SonicPlanet Audio have reduced the price of their desktop plugins and iOS apps for a limited time.
- PaSSBot – from $19.99 to $14.99
- VOLBot – from $17.99 to $12.99
- Fundamental2 – from $23.99 to $17.99
- ThermoSynth – from $23.99 to $17.99
PaSSBot is a stochastic filter bank audio processor, the sound designer’s chisel !
PaSSBot is a unique stochastic filter bank audio processor. The desktop VST/AU version of PaSSbot has already arrived in February 2020 and this iOS version is equivalent to the latest version 2.1.
PaSSBot filter types are Biquad, StateVariableFilter, Ladder and Resonaters. With behaviors of bandpass, Lo + Hipass and up to 64 of them in true stereo !
The user can set values of center frequency, gain and resonance of the each filter, which will be then eloborated with powerful stochastic generators ( 4 independent GENs for each filter ) with continuous or discrete probabilistic distributions but also with standard waveforms.
One can set each filter parameters individually, but also distribute them in harmonic order, again the harmonic spread ratio can be set by the user or even can be modulated by a GEN.
Precision DSP rendering, less than 1milisec. control rate precision.
The filters can run continuously or be triggered manually. In that case, each filter will be applied an independent AR envelope with configurable random duration.
VOLBot is a stochastic and distributed audio modulator, a super LFO ( Low Frequency Oscillator ) which modulates the intensity/gain/amplitude of its input.
Back to fundamentals….Compositional practice is about constructing and organizing multiple layers of sonic material at first step. In production, we use DAW’s to present this material on separate tracks with either synthesized sounds in real time, or recorded material as sound files or live audio input.
The simultaneous overlapping of sonic material is being created with different balancing strategies, and mixing techniques. The volume control of each track on a DAW has been offered with sliders like a mixing console and scoring possibilities with the volume automation data for each track on the time line.
There are no practical solutions or an engine to creatively manipulate the balance of the DAW tracks at once with a common gesture in real time. ! The VOLBot is exactly filling this gap.
VOLBot iOS ( the server ) and VOLBot iOS client instances are located on separate DAW audio tracks on usual AUv3 plugin slots and the VOLBot communicates remotely with its client instances. With this distributed audio plugin architecture, you will be able to control an entire fleet of DAW tracks together in real time with your parameter controls on the VOLBot iOS communicating with VOLBot clients on other tracks.
VOLBot serves as a complex CV generator too. You can pitch quantize its output with many available tune scales for VCO modulation.
Since a stochastic function generates numbers on random iterations, although each instance of the VOLBot client will be on the same distribution range as the server, it will demonstrate a variation of the intensity modulation created by the VOLBot server.
Be it stochastic complex control waveforms to interact with or simple touches, this control data serving as intensity modulator will be shared among all the existing VOLBot’s. This opens a wide range of creative possibilities for your production. The richness of this variation being created algorithmically will save you a lot of manual experimentation efforts and present possibilities which you wouldn’t imagine before.
Fundamental is a sound synthesis software combining the different roots of electronic music history. Its wave engine is a faithful sonic recreation of a vintage Rohde&Schwartz vacuum tube oscillator ( having been widely used at WDR by Stockhausen ) Thanks to sonicLAB audio engine design, Fundamental leaves behind the limitations of the original device by proposing complex modulation possibilities, stochastic distributions addressing the sonic parameters like frequency , gain, stereo panning etc. in continuum, which has not been applicable until now. The Fundamental software presents you 8 instances of this vintage sine wave generator with all the artifacts and richness of a vintage equipment. That combination is we believe something you should experience.
ThermoSynth is a self regulating hyper oscillator engine inspired by thermodynamic systems. ThermoSynth extends the classical oscillator concept, it is a generative synthesizer at the waveform level, which does not express only static / interference waveforms but also an evolution of a sonic structure by internal communication and its actions inside certain controllable margins.
The oscillator of ThermoSynth establishes its own engine environment and begin its signal path with a waveform generator ( pure mathematical, not samples nor optimized tables ) rendering basic waveforms and capable of morphing in between. The 4 oscillators of the Thermo are in continuous interaction sending each other their signals thanks to a 4X4 feedback matrix.
Many type of changes in this system are introduced by the stochastic modulators which sonicLAB is known for and also by the user through some perturbations called the injections into the system. Each oscillator engine continuously checks its environment conditions and takes decisions, “self regulates”, in reaction to these changes applied.
The result is unique never ending and never repeating drone synthesis, pure organic textures for electronic music; and hours can easily pass with experimenting on ThermoSynth.
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