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Half way there! over £500 raised for Cancer Research and 2 plugins released for free so far, more to come

********** [ THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED ] **********
Thank you to everyone who participated, your generosity is appreciated


 

Thank you to the 44 wonderful people who have donated so far! After this pocruk_c_logo_widgetst you all responded positively to help me to raise over £500 (against a target of £1000) for Cancer Research UK, a deserving charity that funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.

As we made it to the half way mark, I am releasing 2 of the 4 plugins for free, for everyone.

These are both 32 bit Windows VST, previously only available to buy. More info on these plugins is below

If more generous people donate enough to reach £1000, then I will release the other two

 

  • Slix – randomising loop slicer
  • Erratic 2 – drum sample player

 


If you didn’t already donate but wish to do so, you can still help to beat cancer by donating via my JustGiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/de-la-mancha/

The great thing abjg-logo-header-purpleout using JustGiving is that your donation goes directly to Cancer Research UK, so you can be certain that all funds will put to good use. I don’t see, handle or earn any money from this.


Please, please, please, please, please, consider any small donation you can make, it will go directly to Cancer Research UK who fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They receive no government funding and rely on donations.

If you have ever used and liked any of my free plugins in the past, please consider my request for this small gesture to a cause I believe in and brings hope to humanity of beating this disease one day.

Many thousands of people have downloaded and used my freeware, I simply ask that a small percentage of the good-hearted and community-spirited amongst you support my cause in return. Thank you.


Please note: The main website and plugins are suspended temporarily during this fund raising campaign. Once I reach the £1000 target, they will all return along with the 4 new plugins.


Some info on the plugins…

slixslix is a randomising loop slicer, which switches between up to 4 loops and can shuffle, repeat, reverse and gate the slices of each loop according to user defined probability. Load any 4 loops, sync them to tempo, slice them up and then set probabilities that each loop will play and for each randomising effect per loop. Even the randomness is randomised, with a parameter that varies the probability in a user defined range. slix was co-developed with sink, who also provided the included 295 original loops

features

· Load any 16, 24 or 32 bit, mono or stereo wav file into the 4 loop slots
· 445 MB of original drum loop content (295 loops) by sink covering many electronic genres (breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass, electro, 8 bit, lofi, vintage, IDM, FSU and glitch)
· Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired
· Choose any number of slices per loop
· Slix plays when triggered by any midi note, with volume envelope per loop for fades
· 4 effects with independent parameters per loop
. Reorder – plays slices out of sequence for variation per loop
. Repeat – stutter effect by repeating slices
. Reverse – play the slice backwards
. Gate – add silent gaps into the loop
· Variation range to randomise probabilities
· Normalise and mono options per loop
· Stereo-out and Multi-out versions (slix and slix 4×4)
· Single loop version (slix one) for simpler applications or lower CPU
· 57 presets covering a range of sounds and styles

erratic2erratic 2 is a drum sample player with many randomising and velocity sensitive options to make any drum pattern sound different on each loop. It can be used to add realism or surrealism depending on how you want to set it up. At the core you have a 15 slot drum sampler with 6 velocity layers per slot, each layer can be played according to velocity, cycled (round-robin) or randomly triggered. To vary things up a bit you can determine the hit probability and hit repeat probability for each slot and add a random factor for the velocity, pan and swing for each hit.

In addition to the velocity layers, this update adds velocity-sensitive decay envelopes for volume & filter cut-off, as well as velocity sensitivity to pitch and filter cut-off. Another new feature is the hit repeat probability, with delay time, repeat velocity and velocity sensitive feedback. The step-sequencer is replaced by a more flexible midi / piano-roll triggering, which allows better management of note precision, long patterns and different time signatures. Improvements have been made to give 4 choke groups across all samples, better mute/solo options, sample reverse, sample normalisation, MIDI out, support for 32 bit wavs and more samples than ever before.

features

– Plays any 16, 24 or 32 bit stereo / mono WAV files from RAM for low CPU
– 15 sample slots, each triggered by user-definable midi note
– 6 velocity layers per sample slot, can be selected by velocity, round-robin or random
– 4 choke groups, each slot can be assigned to a group and be cut by a group
– Per sample slot parameter modulation includes;
– Hit probability
– Swing randomising
– Hit repeat probability, with adjustable delay time, repeat velocity and velocity sensitive feedback
– Velocity randomisation
– Pan randomisation
– Velocity sensitive pitch
– Velocity sensitive volume decay envelope with adjustable contours
– Low pass filter with velocity sensitive cut-off
– Velocity sensitive cut-off decay envelope with adjustable contours
– Midi out
– Mute and solo for each sample slot
– Sample reverse
– Sample slot normalisation
– Selectable mono/stereo and quality level for low RAM systems
– Multi-out version has 15 stereo outputs for routing to individual mixer channels in your host
– Single-out version available where host does not support multi-out plug-ins
– 1480 samples (306 MB) covering velocity sampled acoustic kits, vintage electronic, glitch, jazz, world and esoteric noises
– over 40 presets covering various kits and technique examples

loopholeloophole is a midi-triggered loop sampler, which allows you play sections of up to 4 different loops using midi notes to control which section of which loop plays. This can be a great way to mash up 4 different loop styles or add quick variations on 4 similar loops. As well as having full control of which sections to play, you can also trigger random sections too.

