This is something I’ve been meaning to do since I heard about it, and finally got finished and sent. I have contributed a set of samples to the Stargate Sample Pack, which is described like so:

A properly open source, crowd sourced, free, royalty-free, attribution-free sample pack, designed for the common use-cases and a relatively small download size. Stargate DAW projects bundle the samples they use, but nearly all sample packs either do not allow redistributing samples, or have vague licensing that makes distributing samples questionable or difficult. This sample pack aims to create high quality samples, for free, that can be used by anybody for any purpose, without restriction.

My contribution includes drums, loops, some guitar noises, synthetic sound fx, and a few “found sounds.”

I mentioned the Stargate DAW in an update to the “Free Windows Studio” article, but in case you haven’t heard about it, it is described by the devs as “a DAW for everybody, regardless of socio-economic status,” and is designed to be “capable of running on all CPU architectures, past, present and future.” Though I haven’t found time to play with it much myself, I really like the idea, and I’m excited to be contributing in some small part to the project. You can read more about it (and how to contribute yourself if interested) here:

GitHub – stargateaudio/stargate-sample-pack

A properly open source, crowd sourced, free, royalty-free, attribution-free sample pack, designed for the common use-cases and a relatively small download size. Stargate DAW projects bundle the samples they use, but nearly all sample packs either do not allow redistributing samples, or have vague licensing that makes distributing samples questionable or difficult.

Once again playing with VCV Rack 2. The video in this one is footage from Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries, mangled with Acid Cam.

Noise Therapy: Session 018

Once again playing with VCV Rack 2. The video in this one is footage from Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries, mangled with Acid Cam.https://www.lostsidedead.biz/The …

As usual, the VCV patch is available from the Patches page.

Another VCV Rack session, as usual, the patch is available here. This one was done with V2, so should definitely load fine for those who have updated the program. Video was captured from MilkDrop 2.

Noise Therapy: Session 017

Bah! Humbug.Another VCV Rack session, with video captured from MilkDrop 2. As usual, the patch is available from the FSA website (link below).https://vcvrack…

If you want more noise, I also posted a new track to the Skin Contact Bandcamp page, a follow-up to last year’s “humbug.” It is available as a “pay what you want” download.

Playing with VCV Rack again… the audio and video both originate there with this one, though the video has been given the Acid Cam treatment. This patch was made in V1 of Rack, and I haven’t tested it to see if everything will load in the recently-released V2. The patch will be made available here just the same.

Noise Therapy: Session 016

Playing with VCV Rack again… the audio and video both originate there with this one, though the video has been given the Acid Cam treatment. This patch was…

The audio in this one comes from NANDroid, being processed in Plogue’s Bidule (with Autophage, among other things). The video is footage of the game Deer Simulator run through Acid Cam.

Noise Therapy: Session 015

Audio in this one comes from the recently-released VST3i NANDroid, which is free, and can be downloaded from the FSA website:https://www.fstateaudio.com/?pag…

NANDroid is a noisebox synth based loosely on the TrigPulser module I built for my hardware Lunetta-style modular. As such, it shares some DNA with the “Loid’s Cousin” Reaktor ensemble as well, which also features a section based on that module. This plugin takes the idea in a slightly different direction though, with stuff like LFO’s and a filter.

You can get the plugin (in VST3i format) and hear audio demos at the VST plugins page.

The audio in this one comes from Loid (hardware Lunetta-style modular) being processed through various things in the Bespoke Synth modular DAW.

The video is footage of my wife and I playing Dead or Alive 6, glitched beyond recognition with Acid Cam.

Noise Therapy: Session 014

The audio in this one comes from Loid (hardware Lunetta-style modular) being processed through various things in the Bespoke Synth modular DAW.https://www.be…

More fun with VCV Rack, using only free modules. The patch can be downloaded here:

Therapy 013 VCV Rack patch

Video is from MilkDrop 2 via foobar2000 and the Shpeck plugin.

Thanks for listening/watching!

Noise Therapy: Session 013

More fun with VCV Rack, using only free modules. See the FSA website for a download of the patch used.https://vcvrack.com/Video is from MilkDrop 2 via foobar…

Several years ago, I wrote a similar article which gained some popularity due to getting “stickied” on KVR. I’d been thinking about doing an update for a while, and I was recently given some motivation to finish it by some folks posting in the old thread there and showing interest. The new article is now finished, and has been posted to the Articles page:

A Free Windows-Based Software Studio, 2021 Update