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32-bit VST ONLY
KVR Developer Challenge 2018 entry.
Inspire CC is a stereo or multi out sample based synth with four channels, each having its own sound source, controls and options. Although designed primarily to produce rich pads Inspire CC is capable of shorter sounds such as bass and other hard attack sounds.
The Dome randomises all four channels simultaneously or specific parts of each channel. Apart from the Domes centre it has intentionally been left unstated what other areas randomise to introduce absolute chance and maybe inspire new musical pieces as a result - see the general help picture. Obviously through trial and error it can be discovered what each part of the Dome randomises, if that is so desired.
The random sweep generators (RSG) for each of the four channels create sweeps of varying speed and tonality. The master random sweep generators do exactly the same as the RSGs but for all four channels simultaneously, creating different sweeps for each channel. The generated sweeps can be so subtle as to be almost imperceptible, powerfully dramatic or anywhere between the two. There are also sweep templates to aid the creation of custom sweeps. Sweeps can be turned off for each channel by disabling the filter envelope resulting in a regular low/high pass filter.
Using only the Dome and the random sweep generators it's quick and easy to create useful presets for Inspire CC.
Right click anything to check for available MIDI control.
Automation is available for all parameters that make creative sense to have it.
On interface help.
There are more preset banks other than the default.
Why 32-bit VST only? Many third party modules for SynthEdit were used to create Inspire CC and, unfortunately, there are no 64-bit versions of the modules.
NOTE: Don't switch from Poly to Mono mode or change any transpose settings during play or hanging notes may result (this isn't a bug).
Reviewed By evilplazma
September 5, 2018
Wicked atmospheric sound generator.
Sounds really good.
Super deep possibilities.Read more
Reviewed By Syngularity
September 4, 2018
Tested in Bitwig which accepts 32-bit plugins without bridging efforts. I love randomise options.
Good basic pad sounds. Fine for ambient music.
Immediate "dope" effect when testing the randomise tricks with Dome for several/all settings and generators for sweeps.
Very nice context help for all the parameters.
While the Dome looks "futuristic" the overall gui with different main colors for presets appear a bit oldfashioned to me.
CPU usuage not optimized. Rendering of good results would be recommended.
Hanging MIDI notes.
Randomise of sweeps is good, but the pool of waveforms/samples should be expanded for more different results.
Recommended instrument, when one needs a "Pad trademark" for ambient music projects.Read more