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Multiverse Vintage uses 98 multi-sampled instruments created with an Akai SG01v Vintage Sound Module as it's sound source. The Multiverse Script emulates a Dual Synth design which treats the sampled instruments as virtual oscillators. The sounds themselves are a series of Basses, Synths and Pads which represent this often forgotten gem.
The idea with Multiverse was to redesign Kosmos from scratch, bringing many enhancements seen in the Kosmology Script. Multiverse has now replaced Kosmos, and if you own any Kosmos products, the multiverse versions are available on your download page. The major improvements are:
- An internal Browser for loading & saving Presets easily - there are also previous/next buttons for cycling through presets easily.
- The preset browser has the ability to filter which parts of the presets are loaded, for instance you could just load the filter section when cycling through presets.
- The ability to save a Default Instrument used as the basis for all of the Default buttons.
- Clearer design of the front panel which has most of the major sound design controls visible at once.
- An Advanced Programmable Arpeggiator - This replaces the Sequencer used in Kosmos as Kosmology instruments are also included with each Multiverse release.
- True Dual Synth - Each Synth now has it's own Filter in comparison to Kosmos which shared the Filter Cutoff and Resonance controls.
- Mono/Unison/Portamento are now controlled from the Multiverse script.
- The Reverb has been replaced by a Convolver which includes 50+ Impulse responses - the same set used in Kosmology.
- Kosmology Instruments are included in all Kosmos Releases.
- Designed with Light CPU use in mind - Multiverse uses much less CPU than Kosmos.
- Sample memory is automatically managed so that only the used samples are loaded at any time.
Kosmology is an Advanced Sequencing System designed with Live performance in mind. It has 8 Sequencer Instances which can be switched on the fly from your MIDI controller. Each Instance has independent control over 40+ parameters with 5 freely assignable destinations from a list of over 40. Each Sequencer also has independent tempo and step size which opens up almost endless possibilities. The Sequencers can be played like a regular instrument and are also polyphonic.
The greatest feature however is the ability to Sequence the Waves (sampled instruments) themselves which brings a unique and instantly inspiring 'sound' to the sequence. There are also a series of live MIDI note triggers designed for manipulating the tempo and sound during performance, a Globals section designed for offsetting parameters across all instances which support VST Automation. There are also 3 programmable triggers which can apply offsets to parameters when the relevant MIDI note is held, and finally there is a Rescaler for forcing sequences to a specific scale for each note in the octave.
Multiverse Releases vs Kosmology Releases
All Multiverse and Kosmology releases contain both instruments, however Kosmology releases come with presets specifically created for each release whereas the Multiverse releases have a generic set of Kosmology Presets.