Bassdrum Murda Distocore VSTi Version 1.0

From the maker of the BassDrum Murda distortion plug-in, Bula, a new great virtual instrument: DistoCore.

With the aid of I:Gor he came out designing a VSTi totally oriented towards Hardcore and subgenres creation. In fact the first feeling I had playing around was to have a super-pimped Microtonic with ANY knob actually making something interesting to the final sound.

The hardest bassdrums on earth.
Don't steal and sample bassdrums, be creative and design them from scratch with the new "DC Bassdrum::Murda" VSTi.

The plug-in itself is composed by three main oscillators, each with separate filters and saturations. Every oscillator has a plethora of waveforms to choose from plus the ability to load up sampled waveforms. They also have separate panoramic positioning so it's easy to create interesting stereo-wide sounds. All the three guys go thorough an envelope follower, a resonating filter, a ring modulator, an overdrive + bit-crusher section, and an equalizer before being outputted to the host. This part ensures the most extreme and optimized distortion and punch!

From my personal experience with it I'd say that there's some sort of inner modulations between the oscillators, because when adding more volume to one it's possible to hear the other ones shape themselves so that the result is always coherent.

Hearing the overdrive + bit-crusher section at work really makes me suspect the code behind is the same of the original Bassdrum Murda plug-in and this can only be a good thing!




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Harsh Digital Nose VST

As too many time happens, this VST simply laid on my plug-ins folder for a too long time, without me having time to dig into it since today.
I must say that after just ten minutes of semi-random tweaking I regretted not having used it before and after twenty I came out with a solid groove, possibly for a new track.

The concept behind resembles the one of a program that I used to run on the Amiga called RGS so a small paint program used to shape waveforms and the ability to import images. Those data are then added or multiplied together according to the knobs on the right to produce sounds.

Harsh Digital Nose a synthesizer that converts two images into two oscillator waveforms and then mixes them in various horrible ways. You can drag and drop images or draw them on the plugin in real time.

The name couldn't have been better as it develops some very convincing industrial leads. Deep, polyhedric sounds with sharp highs are guaranteed.


.WAVs from various oldschool sound chips

It's a fact: there are no boundaries on the amount of samples one needs to own in order to compose electronic music. We're always hungry for samples. Lucky for us the Internet have no boundaries at all and today, during a hyperspace travel on the outer rim of the galaxy, I stumbled upon this great blog from SEBASTIAN TOMCZAK, full of samples of old soundchips.

I have created a set of samples that have been recorded directly from an Atari POKEY chip. I have created all of the sounds myself on the hardware (as in, these are not sounds or samples recorded from games or demo programs). The output from the sound chip has been recorded directly.

This sample pack contains the drum sounds from the YM2413 sound chip, when configured as recommend by Yamaha in the application manual. The audio has been recorded directly from hardware.

  1. Sega Master System YM2413 Preset Instruments
  2. Sega Master System YM2413 Drums
  3. Sega Master System SN76489
  4. Sega Mega Drive YM2612
  5. SPo256-AL2 Speech Chip Allophones
  6. Atari POKEY Noise
  7. Atari 2600 TIA

Multi band BIT Crusher VST

There are thousands of bit-crusher plugins and most of them don't add anything important to the ones shipped with most sequencer applications. This one adds something: multi band support!

Multiband bitcrusher VST
Multiband Bitcrusher I is a multiple bitcrush & downsample plug-in. It selects 4 frequency bands from the incoming signal - Low; Middle Low; Middle High; High - and then processes them through the bitcrusher and/or the grinder. Frequency cut-off point for each band is selectable in a variable range depending on the band; unselected frequencies are cut.



This is something yummy to repost: the TR-909 bassdrum sampled through some distortion units:

I recorded a TR-909 Bass Drum through the following distortion units to compare and contrast the sounds.

1) Dunlop Fuzz Face
2) Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost
3) Maxon OD-9
4) Boss OS-2
5) Boss DS-1
6) Boss DS-2
7) Pro Co RAT
8) Tech 21 VT Bass
9) MXR Bass D.I. +
10) Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n
11) Moog Moogerfooger Lowpass Filter
12) Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi
13) Elektron SidStation

I like  this way of sampling because it involves both the Roland TR-909 and some BOSS pedals although I wish the guy had sampled it through 13 distortion units IN A ROW!! :)
Besides this, my favorite distortion comes from the Elektron SidStation: I love the SID background noise in action.


TR-505 thorough BOSS METAL ZONE samples

I'm glad finally someone replied to my call for material for the blog
Today Dj Quartzlocker sent me these samples he made running a Roland TR-505 thorough a BOSS METAL ZONE pedal

TR-505 samples
The MT-2 Metal Zone™ is one of BOSS' most popular pedals. This stompbox provides some of the most over-the-top, insane distortion tones in the world—with huge mids and lows and an ultra-saturated sound. 
The 505 works well with a computer and sequencer or as a stand alone drum machine. It is extremely basic and unexciting but does make a good starter or play-along drum machine. Vince Clarke and Aphex Twin has used the 505.
I'm happy of this combo because I used to own both devices but not simultanously so I never had the chance to make any samplekit with them. This also confirms what I said about pedals in the past.