ORBIT and ECLIPSE

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THE PLANETARY LINE

Welcome to a new kind of musical instrument for Kontakt, ORBIT and ECLIPSE, designed for easily creating stunning synths, pulses and atmospheric textures. With our critically-acclaimed intuitive interface, you can create rich, deep results in the blink of an eye.

Power meets simplicity.
ORBITAL SYNTHESIS

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Each MOON functions as a mute button. Useful for programming & tweaking sounds. ⌘ (or ctrl) + click = Solo. ____________________________________ ARROWS swap Orbit positions in the playback sequence.
SOUND SELECTOR MENU: Choose and select any one of the 101 sounds available for each Orbit.
CLONE duplicates the settings of Orbit No. 1 (furthest left) and applies it to the other three Orbits. This makes for the most stable sound possible, which is sometimes desired.
RANDOM assigns random sound-sources to all four Orbits, without changing any other settings. A surprisingly useful starting point for creating your own sounds. ____________________________________ HOTKEY: ⌘ (or ctrl) + click will also randomize the primary ORBIT Controls, but in a semi-intelligent way.
WAVES moves all four Orbits to the previous / next soundsource in the soundsource list. This is useful when you want some of the sounds to match, but want to quickly audition new sounds.
Changes the effect of the CLONE and RANDOM buttons. Do you want to affect all the channel parameters, or just the sample selection?
Automatically quantizes your playing, so you can hear perfect pulses without recording to your DAW and quantizing manually.
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ORBIT CONTROLS: Use Gain, Pan, Tune, Cut & Resonance to refine your sound. ____________________________________ HOTKEY: Hold ALT while adjusting a knob to relatively adjust the parameter across all four Orbits.
PULSE Mode: Each orbit starts at full volume before beginning the next - using a sawtooth LFO.
CHOP Mode: Create rhythmic slices of sound using a pulse-wave LFO.
FLOW Mode: Crossfades between Orbits - the perfect tool for creating pads & smooth evolving soundscapes.
FILTER MENU: Lets you select filter type for each Orbit: Lowpass, Bandpass or Highpass. There is an additional Global Lowpass on the Effects Rack page.
RATE: Sets the amount of time for each Orbit rotation, clocked to your DAW
DEPTH: Sets the amount (the depth) of the pulse fed to each Orbit.
PUNCH: determines how punchy the Pulse is. In Chop Mode, this parameter is called GATE.
ATTACK & RELEASE adjust the attack & release time of ORBIT's main volume envelope.

Hover your mouse over the controls above to learn what they do.


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ORBITAL SYNTHESIS

The Orbital Synthesis engine morphs between four creative sound sources to create amazing tonal pulses, edgy hybrid rhythms, and dreamy atmospheric beds, all evolving infinitely over time.

“I can’t remember a synth where
I’ve had so much fun.”

MusicTech Magazine

ORBIT

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VERSATILE AND
INSPIRING

ORBIT is designed for the rapid creation of stunning cinematic synths and atmospheric textures. Design dreamy, mysterious, or dark soundscapes using the universe of sound open to you in ORBIT.

Witness the power of the engine that drives ORBIT and ECLIPSE:


These demos are 100% ORBIT, except drums and where noted. You will find most of these sounds in Orbit’s generous patch library.

ECLIPSE

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DARKNESS HAS
A NEW NAME

ECLIPSE pioneers new sonic territory, with massive sound that is heavy, forceful and aggressive. Produce epic modern synths with the custom-tailored soundsources, FX, filters and 250 presets available on the ultimate sound creation station.

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These demos are 100% ECLIPSE, except drums and where noted. You will find most of these sounds in Eclipse’s generous patch library.

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TRIPLE ENGINE DESIGN

At the heart of ORBIT and ECLIPSE lie three distinct rhythmic engines.

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pulse

Create modern percussive elements with Pulse Mode

chop

Craft an electronic or stuttered style with Chop Mode

flow

Produce
one-of-a-kind pads and textures with Flow Mode

You can even morph between the modes seamlessly and in-time, using the sequencer.

SOUND-SHAPING NIRVANA

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The effects page effortlessly sculpts your sound with delays, multiple modulations, diverse distortions. It also showcases a special convolution engine that that includes both practical creative impulses and beautiful reverbs from world-class hardware units that are commonly used in cinematic production.

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ORBIT and ECLIPSE have 4 independent sequencers that modulate 24 useful parameters to further the creation of interesting, musical, and evolving sounds. Each sequencer has its own playback rate and extends up to 64 steps.

Automatically geerate new patterns, or process what’s already there in dozens of innovative ways. Then play it forward, reverse, both, or even random. Beautiful sequences are only a click away.

