The Azimuth Generator - Soundtrack multi-synth from Tronsonic BOGOF
Hi there - been quiet for a while as something rather epic is being worked on...which is taking a little longer than expected, so in the meantime here's an instrument that hopefully might catch your interest (specifically those who own the full version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or later).
The concept behind the Azimuth Generator is to be a source of inspiration, and hopefully take you to undiscovered places on your musical journey!, split into 3 main parts - bass, mid-section
and upper high-section, with white/pink noise samples on the F#1 note.
You can create customised multi-synths from over 150 included patch presets, giving control over several different synth sources and sequences at the same time.
I've included over 25 multi patches in the download, but you'll also find great inspiration from building your own custom multi-synths.
Most of the sampled sounds were recorded to tape on vintage valve
equipment; the word 'azimuth' refers to the angle of the
tapeheads, which in many cases was adjusted to achieve an extra
rasping sound (for a more extreme upper-mid frequency range and bite when filtering).
The pack comprises of 7 sets of samples from different analogue
synths, including 2 varieties of 'buzz' sawtooth waves, 2 regular saws, a set from the Logandy string synth collection, a white/pink noise hybrid and a very powerful modified square wave bass section from a 1950s valve signal generator.
The bass section in particular is totally unique. The generator's square wave has been modified with valve harmonics and tape saturation ,then blended with the original, resulting in a HUGE analogue sound that will carry your tracks with ease.
Here are some images of the waveform transformation (the azimuth bass patch is image no.4):
I find this synth to be very useful when looking for inspiration for compositions, as the bass, midsection and high lead are all available at the same time. I've also included some arps and sequences, and its quite painless to click the spanner and make your own sequences....in fact I urge those of you that don't go beneath the hood of kontakt to give it a try...you won't regret it ..it's not as complicated as you may think.
The price is £9.99, and £4.99 for those that are already signed up to tronsonic.com.
If you didn't join, but own a tronsonic set already, just let me know what and when you bought via the contact form, and your new username, and you'll have access to the half-price version. Existing members can use the link on my site.
Described by FutureMusic as an "Incredible new analogue-style sound from your DAW", this featured as an exclusive to their readers at the beginning of the year in their sampling special issue, and is now made available to everyone.
I hope you find this instrument inspiring, and hopefully will stick around for the unveiling of the beast that is being worked on right now....and yes...it will have an interface this time...in fact, all being well, several!
edit: Special deal for all on Gearslutz...Buy one get one free offer til 21st July...if you buy or have bought this , just contact me with the date or transaction code and tell me what else you'd like, and I'll send it to you
Thanks very much - I hope its working out ok for everyone thats bought it so far. I'm always happy to answer any questions.
Here's a vid to show how some of the midi controls have been mapped in the multis. In this example, pitchbend operates the filter cutoff for the bass, whilst the adsr's and filter/res are applied to the green mid-section synths.
Here's a vid I made a while ago to show how easy it is to make midi assignments to filter/res,adsr and effects. Utilising this function of kontakt really does turn this synth into a very powerful performer, as you can customise the controls and effects for individual patch strips in your multi instrument.
Thanks to all those so far who've bought this - hope it's won you over
To those on pc - my apologies - thanks to some very helpful feedback , I've been made aware of a little naming error in the white/pink noise files...you'd have noticed this too.
I'm currently uploading a revised version - If you'd like this, just fill out the contact form or pm me with a copy of the transaction code from your purchase and I'll email you the link to the new one.
Hi..just to say I'm offering a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE deal on this pack until 21st July. So, if you buy this (or already have), just contact me on the site (or PM me here) stating the date (and email you bought it with) or ID code of transaction, and tell me what else you'd like , and I'll get it to you
how can you not? with this deal... Anyway between Hollowsun and tronsonic these are some very delicate sounds. almost like these are special sounds that have been pulled from the air - never to be heard again if not for this.
I liken it to the butterfly collectors of yore. These ephemeral sightings of beauty, and the desire to collect and preserve them before they pass away into the ether.
Nice thing is that we don't kill off the species by collecting this sound....
Listen to the Logandy and tell me if you don't really really like it just for the sound alone.
Thanks everyone - you're very welcome.
This past year has been a kind of test for me to see if it's worth me pursuing...from the feedback and emails I've had I think it def is (thanks btw - it helps a great deal).
So the plan is to step it up a notch - I've had several gentle requests for interfaces for my kontakt packs...up until now I kind of thought...if people just clicked that spanner and spent a few hours getting to know the engine, they'd thank me, as the possibilities with kontakt are vast. But... of course I realised that ease of use and, in some cases, limiting your options, goes a long way towards actually getting some music made!
With that in mind, there'll be gui's from now on - and we're starting off with an absolute monster!!!
In order to keep the prices down, I need to ever so slightly 'un-niche' tronsonic from the cult that it's become haha, so any help in spreading of the word (and saving on advertising costs )will result in more affordable instruments in the future....and they're going to be good, trust me
So thanks everyone who's supported and bought from me over the last year...I've just about scraped through...the in-laws haven't quite strung me up yet (for giving up my previous business to make silly noises all day), and looking forward to bringing you some unique and interesting instruments in the future.
Last chance to grab any free pack if you buy azimuth..ending tomorrow midnight.
Those that have already bought azimuth - don't worry if you miss the deadline - you can still claim anytime in the future providing you bought it before 22nd July.