This isn’t really audio-related, but I figure there’s likely to be some crossover between folks who like what I do here, and folks who are into this kind of thing: I recently had a piece selected for a glitch art exhibition taking place this coming September, called Glitch Art is Dead.

Glitch art is dead

Glitch art is dead, Granite Falls, MN, United States. 3,538 likes ยท 21 talking about this. Glitch art is dead project is an attempt to find the place for digital art in the material world and to…

If this kind of thing does interest you, you may also like to check out my DeviantArt page. I haven’t been posting there much lately, but there is more stuff on the way.

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.

VCV Rack – Sound Raider VCV

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 ra…

Just for fun, I recently made a patch in VCV Rack that (sort of) recreates my DIY hardware modular setup. I thought some others might have fun with it too, so the patch can be downloaded from the Synth Patches page. The name “Phoenix” comes from the fact that the hardware version uses parts from a dead ESQ-1. The original hardware is mostly simple circuits, and this VCV version isn’t exactly the same. For example, the original lacks V/Oct scaling for CV inputs. I tried to find modules that were most similar to what’s in the hardware, and thanks to the Lunetta Modula stuff, that section is mostly spot-on. There are also some effects sends that mimic the setup I use in the mixer section. Here’s a demo video:

VCV Rack – “Virtual Phoenix” patch

This patch is an attempt to recreate my DIY hardware modular setup in VCV Rack. The name “Phoenix” comes from the fact that the hardware version uses parts f…

An attempt to recreate Slacker’s Melody Generator in VCV Rack. Since I couldn’t find a module that works like the 4051 as a demuxer,* I finagled a workaround of sorts that seems to provide similar audio results, at the cost of more complexity. In fact, there are really 2 finagled solutions here, one of which is the 4019/DAC combo, which could be removed for a more “pure” solution.

The patch can be found here, and comes with a text file that lists the modules used.

VCV Rack – Melodegenerator

A Lunetta-inspired patch, attempting to recreate the Slacker Melody Generator circuit. The original schematic can be found here:https://electro-music.com/for…

* Note: I’m not necessarily saying such a module doesn’t exist, just that I couldn’t find it if it does– feel free to get in touch if you know of one.

Just for fun, a “3 Module Challenge” patch using Bogaudio’s Mix 4, Vult’s Lateralus filter (free version), and the VCV Delay module. The patch can be downloaded from the usual place.

3 Module Challenge – Feedback Fun

A “3 Module Challenge” patch based on feedback, using Bogaudio’s Mix 4, Vult’s Lateralus filter (free version), and the VCV Delay module. This patch is avail…

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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I’ve been uploading stuff to patchstorage.com, starting with my VCV Rack patches. I’ve also started adding Reaktor stuff, and in the process have made a demo video for Loid’s Cousin. The others will follow in the near future.

Loid’s Cousin (Reaktor synth) Demo

“Loid’s Cousin” is a noisebox/sound generator based on concepts from my DIY Lunetta modular, complete with blinkenlichten. Lunettas are simple machines based…