HGFortune: Astral Dreamer out now - free version - plus free 3 CD Set!

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Fortune
KVRAF
1830 posts since 15 Aug, 2004 from soundland

Post Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:02 am

Out now: Astral Dreamer new plugin VSTi synthesizer!

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Free 3 CD Set by Inner Dreamer:
Astral Dreamer Hyper Experience - One Night From Eternity 2013!
https://archive.org/details/AstralDream ... Experience
(Does also include all required images files for CD and Covers in a separate zip file,)

Free version: 4 voices, 1 Lazybutton, 128 patches, SF2 load for Osc 3
permanent link:
http://archive.org/download/HGFortuneFr ... r-free.zip

Additional 128 free patches:
http://www.hgf-synthesizer.com/userdld/ ... nk5-DS.zip

How to win a Pro version: The 1st one to decipher that angled, cryptic looking message at the bottom of the GUI correctly will win a Pro version. Post the deciphered message here as reply!
Ok, that one has been solved already: 'turns your sonic dreams beyond imagination'.


Jesse James Allen did a nice demotrack (incl. info on the patches used)
https://soundcloud.com/jessejamesallen/keelah-selai

quickdemo: 21 patches in 11 mins. :D
https://archive.org/download/HGFortuneA ... emo-01.MP3

Dimitri wrote:
Astral Dreamer is an incredible "Human Machine". The mp3 is only made with only one little preset without anything else and there is absolutely no realtime control (except of course on the keyboard....) All is played in real time and gives impression that the sound is in constant progression (various moods, various speeds, various strings, ....too gooooood !!!
Astral Dreamer on new ways for the special sound of HGFortune synthesizers!

There are dedicated routing options starting right at the oscillators which can be routed to one of the two filters, a flanger, or direct to the VCA.
So you can have a dedicated soundmodifier for each oscillator allowing a wide variety of multicoloured sounds within a single patch very much like multilayered sounds. Each oscillator has got an Additional Harmonics Shaper (AHS) to enrich sound in generating shapeable upper harmonics from the selected wave.
The character of this additional sound ranges from rich choruslike to metallic sounds and can be mixed - also via modulation - to the original wave.
The new waveset coming with Astral Dreamer does contain carefully processed waves to provide a wide variety of soundsources: Synth waves from real analog, virtual analog and digital synths, complex waveforms, soundscapes (mostly image generated sounds), plus some XFx sounds. Besides the routing possibilities there are a lot of modulation options to shape the sound into some intricate motion. And the straightforward GUI provides instant access to all controls for quick editing and tweaking to shape your sound.

Features (based on Pro version):
Soundsources:
3 PCM wave Oscillators each with 128 waves plus Additional Harmonics Shaper

Filters:
1 x 24 dB resonant Lowpass filter with ADSR EG and 4 channel mod mixer
1 x 12 dB resonant Lo, Hi or Bandpass filter with ADSR EG and 4 channel mod mixer
Filter Routing: parallel or serial possible
1 x Flanger

Mod sources:
2 Aux ADSR EG (3 & 4)
3 bpm synced LFO
1 bpm synced Sample & Hold
1 bpm synced double LFO with phase shifting

Output:
1 VCA ADSR EG
1 Pan for direct signal
1 Pan for delay signal
1 Delay
1 Stereo Reverb
1 Saturate/LoBoost (4 modes)

Other:
Lazy System with 8 buttons
Velocity Sensivity knob
visual display of LFO motion (can be hidden)
12 voices, 4 patchbanks (512 patches)
MIDI Learn/CC Edit for most control elements
inbuilt MIDI CC display
Last edited by Fortune on Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:28 am, edited 14 times in total.

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SciFiArtMan
KVRian
1186 posts since 24 May, 2006 from Our Amazing Oasis in Space - USA Section

Post Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:44 am

Thank you for access to this public beta, Fortune! You never fail to amaze me!

Karmacomposer
KVRAF
4771 posts since 7 Nov, 2005 from Florida

Post Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:44 am

HG,

Looks fantastic, as always.

So, your stuff was in a Blofeld - NICE!

Good luck with this.

