Avant garde soundtrack-maker Zodiac drops

Zodiac we predict you will have a chance encounter with this experimental plug in
Zodiac: we predict you will have a chance encounter with this experimental plug-in

Big Fish Audio have released an experimental virtual instrument designed for film composers and ambient music artists, titled Zodiac.

Rather than using synthesisers, the plug-in utilises found sounds, organic sources, processed acoustic instruments and "sonic manipulations" inspired by Avant Garde composers for the source material of its 150 different instrument patches.

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These patches are served up in six different categories:

  • Pads & Atmospheres
  • Melodic Instruments
  • Bass Instruments
  • Percussive Instruments
  • Experimental Instruments
  • Zodiac Kits

Perhaps the most enigmatic thing about Zodiac is its interface: looking more like an ancient Ouija Board than an instrument, users can create bespoke sounds via a series of levers, each of which control slightly less-enigmatic terms like Attack, Decay, Sustain and Delay.

Zodiac costs $199. You can find out more about it from Big Fish Audio online.