You can load any 4 loops and sync them to host tempo, then using midi notes you can play the loops, switching between loops, playing several loops and defining which sections play. You also get a visual display of the loops, the play position and which sections are being played. The multi-out version lets you apply further effects processing to each loop separately. Loophole also has a volume envelope per loop to declick or fade in/out

features

– Loop sampler, using midi notes to trigger sections of each loop, either specifically or randomly
– 171 original drum loops in 24bit Wav format, across 19 different kits covering acoustic and electronic styles (Rock, Jazz, Breakbeat, DnB, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Lofi, Glitch, 8 bit, House, Trance and more)
– Loads any 16, 24 and 32 bit WAV in mono or stereo
– Very low CPU (<1% on 2.2GHZ dual core CPU)
– Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired
– Play sections of each loop, each triggered by a different midi note
– Play random sections using one midi note
– Graphical representation of loops, play position and triggered sections
– Normalise and mono options per loop
– Envelope per loop to fade in/out or declick
– Volume control and mute per loop
– Stereo out and Multi-out versions
– 21 presets covering different styles and sounds
– 12 midi files showing examples of basic and advanced triggering
– Updated to SE 1.1

ImpakterImpakter is a vintage drum module plugin containing 320 samples of original drum sounds generated on analogue synths and drum machines. It’s simple and fun to use with a few advanced features to give some variation and randomisation on every loop.

 

Gear used to generate and process the samples:

  • Analogue synths: Korg MS20, Roland Juno60, Gakken SX-150
  • Analogue drum machines : Yamaha MR-10, Korg KPR-77, Antonelli Organ 2377 rhythm box, Mattel Synsonics
  • Analogue processing: Electro Harmonix Micro synth, Mam VSR3 spring reverb, Lexicon reverb, Boss GE-10 equalizer, Tube compressor, analogue VCA compressor
  • Vintage synths: Yamaha TX81-Z FM synth

features

· 320 original electronic drum samples generated on vintage hardware synths and drum machines by sink
· 4 modules for kick, snare, hats and percussion sounds
· Each module can host 2 samples and trigger either depending on user defined probability
· 2 levels of randomising can be assigned to each modules’ volume, pan, decay and pitch for variation every loop
· Boomer module has resonant low pass filter and dirt control
· Smacker module has resonant band pass filter and dirt control
· Tweeter module has tempo-sync repeat function with hold
· Lazer module has tempo-sync delay function with damping
· 2 midi triggers for Smacker for differently pitched sounds
· 3 midi triggers for Lazer for differently pitched sounds
· 2 midi triggers for Tweeter for different decay envelopes
· 2 stereo outputs for separate post processing
· Global envelope decay control
· 52 presets covering a range of sounds and styles

 

logo-1A big thanks to Bedroom Producers Blog for hosting the downloads for these plugins and without which this wouldn’t be possible. BPB rocks!

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Let’s Beat Cancer update – making progress but need your help to reach the target

********** [ THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED ] **********
Thank you to everyone who participated, your generosity is appreciated


 

A few weeks back I launched a fundraising campaign to raise £1000 for Cancer Research. If I reach the target, then I will release 4 plugins for free, for everyone.

At the time of writing, 28 wonderful and generous people have donated a total of £341 – so we are on the road but need some more help please.

You can help to reach this goal by donating via my JustGiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/de-la-mancha/

The great thing abjg-logo-header-purpleout using JustGiving is that your donation goes directly to Cancer Research UK, so you can be certain that all funds will put to good use. I don’t see, handle or earn any money from this.


 

Please, please, please, please, please, consider any small donation you can make, it will go directly to Cancer Research UK who fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They receive no government funding and rely on donations.

If you have ever used and liked any of my free plugins in the past, please consider my request for this small gesture to a cause I believe in and brings hope to humanity of beating this disease one day.

Many thousands of people have downloaded and used my freeware, I simply ask that a small percentage of the good-hearted and community-spirited amongst you support my cause in return. Thank you.


Please note: The main website and plugins are suspended temporarily during this fund raising campaign. Once I reach the £1000 target, they will all return along with the 4 new plugins.

