sonicLAB has announced the release of Fundamental2 (squared), an upgrade of the sound synthesis tool that combines different roots of electronic music history, including a wave engine which is a faithful recreation of a vintage Rohde & Schwartz vacuum tube oscillator.

A collaboration with Hainbach, Fundamental is a synthesizer designed for sonic exploration.

Version 2 includes new features and improvements:

  • A morphing engine capable of rendering audio rate transitions between parameter spaces of 4 Fundamental instances (the same DSP inherited from Cosmosf Saturn) Manual and stochastic control of the morph pointer, morph interpolation speed, and distance settings can be adjusted.
  • Even tuning scales can be gradually morphed in between.
  • Fundamental2 test equipment oscillators can be addressed directly with multichannel MIDI note-on messages on respective MIDI channels from your DAW tracks to perform sequences.
  • A full morse code translator is available as a GEN modulation source and can be sent to pitch, gain, panning and harmonic ratio destinations. Each oscillator can have its unique morse code, likewise capable of creating complex polyrhythmic patterns easily.
  • Fundamental2 banks now contain 24 presets.
  • MIDI CC7 (post volume) and CC10 (panning) destinations are targeting directly each oscillator when sent on respective MIDI channels. Also the CC14 and CC15 is targeting directly the morph pointer.
  • The Sensel Morph map has been revised to access the new morph engine of Fundamental2.
  • The manual has been heavily revised to project these add-ons.

Available for Windows and Mac (VST3, AU and standalone software), Fundamental2 is priced 99 EUR / $116 USD. A rent-to-own purchase option is available in 6 month payments. Users of Fundamental v1.4 can upgrade for 20 EUR / $23 USD by requesting a discount code at sonicLAB support.

Limited time, fully functional demos are available on the sonicLAB site (requires valid iLok account).

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