Architecture ABS Waveforms 2, is a collection of over 1,800 meticulously designed wavetables provided in Native Instruments Absynth (GLY) format. Wavetables are single cycle periodic waveforms that form the most fundamental building block of synthesis. They are the sound generators, and can be thought of as the oscillator of a classic analog synth, but they provide infinitely more variability in shape and spectrum. They are chiefly responsible for determining a given sound’s primary timbre, or “tone color”. This collection offers a huge variety of waveforms logically organized in sub-folder categories.
The first version of this collection contained over 1000 waveforms and was originally developed for Architecture Volume One. It was then translated to NI Absynth format in June of 2006 when the first NI version of this collection was released. In August of 2006 a large part of it was then also licensed to NI to use as composite Wavetables in Massive. This is the second version of the library. We have added more than 800 new waveforms to push the total to over 1,800. We have added some very interesting new categories and vastly expanded on the some of the previous categories. We have also made some minor revisions to the folder naming and organization to make navigation of this immense library even easier.