“It’s a no-brainer..
a veritable secret weapon.”

Keyboard Magazine


Brand New expansions

Orbit packages with expansion

Vast, Surreal, Brilliant

Apex adds a sense of awe to any production. Inspired by electronic cinematic masters Tycho, Ulrich Schnauss, Jon Hopkins, and Boards of Canada, we’ve brought you vibrant pads, emotional leads, and provocative pulses to inspire emotion for your listeners. 80 Patches.

Eclipse packages with expansion

Colossal, Ominous, Lethal

Eclipse’s ferocious might is amplified further by Aeterna, ideal for action, drama and trailers. Fiery leads, aggressive sequences, and colossal moments inject energy to your compositions. Provide unrelenting tension and abstraction with Aeterna. 80 patches.

Hear them in action

Every sound you hear is Apex and Aeterna except for the drums and bass.

A NEW WAY TO PLAY

Skypad

Advanced

multitouch

controller

Skypad is a free app that runs on any iOS or Android tablet with the Lemur app installed.


Add new features

to

Orbit & eclipse

Including an emotion-based patch generator, kinetic multiball, spatial mixer, and hand-crafted XY macros.


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Here are a few cool things SKYPAD can do


At Wide Blue Sound HQ, we've ditched the mouse and keyboard and use only SKYPAD to interact with ORBIT and ECLIPSE. If you already own ORBIT and ECLIPSE, the first three pages of SkyPad (Engine, Channels, FX) control be synth the same way you're used to, except with touch-control. The next four pages is where it gets interesting.







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I’m back! You just can’t get rid of me.

Welcome to a true universe of sound

101

sound sources

4

Orbital samplers

3

Orbit modes

294million

sound permutations

With over a quarter-billion starting points, it’s virtually impossible to come up with the same sound as someone else. Yet with so much control, creating amazing sounds is eons faster than with any other synth.
*ORBIT. ECLIPSE has 62 million.

Native Hardware Integration

NKS enables intuitive, seamless interaction between plug-in instruments and KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE hardware.

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“Sounds phenominal…
and worth every penny.”

Computer Music Magazine

LAUNCH YOUR CREATIVITY TO NEW HEIGHTS

Enter a new, uncharted universe of sound today.

BUY NOW Wide Blue Sound

SKYPAD Lemur template included with all purchases.

Flagship Synthesizer

199

Musically diverse: aggressive, dark, dreamy or mysterious. 250 track-starting presets.

Orbit Expander

29

Best deal

save $50

Planetary bundle

Inspiration x2

298

Includes ORBIT, ECLIPSE and 500 track-starting presets.

Cutting-Edge Sound

149

Add Power, Drama, and Edge. 250 track-starting presets.

Eclipse Expander

29

All Wide Blue Sound purchases come with:

  • Fun, intuitive UI that will have you designing immediately
  • 4 Powerful Modulation Sequencers: pencil tool not required
  • Full FX Rack with fine-tuned Convolve Engine
  • Instant Download via WBS Amazon Cloud
  • Lifetime free updates and our revered support
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Wide Blue Sound products are powered by Kontakt or
free Kontakt Player 5.6.6+

We use an industry-leading merchant system that accepts as many currencies as possible. We never receive your payment info (nor would we want to!), just a receipt. Our cloud servers are immediately notified to send you a download email, which will get you up-and-running with your Wide Blue Sound product in a few short minutes.

We also make sure you can respond to any email you receive from us and receive a personal response in return. Many customers have told us we have the best customer service in the entire industry, which is something we take pride in.

To protect the investments of our customers – and our own – we have implemented a leading third-party watermarking system that embeds unique information into each downloaded copy. We know you would never steal from us, but to those who might consider it:

please don’t consider it. It isn’t cool, nor particularly safe, to interfere with space exploration.

Thank you <3

Requires Kontakt or Kontakt Player 5.6.6, PC or Mac

In their compressed states, ORBIT is a 900 MB download, ECLIPSE is 600 MB.

Wide Blue Sound products run inside Kontakt, a powerful engine that runs on Windows and Mac machines. Kontakt can run either in standalone (e.g. outside a DAW) or in any DAW that supports standard plug-in formats: VST, AU, RTAS and AAX.

If you aren’t sure what you DAW supports, feel free to ask us or refer to your DAW’s documentation.

If you’re using an older OS, please make sure it’s compatible with the proper version of Kontakt.

Simply put, ORBIT is a bit more versatile but is generally a “nicer” sound. ECLIPSE is more aggressive and badass. Most people take advantage of the bundle but there’s nothing wrong with just picking one to start. If you have any other questions feel free to email us on the Contact page.
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