Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds. Bespoke is like a DAW* in some ways, but with less of a focus on a global timeline. Instead, it has a design more optimized for jamming and exploration.
I’m enjoying it very much. 🙂 The audio here is all coming from two recordings of native New Zealand birds called Tuis, which make really cool sounds. I grabbed samples of the audio from an Instagram post by a friend of my wife (the post seems to be gone now).
Most of the processing is being done with Bespoke’s built-in modules, messing with playback speed and position, and adding some stutter and delay effects. There is a VST plugin providing reverb (bx_rooMS), and another on the main stereo buss providing compression (Royal Compressor).
The main sound source in this one is the recently-released Particul (Reaktor ensemble), with plenty of effects, of course. Loid (my Lunetta-style modular setup) is also present, along with some hardware effects and feedback loops.
The video is an OBS capture of Id’s classic Quake FPS (running in the quakespasm engine), glitched out beyond recognition with Acid Cam. Here’s a screenshot showing the settings used to process the video:
As a huge fan of the ESQ-1/SQ 80– and Ensoniq synths in general– I couldn’t resist getting Arturia’s new emulation during the introductory sale. Some minor issues aside, it seems to be a great emulation, and I’m having fun with it. I decided to put together a bank of patches for it, including a few sounds from my archive imported via SysEx and modified. The imported files have all caps in the names, and overlap with the SQ-8L bank also available from the Synth Patches page, though these versions are different now.
The SQuee 80 bank includes 48 patches, and is a free download. Enjoy!
As previously mentioned, Particul is another noisebox/sound generator based around two noisy random-ish generators, each with lowpass and bandpass filters, which can then be run through a frequency shifter and delay. It has now been released, and is available from the Reaktor page on this site, or the NI Reaktor User Library.
Another one made with the free Eurorack simulator VCV Rack. The patch used is available below (and on the synth patches page). The video was once again generated with MilkDrop via the Shpeck plugin in foobar2000.
Particul is another noisebox/sound generator based around two noisy random-ish generators, each with lowpass and bandpass filters, which can then be run through a frequency shifter and delay. The synth itself is finished, and a preview version is available from the FSA Patreon page. The final version will come with a few more presets, but otherwise it’s done. I also need to write the readme, so the preview version has no documentation.
The sounds in this one come from a 7-string Ibanez guitar being processed in Bidule, with amp/pedal sims & other stuff. The video is footage captured from the game Superflight, processed with Acid Cam.
Added a pack containing 16 .wav-format sounds made from a recording of a contact mic on a large metal bowl. Jingley sounds, scratches, vibrations from a cell phone, etc. See the Samples page to download the zip file.
Thanks to KVR user Erisian for reporting this bug. There was a silly mistake in the installer which made it create the subdirectories for the presets twice, making them invisible to the plugin itself. This error has been fixed, so you can either uninstall it, download the updated installer (same link) and reinstall, or just move the presets from “C:\Users\[user name]\Documents\VST3 Presets\Kevin Breidenbach\FSA Shapeulator\Kevin Breidenbach\FSA Shapeulator” to just “C:\Users\[user name]\Documents\VST3 Presets\Kevin Breidenbach\FSA Shapeulator\”