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Abstrung is a double engine themed rompler, geared towards "All things Strung" type of sounds, therefore it includes a selection of stringed instruments like GuZheng, Mandolin, Pipa, American Zither, Hammered Dulcimer, Kantele, Acoustic Guitars, Acoustic grand, upright and prepared pianos and Seagull instrument among others. The different categories include organic real instruments samples, modeled, synthetised, designed and spacey sounds.
Abstrung hides a powerful randomiser engine, a twin step sequencer and a "Trails layer" which adds motion to each patch.
Abstrung comes with 155 sound sources loadable in 2 different slots, plus 20 Trails.
Each sound source is multisampled and comes with 3 round robins.
Audiofier's new "intelligent" Randomiser feature makes it incredibly easy to create new sounds quickly and makes presets redundant.
It also possible to recall past randomisations and go back and forth in the randomisation history, also recalling past randomisation on the fly.
Even though the Randomisation engine plays a big part in Abstrung, for the most creative producers, Abstrung still offers the possibility to create patches from scratch, with multiple ways of choosing sound sources, including a categorised Sound Browser, which works hand in hand with the randomisation engine to create sounds which are "just right".
On-the-Fly Reverseable sounds
Following the success of Sequi2r's family reverseable sounds feature, Abstrung gives the option to reverse sounds on the fly and to adjust the length of each reversed sound with the mod wheel.
3 Play modes.
In Abstrung you can select whether you want to play both sound sources at once (Single map Mode), one per key zone (Dual Map Mode) or let it happen randomly (Random Map Mode), creating interesting changing textures. This both while you are in Normal Mode or Step Sequencer Mode. The keyboard zone can be defined by the user.
Unique reverb convolutions add to the picture to contribute in a creative way to the sound creation; reverbs that not only add space but define the final sound too.
Twin Step Sequencer
Abstrung features not one, but 2 step simultaneous sequencers with 8 memory slots. You can change sequence on the fly like in Sequi2r via keyswitch, but with Abstrung you'll have double the fun. Also, you can record your sequences by playing, not by drawing, pretty much like in Sequi2r, but Abstrung's process is even faster and simpler.
Add to this Permanent random generated sequences and Temporary random sequence at the tip of a "keyswitch", to spice up some stale repetitive phrases.
You can perform one sequence per sound source (Twin Seq on) in Dual Map Mode, or have both sound sound sources playing simultaneously (Single Map) both sequences.
Or you can run one sequence only (Twin Seq off) with both sound playing at once (Single Map), or one sound per define-able keyboard zone in Dual Map Mode.
Included organic sounds
Hammered Upright Piano
Acoustic Grand Piano
Plucked Grand Piano
Acoustic D-28 Steel guitar
Nylon Strings Guitar