 

 

Let’s Beat Cancer – 4 free plugins if donations reach £1000 – Slix, Erratic2, loophole & Impakter

********** [ THIS FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED ] **********
Thank you to everyone who participated, your generosity is appreciated

 


 

This pocruk_c_logo_widgetst is to announce something I’m doing to try and raise £1000 for Cancer Research UK, a deserving charity that funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.

If I can raise £1000, then I will release 4 plugins for free, for everyone. The plugins are;

  • Slix – randomising loop slicer
  • Erratic 2 – drum sample player
  • loophole – midi loop player
  • Impakter – vintage drum module

slixloopholeerratic2Impakter

 

These are all 32 bit Windows VST, previously only available to buy and currently unavailable.

You can help to reach this goal by donating via my JustGiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/de-la-mancha/

The great thing abjg-logo-header-purpleout using JustGiving is that your donation goes directly to Cancer Research UK, so you can be certain that all funds will put to good use. I don’t see, handle or earn any money from this.

 


Please note: The main website and plugins are suspended temporarily during this fund raising campaign. Once I reach the £1000 target, they will all return along with the 4 new plugins.

 


 

Some info on the plugins…

slixslix is a randomising loop slicer, which switches between up to 4 loops and can shuffle, repeat, reverse and gate the slices of each loop according to user defined probability. Load any 4 loops, sync them to tempo, slice them up and then set probabilities that each loop will play and for each randomising effect per loop. Even the randomness is randomised, with a parameter that varies the probability in a user defined range. slix was co-developed with sink, who also provided the included 295 original loops

features

· Load any 16, 24 or 32 bit, mono or stereo wav file into the 4 loop slots
· 445 MB of original drum loop content (295 loops) by sink covering many electronic genres (breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass, electro, 8 bit, lofi, vintage, IDM, FSU and glitch)
· Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired
· Choose any number of slices per loop
· Slix plays when triggered by any midi note, with volume envelope per loop for fades
· 4 effects with independent parameters per loop
. Reorder – plays slices out of sequence for variation per loop
. Repeat – stutter effect by repeating slices
. Reverse – play the slice backwards
. Gate – add silent gaps into the loop
· Variation range to randomise probabilities
· Normalise and mono options per loop
· Stereo-out and Multi-out versions (slix and slix 4×4)
· Single loop version (slix one) for simpler applications or lower CPU
· 57 presets covering a range of sounds and styles

erratic2erratic 2 is a drum sample player with many randomising and velocity sensitive options to make any drum pattern sound different on each loop. It can be used to add realism or surrealism depending on how you want to set it up. At the core you have a 15 slot drum sampler with 6 velocity layers per slot, each layer can be played according to velocity, cycled (round-robin) or randomly triggered. To vary things up a bit you can determine the hit probability and hit repeat probability for each slot and add a random factor for the velocity, pan and swing for each hit.

In addition to the velocity layers, this update adds velocity-sensitive decay envelopes for volume & filter cut-off, as well as velocity sensitivity to pitch and filter cut-off. Another new feature is the hit repeat probability, with delay time, repeat velocity and velocity sensitive feedback. The step-sequencer is replaced by a more flexible midi / piano-roll triggering, which allows better management of note precision, long patterns and different time signatures. Improvements have been made to give 4 choke groups across all samples, better mute/solo options, sample reverse, sample normalisation, MIDI out, support for 32 bit wavs and more samples than ever before.

features

– Plays any 16, 24 or 32 bit stereo / mono WAV files from RAM for low CPU
– 15 sample slots, each triggered by user-definable midi note
– 6 velocity layers per sample slot, can be selected by velocity, round-robin or random
– 4 choke groups, each slot can be assigned to a group and be cut by a group
– Per sample slot parameter modulation includes;
– Hit probability
– Swing randomising
– Hit repeat probability, with adjustable delay time, repeat velocity and velocity sensitive feedback
– Velocity randomisation
– Pan randomisation
– Velocity sensitive pitch
– Velocity sensitive volume decay envelope with adjustable contours
– Low pass filter with velocity sensitive cut-off
– Velocity sensitive cut-off decay envelope with adjustable contours
– Midi out
– Mute and solo for each sample slot
– Sample reverse
– Sample slot normalisation
– Selectable mono/stereo and quality level for low RAM systems
– Multi-out version has 15 stereo outputs for routing to individual mixer channels in your host
– Single-out version available where host does not support multi-out plug-ins
– 1480 samples (306 MB) covering velocity sampled acoustic kits, vintage electronic, glitch, jazz, world and esoteric noises
– over 40 presets covering various kits and technique examples

loopholeloophole is a midi-triggered loop sampler, which allows you play sections of up to 4 different loops using midi notes to control which section of which loop plays. This can be a great way to mash up 4 different loop styles or add quick variations on 4 similar loops. As well as having full control of which sections to play, you can also trigger random sections too.

