Klevgrand Tomofon v1.2 [WiN]

Tomofon is a real audio synth plugin
  • Publisher: Klevgrand
  • Product: Tomofon
  • Release: TCD
  • Version: 1.2.0 Rev
  • Format: VST2/VST3/AAX/JBridge

If you’re a producer, composer or sound designer looking to add some truly unique and organic textures to your sonic palette, Tomofon v1.2 is a must-have. This innovative audio synth doesn’t rely on traditional sampling or synthesis techniques, but instead converts actual audio recordings into wildly malleable “Audio Models” that blur the lines between the natural and synthetic realms.

The core concept behind Tomofon is brilliant in its simplicity – load up any audio file (vocals, instruments, field recordings, you name it) and the software will map the signal into a series of oscillating waveforms distributed across the keyboard. From there, you can morph and crossfade between the individual layers for sounds that maintaincertain organic qualities of the source material while taking on an altogether new, synthetic dimension.

What really sets Tomofon apart is just how much creative freedom it provides. The included factory library gives you a solid base with over 120 instrument models and 180 presets spanning strings, brass, guitars, vocals and more. But where Tomofon truly shines is when you start importing your own samples to build completely unique Audio Models from the ground up.

The v1.2 update brings some fantastic new features that make Tomofon even more compelling. The newly added MPE support means you can now use multi-dimensional controllers and pitch bend in a polyphonic context for next-level expressiveness. The ability to add resonant “body” characteristics like wooden bodies or metallic resonances helps imbue the Audio Models with an extra sense of realism and physicality.

Other refinements like expanded filter types, custom tuning support, and usability improvements to the Audio Model editor show that Klevgrand is committed to making Tomofon as deep and inspiring a tool as possible. From evolving atmospheric pads and evocative melodic textures to fully playable instrument emulations, Tomofon is a wonderfully open-ended creative sandbox.

The only potential downside is that fully wrapping your head around Tomofon’s unique synthesis architecture does involve a slight learning curve. But the effort is well worth it to tap into the levels of sonic metamorphosis this plugin is capable of. Whether you’re looking to craft otherworldly cinematic soundscapes or completely reinvent your go-to sound sources, Tomofon v1.2 is an endlessly inspiring audio playground.

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