Hoover Synth Sound: Alphatron Oscillion Subtractive Synthesizer VST VST3 Audio Unit - Rave Techno, Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Trance, Hard House and Hard NRG (Windows/Mac) Roland Alpha Juno emulation
Five Hoover sound presets demonstration from Alphatron Oscillion Polyphonic Subtractive Synthesizer VST, VST3 and Audio Unit plugin for Windows and Mac. They are the following with the timestamp included:
• 26 LEAD Hoover Apocalypse 0:00 • 27 LEAD Hoover Dominator 0:07 • 28 LEAD Hoover Gabber 0:19 • 29 LEAD Hoover Gritty 0:25 • 30 LEAD Hoover Juno Sway 0:37.
The Hoover sound is commonly used in rave techno, hardcore techno, gabber, trance, breakbeat hardcore, hard house and hard NRG (nu-NRG) music. It is a convoluted waveform generated through oscillators and created by Eric Persing for the Roland Alpha Juno, but without introducing that 'hoover' term, since this name was the one likening the sound to that of a vacuum cleaner, often referred to the genericized trademark 'hoover' in the UK and Ireland.
It is traditionally created with the Roland Alpha Juno-2, Alpha Juno 1, or rack mount version MKS-50 synthesizer using the famous built-in "What the ?" patch. Alphatron Oscillion generates an emulation as accurately as possible.
Joey Beltram in "Mentasm", Prodigy in "Charly", Human Resource in "Dominator", The Bloody Beetroots "Warp" (feat. Steve Aoki), or Mundo Muzique "Acid Pandemonium", helped popularize this Techno-Rave must-have sound. The sound has also been used in video games such as Streets of Rage 3, which was composed by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima and Robotron X by Aubrey Hodges.
Alphatron Oscillion is a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer to produce a vast array of sounds, utilizing three main signal modules: frequency (voltage-controlled oscillator VCO), timbre (voltage-controlled filter VCF) and amplitude (voltage-controlled amplifier VCA).
Four VCOs initiate the sound waveform and control its frequency. It also determines the initial timbre by the waveform option selected (sawtooth or square). The VCF module shapes the timbre via a low-pass filter with cutoff and resonance parameters controlled by an envelope generator. The amplitude of the sound is shaped by the VCA envelope.
It generates iconic vintage synthesizer sounds with distinctive pads, peculiar keys, punchy basses, sparkle leads, creepy effects, charming ambient soundscapes or unearthly and otherworldly atmospheres. Suitable for many genres and styles of music and pliability to custom design over a diverse sonic palette.
Available as a plugin in VST and VST3 64-bit versions for Windows, as well as in Audio Unit for macOS.
• Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCOs). They will generate the initial sound signal with four voltage controlled oscillators (VCO1, VCO2, VCO3, VCO4), with the following parameters: o Fine. A fine-tuning knob that tunes the VCOs by a semitone. Gives a wide array of frequencies between the oscillators. o Octave. The knob to specify octaves above or below the current octave of the VCO by dialing in a range between -2 to +3 octaves. o Shape. Morphs between sawtooth and square non-sinusoidal waveforms. The sawtooth waveform contains all harmonics of the fundamental pitch of the waveform. The square waveform contains just the odd harmonics. o Speed. Defines the frequency or speed of the oscillator. o Gain. This parameter is used to adjust the modulation gain level of each VCO.
• Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) Envelope. Changes the produced frequency. It can be used to modify the attack phase or to create special effect sounds.
• Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) Envelope. Controls the volume or amplitude of the sound with independent control over each ADSR stage over the VCA amplifier that varies its gain depending on a control voltage.
• Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF). A low-pass filter that lets the lower frequencies or harmonics pass unchanged, while it attenuates or reduces the strength of the higher frequencies, offering a simple and effective tone control to shape and color the sound source.
• Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) Envelope. This section provides control of the filter cutoff frequency over time, with independent control over each ADSR stage.
• Chorus. A 4-voice stereo chorus effect that imparts richness and character to the sound by adding multiple short delays with a slight amount of feedback, making each sound distinct from the original.
• Delay effect.
• Reverb effect.
• Pitch Bend.
• Virtual Keyboard.
• MIDI automation.
• Preset Manager.
• 50 internal presets:
01 ATMO Asynchronous Cacophony 02 ATMO Chaotic Environment 03 ATMO Ecosystem Invaders 04 ATMO Gliding Asteroids 05 ATMO Oneiric Ambient 06 ATMO Psychedelia 07 BASS Fuzzy Circuit 08 BASS Hollow Line 09 BASS Oscillating Resonance 10 BASS Rubbery Rebound 11 BASS SH101 Roygbiv 12 BASS Trembling Glide 13 KEY Acid Funk 14 KEY Crazy Diamond 15 KEY Daydream 16 KEY Electric Harpsichord 17 KEY Electric Piano 18 KEY Fantasyland 19 KEY Glowing Amplitude 20 KEY Percussive Organ 21 KEY Scintillating Boost 22 KEY Vintage Organ 23 LEAD Brassy Essence 24 LEAD Dimensional Sawtooth 25 LEAD Fusion Waves 26 LEAD Hoover Apocalypse 27 LEAD Hoover Dominator 28 LEAD Hoover Gabber 29 LEAD Hoover Gritty 30 LEAD Hoover Juno Sway 31 LEAD Square Quantum 32 LEAD Trance Formant 33 LEAD Wavering Spectrum 34 LEAD Wobbly Pressure 35 PAD Dystopian Worldview 36 PAD Flanging In Heaven 37 PAD Idyllic Momentum 38 PAD Immenseness 39 PAD Relaxed Ambience 40 PAD Soundscape Vibes 41 PAD Spatial Motion 42 PAD Stellar Choir 43 PERC Mallet Percussion 44 PERC Tubular Chimes 45 SFX Catatonic Voices 46 SFX Concatenated Creatures 47 SFX Crescendo Horror 48 SFX Dark Signals 49 SFX Gloomy Lament 50 SFX Incorporeal Beings.