|Type / Tags||Synth (Additive)|
Autogun offers 4,294,967,296 (Four Billion Two Hundred Ninety Four Million Nine Hundred Sixty Seven Thousand Two Hundred Ninety Six) presets, just waiting to be explored for their acoustic potential.
Autogun is based on the Ogun VSTi synthesizer that can produce rich metallic and shimmering timbres, although it's not limited to these sounds as Autogun will demonstrate. Ogun's distinctive synthesis engine can generate more than 32,000 harmonics, modulated by high-level 'harmonic mapping' functions. These synthesis parameters have been put under the control of an artificial intelligence, patch creation algorithm, the reason Autogun can deliver such a huge number of presets.
Every Autogun is set to start from a unique preset number, so that each Autogun user is assigned a personal starting preset-address, ready to explore. However, users can at any time, jump to a new location in the preset-space by simply entering a preset number.
With so many presets Autogun needs no programming, every sound is already somewhere 'out there' and just needs to be found.
- Based on the Ogun synthesis engine.
- Enhanced by the Soundgoodizer, (Maximus) engine.
- 4,294,967,296 presets to explore.
- Preset number copy/paste field.
- Preset up/down buttons.
- Volume control.
Reviewed By QuadrupleA
November 12, 2012
I like the concept a lot - 4.3 billion presets in an uber-minimal package - never run out of sounds! But the sounds themselves get pretty stale after flipping through about 100 of them.
Most of them are very treble-y, metallic, noisy, with lots of reverb. Lots of tinkly bells, gongs, and variations thereof. So the pallete is a bit limited. I don't tend to find a lot of use for these types of sounds in my music, at least thus far. They also dominate the frequency spectrum a fair bit, so some zealous EQ'ing might be in order to fit them into a mix.
That said, if you like those sounds, you now have 4.3 billion of them!
The randomly generated descriptions are pretty funny.
The thing is free, of course, so I feel a bit silly being critical of it. It's something of a promo / sound engine demo for Image-Line's Ogun, which I haven't used beyond flipping through some presets in the demo.Read more