'Galaxy X Virtual Instrument' comes to you after three years of development from Galaxy Instruments and Best Service. This is an exciting new Virtual Instrument with an extraordinary new kind of sound design - Effects Convolution. It all begins with the sources, which are sample sets especially and exclusively recorded and tweaked for use with FX Convolution.
For X-Keys, hundreds of tonally playable instruments like piano overtones, a bowed fan, waterphone or mini-celesta were used.
Thousands of effect sounds, such as magic balls, whirling wood or circuit bent noises, exceptional loops such as one-tone-drum, body percussion and rod spring piano are also sampled.
Galaxy X Virtual Instrument:
'Galaxy X Virtual Instrument' features over 1,400 Convolution X-Files to completely change over 15 GB of Source Sounds, all especially recorded and tweaked.
Divided into three instrument categories, this instrument delivers a complete production pack.
For instant use, you can choose from over 1,000 ready-to-play instrument layers. With the specially created, very intuitive and effective user interface, it's a snap to completely change an instrument layer or create new ones from scratch. Welcome into a new world of sound design!
Sound categories include Spheres, Impacts, Rhythms, Tonally Playable Loops, tons of Effects, Morphed Sounds, Sequences, Cinematic Soundscapes, Wild Ambiences, Drones, Effect Grooves, and Reversed Sounds - all from smooth and deep to hard and heavy, and a lot more.
'Galaxy X Virtual Instrument' works great for score music, games, Ambient, Chill, Soundtrack, Trance, Electronic Music, Dance, Pop, Progressive, Experimental... for everybody who is after new sounds.
Features all kinds of effect sounds.
Tonally playable instruments.
Thousands of special effects loops.
In the audio world, Convolution is the process of multiplying two signals together or folding one audio file over the other. The result is a hybrid of the two original sounds, introducing a whole new world of sound creations. With 'Galaxy X Virtual Instrument', those two sound files are the Sources and the X-Files.
The sources are sample sets especially and exclusively recorded and tweaked for use with FX Convolution. All in all, X delivers about 15 GB of source material with almost 1,000 tonally playable source key instruments, over 2,000 Effect Sounds and over 5,000 Loops.
The X-Files are Impulse Responses, specifically created for FX convolution, which shape, twist, filter, reverse, deepen, morph and even destroy and rebuild the source sounds.
With the X-Engine's X-Files, a celeste mutates into a tuning orchestra, a bowed ventilator sinks into the resonances of a piano, a sitar smashes into a clatter of glass, a tonal dance loop arises from a kalimba. The combination of Sources and X-Files creates trillions of sounds unheard before!
The X-Eye is the centre of the X surface. Its colour corresponds to the amount of FX Convolution in action. The great thing about X is that you are always in charge of easily and dynamically changing the amount of FX convolution by simply using the modulation wheel or any other MIDI controller.
This way the final sound of 'X' can be constantly and musically modulated. Listen to your music and decide instantly how much the Source should be convolved.
X Files - Impulse Responses:
The X-Files put their mark on the Sources, be it the envelope, the frequency, the position or tonality and resonance. The kind of effect they achieve always depends on the interaction between Source and X-File.
'Galaxy X', being a Virtual Instrument featuring both the sources and the convolution files gives the opportunity to co-ordinate them with each other.
The effect of the X-Files ranges from filtering the source to shaping, deepening, morphing or completely mutating it.
Hundreds of 'real' X-Files have been recorded, like instrument resonances, phrases, 'mistreated instruments', voice noises or environmental noises, and treated big time for great effects on the sources.
Galaxy Instruments sampled different rooms, vintage equipment like tape delays or old turntables, and programmed noises for filtering and shaping the sources or recorded and tweaked different loops for creating tonally playable loops.
All kinds of X-Files were reversed for creating reverse effects for every X-Source.
'Galaxy X Virtual Instrument' brings convolution sources and X-Files together into one Virtual Instrument for the first time. This enabled Galaxy Instruments to co-ordinate all sounds and aspects of FX convolution into one integrated system with an intuitive, easy, but effective user interface.
The source sounds start in the top triangle of the interface, the Sources section. The Sources can be layered by up to three, already creating a whole bunch of complex sources. These combined source sounds take their way counter-clockwise to the next module.
The Pre-X-Engine prepares the sources for FX convolution. The source can be distorted, crunched and crushed, resulting in a very different interaction with the X-File.
The 'Dirt' Section is followed by either a Groove and Sequence generator or an EQ/Filter section. Contour shapes the signal and Repeat adds filtered echoes, also being convolved afterwards.
The combination of source Sources and Pre-X effects already creates a zillion complex sounds. But these are only the feed for the beast: the X-Engine.
The X-Engine is the convolution module of X. This is where you choose your X-File, change its length and tuning, sync it to the host tempo and reverse it, if you choose to do so.
The main control is the 'X-Factor', representing the amount of convolution. The 'X-Factor' is always controlled by the Modulation Wheel (unless you choose another controller) and always visualised by the centered X-Eye, so you can always 'keep an eye' on the convolution amount.
At the end, the Post-X-Engine finalises the Xed sound with a panning automation, Colour and Filter control and the final Space module.
Behind Space hides another convolution module, but this time exclusively serving for all kinds of reverb, from weird small spaces to the Taj Mahal.
Facts & Features:
• Convolution Synthesizer
• New sound synthesis for exciting new sounds
• Integrated system for FX convolution in one Virtual Instrument
• Complete production kit: X-Keys, X-FX and X-Loops
• More than 1,000 ready-to-play Instrument Layers
• Easy creation of user sounds
• 15 GB of Source Sounds
• More than 1,000 multi-sampled Source Key Instruments
• More than 5,000 Source Loops
• More than 2,000 Source Effect Sounds
• More than 1,000 Convolution X-Files for completely altering the source sounds
• Complex sound design with an extremely intuitive user interface
• Easy dynamic use of convolution using the Mod Wheel
• X-Eye for visualising the amount of convolution
• Musical and intuitive Pre-X and Post-X effects
• Endless sound possibilities designed by you