jueves, 23 de febrero de 2017

Polyakov Synthesizer

Polyakov is a unique little softsynth based off a hardware synthesizer called the “Polivoks”, manufactured in the Soviet Union between 1982 and 1990. The original unit was capable of generating a wide range of sounds to work in many different genres and was also able to generate interesting sound effects for scoring.

The release of the Polyakov for Windows captures much of the sound and control of the original. It definitely has the sound of a very primitive synthesizer having only two oscillators and five basic waveforms (with the addition of white noise). The synthesizer also features standard BP/LP filters with an ASDR envelope and LFO for modulation, adjustable by the mod wheel. Also worth mentioning is the “AD repeat” feature (this one is new to me) which repeats the attack and decay cycle over and over, resulting in something similar to a customizable LFO waveform. The amount of filtering and overall volume can also be controlled via velocity.

The original unit had an external input for an additional guitar or synth that could be run through the mixer and processed with the synthesizer’s sound engine. In Polyakov, they’ve kept the EXT control in the mixer but it only adds a subtle saturation effect.


martes, 14 de febrero de 2017

SynthIV Synthesizers

Stereo Pulse Effect
The Visitor
IV Line
I make VST synthesizer plugins using Synthedit, solely for my love of synthesizers and every one posted on here is completely free for anyone to download and use. I love feedback in any form so please feel free to contact me about any issues, comments, suggestions for future projects, etc.

THE LOUD was designed to give the user access to the most bass and low end power as possible. Two independent synthesizers create rich basses, creamy pads, and wholly unique sounds.


viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017

Riviera reverb

Riviera is a hybrid algorithmic-convolution reverb plugin for modeling specular acoustic reflections in N-dimensional orthotopes. e.g. string, plate, room, tesseract, and up (vooms or volume+room for short). Normally, direct computation in these spaces is expensive but some clever maths reduced the asymptotic costs to the point of practical use (e.g. a Reverb plugin). Parameterizing these spaces and then combining them with some fast time-varying frequency decay resulted in some interesting sounding impulse responses (IRs).


Teufelsberg Reverb

Teufelsberg Reverb plugin. Put the sound of cold war surveillance into your music.

Based in a set of reverb impulse responses allowing you to use the acoustics of the main listening tower at the former NSA compound, Teufelsberg, in your own productions. Prior to the fall of the Berlin wall the compound was run by the American and British military with the main objective being to intercept and process any Soviet and Eastern Bloc communications as part of the ECHELON intelligence gathering network. You can find some excellent historical information in the links below, including a micro-documentary made by Vice in 2010.

Tour article on Motherboard
Short 'Uneven Terrain' documentary on Vice VBS

jueves, 2 de febrero de 2017

Noisebud VSTs

Miscellaneous utilities & synths.
Free & donationware

Chokidar EQ
Balancing Mastering EQ

Our gritty and evil bass synthesizer that will blow either your head or your speakers apart.

Mix/mastering tool to quickly clean up hi and low end

Transparent RMS based Leveling amp and/or mastering compressor

Leak part of the side information into the mid channel.

Haas Panner.
Pan your audio with Psycho-Acoustics…

Haas Stereo Displacer.
Change your stereo image with Psycho-Acoustics…

Use mid/side processing in any plugin.

ListenOur personal monitor control extension.

De-Harsh your mix or master without any effort.

Find out if your mix will sound harsh on other systems or at high playback volume.

The Low End measuring mix and mastering tool

BinvertBass drum modelling and mix tool .

GranMaGranMa will record a snippet of the incoming audio and play her buffers back as soon you start to move the buffer platters.

Lazy Kenneth
This is for all 4/4 type of music, techno, house, trance and so on.
Fake that pumping sidechained compressor effect just by put this on your bassline, pads or what ever!

Catch any sound in real time and start program beats just as if it was a drum machine.

Add grit, shit and dirt to everything.

Our first plugin, lots of filters stacked on each other.

Turn you MIDI controller into an meter bridge.

StepdadTurn anything into a wobbling rythm.

HY step sequencer

It’s an analog style step sequencer.

Free version has single sequencer unit and no LFO unit.


Regressif is an audio plugin focused on sound degradation. Combining a multimode filter with distortion, samplerate reduction and bitcrushing effects, it can turn the most innocent sound into a wall of digital noise. Two LFO modules and an additional LFO mixer can then be brought into the mix to further mutilate your audio.


Noizefield Bounce synth

Bounce is suitable for House, Future House, Bass House, Tech-House, EDM and Melbourne Bounce.