Trying out a new toy in this one, a free/donationware modular host called Bespoke Synth.

Bespoke

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 video is footage from Goat Simulator, once again glitched beyond recognition with Acid Cam.

Noise Therapy: Session 012

BIRBSTrying out a new toy in this one, a free modular host called Bespoke Synth.https://www.bespokesynth.com/I’m enjoying it very much. 🙂 The audio here is …

Enjoy!

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.

Therapy 010 VCV Rack patch

Noise Therapy: Session 10

More fun with VCV RackAnother one made with the free Eurorack simulator VCV Rack:https://vcvrack.com/The patch used is available from the FSA website, link b…

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.

Noise Therapy: Session 009

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 th…

The audio in this one comes from VCV Rack, patch available below. The video was generated with MilkDrop 2 via the Shpeck plugin in Foobar2000. Enjoy!

VCV Rack patch download

Noise Therapy: Session 008

The audio in this one was made with VCV Rack:https://vcvrack.com/The patch uses only free modules, and is available from the FSA website.The video was made w…

This one was made by processing the sound of a contact mic on a humidifier through hardware and software effects. The video is footage from the game Signal From Tolva, processed through a stack of 3 AcidCam filters. Enjoy!

Noise Therapy: Session 007

The audio in this one was made by putting a contact mic on my humidifier, and adding lots of effects, both hardware and software. As usual, feedback loops we…

About 0:40 in, something glitched out in this one, but it kept sounding cool, so I went with it. Sound sources in this one are Klevgrand’s Pipa and iZotope’s Iris being driven by HoRNet’s HATEFISh Euclidean sequencer, with some additional MIDI mangling being done with some of Bidule’s built-in tools. Lots of effects and feedback as usual.

Noise Therapy: Session 006

About 0:40 in, something glitched out in this one, but it kept sounding cool, so I went with it. Sound sources in this one are Klevgrand’s Pipa and iZotope’s…

 

The initial sound source in this one is a recording I wasn’t completely happy with, so I replaced the original sound sources with that recording, keeping the same effects and routing in place. The original recording was random text generated with Deep AI’s text generator API being read by Wavosaur’s VST Speek plugin and processed in various ways.

Noise Therapy: Session 005

Refried NoiseThe initial sound source in this one is a recording I wasn’t completely happy with, so I replaced the original sound sources with that recording…

Btw, I missed a post here on the last one (Session 004), here’s a link.

This one is just Plugin Boutique’s Radio plugin being fed into “Autophage” random audio buffer recorder/players and various effects. Unfiltered Audio’s Sandman Pro and Glitchmachines‘ Fracture XY and Convex are the most important to the sound here. As usual, feedback is playing a heavy role too.

I used foobar2000 and Shpeck for the visuals here again, this time running the Winamp AVS plugin. While it can do cool visualizations, MilkDrop definitely runs better. That makes sense, as MD has been updated somewhat recently, just figured I’d mention it.

Full-size screenshot here.

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.

Noise Therapy: Session 001

Loud noises, flashing lights.Playing around with a recent Reaktor creation in Bidule. Additional “accompaniment” from hardware (Lunetta, feedback loops, fx)….