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H.G. Fortune Alphatron (Pro & Basic Free), virtual synthesizer plug-in

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H.G. Fortune Alphatron

H.G. Fortune has announced the release of Alphatron, a virtual synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows.

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.

Alphatron features

  • VA Oscillator with up to 6 poly waves for Saw, Ramp, Sine, Tri, and Pulse.
  • VA Oscillator with single waves as above plus white and pink noise, Sync slave.
  • Sample Oscillator with fairly typical digital waves with different hamonic content, Sync master.
  • Amplitude Modulation with dedicated output.
  • 24 dB resonant Low Pass filter with dedicated ADSR EG, 4 mixable mod sources.
  • VCA EG. Note: Both EG have 3 modes: exponential, reverse exponential, and linear; and optional control for Attack and Decay by velocity.
  • Booster or Enciter selectable.
  • Mystify with three selctable types (Brite, Soft, Dark).
  • BPM synced Delay with adjustable Offset controlled manually or by modsource, Pan.
  • Bass Boost.
  • Pan for undelayed signal.
  • Small Reverb for adding some nice flavour.
  • Saturator.
  • Main Volume.
  • 3 x LFO, 1 x Duo LFO (with two waves and phase control for 2nd wave), 1 x S&H.
  • Pitch LFO with option to speed up or down the LFO speed.
  • 16 Step Seqencer with Shuffle for notes and velocity plus mute buttons for each step..
  • Incl 8 pattern slots per patch and 4 global pattern slots for instant changes.
  • 3 Wheels.
  • Aftertouch as selectable modsource.
  • 8 Lazy buttons.
  • 8 GUI variants selectable.
  • 128 patches.

Alphatron Pro is available to purchase as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC for 29 EUR. The Basic version has limited features and is available as a free download from the H.G. Fortune website.

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Dimitri Schkoda Premonitions (Part One and Two), music made with H.G. Fortune Avatar ST

InnerDreamer Premonitions Part One

Dimitri Schkoda has released Premonitions (Part One and Two), music made with the Avatar ST virtual synthesizer by H.G. Fortune.

Avatar Premonitions: Two CDs recorded live by Dimitri Schkoda aka Inner Dreamer featuring Avatar ST VSTi Synthesizer only (no further FX used). Even more only one patch of Avatar ST was used per track at all though with some realtime tweaking of course.

The skilful play of Dimitri Schkoda unveils the very sonic potential of this synthesizer. This is partly cinematic to orchestral ambient sometimes with a dark touch and very well suited not only for relaxation but also for intense listening of his imaginary songs done with the ‘Futuristic Orchestra’ as he calls it. He has dedicated
this masterpiece of music ‘to all friends around the world who support works of HG Fortune’.

Premonitions Part One & Two are available as a free download from H.G. Fortune. Both rar archives include images for CD cover, booklet and CD label ready for printing.

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H.G. Fortune Avatar ST, virtual synthesizer instrument

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H.G. Fortune Avatar ST

H.G. Fortune has released Avatar ST, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

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 e.g. 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 multimode 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 – see also Appendix 4 of manual.

Avatar ST Pro features

  • 2 x 2 PCM wave oscillators with 384 waves in 3 banks.
  • 2 x Osc Mix section with one XY-Pad plus mix option for direct and step modulated out.
  • 2 x Mystify with three selctable types (Brite, Soft, Dark).
  • 1 x Grain Processor.
  • 1 x Filter with 4 types (LP, HP, BP and Feedback) incl. 1 ADSR EG.
  • 2 x VCA EG (ADSR).
  • 2 x Delay, 2 x Pan.
  • 7 x LFO, 1 x S&H, 16 Step Modulator, Keytrack and Modwheel.
  • 1 semi parametric 3Band Stereo EQ, 1 small Reverb for adding some nice flavour.
  • 16 voices, 8 Lazy Buttons.

Avatar ST is available to purchase as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC for 39 EUR.
A free version is available to download from the H.G. Fortune website (4 voices, 64 internal patches, 256 internal waves (banks #0 & #2), SF2 & wave loading only with Osc B2).

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H.G. Fortune reduces prices VST instruments + STS-11 free synth plug-in

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H.G. Fortune STS-11

H.G. Fortune has announed a lowered price for a number of its synthesizer instrument plug-ins for Windows.

Former Backlist items STS-33 Pro and Anvilia Pro have been moved to the HGF Classics VSTi! Thus these are available for only 9Euro each.

Even more: AlioNoctis Pro, Arracis Gold Pro, and Swamp XT Pro have been moved to the Backlist at a reduced price.

H.G. Fortune has also released the first version of STS-11 (from February 2005) as freeware. Download it here (PC/VST).

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Indie Dev Collective launches with Sale

Indie Dev Collective

The Indie Dev Collective has launched with a collaborative sale, offering up to 65% discount on various products.

We are a group of 12 plug-in and soundware developers who have banded together to bring you a massive collaborative sale on synths, effects, and samples. Up to 65% off – over 50 deals on more than 90 products!

