have been done with this plugin. User comments: “This instrument does do a lot of the things the Barron’s did with their circuitry albeit a lot easier. It makes sciFi sounds & noises and everybody will reminiscent to a old soundlaboratory of the 50/60ties”. Anyway Altair 4 puts it to a modern level with some sophisticated controls.

Altair 4 (Pro) features

  • 2 oscillators with two soundsources with one (B) driving the other (A) to resonate.
  • Each oscillator with three mod inputs and extensive control options.
  • 3 LFO: L1 (7 waves) with key restart on first key pressed, L2 (8 waves) and phase modulation.
  • L3 (7 waves) with optional modulation by sub LFO.
  • 2 hidden LFO: L12 = mix of L1 and L2, L13 = mix of L1 and L3.
  • 1 Sample & Hold (6 modes).
  • 1 VCA with AR EG (with pan for undelayed sound at Rev section).
  • 1 Main Volume with level control: fixed, Velocity, and even Aftertouch, or Wheel.
  • 1 Delay (bpm synced) and dedicated pan.
  • 1 Bass Boost.
  • 1 Reverb with predelay.
  • 1 Hold button to hold last played key.
  • 1 Joypad with 3 balls to control 6 destinations.
  • 8 Voices.
  • 256 Patches (2 Banks).

Altair 4 Pro is available to purchase for a introductory price of 19 EUR until 15 May, 2011 (30% off regular price of 29 EUR).

The last public beta version is also available at no cost. This is identical to the Pro version with the exception of the GUI, it has only 3 voices instead of 8, and the internal patchbank is not filled up completely.

More information: H.G. Fortune

H.G. Fortune releases ScapesWizard

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H.G. Fortune ScapesWizard

H.G. Fortune has announced the release of ScapesWizard, a virtual synthesizer instrument for soundscapes, atmospheres and textures in motion.

ScapesWizard is a machine for soundscapes with very different control concept by triggering different samples via keyboard, or, using LazyPlay play a pool of waves in sequence or at random driven by inbuilt clock or have this triggered by keyboard.to advance manually.

There are three different soundengines: Slow Motion Scapes (Osc 1&2), OneShots and Loops (Osc 3), and Space Rumble Background Noise. Each engine has got some dedicated soundmodifiers partly with special controls. But the most important feature is you can trigger i.e. switch samples with a dedicated tune setting via keyboard (with velocity) which is ideal for live interaction too!

You got 2 x 24 samples (= 2 x 2 octaves) in direct access via keyboard. To each keyrange (from C2 to B3 and C4 to B5) a different waveset out of 5 can be assigned. This makes the plugin suited very well for usage with trigger pad controllers. Also for live interaction pitchwheel can be used for Osc1 & Osc2 with a range of +1/-1 octave and for Osc 3 the same for Modwheel.

The basic usage is intended to have a setting ‘in motion’ and then play different samples. Although there seem to be very few control elements most of these have a double function: left side is setting a dedicated value while right side adjusts modulation amount.

ScapesWizard Pro for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 29 EUR until 1 January, 2011 (50% off regular price of 59 EUR. A fully featured demo of the Pro version (with occasional fade outs & voice overs) and X-Mas freebie ScapesWizard mini are available from the H.G. Fortune website.

More information: H.G. Fortune

Indie Dev Collective launches IDC Sale #2: November 15th – 30th

Indie Dev Collective

The Indie Dev Collective has announced their second massive sale, offering discounts on a wide range of products from various developers.

Following the success of their first collaborative event (May 2010), the Indie Dev Collective are back with another fantastic sale.

Nine developers providing a highly diverse selection of synths, effects, samples, loops, and presets – all on sale at the same time, with prices up to 70% off.

IDC Sale #2 includes products by:

  • Dusted William Sounds
  • H.G. Fortune
  • Hardcore Harmonics/Supersynths
  • Manytone
  • Nucleus Soundlab
  • Perimeter Sound Arts
  • Ugo
  • Westgate Sounds
  • whiteLABEL

The sale lasts until November, 30th, 2010.

More information: Indie Dev Collective