2009-07-21

The Cygnus from outer space ! (free VST ambient synth)

Cygnus : a free VST powerful ambient fields generator !


This is the second time I review a plugin from Krakli, but they deserve it !
They have some jewels in their library, and Cygnus is one of them...

This plugin has a very special feature : it comes in two different versions, each one having its own GUI (Graphic interfaces) and some specific features.
As it's a synth dedicated to ambient and experimental sounds, we'll be more interested in the "Space" skinned version. This tricky kid has no really understandable controls, but it's the way it's intended to be ! You'll just let the hazard guide you thru the galaxies designs and click to modify the sound. A perfect approach of ambient / experimental synthesis, I liked it a lot :)
This is close to the spirit you can find in the musical softs Brian Eno collaborated in.
The "conventionnal" version is closer to the usual lead/pads/drone synth, even if it's as interesting as the other one.

Here are some mp3 demo I chosed from the plugin page :
- Power of the beast by OdO
- StarGzer S4 by Vurt
- The most improbable planet that ever existed by Bahgheera
(this one almost beat an old "The Orb" track name by the length ;)

You'll find on the plugin page the two versions of the VSt, tons of presets, and packs containing everything.

Windows only


C'est la seconde fois que je chronique un plugin de Krakli, mais ils le méritent !
Ils ont dans leur catalogue quelques perles, et Cygnus en fait partie...

CE plugin a une particularité rare : il existe en deux versions, chacune ayant sa propre interface graphique et quelques spécificités.
Comme il s'agit d'un synthé orienté ambient/expérimental, je me suis plus intéressé à la version "Space".
Cette dernière est assez astucieuse et déroutante car son interface ne comporte pas vraiment de contrôles compréhensible, et est destinée à laisser errer sa souris au hasard des galaxies (voir photo) pour cliquer ou on le sent et faire évoluer le son.
Voilà une approche très intéressante qui correspond bien au genre musical et que j'ai appréciée :)
On y retrouve l'esprit ludique des softs auxquels a participé Brian Eno.
La version "Conventionnelle" eest plus proche de l'habituel synth" leads/pads/drones, mais est tout aussi intéressante.
Voici quelques démos mp3 que j'ai sélectionné sur la page du plugin :
- Power of the beast by OdO
- StarGzer S4 by Vurt
- The most improbable planet that ever existed by Bahgheera

Vous trouverez sur la page du plugin les deux versions du VSt, pleins de presets, et des packs contenant l'ensemble.


Pour Windows uniquement



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2 commentaires:

Anonymous,  July 22, 2009 at 9:27 AM  

This is exactly yhe kind of plugin I was looking for ! thx a lot for sharing !

Anonymous,  September 12, 2009 at 3:30 PM  

Cygnus is amazing and this space version is really cool!!!.

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