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A Small Change

Hello. When I started this blog a while ago I wasn’t really sure what I would be writing about. I just went with the flow and soon realized that I really enjoy doing regular sound design posts. That resulted in a need for a title and without thinking about it too much I came up with “Exploring Sounds”.

Today things are a bit different for me and I decided a small name change is in order. While I think “Exploring Sounds” is still an OK name, I don’t like the clutter and weight an extra title brings, so I will go on with “Vorpal Sounds” or simply “VS” for my sound design series from now on.

It is definitely not a big deal or anything but I just feel like this should streamline things and hopefully make my sounds easier to find & identify for everyone. It is hard enough to get your content out there as it is so I thought I could get rid of an extra title and simplify things a bit more.

All right, just wanted to do a quick update. I’ll probably break things a few times while trying to update my older posts/links but it should eventually be done. See you soon with a brand new 2 part Redux sound design post!



Redux is out!

So a few days ago Redux was finally released. For those aren’t familiar with it, it’s basically a Renoise 3 instrument in VST/AU format. Or in more general terms, a sampler on steroids. On top of great modulation & FX routing capabilities it also features a fantastic phrase sequencer where you can go crazy with melodies, rhythms, arpeggios, chords, edits, unique tracker sample effects and whatnot. I really like this idea especially for people using a normal DAW instead of Renoise as you can pretty much get the best of both worlds in this system. So I definitely recommend you check it out and see for yourself. The demo is fully functional apart from a periodic subtle hiss and it’s packed with great sounding factory content.

Being a Renoise-head, I probably won’t be using it too often, but it will still be great to have on hand for visual projects where I’m obliged to use Reaper for video support. In that scenario I expect it to be much better than ReWire.

But of course there are other implications, for my blog at least. Once Renoise gets updated with all the goodies, any sound one can get out of Renoise will be convertible for any DAW which is bloody fantastic to say the least! I haven’t tested this throughly yet but I will definitely be moving this direction where I demonstrate how I approach making a sound, keeping it all Renoise (and maybe some freebie VST’s) and finally posting it in Redux format (in addition to wave sample of course) so that everyone can download and play around with it as they like. It’s not too different from what I’m doing right now but with this small tweak it could be much more helpful and convertible as opposed to just handing out the end product as a wave sample. I’ll try and get this to happen ASAP.

So that’s pretty much it. Kudos to the Renoise team for making such a fantastic product and offering it for a very generous price. For me it’s the best musical instrument ever created and I’ll be spending hours and hours on it for sure.

Big ups!





Hello. This is my first post. I am an electronic music producer. I mostly produce drum & bass. I use Renoise mainly but I’m proficient with almost every DAW on the planet.

And I like talking about music production. Since I had to move to a shitty city regarding some real life issues, the only person I can talk about it right now, is my wife. And she isn’t really into it you know. The delicacies of EQ plugins or refining my arrangement workflow just doesn’t resonate with her as much. Don’t get me wrong, she tries to keep up and I’m grateful for that but it usually isn’t cutting it.

So yeah. I simply want to talk about music production every now and then. So I figured I should blog about it.

I pretty much have zero ideas on how I’m gonna be running this. It might be tutorials about any cool tricks I’ve discovered or I could ask for help on overcoming some musical problem or just share a sudden revelation I have. Anything goes I guess.

That’s all for the first post. See you around!