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