EBM producers can count on G-Sonique to deliver the right sounds packaged in easy-to-use rompler-type plug-ins. The developer’s latest creation is called Techno-L HN1. It’s a badass-looking rompler stuffed full of ready-to-go sounds for techno, minimal and industrial genres. Of course, they are also good for other types of electronica as well as scoring games and movies.
More specifically, you get percussion (all kinds of digital and analog stuff), click and drum banks influenced by the global techno scene circa 1980 – 2018; plucks, bells, and synths; sub-bass synths, pads & textures; orchestral drones and other goodies.
Lurking behind the darkly atmospheric GUI are 192 banks of drums, percussion, and multi-layer instruments. Some are processed with analog equipment which imparts a grungy, vintage feel. Each sound or instrument can be tuned to taste with the available sub oscillator, percussion (click) generator, and emulated analog noise.
The user interface is definitely styled as to get you in the mood for banging out dark techno tunes. Each instrument gets its own graphic to visually influence your thinking. The layout is simplified, as expected from a rompler. You get a bunch of knobs organized into sections and joined by drop-down menus for making choices. Sections include an amplitude envelope, LFO controls, filter cutoff, three signal generators (sub, analog noise, perc), velocity & polyphony settings, and a virtual MIDI keyboard. Pretty much all you need to get going straight away.
I like dark electronic sounds and this product seems like a neat way of exploring talented sound designers’ work and getting some inspiration going.
More information and download
Coming in at 2.4 GBs of content, TechnoL HN1 is 32/64-bit compatible on Windows (as VSTi) and 64-bit compatible on Mac (as AU and VSTi). It’s available at an introductory price of just EUR 19 and there’s also a limited demo version to get a taste of the goods. Pay G-Sonique a visit for more information.