The following developers participate in the Indie Dev Collective:

  • Dangerous Bear Underground – Synths, Samples & Soundbanks
  • de la Mancha – VST Synths & Effects
  • Dusted William Sounds – Samples & Loops
  • H.G. Fortune – VST Synths & Sequencers, & Samples
  • Hardcore Harmonics/Supersynths – VSTi & Soundbanks
  • Impact Soundworks – Soundbanks & Samples
  • Manytone – VST Synths & Samples
  • Nucleus Soundlab – Soundbanks, Refills & Samples
  • Perimeter Sound Arts – Loops & Presets
  • Ugo – VST Synths & Effects
  • Westgate Sounds – Soundbanks & Samples
  • whiteLABEL – VST Effects

The collaborative sale is available from May 17 until May 31, 2010.

More information: Indie Dev Collective

H.G. Fortune releases The Dreammachine 3

H.G. Fortune The Dreammachine 3

H.G. Fortune has announced the release of The Dreammachine 3, a new and completely rebuilt version of The Dreammachine featuring a largely increased functionality.

Still it is a machine intended for slow motion providing complex evolving athmospheres and soundscapes via three synthlayers. The concept of the Dreammachine is based on very slow running wavesequencing and soundmodulations. For most convenience the wave names are not only displayed at each seq step but also selectable from popup menus showing the names. And of course the famous HGFortune Lazy buttons are also present at each section or part (Pro version only)

The Dreammachine 3 features

  • Three parts: Bottom/Low (or Bass), Back/Mid (or Pad) and Sparkle/High for three basic layers of sound plus a OneShot part to throw in some additional highlights such as vocal phrases, percussive sounds or Sfx.
  • Each part has got a 16 step sequencer for waveforms to be played in succession with the One Shot part having 32 steps. The Note sequencer has an option to play even duophonic in adding a 2nd note selectable in 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 semitones up. Also Back/Mid and Sparkle Parts can be set in semitones from -12 to +12.
  • The Dreammachine 3 is polyphonic and can be used as a synth with three basic ways to play the machine:
    1. using the inbuilt Note sequencer and if you like play along that one;
    2. hold a note and if you like play along or edit;
    3. play the machine as a 16 voice synthesizer with max. 6 oscs on one key.
  • Manually advance each part using MIDI keys/notes #24, #26, #28 and #29 plus #35 to advance synth parts simultaneously. As the Note sequencer is hard-linked to the Bottom/Low Part this one will be advanced too.
  • Wave names are not only displayed at each seq step but also selectable from popup menus showing the names.
  • HGFortune Lazy buttons available for each section or part (Pro version only).

The Dreammachine 3 is available to purchase as a VST instrument for Windows PC for the introductory price of 79 EUR until 9 May, 2010 (regular 99 EUR).

A free version with limited features is available to download from the H.G. Fortune website.

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H.G. Fortune releases Percumat 2

H.G. Fortune Percumat 2

H.G. Fortune has announced the release of Percumat 2, a rhythm machine for backing drums & percussion.

This is a versatile Rhythm machine for backing drums percussion so definitively not an 808 or 909 type thingie. It features 6 instrument parts / slots to choose from 512 inbuilt drum & percussions sounds. There are two step sequencers one for setting up the beat steps in groups of 4 x 8 steps (or 4 x half a bar) labeled A1, A2, B1 & B2, while the 2nd sequencers on the left allows you to control a sequence of the 8 step beat groups in 16 steps. Thus it is easy to get variations without having to program complete 16 step bars. In addition to that there is an Auto Track Mute feature for tracks 4, 5 and 6 to have one or two tracks muted for a certain range.

The beat step sequencer does offer two additional features: StepMode and Play number of Beats i.e. Steps so you can have a 7/8, 6/8, 5/8 or even 3/8 beats while Step Mode changes the order of steps to play in jumping to every 3rd, 4th, 5th etc. step with setting at 7 steps playing the sequence backwards. This is a real playground not only for the lovers of experimental rhythms.

Percumat 2 is available as a donationware VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC.

More information: H.G. Fortune / Percumat 2

H.G. Fortune releases Plutonia

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H.G. Fortune Plutonia

H.G. Fortune has released Plutonia, a free VST instrument for Windows PC.

As I made wavesets as sf2 files available I did a small free VSTi synth so one might get an impression of the contents of the wavesets.

Plutonia features

  • 2 oscillators with 256 sf2 based PCM waveforms each.
  • Selection of built-in waveform from H.G. Fortune wavesets: AlioModularity, HGF Best of # 1 & # 2, Athmonia-a (complex waveforms generated from images), Seamless Textures (complex waveforms generated from images), HGF Retro Set.
  • 24dB Lowpass filter with resonance per synth voice.
  • Condensed Spook B fx.
  • BassEnhancer to enhance low frequencies (works indenpendently from Color signal).
  • BPM-synced delay.
  • 2 ADSR envelope generators (one for Filter, one for VCA) for modulation.
  • 4 LFO’s (including SLFO) and one Sample & Hold.

Plutonia is available as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC.

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