You can load any 4 loops and sync them to host tempo, then using midi notes you can play the loops, switching between loops, playing several loops and defining which sections play. You also get a visual display of the loops, the play position and which sections are being played. The multi-out version lets you apply further effects processing to each loop separately. Loophole also has a volume envelope per loop to declick or fade in/out

features

– Loop sampler, using midi notes to trigger sections of each loop, either specifically or randomly
– 171 original drum loops in 24bit Wav format, across 19 different kits covering acoustic and electronic styles (Rock, Jazz, Breakbeat, DnB, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Lofi, Glitch, 8 bit, House, Trance and more)
– Loads any 16, 24 and 32 bit WAV in mono or stereo
– Very low CPU (<1% on 2.2GHZ dual core CPU)
– Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired
– Play sections of each loop, each triggered by a different midi note
– Play random sections using one midi note
– Graphical representation of loops, play position and triggered sections
– Normalise and mono options per loop
– Envelope per loop to fade in/out or declick
– Volume control and mute per loop
– Stereo out and Multi-out versions
– 21 presets covering different styles and sounds
– 12 midi files showing examples of basic and advanced triggering
– Updated to SE 1.1

ImpakterImpakter is a vintage drum module plugin containing 320 samples of original drum sounds generated on analogue synths and drum machines. It’s simple and fun to use with a few advanced features to give some variation and randomisation on every loop.

 

Gear used to generate and process the samples:

  • Analogue synths: Korg MS20, Roland Juno60, Gakken SX-150
  • Analogue drum machines : Yamaha MR-10, Korg KPR-77, Antonelli Organ 2377 rhythm box, Mattel Synsonics
  • Analogue processing: Electro Harmonix Micro synth, Mam VSR3 spring reverb, Lexicon reverb, Boss GE-10 equalizer, Tube compressor, analogue VCA compressor
  • Vintage synths: Yamaha TX81-Z FM synth

features

· 320 original electronic drum samples generated on vintage hardware synths and drum machines by sink
· 4 modules for kick, snare, hats and percussion sounds
· Each module can host 2 samples and trigger either depending on user defined probability
· 2 levels of randomising can be assigned to each modules’ volume, pan, decay and pitch for variation every loop
· Boomer module has resonant low pass filter and dirt control
· Smacker module has resonant band pass filter and dirt control
· Tweeter module has tempo-sync repeat function with hold
· Lazer module has tempo-sync delay function with damping
· 2 midi triggers for Smacker for differently pitched sounds
· 3 midi triggers for Lazer for differently pitched sounds
· 2 midi triggers for Tweeter for different decay envelopes
· 2 stereo outputs for separate post processing
· Global envelope decay control
· 52 presets covering a range of sounds and styles

 

logo-1A big thanks to Bedroom Producers Blog for agreeing to host the (eventual) downloads for these plugins and without which this wouldn’t be possible

Scylla – the six headed monster – VST synth is released for free

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Scylla is a 32 bit Windows VST instrument capable of sample-playback combined with subtractive synthesis to produce a wide variety of sonic possibilities ranging from lush pads to far-out soundscapes and effects via scorching leads and chunky bass.

Scylla includes three different types of oscillators that can be modified to a wide variety of styles and three built-in samplers that can accommodate .wav audio samples, which can be played back in grain table, waveform, sample or single hit format. All the audio can be modified and modulated through LFO, volume and filter envelopes, Ring-Modulation, and Unison.

Scylla was co-developed with Singing Crane

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Scylla has a tabbed interface with a different tab for each of the 3 layers and a Global tab for effects and LFOs. Each Layer is identical except each has a different type of oscillator, with a Cross-modulation osc, a Morphing osc and a Spectral osc

features

  • Three layers of programmable audio sources
  • Each layer consists of:
    • Sample player capable of loading full-length samples and custom waveforms
    • Oscillator (Dual-OSC with cross-modulation, Morphing OSC, Spectral OSC)
  • Each sampler features:
    • Playback: Oscillate, Play-Once, Loop-Release
    • Basic audio playback features (normalize, stereo to mono, zero-crossing)
    • Customizable Loop points
    • Granular and Wavetable playback
    • Loads any WAV format sample from your own library
  • 96MB of sample content, including waveforms, samples and loops
  • 128 presets by brian botkiller
  • All audio sources have independent tune, volume, and pan
  • Ring-Modulation per layer
  • Variable stage Filter per Layer
  • Adjustable Amp and Filter Envelopes per layer (Envelope contours can be changed)
  • Layer Assignable Granulator engine
  • 2 layer assignable LFO effects for modulating ring-mod, cutoff (filter), and phase of one LF
  • Adjustable Global Amp Envelope
  • Mix level of each audio source can be adjusted
  • Mix level of each layer can be adjusted
  • Master Volume
  • Each audio source, envelope, ring-mod and filter can be switched off to save CPU
  • Midi CC support


Scylla
used to be a payware plugin, but is now free to download. However, if you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers.

cruk_c_logoAny amount you can afford is appreciated and will help to fund international research projects in all aspects of cancer.

