21st March 2014
Eisenberg has announced the availability of EINKLANG Extended — bundling its EINKLANG software synthesizer for Mac OS X (10.6 or higher) and Windows (XP or later) with its RED Tone Pack, GREEN Tone Pack, and BLUE Tone Pack, plus the recently-released premium WHITE Tone Pack and BLACK Tone Pack, to add a whole new range of tone colours.
Eisenberg's EINKLANG is a soft synth that resynthesizes sounds using instrument models based on Eisenberg's Artificial Intelligence Studio Technology (AIST), allowing it to understand the structures of sounds and remember specific nuances of different instruments so you don't have to. Lowering the pitch of a cello affects its timbre in a different way to lowering the pitch of a french horn, for example — just like their real-world counterparts. Conversely, you can even detune a single string from a cello — detuning its overtones, in other words, which is physically impossible for monophonic one-dimensional resonators such as a single string.
Similarly, those instrument models can be tweaked directly using the minimal TIMBRE, LOUDNESS, and MODULATION musical parameter groups — all of which affect the sound more deeply than might first appear possible, thanks to that powerful AIST engine. Elsewhere, instrument models are also morphed seamlessly from one sound to another using the MORPHING triangle with three slots for tone colours. EINKLANG introduces a strong synaesthetic link between sound and colour with all GUI controls responding to MORPHING triangle relationships in corresponding colours — just like white light is able to travel through the colour spectrum in additive colour synthesis.
EINKLANG itself comes with 150 tone colours for morphing purposes, ranging from acoustic to synthetic. But by bundling it with RED, GREEN and BLUE Tone Packs, plus the recently-released premium WHITE and BLACK Tone Packs, Eisenberg has considerably extended its sonic reach.
RED, GREEN, and BLUE Tone Packa effectively belong together as they capably cover a third of the common tone colours between them:
- RED Tone Pack provides 120 synth/lead tone colours, including a variety of classic synth basses and pleasing pads — smoothly morph from an analogue-sounding lead to a shimmering-sounding pad to a screaming-sounding bass and discover numerous new sounds in-between;
- GREEN Tone Pack presents 120 acoustic/live tone colours, including pads, acoustic and electric pianos, various organs, synth and acoustic basses, brass, guitars, and vocal/choir sounds — all of which can be morphed with each other or other tone colours;
- BLUE Tone Pack proffers pads in profusion — 120 drone/pad tone colours, to be precise, all of which create movement within themselves or any other tone colour that they are combined with.
Whatever your personal preference, each offer more MODULATION over time and a stronger dynamics component compared to the standard 150 tone colours included in EINKLANG alone.
WHITE and BLACK Tone Packs possess an even wider range of dynamics and intra-morphing, meaning a tone could be a piano in the lower range and a marimba in the higher range or even a trumpet when played with more dynamics, for instance. In building both of these packs, Eisenberg analysed three times more content than was the case when creating their colourful siblings — hence the premium appellation.
- WHITE Tone Pack puts forward 120 energetic/uplifting premium tone colours, making much use of useful splits, such as different basses in the lower register and a selection of sounds such as organs, electric pianos, and pads in the upper register;
- BLACK Tone Pack presents 120 dark/ambient premium tone colours, including lots of touch-sensitive basses, leads, pads, and organs, as well as sounds specially designed to add certain frequencies or qualities to enhance a set of two other tone colours — 'stringify' sounds or sprinkle a little 'stardust' over the top, so-to-speak.
EINKLANG Extended can be purchased from the Eisenberg online Shop for €239.00 / $239.00.
Check out some audio examples of EINKLANG in action here: soundcloud.com/eisenbergaudio
Also, set for an April release, EINKLANG 1.2 is improved with several new features: reworked playback engine with louder main output, visual level meter with fine control for volume gain, and a new preset browser in both standalone and plug-in modes.