Altair-4 The SciFi Sounds Lab DemoVideo

April 9, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Altair 4 – The SciFi Sounds Lab
is for spacey & wobbly stuff, drones and scapes i.e SciFi FX-sounds, and it is quite good at doing bell like sounds too.

The movie Forbidden Planet from 1956 being the first movie with a complete electronic soundtrack (by Louis and Bebe Barron) using sounds that could have been done with this plug.
“This instrument does do a lot of the things the Barron’s did with their circuitry albeit a lot easier”.
“It makes sciFi sounds & noises and everybody will reminiscent to a old soundlaboratory of the 50/60ties”.
Anyway Altair 4 puts it to a modern level.


  • 2 oscillators with two soundsources with one (B) driving the other (A) to resonate; each oscillator with three mod inputs and extensive control options
  • 3 LFO: L1 (7 waves) with key restart on first key pressed, L2 (8 waves) and phase modulation,- L3 (7 waves) with optional modulation by sub LFO;
  • 2 hidden LFO: L12 = mix of L1 and L2, L13 = mix of L1 and L3;
  • 1 Sample & Hold (6 modes);
  • 1 VCA with AR EG (with pan for undelayed sound at Rev section);
  • 1 Main Volume with level control: fixed, Velocity, and even Aftertouch, or Wheel;
  • 1 Delay (bpm synced) and dedicated pan
  • 1 Bass Boost
  • 1 Reverb with predelay
  • 1 Hold button to hold last played key
  • 1 Joypad with 3 balls to control 6 destinations

Altair 4 will be available “soon” for 19 Euro, as introductionary offer until May, 15th 2011. The regular price will be 29 Euro. A demo version is now available.


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