Big thanks to Bedroom Producers Blog for hosting the download for Scylla!
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basic65 – retro chiptune synth – is released for free

basic65download

basic 65 is a monophonic synth, inspired by the classic 80s home computer, the Commodore 64 and its legendary SID chip. Building on the waveforms and signal path of this famous chip, basic 65 adds further features and options to take things a step further.

The double arpeggiator allows complex versions of that retro 8-bit game sound and the modulation options inspire experimentation via the mod envelope and 2 comprehensive LFOs. Pulse width modulation, ring modulation and oscillator detune/sync are key ingredients in the signature sound. Throw in some pitch drift, bit drift, a sprinkle of dirt and randomisation and you have a wide range of lofi, chiptune, retro-tastic sounds at your disposal.

This version is the update to the popular basic 64, redesigned from scratch, with many improvements, new features and all new presets. basic 65 was co-developed with sink, who also made the amazing presets.

features

  • Monophonic synth in VST format for Windows based hosts
  • 3 oscillators with pulse, saw, triangle and noise waveforms
  • Pulse width can be modulated by envelope or both LFOs
  • Each oscillator can be sync’d to another and/or ring modulated by another
  • Each oscillator has its own ADSR envelope and can be routed to filter individually
  • Resonant filter with low pass, high pass, band pass and notch modes
  • 2 tempo-sync Arpeggiators in series for complex arp sounds
  • Arp tempo, range and note length can be adjusted
  • Modulation envelope can control pulse width and pitch of individual oscillators as well as filter and dirt
  • 2 tempo-sync LFOs with wide range of waveforms, including random
  • Both LFOs can control pulse width and pitch of individual oscillators
  • One LFO also controls filter and dirt, the other can modulate the depth and speed of the first LFO
  • Envelopes are non-linear and can be retriggered from zero or smoothed on each new note
  • Pitch drift models instability with variable depth and frequency
  • Options for 4, 6, 8, 12 or 16 bit audio with randomising feature
  • Developed with SE 1.1, so no problems with multiple instances
  • 128 presets by sink covering arps, leads, bass, drums and lofi sounds


basic65
used to be a payware plugin, but is now free to download. However, if you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers.

cruk_c_logoAny amount you can afford is appreciated and will help to fund international research projects in all aspects of cancer.

PULS – monophonic pulse wave synth – is now free

PULSdownload

PULS is a monophonic pulse wave synthesizer with simple controls but complex sounds. From 2 pulse wave oscillators you can get chunky basses, scorching leads, retro chiptune, dusty lofi and oddball noises. With an unusual isometric pixel-art interface , what it lacks in knobs, it makes up for in sound.

It features custom pulse waveforms, unison, oscillator sync and ring modulation for some big ‘n’ dirty sound potential, with a tempo-sync LFO for pulse width modulation (PWM) as well as detune and volume modulation.

features

  • Monophonic pulse wave synthesizer
  • 2 oscillators with custom pulse waveforms
    • Adjustable Pulse width, modulated by LFO (per osc)
    • Unison per oscillator
    • Oscillator sync and ring modulation between oscillators
  • adjustable non-linear Release
  • Tempo-sync LFO with 4 waveforms with adjustable speed and depth
    • Pulse width modulation per oscillator
    • Detune and volume modulation
  • Tempo-sync arpeggiator with 6 patterns
    • Arp can cover 1 to 4 octaves, synced to host (1/32 beats to 4 beats)
    • Adjustable note length (0-100%)
  • 32 presets covering many styles

PULS used to be a payware plugin, but is now free to download. However, if you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers.

cruk_c_logoAny amount you can afford is appreciated and will help to fund international research projects in all aspects of cancer.

dirty harry – lofi synth is now free

dirty harry used to be a payware VST synth, but since I stopped selling any plugins at all, I thought I’d release it for free. Enjoy it in all its dirty, gritty, lofi glory!

