sonicLAB has released a major update to Fundamental, a sound synthesis tool based on early electronic music tools.
According to the developer, “Fundamental feels like something Stockhausen, Xenakis and HAL 9000 might have dreamt up after a bender; recalling the past of electronic music through a dynamic modern interpretation of massive German vacuum oscillator.”
Fundamental’s wave engine is a recreation of a vintage Rohde & Schwartz vacuum tube oscillator, used at WDR by Stockhausen. Fundamental leaves behind the limitations of the original device, though, with an instrument design that adds effective modulation possibilities; stochastic distributions addressing the sonic parameters like frequency, gain, panning; and more.
Here’s what’s new in Fundamental 3:
- Fundamental3 adds a built-in stochastic sequencer driving all its oscillators as sequencer events with sample accuracy.
- A stochastic sequencer calculates its event with probabilistic functions to decide their onset time and durations to distribute them on the sequence time line.
- The sequence length can be changed with probabilistic means after each cycle.
- One can deterministically distribute events as well, multiply the durations / compress or expand the sequence distribution.
- One can select and edit the duration and onset time of each event, freeze the current distribution, and quantize the onset and duration values.
- Fundamental3 offers oscillator cloning, where each oscillator has a unique clone with custom detuning and unique GEN modulators.
- Fundamental3 offers additional set of envelopes which are applied on sequence event apart from the ones on the oscillator gain level mixer.
Pricing and Availability:
Fundamental 3 is available now for Windows and Mac as part of the sonicLAB Oscillator bundle for € 183,00.
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