Discover the Art of Sound

TONSTURM launches WINDMASCHINE a Wind Design Instrument




TONSTURM Windmaschine Banner 1

Affiliate Disclaimer

As an affiliate, we may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. We get commissions for purchases made through links on this website from Amazon and other third parties.


With Windmaschine TONSTURM is proud to present a playable VSTI that is a faithful reproduction of the Windhowler Mole Effect but also takes it to a whole new level. 

TONSTURM original windhowler
TONSTURM launches WINDMASCHINE a Wind Design Instrument 7

The Windhowler is an electrical instrument developed in the 1960s which can produce unique wind sound effects with a very special sound signature. Only a few devices exist and the one the entire planet and luckily TONSTURM had access to a unit in mint condition. TONSTURM captured every single detail in order to preserve its sound signature and character. 

In combination with our visionary software engine, these captured recordings are transformed into a virtual instrument that allows you to go to sonic territories way beyond what the original device is capable of.

TONSTURM Windmaschine Banner
TONSTURM launches WINDMASCHINE a Wind Design Instrument 8

Meticulously capturing the original

TONSTURM invented a way to meticulously capture every possible setting of the original Windhowler hardware. TONSTURM attached a script controlled stepper motor to the wind speed dial. Each resonator sample set finally consists of 120 short loops that are cross blended in real-time when performing WINDMASCHINE.

TONSTURM Windmaschine fx convolution
TONSTURM launches WINDMASCHINE a Wind Design Instrument 9

Perform dynamic wind effects

As on the original hardware, everything starts with the resonators.
You can load one of the 19 available resonator sets into each of the four source channels.
The whole sound engine comes to live when performed by our powerful wind modulation system.

Custom Wind FX

The FX section of WINDMASCHINE allows you to tune its sound character to the mood you need. Or to change it drastically.
Tailored Effects invite you to explore different sides of wind.

TONSTURM Windmaschine fx dist
TONSTURM launches WINDMASCHINE a Wind Design Instrument 10

True Stereo Convolution

Finally, everything is set into the stage with our beautiful sounding convolution reverb engine.
It comes with custom recorded true stereo impulse responses providing a breathtaking sound quality.
Besides nature, exterior, and indoor impulse responses TONSTURM included IR recordings from musical instruments like gongs, sound bowls, or cymbals enabling WINDMASCHINE to create lively textures, drones, and atmospheres.

TONSTURM Windmaschine Resonators
TONSTURM launches WINDMASCHINE a Wind Design Instrument 11

Pricing and Availability

WINDMASCHINE is available at an $129 introductory price until 27 / Oct / 2020 ($179 thereafter)

About the author

Latest posts