dirty_harrydownload

dirty harry is an unashamedly DIY lofi synth based on the samples of my two homemade, lofi noisemakers, the Atari Punk Console and the BugBrand WOM

dirty harry offers 20 unique waveforms in all their mono/monophonic glory. For extra grit the oscillators can be sync’d or ring modulated. Fidelity can be lowered further still with reduction in sample quality, distortion and a unique ‘bad contact’ emulation. 2 tempo sync LFOs allow modulation of filter, pitch and contact, with one LFO modulating the depth and frequency of the other. There are envelopes for volume, pitch and filter, with different contours and pitch options. Throw in an arpeggiator, pitch drift and portamento and you can see that whilst it may be lofi in sound, it doesn’t lack for sound design feaures

features

  • 20 unique waveforms sampled from my homemade lofi synths, the Atari Punk Console and the BugBrand WOM
  • 3 oscillators, syncable to osc1 and ring modulatable with each other
  • Each osc can be routed to the filter independently
  • 2 tempo sync LFOs with many waveforms, can modulate filter cutoff, each osc pitch and the contact depth and wet level
  • LFO 2 can modulate the depth and speed of LFO 1
  • 2 envelopes for volume, filter or pitch, with various contours and options to modulate up/down
  • Tempo sync arpeggiator
  • Dodgy contact emulation
  • Pitch instability
  • Low quality, dirty, lo-fi options
  • 16 additional dirt types
  • 3 additional lofi options
  • Arp octave range
  • 104 presets covering Lead, Bass, Arp, Drone, Fx and Basic styles

 

If you would like to donate…

cruk_c_logoIf you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers. Any amount you can afford is appreciated and will help to fund international research projects in all aspects of cancer.

basic 64 is back for free download

basicbasic 64 – click for more info

I thought I’d put back an old favourite for download since I had a few requests for it.

 *** please note, this is an old synthedit plugin – it’s not 64 bit anything and it’s windows only ***

As you may know, I stopped developing plugins a while ago, and then after a catastrophic web/database corruption I stopped selling plugins altogether, but leaving the freeware downloadable. Since my hosting contract finished, I moved everything over to a wordpress site, so the freeware is still all here, and whilst I was at it, I added basic 64 back, which wasn’t available following the release of basic 65.

I still won’t be developing any new plugins and I don’t plan on selling any of the payware plugins, just thought I’d upload and oldie that had gone missing. I have a couple more oldies in the archives that I will upload at some point soon too.

If you would like to donate…

cruk_c_logoIf you like and use any of my plugins, please consider donating to Cancer Research UK in order to help care for and find a cure for cancer sufferers. Any amount you can afford is appreciated and will help to fund international research projects in all aspects of cancer.

entropy

entropydownload

entropy is a 3 osc subtractive synth with a set of pitch randomising options to generate melodies all on it’s own

features

  • change pitch of each oscillator on a tempo sync’d timescale to random pitch value
  • maximum change +/- value is adjustable
  • blip pitch of each oscillator at random intervals to random pitch value
  • pitch change and blip can be quantized to nearest x semitones
  • blip has adjustable probability
  • blip maximum +/- value adjustable, duration adjustable in seconds
  • route any/all oscillators to state variable filter
  • route any/all oscillators and/or filter output to flanger
  • blip flanger rate at random intervals to random value
  • all randomising can be seeded and looped on 1 to 32 bar cycle
  • each randomised parameter has a different seed, set from one master seed
  • detune in octaves, semitones and cents
  • adsr volume envelope
  • mono/polyphonic switch with adjustable portamento

subfreak

subfreakdownload

subfreak is an ultra-simple 2 Osc synth for creating low down and dirty sub bass

Just play your notes a couple of octaves below middle C for that deep subby hum change the waveform of Osc 2 to add a little grit

features

  • pure sinewave on osc 1
  • osc 2 shape and volume control
  • detune osc 2 for wobble
  • amp env release
  • 6 different waveforms for osc 2
  • all controls have MIDI CC’s assigned

subatomic

subatomicdownload

subatomic is a sub-bass drum-synth, generating a pure sine wave for that deep sub kick

features

  • pure sinewave oscillator
  • volume decay envelope
  • pitch decay envelope
  • variable pitch drop
  • 6 different vol / pitch decay shapes
  • drum or synth mode
  • all controls have MIDI CC’s assigned

manic

manicdownload

manic is an 8 slot random sample player where you decide the samples, but manic decides when to play them. Samples are triggered according to their probability, on a tempo sync pattern. Also allows for randomising of volume, pitch, pan, delay, reverse and swing. You decide how much, but not when. You can loop the sequence, change sequence seed with midi keys and quantise the pitch randomising for a more melodic sequence. Works well for random glitchy percussion, instant melodic sequences of multisamples or total chaos

features

  • 8 sample slots, supports 16&24 bit mono&stereo wavs
  • each sample played randomly according to it’s probability
  • tempo sync hit rate (hits/beat)
  • seeded randomising for repeatable sequences
  • midi playable seeding, change sequence with a midi key press
  • random sequences can be looped for repeatability
  • randomised swing
  • per sample volume, pan&pitch
  • per sample randomising of volume, pan, pitch and reverse
  • per sample pitch quantising to semitone/cent
  • per sample routing to randomised delay
  • play / stop / resync controls
  • midi CC and midi learn
  • 246 samples and 25 presets covering acoustic&electronic drums, glitch and 8 bit noises, synth bass and keys

