Hereâ€™s the story in Galbanumâ€™s own wordsâ€¦
Wavetables are single cycle periodic waveforms that form the most fundamental building block of synthesis. They are the sound generators, and can be thought of as the oscillator of a classic analog synth, but they provide infinitely more variability in shape and spectrum. Wavetables are responsible for determining a given sound's primary timbre, or "tone color". This collection offers a huge variety of waveforms logically organized in sub-folder categories.
The first version of this collection contained over 1,000 waveforms and was originally developed for Galbanum's MetaSynth content DVD, Architecture Volume One. In June of 2006 it was translated to NI Absynth format and released as the "Architecture NI Absynth Waveforms" collection. In August of 2006 a large part of it was then also licensed to NI to use as composite Wavetables in Massive. This is the second version of the library for Absynth and MetaSynth. It is the first time it has been released in Universal (.wav) format, and opens the library to a sea of new users. The collection contains more than 800 new waveforms to push the total to over 1,800.
Architecture Waveforms includes some very interesting new categories and vastly expands some of the previous ones. Many of the new waveforms were designed not only to be used as oscillators, but also to function in more advanced capacities depending upon what application they are used in. These uses include things such as LFO shapes, envelope shapes, modulation shapes, distortion curves, and much more. Users interested in the true bleeding-edge of modern sound-design are encouraged to explore these immensely powerful areas.
Pricing and Availability:
Architecture Universal Waveforms $29.95
Architecture NI Waveforms 2 $24.95
Architecture MS Waveforms $24.95