H.G. Fortune has introduced Scapes Wizard 2 Pro, a soundscape generator instrument for Windows.
ScapesWizard is a machine for creating soundscapes, with very different control concept by triggering different samples assigned to keys via keyboard, or, using ‘Lazy Sequencer’ to play the sets in sequence, or at random with varying intervals of step lengths.
There are two different sound engines: Slow Motion Scapes (Main Slot 1&2), OneShots and Loops (FX, Natural, etc.) (Main Slot 3 & 4).
Each slot has a dedicated sound modifier (color with resonance) plus pan, & delay with two sets of knob settings for most controls. There are 2 x 24 samples (= 2 x 2 octaves) in direct access via keyboard and 2 sets to assign waves to keys with an optional pitch offset of +/- 12 semitones at each slot plus a further +/- 12 semitones per wave, slot and patch. This makes 96 samples in straight access with a tuning range of max. +/- 2 octaves.
Lazy Sequencer’s Ghost Mod will move (morph) between the two sets of knob settings and this motion is visible on the GUI by respective knobs in motion. Nearly every knob has a selectable mod source.
You can preview Scapes Wizard 2 Pro above.
Scapes Wizard 2 Pro for Windows (VST) costs 79 EUR, but is 49 EUR through Oct 31, 2011. Details at the H.G. Fortune site.