 

psymon

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psymon continues from styrofoam the series of single-waveform, retro, lofi noise makers. Whilst faithfully recreating the ‘speaker in a box’ sound of the original game, psymon takes a bold leap into the 21st century. You are no longer limited to the 4 notes of the game, but can use every single note on your midi keyboard! wow! With a simple press of the keyboard icon you can bring modern technology to bear and have each note sustain whilst your midi key is pressed! cool! Not only that, but the notes become velocity sensitive too! OMFG! The very best of retro sound and cutting-edge technology, psymon says “download me”

features

  • one waveform, it’s a beauty
  • 1 whole preset
  • optional note sustain and velocity
  • no flashing lights or memory tests
  • batteries not included

styrofoam

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styrofoam is a lovingly rendered emulation of the classic analog synth of yesteryear. Take a nostaligic stroll in soft-focus, sepia-toned memories, when summers lasted for 16 months and you could still buy Penny Chews for a penny. Bring back the sounds of living room renditions of your favourite hits, in splendid monophonic square-wave glory with this faithful emulation, But back to that square-wave. It’s not just any old square-wave, no, it’s not just your bog-standard, ten-a-penny, digital square wave. This, ladies and gentlemen of discerning taste, is THE square-wave, the actual, real-life, carbon-copy, I-can’t-believe-a-plugin-can-be-this-analogue square-wave. Once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back to your complex, multi-waveform dreams. THIS is all you need

features

  • one waveform, but a mighty fine one
  • no GUI controls at all
  • 4 presets, covering the full range of cleanliness
  • no filters
  • no envelopes
  • no LFOs
  • er, that’s it, what more do you want?

jellyfish

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jellyfish is a 4 oscillator synth with multiple modulation methods between the oscillators and of their various parameters which guarantees plenty of movement in the sound. This is great for evolving pads, wobbly bass, vibrant leads or just plain strangeness. Using addition, subtraction, phase difference, ring modulation or phase distortion, the oscillators can modulate each other to get a wide variety of sounds. 2 tempo-sync LFOs and an ADSR envelope can all modulate this inter-osc modulation, as well as pitch, filter cut-off and each other. A pair of resonant filters and a tempo-sync delay complete the deal

features

  • 4 oscillators arranged in pairs, with each pair able to modulate each other
  • 9 inter-osc modulation methods, including phase distortion, phase difference and ring modulation
  • ADSR envelope per oscillator pair, with unlimited values and definable contours
  • 2 resonant low pass filters with flexible routing
  • 2 tempo-sync LFOs with 16 waveforms and adjustable phase
  • LFOs can modulate the inter-osc modulation, pitch and filter cutoff for each pair
  • LFO2 can modulate LFO1
  • 1 ADSR envelope can modulate as per the LFOs and modulate both LFOs
  • Tempo-sync delay, with damping and mix level
  • Oscillator and LFO note-on sync
  • 11 waveforms per oscillator
  • Midi learn / Midi CC parameters defined
  • 50+ presets by runagate

metamorph

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metamorph is a waveform morphing synth with a bunch of envelopes, LFOs and onboard effects to guarantee movement on even the most vanilla note

Each oscillator can morph through a selection of waveforms in tempo sync or modulated by an envelope. It can also step through the waveforms, make each cycle a new waveform or even just stick with one waveform if you want. Throw in pitch modulation, 5 envelopes, 2 LFO’s, a ring mod / 3rd audio osc, variable state filter, distortion, delay and an arpeggiator and that held note will never sound the same again

features

  • 2 morphing oscillators with 11 waveforms, 16 morph stages and 5 morphing modes
  • 3rd audio oscillator in combination with ring modulator
  • 2 LFO’s (Filter cutoff, Ring Mod)
  • 3 AHSDR envelopes (Amp, Filter, Wavemorph)
  • 2 ASR envelopes (both LFO’s)
  • both LFOs have 19 waveforms with adjustable phase and depth and can be synced to note-on messages
  • all 5 envelopes have 13 contours and can be retriggered or free running
  • Pitch can be modulated by any of the 3 ADHSR envelopes or either LFO
  • Pitch can be set to drift, analogue style
  • Variable state filter, 6 modes, up to 4 stages and variable response curve
  • Distortion, 20 modes, wet/dry level and volume control
  • Arpegiator, tempo sync, 6 modes, selectable number of octaves and note length
  • Ring modulation with dedicated LFO, 9 modes, 11 waveforms and wet/dry mix
  • Delay, tempo sync with feedback, damp and wet/dry controls
  • Midi CC and midi learn
  • 50+ presets by runagate

plastique

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plastique is a 2 oscillator subtractive synth, using the 31 waveforms from the Casio HT-700 synth and some enhancements to the originals feature set. It does lofi 80s sounds but also so much more, with a configurable filter (up to 16 poles), a pitch envelope for percussion, an arp, tempo sync delay & LFO, chorus and some lofi instability

