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ScapesWizard 2 - Scapesmachine VSTi Plugin
The new machine for soundsacpes, atmospheres and textures in motion
with a very different concept of control!
Note: This is a machine thus it is not to be played like a common synthesizer! Read on what it is about ;-)
ScapesWizard is a machine for soundscapes with very different control concept by triggering different samples assigned to keys via keyboard, or, using Lazy Sequencer to play the sets in sequence, or at random with varying intervals of step lengths. This is a completely reworked and largely enhanced version to its predecessor offering more dedicated and flexible control in general.
There are two different soundengines: Slow Motion Scapes (Main Slot 1&2), OneShots and Loops (FX, Natural, etc.) (Main Slot 3 & 4), Each slot has got a dedicated soundmodifier (color with resonance) plus pan, & delay with two sets of knobsettings for most controls. You got 2 x 24 samples (= 2 x 2 octaves) in direct access via keyboard and 2 sets to assign waves to keys with an optional pitch offset of +/- 12 semitones at each slot plus a further +/- 12 semitones per wave, slot and patch. So this makes 96 samples in straight access with a tuning range of max. +/- 2 octaves. Lazy Sequencer's Ghost Mod will move (morph) between the two sets of knobsettings and this motion is visible on the GUI by respective knobs in motion. Furthermore nearly every knob has got a selectable modsource.
In fact with this machine it is quite important to assemble best matching waves for a project into the wave slots. You can trigger or gate i.e. switch samples with a dedicated tune setting via keyboard (with velocity to contol level) which is ideal for live interaction!
There is kind of keyboard split to trigger a sample of Slot 1 & 2 from C2 to B3 (left side) and Slot 3 & 4 from C4 to B5 (right side). So simply give a key a short push and the resp. sample will play until it's changed by pushing another key in that resp. range; unless you select KeyMode Gate which allows to play a sample as long as a key is held down. Anyway you can play only one sample in each slot at a time. But those four samples played can give already quite a massive sound.
There is also an SF Slot Mode supporting sf2 files with stereo samples.
ScapesWizard Pro introductionary offer til Oct., 31st 49Euro instead of 79Euro
This offer does include access to 5 packs of additional sf2 files with over 3000 samples (more than 1.65 Gigabyte) !
Also with the Pro version are 5 additional patch banks - so it comes with around 640 patches!
Seven demotracks of Scapes Wizard 2 - Seven presets played by the internal Lazy Sequencer.
In addition there is a complete folder with about 200 demotracks by Paule Amca. Also these reflect various stages of development of Scappes Wizard 2
So these tracks might well be worth your attention ;-)
some of these in this playlist:
Video #1 - this one is HD for fullscreen view:
ScapesWizard mini (free version)
You got 2 x 12 samples (2 octaves) in direct access via keyboard and 2 sets to assign waves to keys with an optional pitch offset of +/- 12 semitones at each slot plus a further +/- 12 semitones per wave and patch. So this makes 48 samples in straight access with a tuning range of max. +/- 2 octaves.
Though this is a smaller version than Scapes Wizard 2 Pro it does offer all the basic features for a great sound. And even it does allow loading sf2 files. Anyway there is a Demo version of Scapes Wizard 2 Pro with fade down and some nice voiceovers at varying intervals – so you might check the widely enhanced Pro version whether it might more suitable for your projects as it has got a lot more variety in sound.
Anyway for experiencing the full power of Scapes Wizard 2 it is highly recommended to check the demo version, thanks!