NANDroid and XORBot have both been updated to V1.01, with the biggest change being that MIDI note value is now available as a modulation source in any of the assignable slots, including the Combiners. This change is largely thanks to a user request.
Another change is that these and other FSA plugins will now be available from Gumroad. They are still available for free if you like, just enter a price of “$0”.
More recordings taken with pickup coils of electromagnetic fields from various devices. Some of these were taken with a recently-acquired Tascam DR-40X, and are a bit less noisy than the ones taken with the 70’s Tapco preamp used in the others, at least in terms of background noise.
Some recordings taken with pickup coils of electromagnetic fields from various devices. Due to the nature of these recordings, they are mono, and somewhat noisy. As an example, here’s a demo of the recording taken from an optical mouse:
I have also added an expanded version to the FSA Patreon page, which includes longer versions of several sounds, plus an extra “bonus” sound. Supporters at any level will be able to download this and other exclusive content.
XORbot is another fairly simple noisebox synth based on logical operations. Though it has some similarities to the previously-released NANDroid, it uses a different method of sound generation and thus creates a different kind of cacophony.
Another free pack of natural sounds: 2 longer samples of small waterfalls, a magpie, and a grasshopper in flight. As with the last one, these were recorded with a built-in cell phone mic. Head over to the Samples page to download.
Way back in the days of Windows 95, there was a little program called Sound Raider that crawled your hard drive looking for .wav files, and played them at random speeds in 4 different channels. This program has long since disappeared, and wouldn’t work on modern systems anyway for various reasons, security issues among them. This is an attempt to recreate the functionality as much as possible with VCV, and includes some added features as well.
The patch uses 4 Voxglitch Wav Bank modules, each triggered from a clock divider that can be clocked from either the first LFO, a dedicated LFO, or a random source. The patch and the samples used in the demo can be downloaded from the Patches page.
Added a new (and free) sample pack, which includes 6 wav files: some bird sounds and recordings of water running in a creek during the spring thaw. These sounds were all recorded on a cell phone, using the built-in mic, but the quality is decent. The pack can be found on the Samples page.