Monthly Archives: May 2015

VS 18: Offline Filter Tool for Renoise

Hello. Recently, CDP tool’s creator afta8 posted a brand new tool: Offline Filter. It’s a niffty little tool that offers 4 different filter types, built-in cutoff envelope controls and 2 great sounding distortions. It works offline which means a different (and cool) workflow for mangling sounds. As in working with CDP. Definitely give it a try if you’re a Renoise user. And thanks afta8 for another smasher!

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VS 17: Melda Free Effects

Hi. Welcome back to another Exploring Sounds tutorial. This week’s post will feature a plugin bundle that I’ve started using recently, Melda Production’s MFreeEffectsBundle. It’s a great freebie package offering tons of different effects. Some of them are your usual phasers and flangers but there is also some rarer stuff in there such as a frequency shifter or a noise generator. The only downsides for me are the slightly odd interfaces and the huge installer. Which is nothing compared to what you get for free, really. I’ve barely explored the possibilites yet with so many plugins and options but that didn’t stop me from making a sound design post with them.

So enough chatter already, let’s jump in. The sound we’ll be mangling is a wind instrument (Flute? I can never tell.) sampled from an old record.

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VS 16: Two Sides of A Cymbal

Hi. This week I will be making 2 different sounds originating from a simple cymbal sample. First one will be somewhat similar to the original and the other totally different. While the tutorials I’ve been doing generally tries to morph the input sounds totally into different outputs, I also appreciate minimally processed sounds that are somewhat reminiscent of the original. So I’ll try to cover it both this week.

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VS 15: MorphSynth Bass

Hi. I’m back with another tutorial after a week’s break. As I haven’t been in a CDP mood recently I figured I’d try something different this time and decided to focus on another favourite sound design area of mine: Basses. Renoise has a lot to offer in terms of bass production and I will probably visit this subject pretty often in the future. But today I am exploring MorphSynth which is a synthetic sound generation tool for Renoise. I am new to using it but I really like it.

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