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Fundamental feels like something Stockhausen, Xenakis and HAL 9000might have dreamed up after a bender: recalling the past of electronic music through a re-imagination of a massive German test equipment vacuum oscillator on a modern instrument.
sonicLAB leaves behind the limitations of the vintage equipment by proposing complex modulation possibilities addressing the sonic parameters like frequency, gain, stereo panning etc. in continuum, which has not been applicable until now.
The Fundamental greets you with a huge eye-like dial. It's easy and fast to set up an impressively rich drone using the plugin's eight voices controlled electronic workshop style through a mixer.
What makes it shine is the sonicLAB typical stochastic modulation section including a vast amount of ways to modulate each oscillator, so that never a single frequency or other parameter change repeats itself.
Likewise what could have been just another droner becomes a self driven generative music machine, thanks also to pitch quantization via Scala tune files import.
The deep care that Sinan Bokesoy and Hainbach undertook in making this a playable modern instrument and composing tool continues in the added support for MPE, stemming from Hainbach's want to take out his collection of test equipment out live - a not carry-on friendly exercise.
Whether you play live electronics, compose for media or are just interested in early electronic music, Fundamental offers a unique experience that is unlike any other software right now.