Mike

Fortune
KVRAF

Topic Starter

1830 posts since 15 Aug, 2004 from soundland

Post Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:15 pm

Karmacomposer wrote:HG,

Looks fantastic, as always.

So, your stuff was in a Blofeld - NICE!

Good luck with this.

Mike
Thanks Mike ;-)

Yes, there is a soundset 'Alien Vanguard' including 256 patches and a waveset to push the Waldorf Blofeld deeper into space. So in some way you have a HG Fortune hardware synth :D
Demos here: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=374675

Soon there will be two more commercial patchbanks and a free patchbank.

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Blue Wind Project
KVRian
972 posts since 28 Aug, 2005

Post Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:42 pm

Hi Guenter,

Been a while...been WAAAAAAYYYYY too busy with work etc...
took a gander at this new synth and looks like it's up my alley..
gonna d/l and give it some proper attention and see what I come up with.

Thanks :)

erickUO
KVRist
153 posts since 21 Apr, 2009

Post Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:07 am

Fantastic sounds as always and the clean GUI makes it very easy to understand :)

Fortune
KVRAF

Topic Starter

1830 posts since 15 Aug, 2004 from soundland

Post Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:03 pm

erickUO wrote:Fantastic sounds as always and the clean GUI makes it very easy to understand :)
:D

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Numanoid
KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:30 am

Thanks for sharing :tu: Downloading now

dathyr1
KVRist
77 posts since 10 Jan, 2012 from Chicago Ill

Post Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:40 am

Thanks HG for another great VST plugin. I was wondering if you were going to stray off of doing more VSTI plugins, this answers my question.

The sounds I went through are great. As others said, GUI is great also.

Looking forward to add this to my HG sound collection.

DaveT :)

maniacoli
KVRist
94 posts since 9 Jul, 2004

Post Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:47 am

nice work, starting to ' lazy ' around a bit ^^

Fortune
KVRAF

Topic Starter

1830 posts since 15 Aug, 2004 from soundland

Post Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:38 pm

All those who want to contribute patches please drop me an email (see left below pm) so I can supply you with an update.

Asuyuka
KVRist
424 posts since 27 Apr, 2006

Post Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:34 am

Downloading now, thank you. :)

Doing patches for Altair 4 was a blast. I might try it on here... see how it goes. :) Any sub by date?

Fortune
KVRAF

Topic Starter

1830 posts since 15 Aug, 2004 from soundland

Post Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:35 am

Asuyuka wrote:Downloading now, thank you. :)

Doing patches for Altair 4 was a blast. I might try it on here... see how it goes. :) Any sub by date?
By now I estimate release will be around 27th this month.

meanwhile I did some additions/changes:
did improve (and raise) overall output level as well as added four modes to Saturate (1, 2) and LoBoost (1, 2)

Changed / Added Routing: Each osc can be selected to be send to Flanger and LP:MM Filter Mix can be send to Flanger or Bypass Flanger so this does offer some more options for sounddesign

Added SnH- to Filter mod sources so one can have opposite SnH on the filters.

Added Appendix 3 to manual about AHS with some images about waves and their related harmonics.

Addes two more Lazy buttons - now:
Osc waves, Osc AHS, LPF, MMF
Osc mod sources/routings, Aux EG, LFO, All

Some minor bugfixes.

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Numanoid
KVRAF
25857 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Post Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:50 am

With 128 waveforms for each OSC, I guess there are more than 2 million possible combinations, that's a good start for a synth :D

Getting some really nice pads with the MemoryString and Orchestral forms.

But would like OSC's that go lower than -1. Can that be expanded?

Fortune
KVRAF

Topic Starter

1830 posts since 15 Aug, 2004 from soundland

Post Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:13 am

Numanoid wrote:With 128 waveforms for each OSC, I guess there are more than 2 million possible combinations, that's a good start for a synth :D

Getting some really nice pads with the MemoryString and Orchestral forms.

But would like OSC's that go lower than -1. Can that be expanded?
technically that would be possible but at this stage the entry to the list would have to go after +2 in order not to affect patches already done as these would be 1 oct up then.
I'll think about that.

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