Styled on equipment retrieved from an ancient, disused rocket launch control centre, TriOsc features three oscillators with samples of valve sine and triangle waveforms taken from a rack of vintage test equipment to create dense clusters of retro sci-fi electronica.
Unique to TriOsc, however, is the 'SERENDIPITY' button (labelled '?'). You see, TriOsc has a mind and being of its own. Clicking this button generates new patches and sounds randomly that instantly evoke the spirit and electronic tonalities of the early Radiophonic Workshop, 'Forbidden Planet' and other classic sci-fi movies, Morton Subotnick, Tristram Cary and other early electronic music pioneers working with primitive equipment - an astonishing source of inspiration which can lead you down different roads of musical ideas and exploration. The randomly generated sounds can then be tweaked and shaped to your own particular needs using the comprehensive panel. They can even be saved as normal NKIs for future use.
But while this random sound generation is arguably TriOsc's raison d'etre, it is also capable of subtle pads, leadlines and sub-basses for more modern musical genres. Its greatest strength, however, is the random creation of abstract electronic sounds which could have come from crusty analogue sound generators of yesteryear.
The multi-wave LFO allows the mixing of simultaneous waveforms for complex control shapes which can be used for frequency modulation (FM) and amplitide modulation (AM) with the envelope generator allowing pitch sweeps. The POLY / MONO switch enables different playback modes according to your requirements. All this is then fed to a chain of multi-FX that includes distortion, cab simulation, chorus, phase shifting, rotary cab, echo and convolved reverb featuring Hollow Sun's acclaimed custom impulses which include spring reverbs, rooms, halls, churches and massive 'space' ambiences and washes.
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Kontakt 4.2.2 full version
Windows® XP (SP2, 32bit) / Vista® (32/64 Bit), Windows 7® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM
Mac OS® X 10.5 or higher, Intel® Core™ Duo 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM
|NOTE : It will work with the Kontakt Player but only in 'demo' mode and the session will be time limited.
Doods, TriOsc is another home run! Brilliant.
Bob Lukomski - Facebook
Got it, wonderful!
Pers Platou - Facebook
Fantastic, looks like Metropolis!!
Matthius Shuster - email
I just bought the TriOsc and it sounds great.
Jon Huck - email
Oh man! I could make an entire scifi chill out album with this thing.
Bryan - email
I grew up with the Radiophonic workshop and Dr Who. Funny you should mention Tristan Cary because I've got the original series on DVD with William Hartnell and he did a lot of the sounds for that.This sounds so similar. Some of the sounds are like they are sampled from the DVD. Thanks for a great job
Ed - email
I will not be distracted today by the insane toys. What wonderful delights reside on the Hollow Sun website - TriOsc? Electronic insanity. I love it.
Neil Fellowes - Geigertek
Just loaded it in K4 !!! Very inspiring instrument !! Yet another no-brainer from HS ! thank you !
States - KVR
A very nice instrument indeed, it lends itself to dark, moody, and haunting sounds (at least so far for me). A wonderful addition to your, and my, library.
Borealis - KVR
I've already get it at this mornig and playing now. I like the "?" button very much!! Thank you for your nice instrument.
I'd nearly buy these Machines for the GUI alone, LOL.
And these Machines are really just fun to play.
Great work !
losan - KVR
Amazingly imaginative... Great work!
Titus Raindrops - KVR
Easy to just spend time hitting the serendipity button to see what comes out. I got this earlier tonight and have about a dozen presets saved just from hitting the button.
Like I said in the other thread, it's just another no-brainer
It's fun! It's 8 bucks! It has a serendipity button!
Hibidy - KVR
Its great,it looks quite haunting IMO like something pulled from Chernobyl or something, it's kind of spooky looking which I like.
Sounds great and the serendipity button is exciting.
Another good one.
Synthmagic - KVR
all of the above
PWAL - KVR
CapnLockheed - KVR
another great machine. i'm loving these things - so inspirational
macmurphy - KVR
Got it...Tres Fabulous as per usual. Love it.
Yorolpal - Cakewalk forum
When it comes to graphics design and KSP scripting they probably outdid themselves with this one.
Random Chance - Synthtopia