So I got Audiority Abstract Textures on the $1 sale. The demo sounded good and it looked like a simple tool with which to create long evolving textures and drones.
The purchase process was simple and creating an account with Audiority was painless. The email with the download links and serial info arrived within a few seconds of the purchase. Then came the library download - about 4GB in total. Installation was quick and I was happy to see we can move the library files to a different location, I have a separate hard drive for all my samples and libraries.
The interface of the VST is pretty simple - you can make basic edits very quickly. The plugin comes with about 30 sound sources, each of which has 4 variations. The variations are sometimes quite different form the original, so it would be accurate to say you have 30 x 4 sound sources. The filter and EQ in the VST are great, you can alter the character of the sound with ease. The sounds are all excellent quality and interesting, and the CPU hit is very low. The samples load very quickly. The samples themselves are long and have lots of interesting movement in them.
I tried several instances of Abstract Textures auxed to Dmitri Sches' Tantra and immediately got some wild new sounds.
Abstract Textures truly is a total no-brainer - just get it if you are into ambient or cinematic music. Gotta love these $1 sales!.
Incredible! By far the very best vintage echo unit plugin. It is the perfect emulation of the legendary Roland RE-201. I know only one other vintage echo unit emulated with the same quality, the Binson Echorec 7TE emulated by the Audiority's Echoes T7E plugin.
Do you remember the astounding David Gilmour's guitar echoes in the very long track of the same name in the album "Meddle"? It was THIS echo unit! The Binson Echorec 7TE. It was also the echo unit used on all his albums by T-Rex.
And this emulation made by Audiority is wonderful. It runs in the same league as Nomad Factory's 80s Space which emulates the famous Roland RE-201 echo unit. Both are probably the most accurate emulations of these two legendary vintage echo units.
I've been trialling a few of these Acqua plugins and they are outstanding, up there with the best. This one is superb. Sonically excellent plugs, up their with the best. Only downside is that are that they are a little pricey and their download/install/update app still needs some work.