Sonus Dept. has announced a suite of Max for Live devices based on a in-house developed neural network trained with thousands of waveforms.
Built around a neural oscillator with a waveform that can be manipulated, allowing a seamless and complex morphing among an almost infinite number of shapes, Neuroloot explore diverse uses, from LFO modulators to MIDI sequencers and drone generators.
The suite includes:
- NeuraLFO: Complex LFO with up to eight different destinations, with lots of different parameters to obtain ever changing modulations. You can map the LFOs to any automatable control of any device or track inside Live.
- Neuralscore: The intricate shape of the neural oscillator is used to trigger MIDI notes, following one of the factory scales or a custom one. With many controls at your disposal, you can obtain complex melodies that never repeat themselves.
- Neuralscape: A pocket drone generator. This time we have an oscillator bank and a sample player driven by the neural wave, creating evolving and thick soundscapes.
- Neuroscillator & NeuraloscillatorM: Simply the neural oscillator found in the previous modules, but it outputs its signal to the audio outs. This way, the signal can be further manipulated with your favorite plugins, and then be fed to the following utility module (AnyMapper) to be used as LFO, but it can also be used as a weird sound generator (with really interesting results, we add!). Neuroscillator comes in two flavours: an audio effect version and an instrument one, NeuroscillatorM, with a wider frequency range that be controlled with MIDI and an optional envelope, so that it can played like a real monophonic synth.
- AnyMapper: Utility module that lets you use any audio input as modulator signal for up to eight different destinations. Basically it is the second half of NeuraLFO, allowing you to use any kind of input, including the one generated by the previous utility module, Neuroscillator.
The suite is available for purchase for 20 EUR/$23 USD from the Sonus Dept. website.