Wide Blue Sound's ECLIPSE offers brooding, tense and twisted sounds 29/02/16
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Wide Blue Sound has announced the release of its newest instrument ECLIPSE, available to order online from today, 29th February. They tell us that, following the widely successful release of ORBIT, the company's first synth instrument, ECLIPSE pioneers new sonic territory with sound that is darker, heavier, more forceful and aggressive – with the same intuitive interface that Wide Blue Sound users have come to love since their debut.
Nathan Rightnour, Wide Blue Sound's CEO, said, "The early response from professional composers and producers has been incredible, and we're excited to get ECLIPSE into the hands of our fans. We are fortunate to have incredible depth and breadth of talent across our latest sound design team. We can't wait to see what composers and musicians will create with it."
Wide Blue Sound Founder and composer Jeff Rona, added, "ORBIT gave composers and producers an amazing palette of unique new colors and rhythms. There's nothing else like it out there. But we wanted to take things in a much much darker direction – something you need all the time for scoring games and a lot of film and TV. ECLIPSE makes some truly brooding, tense and twisted sounds that are useable and musical."
Here's more details in Wide Blue Sound's own words...
With an all-new collection of sound sources, features, and an effects path tailored especially for massive sound, Wide Blue Sound have developed a powerful instrument to create rhythmic intensity, dark cinematic atmospheres, and energetic drive.
Under the hood, the synthesis engine orbits between four sound channels to create new timbres that infinitely evolve over time, perfect for nearly every style of modern and cinematic music. The channels can be shaped with several filter types, followed by a custom global FX chain and four powerful sequencers that offer deep modulation over most every element of the instrument.
At the heart of ECLIPSE's sound engine lay the Triple Engine Design pioneered by ORBIT - Pulse Mode creates modern tonal pulses, Chop Mode an electronic/stuttered style, and Flow Mode for stunning pads and textures. Extensive customization of these modes and other innovations allow sounds to be quickly turned into all kinds of unique synths, arps, pads, and bass – an endless array of sonic possibilities.
ECLIPSE comes with 250 custom-made presets tested by top sound designers before being approved. ECLIPSE's timesaving interface gives users lots of powerful tools, including sound design shortcuts, an improved Convolution Engine and a freshly tuned "Intelligent Random" button.
Alongside the release of ECLIPSE, Wide Blue sound is offering free LAUNCHPAD software for iPad and Android Tablets running Lemur (sold separately) as an added benefit for customers. LAUNCHPAD is more than a remote, but a creative tool that makes working with ECLIPSE and ORBIT more fun and engaging. LAUNCHPAD adds a host of multi-touch performance possibilities that can be done live or recorded into any DAW. About Wide Blue Sound Wide Blue Sound's bold, no-nonsense approach to musical synth design has inspired composers and producers around the world. The team is led by composer-producer Nathan Rightnour and award-winning Hollywood composer Jeff Rona. The company's mission is to create new types of instruments that are equally powerful and intuitive, and that inspire creativity for the innovative musician.
Pricing and Availability: List price: $149 Special Introductory price: $119 ORBIT Customers – Loyalty Price: $99 Bundle price (ORBIT and ECLIPSE): $299