Wide Blue Sound has announced the release of Eclipse, an epic software synthesizer that offers artists a cinematic twist on musical sound design.

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Following the widely successful release of ORBIT, the company’s first synth instrument, ECLIPSE pioneers new sonic territory with sound that is darker, heavier, more forceful and aggressive – with the same intuitive interface that Wide Blue Sound users have come to love since their debut.

“The early response from professional composers and producers has been incredible, and we’re excited to get ECLIPSE into the hands of our fans,” said Nathan Rightnour, Wide Blue Sound’s CEO. “We are fortunate to have incredible depth and breadth of talent across our latest sound design team. We can’t wait to see what composers and musicians will create with it.”

With an all-new collection of sound sources, features, and an effects path tailored especially for massive sound, Wide Blue Sound have developed a powerful instrument to create rhythmic intensity, dark cinematic atmospheres, and energetic drive.

Under the hood, the synthesis engine orbits between four sound channels to create new timbres that infinitely evolve over time, perfect for nearly every style of modern and cinematic music. The channels can be shaped with several filter types, followed by a custom global FX chain and four powerful sequencers that offer deep modulation over most every element of the instrument.

At the heart of ECLIPSE’s sound engine lay the Triple Engine Design pioneered by ORBIT – Pulse Mode creates modern tonal pulses, Chop Mode an electronic/stuttered style, and Flow Mode for stunning pads and textures. Extensive customization of these modes and other innovations allow sounds to be quickly turned into all kinds of unique synths, arps, pads, and bass – an endless array of sonic possibilities.

ECLIPSE comes with 250 custom-made presets tested by top sound designers before being approved. ECLIPSE’s timesaving interface gives users lots of powerful tools, including sound design shortcuts, an improved Convolution Engine and a freshly tuned “Intelligent Random” button.

“ORBIT gave composers and producers an amazing palette of unique new colors and rhythms. There’s nothing else like it out there,” said Wide Blue Sound Founder and composer Jeff Rona. “But we wanted to take things in a much much darker direction – something you need all the time for scoring games and a lot of film and TV. ECLIPSE makes some truly brooding, tense and twisted sounds that are useable and musical.”

Alongside the release of ECLIPSE, Wide Blue sound is offering free LAUNCHPAD software for iPad and Android Tablets running Lemur (sold separately) as an added benefit for customers. LAUNCHPAD is more than a remote, but a creative tool that makes working with ECLIPSE and ORBIT more fun and engaging. LAUNCHPAD adds a host of multi-touch performance possibilities that can be done live or recorded into any DAW.

Eclipse is available for purchase for the introductory price of $119 USD for a limited time only (regular $149 USD). Existing customers can get Eclipse for $99 USD. Orbit and Eclipse are also availablein a bundle for $299 USD.

More information: Wide Blue Sound