With Windmaschine we are proud to present a playable VSTI that is a faithful reproduction of the Windhowler Mole Effect but also takes it to a whole new level.
The Windhowler is an electrical instrument developed in the 1960s which can produce unique wind sound effects with a very special sound signature. Only a few devices exist and the one the entire planet and luckily we had access to a unit in mint condition. We captured every single detail in order to preserve its sound signature and character.
In combination with our visionary software engine these captured recordings are transformed into a virtual instrument that allows you to go to sonic territories way beyond what the original device is capable of.
Explore WINDMASCHINE through this series of tutorials. Get started with the basics, or take it to the next level with a walkthrough of advances features.
Manually blend between the individual colors of wind or let the wind modulation system mix it for you.
Explore the possibilities.
Its all at your fingertips.
The FX section of WINDMASCHINE allows you to tune its sound character to the mood you need. Or to change it drastically.
Tailored Effects invite you to explore different sides of wind. And to be part of it.
Finally everything is set into stage with our beautiful sounding convolution reverb engine.
It comes with custom recorded true stereo impulse responses providing a breath taking sound quality.
Besides nature, exterior and indoor impulse responses we included IR recordings from musical instruments like gongs, sound bowls or cymbals enabling WINDMASCHINE to create lively textures, drones and atmospheres.
We invented a way to meticulously capture every possible setting of the original Windhowler hardware. We attached a script controlled stepper motor to the wind speed dial. Each resonator sample set finally consists of 120 short loops that are cross blended in real time when performing WINDMASCHINE.
For just $20 more you will get our highly acclaimed Windhowler SFX Library on top of your WINDMASCHINE purchase. For more info on our Windhowler SFX library click here.
In order to provide the best possible sound quality we had to accept that WINDMASCHINE is a little CPU greedy. If you are happy with the sound you tweaked we recommend rerecording or freezing the audio for further editing.
Intel CPU with at least 4 Cores; i7 or better recommended.
Mac OSX 10.9+ (64-bit), 4 GB Ram, Intel® CoreTM i7
Windows 8 - 10 (64-bit), 4 GB Ram, Intel® CoreTM i7
Windemaschine works as VST, AAX, Audio Units and Standalone.