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Fundamental by sonicLAB

sonicLAB have released an iOS port of Hainbach's Fundamental! The app gets down to the fundamentals of synthesis by recreating a vintage vacuum tube oscillator. They've added to the design with modulation and a lot of general weirdness!

Note that this is from the YouTuber HAINBACH, but has no relation to the long-running YouTube series Sonic LAB by Sonic State. Also a big thanks to iOSTRAKON for emailing to remind me about this! It was lost in the database confusion over the weekend.

Fundamental

Fundamental is a sound synthesis software tool 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 )

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.

Whether you play live electronics, compose for media or just insterested in early electronic music...

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.

Some of the features : ( iOS standalone and AUv3 )

- unique polymorphing wavetable synthesis without any compromise in data content and precision.

- 4 dynamic wavetables being rendered for each voice to represent infinitesimal steps of frequency and gain combinations between 1HZ – 3800Hz of the original vacuum tube oscillator.

- 8 simultaneous voices each with custom freq, gain, boost, panning and modulation settings.

- Custom or harmonic frequency distribution of voices with variable spread ratio and tuning table.

- 4 independent stochastic modulations for each voice (32 in total) addressing all parameters with various continuous, discrete distributions and also standard waveforms.

- Full MPE support with various configuration possibilites.

- Independent Attack / Release envelopes for each voice with various modes, AR times can be set to degrees of randomness.

- Vintage oscillator or pure sine wave mode.

Direct Link for manual : https://www.sonic-lab.com/Fundamental/Fundamental_manual.pdf

Recommended iPAD model : A10 processor or higher.

Reader Comments 2

Hello!

This is very interesting app. I purchased it after watching the video and I hope for more. Thank you developers.

Best regards to all from iPad music comunity.
September 01, 2020  | person SoundShovel
It is a great organic sounding synth very experimental. Really fine job.
September 04, 2020  | person That guy
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