features

  • 31 Waveforms from the Casio HT-700
  • 2 Oscs with sync and octave / semitone detune
  • Configurable Resonant Low Pass filter (2-16 poles with cut-off spread)
  • Volume and Pitch envelopes
  • Tempo sync LFO with 10 waveforms and note-on sync to modulate filter and pitch
  • Tempo sync Arp with 6 modes and adjustable octave range, note length
  • Tempo sync Delay
  • Adjustable Chorus
  • Lofi options include reduction in quality, distortion and pitch drift
  • 64 presets from Tim Conrardy, Ouroboros & Sink


installation

Please make sure you extract all contents of the zip to your VST directory, maintaining the folder structure, to ensure the plugin will work correctly

miniSID

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miniSID is a quick and simple SID synth for getting that chiptune sound with the minimum of tweaking. The waveforms are sampled from a 6581 SID chip and the arp gives that retro gamer effect.

 features

  •  Square, Saw and Triangle waves sampled from a 6581 SID chip
  • 2 oscs with 3 levels of oscillator sync
  • arp with 3 modes and 4 speeds
  • arp has up to 4 octaves range
  • arp has 4 note length options
  • all controls have MIDI CC’s assigned


installation

Please make sure you extract all contents of the zip to your VST directory, maintaining the folder structure, to ensure the plugin will work correctly

FMMF

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FMMF is a 4 operator FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer with 2 primary aims

  • Make FM synthesis as accessible and user-friendly as possible
  • Use multi-stage envelopes and LFOs to make give lots of movement and modulation

The default preset bank was created by sound designer brian botkiller and shows off the potential of FMMF to make atmospheric pads and leads with lots of movement, big fat bass sounds, funky arps and oddball sound fx

KVR_DC09_3FMMF won 3rd place in the KVR Developer Challenge 2009, which is an audio freeware competition. It is in VST plug-in format for Windows based hosts only. Thank you to everyone who voted, donated and participated in the contest

The waveforms, algorithms and envelopes in FMMF are all shown graphically, with the envelopes allowing dragging of nodes and clicking to change contour. Special attention has been paid to the envelopes to allow you to customise them in many ways, such as the number of stages, the contour of each stage, sustain and repeat points and tempo-sync. There are envelopes for the volume of each operator, the pitch, and the effects section (filter, distortion and delay) all with velocity and key tracking. Further modulation comes in the form of LFO’s for the pitch and effects section, with many LFO waveforms available, including my favourite, randomising.

For further sound design potential you have a low pass filter, a multi-mode distortion and a flexible delay (with comb delay option). An arpeggiator let’s you add even more movement to create rhythmic sequences.

features

  • 4 Operator FM Synthesis instrument with 17 FM algorithms
  • 11 different waveforms per operator, with note sync option
  • 7 Multi-segment Envelopes (up to 32 stages) for amp, pitch and effects modulation
  • 3 LFO’s for pitch and effects modulation
  • All envelopes can be free or tempo-sync, each stage can have it’s own contour
  • Envelopes can have user defined sustain and repeat points with flexible locking and zeroing options
  • LFO’s can be free or tempo sync, with 20 waveforms and phase & note sync options
  • Each LFO has it’s own ADSR envelope
  • Arpeggiator with 6 modes and adjustable tempo-sync, note length and octave range
  • Resonant low pass filter with key and velocity tracking, can be modulated by envelopes or LFOs
  • Distortion effect with 18 flavours, can be modulated by envelopes or LFOs
  • Delay with comb delay option, size, feedback and damping, modulated by envelope or LFO
  • Harmonics can be adjusted from 1 to 256, with limit on frequency beyond Nyquist
  • Polyphony adjustable from 1 to 16 voices
  • Portamento time
  • 64 presets by brian botkiller covering many styles

basic 64

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basic64 is inspired by the 8 bit sounds of the classic Commodore 64. It’s not a straight emulation, but is based around the SID chip with some extras for that 8-bit retro game sound, lofi gritty noises or just plain oddness

 features

  • 16, 8 or 6 bit sound quality
  • 3 oscs, each with their own ADSR envelope
  • oscillators can be sync’d and ring modulated by each other
  • pitch envelope modulation
  • pitch wobble option, for subtle instability
  • 2 tempo-sync LFO’s to modulate pitch, cut-off and pulse width
  • LFO’s have attack/release curves
  • tempo-sync arpegiator
  • flexible routing to state variable filter (LP, HP & BP)
  • envelopes can be reset or continuous at retrigger
  • monophonic or polyphonic option
  • midi learn / midi CC support
  • 128 presets by sinkmusic & WhiskeyPriest

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