Several years back, I released a VSTi called “Noisebot” under the “synthgeek” name. It was built in SynthEdit in the pre-64 bit days, so has become outdated. SE can do 64-bit now, but Noisebot relied on some custom modules that aren’t available for the new version. I’ve been missing this one, so I decided to try to recreate it in Reaktor, with some success. There are some differences between this and the old version, but it does the same kinds of noisy things. You can find it on the Reaktor page here, or at NI’s Reaktor User Library.
The sounds an old arcade machine might make if it could hallucinate.The audio in this one was generated entirely with the excellent (and free!) VCV Rack software modular synth. You can download the patch and a list of the modules used below:
The video is just a screen grab of VCV Rack processed through AcidCam.
I’ve started up the old “Noise Session” thing again, under a new name, and on YouTube this time. I know, it sucks, but it works. 🙂 I probably won’t be able to do these weekly like before, but I will try to keep them semi-regular.
I’ll be trying some different things, for example the video is just the visuals this time, with a screenshot posted here of the setup used. I might change that up. As usual, though I lack the bandwidth to do an actual live stream, this was recorded “live,” in one take.
As for details on what was used: Plogue’s Bidule was the DAW/host, and Glitch Machines‘ Palindrome and my recent Reaktor creation Loid’s Cousin were the sound sources there. These were joined by the hardware Loid and a feedback loop run out through a set of outputs on my audio interface to a channel on my mixer and back in through a pair of inputs. The mixer has another feedback loop set up with the old “delay send returned to a mixer channel” trick, and the PC feedback is being processed with that and other hardware fx. A bunch of fx plugins and Bidule processing are also in use, see the screenshot for details.
The ensemble is made up of several individual “modules” that interact with each other. The separate modules are available in individual ensemble form as a download for supporters from my Patreon page.
I’ve also started a Patreon page. Without going into too much detail, the last couple of years have been pretty rough, and I could sure use the support. There are a few exclusive SFZ packs available there now, and I plan to do other things like that here & there.
Also note that the broken links on the Bidule page have been fixed. Sorry about that. 🙂
An older video that never made it to YouTube, decided to post it. Visions of Chaos is free software for generating fractals and more, available for Windows and Android.
There is a new Articles page (menu link above) here now. I’m in the process of moving stuff previously posted on Steemit to a new home here, and there may be some new stuff of this sort on the way as well. There is also a link to an article about the recent UMAW protests of Spotify written for my “day job,” which I added here too, because I think it’s relevant.
This time around, we’re looking at a relatively simple program from Hermann Seib (who also has some other really cool stuff available) called VSTHost. You can probably guess what it basically does from the name, it hosts VST(i) plug-ins. However, it does have some features beyond basic plug-in loading, most of which I will try to cover here.