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.
Uploaded a new (and free) SFZ, sampled from a Kurzweil K2000. The sound is made from one of the K2000’s built-in piano sounds, and makes use of amplitude modulation. It can be found on the Samples page or downloaded directly with the following link:
Spectral Lemuring, a lo-fi spectral processing/pitch-shifting effect, has been released (Windows 64, VST3, free/donationware). You can hear an audio demo and download it at its dedicated page here.
If you remember Spectral Monkeyage, it’s kinda like that, and (as the name implies) is created as a sort of nod in the direction of that “classic” plugin from Shiny FX. It isn’t meant to be a direct remake or anything, but uses some similar concepts, and may fill a similar niche in one’s arsenal. Note that I have no affiliation with Shiny FX (the developer of Spectral Monkeyage), and this is only inspired by the namesake.
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Spectral Lemuring is, as the name implies, a spectral processing effect which is inspired by a discontinued freeware plugin with a similar name. The feature set isn’t exactly the same, but like the plugin that inspired it, it can process the high-magnitude and low-magnitude parts of the FFT signal separately, and can also “freeze” the signal.
Among the ways it differs from its inspiration are the separate pitch shifting for high and low-magnitude signals, and a resynthesis section (another way of “rebuilding” the FFT signal) which can be mixed with the iFFT output. The split point for the high and low-magnitude signals can also be modulated.
This plugin is mostly finished, though I will probably be adding preset management as present in other recent FSA plugs, fixing some graphical stuff, etc. Patreon supporters get access to a preview version, available from the FSA Patreon page.