This is a new and completely rebuilt version of The Dreammachine featuring a largely increased functionality. Still it is a machine intended for slow motion providing complex evolving athmospheres and soundscapes. The concept of the Dreammachine is based on three synthlayers with slow wavesequencing and soundmodulations.
Version 3 of The Dreammachine has gone polyphonic now and can be used as a synth too, so there are three basic ways to play the machine:
– 1st using the inbuilt Note sequencer and if you like play along that one;
– 2nd Hold a note and if you like play along or edit;
– 3rd play the machine as 16 voice synthesizer with max. 6 oscs on one key.
In addition you can manually advance each part using MIDI keys/notes #24, #26, #28 and #29 plus #35 to advance synth parts simultaneously. As the Note sequencer is hardlinked to the Bottom/Low Part this one will be advanced too.
There are three parts: Bottom/Low (or Bass), Back/Mid (or Pad) and Sparkle/High for three basic layers of sound plus a OneShot part to throw in some additional highlights such as vocal phrases, percussive sounds or Sfx. Each part has got a 16 step sequencer for waveforms to be played in succession with the One Shot part having 32 steps. The Note sequencer has an option to play even duophonic in adding a 2nd note selectable in 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 semitones up. Also Back/Mid and Sparkle Parts can be set in semitones from -12 to +12. All in all you got very flexible means to set up sophisticated complex sound layers. For most convenience the wave names are not only displayed at each seq step but also selectable from popup menus showing the names. And of course the famous HGFortune Lazy buttons are also present at each section or part (Pro version only) as small buttons marked with L.