16th April 2003
brainspawn forte: Ensemble and Quartet 1.0 now available
forte is a "virtual instrument rack" for soft-synth plugins, offering more control and convenience than a traditional rack of hardware MIDI sound modules. forte is optimised for the stage, with low latency audio, vast MIDI routing capabilities, and unique live performance features.
- Multiple Simultaneous Soft-Synths, MIDI Inputs, and Soundcard Outputs:
- Play an entire ensemble of MIDI controllers into a rack of soft-synths.
- "Ensemble" model supports up to 32 soft-synths in a rack and up to 32 WDM soundcard outputs.
- "Quartet" model supports up to four soft-synths in a rack and one WDM soundcard output.
- Advanced MIDI Control:
- Create complex MIDI keyboard splits and layers across multiple soft-synths.
- Remap MIDI preset, channel, and controller data independently on each soft-synth for maximum control.
- Remotely change patches and scenes from MIDI input devices.
- Scene support: Use multiple "scenes" in a rack to rapidly change MIDI and audio routing, synth patches, and effects settings between songs.
- Audio Effects: Add multiple audio effect plugins to soft-synths and audio buss outputs.
- Ultra Low Latency: forte uses WDM soundcard drivers to enable MIDI-to-audio latency comparable to or better than hardware sound modules. In many cases, latency is so low you can play MIDI drum pads into soft-samplers with high accuracy.
- Hands-off Operation:
- Configure forte to start automatically on boot-up and load the last-used rack. This means you don't need keyboards, mice, or even a monitor to get forte running.
- Change scenes or patches remotely from MIDI controllers.
- Use SceneView to see the scene list in full-screen large font.
- Access to Favourite Sounds: Organize your favourite soft-synth and effects patches using favourites lists, recently-used lists, and MIDI automation.
Both models of forte are now available at special introductory prices: forte: Quartet $79 and forte: Ensemble $189 (US)
To download the forte: Ensemble DEMO version, visit http://www.brainspawn.com/products/forte/. forte: Solo is also available for free download.
05 Jan 2011 brainspawn updates Forte to v2.2.18
14 Apr 2010 brainspawn updates Forte to v2.2.6
03 Nov 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v2.1
02 Apr 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v2.0.108
05 Mar 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v184.108.40.2066
24 Feb 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v220.127.116.114
18 Feb 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v18.104.22.1683
07 Feb 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v22.214.171.1242
01 Feb 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v126.96.36.1991
27 Jan 2009 Brainspawn releases Forte v2.0
19 Jul 2006 Brainspawn updates forte to v1.6.93
14 Jul 2006 Brainspawn releases forte v1.6.92
08 Mar 2006 Brainspawn releases EHCo for Forte
24 Feb 2006 Brainspawn releases Forte v1.5.86
31 Aug 2005 Brainspawn releases Forte v1.5.85
05 Apr 2005 Brainspawn releases Forte v1.5.76