SampleScience channels Boards Of Canada in its Hexagon Sky plugin

Inspired by the likes of Boards Of Canada, Com Truise, Lone and Tycho, Hexagon Sky is a new sample-based plugin offering synth, acoustic instrument, pad, string and atmosphere sounds.

You’ll also find guitars, bells and electric pianos among the 101 presets, and you can get a more lo-fi sound by dialling in vinyl, cassette, VHS and tape noises. There are also two field recording oscillators, giving you everything from the ambience of kids in a schoolyard to wolves howling at night (what you get depends on the preset you choose).

Find out more on the SampleScience website. Hexagon Sky is available for PC and Mac in VST/AU formats and costs $30. 

SampleScience Hexagon Sky features 

  • 101 sounds inspired by Boards Of Canada, Tycho, Lone & Com Truise
  • 4 sound layers engine for a rich, deep sound
  • LFO depth & rate controls/destination and source selectors
  • 4 background noise layers: Vinyl, VHS, Tape & Broken Cassette
  • Individual output for each sound layers Sub oscillator
  • Global reverb, pitch and velocity curve
Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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