Year / Date of Issue: 08.2021
Developer: Tracktion Software & Dawesome Music
Developer site: tracktion
Bit depth: 64bit
Tabletka: present | R2R
System requirements: Windows 10
Description: Gloomy. Bright. Organic. Rich. Inspiring. Quick. Visual. Mystical. Modulating. Visual synthesizer.
Abyss is a visual synthesizer with character and a bit of fabulous dust. It features dark vibrating drones, vibrant cinematic pads, and rich evolving textures. With Abyss, you will instantly find inspiration for your music and sound projects!
Nuanced Instruments – The color approach provides an easy way to create complex sounds. This is combined with a powerful and easy-to-use modulation system. Tune, distort, modulate your sound to sonic madness or create familiar instruments
Colors of Tones – Whether we are describing sounds or colors – we use the same words such as warm, cold, dark, soft or energetic. It is not by chance that we call tone-color with the same words. In Abyss, different sounds are presented in different colors – a completely new way of creating sounds.
Rich and deep sound – The Abyss sound engine combines the rich and deep textures of natural sounds with the effective flexibility of classic synthesizers. There is a virtual analog filter, of course, but there are also controls to shape tone colors in unheard of ways. Discover new sonic possibilities!
Sound Surfing – Going through endless lists of sounds with strange names isn’t always fun. In Abyss, you can simply navigate a panel with over 2000 color shades. Find your sound faster than ever.
Variation that makes sounds interesting – By placing color tones on a gradient, you create a palette of timbre variations that becomes the basis of your patch. Whether you mainly use presets or are a seasoned sound engineer, with the Abyss you simply follow your intuition to create your own signature sound.
Unique and inspiring workflow based on sound colors.
More than 2000 sound colors as building blocks for patches.
Unique “sound surfing” for selecting sound colors.
Each sound color can be modified with spectral processing.
Noise parameter adds “musical noise” – specifically based on and tuned to the selected sound color.
Virtual analog filter with resonance.
Four sound effects: Shimmer, Delay, Reverb and Phaser.
Optional brick wall limiter.
Arbitrary modulation with 13 sources and 23 destinations.
2 ADSRs, 3 LFOs.
LFO supports free drawing of curve.
Two of the LFOs can be used as step sequencer.
Unique “stereo” modifier that allows to skew most parameters differently for left and right channel.
Modulation parameters can be modulated themselves (eg LFO-speed).
Easy pitch snap function to stay within scale.
Scalable, responsive UI.
More than 130 carefully crafted patches.