Sugar Bytes - Obscurium (Synthesis Tool)
Obscurium is a synthesis tool for sound and pitch. It feeds on your input of scales & chords to produce futuristic soundscapes and vivid harmonics.
- Avantgarde Sound Design Tool
- 8-voice Saw, Pulse, Supersaw and FM Synthesis
- VST Interface can host & control plug-ins
- Generative Harmonies or straight MIDI-Input
- MIDI out
- Draw Tools, Modifiers and Super Obscure Mode
- Parameter Shifting
- 400 Presets with Pads, Drums & Atmos
Harmony and Sound
A surprisingly versatile tool.
Obscurium animates you to explore new paths to creation of music & sound design. Like a modular system, it allows for most complex circuits, yet remains easily accessible.
It will change your process of making music, to a fun and playful state of flow and you’ll come up with patch after patch of cool melodic and chordal passages that intiate new tracks. Never mind the possibilities of the VST synth integration!
If you are sound designing for films, adverts or games, if you are looking for a fresh short cut to your creative cloud, give it a go!
Sound Design Playground
Obscurium's scope can only be matched by very large and costly modular setups
The two sound generators are deceptively basic looking. Number 1 is an emulation of an analogue oscillator with an unisono functionality. The second oscillator uses FM synthesis with a flexible ratio. Both can be routed through the effect section and you can mix and modulate them via the sequencer.
The Super Obscure Mode automatically draws sequences in most various ways. The Modifiers paint all parameters at once: while setting individual steps you can define their sound. Step by step a different sound – this is the agenda here.
Resurrect your library of long-forgotten plug-ins
You can host any of your sound generator plug-ins for fresh sounds. Obscurium sends trigger, pitch and 11 automation lanes. Take your plug-ins to new levels!Setting this up couldn't be easier - pick any of the plug-in's presets, use a random mode to assign parameters or use the Learn function in Obscurium's hosting options.
Shift and Morph
The more you play, the more you discover.
We implemented the unique possibility to rotate parameters and their motion lanes. Organic and complex sound changes just blossom around you with a tender touch of these faders. This feature can be modulated for endlessly evolving results.
Additionally you can morph between two sequencer states (copy and paste between the two states is very useful!). That makes it possible to vary parts of a sequence while it repeats.
A Warp drive to the new dimension of sequencing
The clock tab regulates the master speed, swing & direction. Combine its 2 mini sequencers for clock and direction with the main sequencer for finest colorful rhythm tapestry.
Sequencer steps can be assigned to MIDI notes, playback speed and direction might change at any time. A different sound for each note of a melody and tumbling rhythms, rolls and triplets, ready to be explored.
”We can't think of a synth that makes it easier or quicker to create complex, unique patches, and as the selection of over 400 presets demonstrates, it's surprisingly versatile.
It also sounds great, offering warmth, punch, bite, edge and smoothness in equal measure and then there's the ability to incorporate third-party instruments, which obviously extends the shelf life immensely. 10/10”
- macOS 10.13 or higher
- Audio Unit, VST2, VST3, AAX, Standalone
- Windows 7 or higher
- VST2, VST3, AAX, Standalone
All Sugar Bytes plug-ins are available as 64-bit versions for Windows and Mac (Intel and Apple Silicon).