Tomofon – real sound synthesizer :
We are pleased to present Tomofon, a brand new expressive sound synthesizer. This virtual instrument introduces a new “Audio Model” format capable of containing thousands of waves extracted from regular audio files. These waves and how they are structured lay the foundation for how Tomofon generates sound, resulting in a highly flexible and instantly expressive instrument. which, on the one hand, sounds very organic, but on the other hand, somehow out of this world. Whether you want to experiment with the Audio Model starter pack (instruments and voices) and factory presets, or import your own audio to create your own unique soundscapes, it’s fair to say you’re in for a creative journey.
How does it work ?
Tomofon converts audio files into a large set of oscillating waves, which are then mapped into pitch zones, where each wave is a single layer (a bit like how a sampler structures different velocity zones). The main difference is that since each zone is filled with waves rather than regular samples, the synth engine can transform between them (both layers and zones). This makes all transitions between zones and layers continuous and smooth. This structure containing these organized wavetables is what we call the Audio Model and gives the Tomophone its dynamic properties and distinctive sound.
Create and share your own unique sounds :
An important feature of this plugin is that users can import their own audio files and create new unique audio models. Regular audio files (preferably with mono content) can be easily imported and assigned to different pitch zones across the keyboard range, either automatically or manually. Performing an automatic import is essentially a one-click process that instantly results in a correct, playable audio model. Manual import gives the user complete control over which waves should end in which pitch zone. Last but not least, you can easily share your own audio models with others.
Tomofon comes preloaded with a package of 124 audio models based on high quality audio recordings of various expressions. These models include multiple instruments such as strings, vocals, brass, woodwinds, guitars and more. Along with these models, there are over 180 presets to help you get started right away. From now on, you can go ahead and start creating audio models from your own audio files and experimenting with the types of sounds they can turn into.
– Integrated audio sample importer and audio model editor.
– Pitch and (layer) depth envelopes that can be edited by the user.
– Envelope time can be separately controlled using MIDI Velocity.
– Multiple LFOs (including Sample and Hold with randomness)
– Modulation Matrix (2 x MIDI CC, Velocity and Keymap)
– Monophonic playback with separate slide times for pitch and speed.
– Plays a polyphonic legato, in which the started notes synchronize the envelopes with the current notes.
– Up to 4 doubling voices with separate pitch, pan and level.
– Filter with modulation capabilities.
– Post-reverb, delay and equalizer.