Archive for Synth Plugins

Zzzzra’s Zoby 3 DIY Waveform VST

Zoby 3 is a beautiful mess of a synth

Zoby 3 is a beautiful mess of a synth

A friend of mine linked me over to a bunch of free synth plugs developed by a european minimal techno producer named “Zzzzra.”

My favorite is the Zoby 3, it’s an insane synth that allows you draw your own waveforms. Add to that a bunch of built in effects and the possibilities are limitless (and often terrible sounding).

Check it out:

Zoby 3

You can download more of Zzzzra’s plugins as well as some of his music all for free @http://zzzzra.com/goodies.html

-Kibbles

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

Advertisements

Magical 8-Bit Plug

The magical 8-bit plugin is a super-light, user friendly chiptune synth

The magical 8-bit plugin is a super-light, user friendly chiptune synth

One of my favorite and most used free plugins is the Magical 8-Bit Plug from the killer japanese 8-bit jazz group YMCK.  This thing is by far the best sounding, most user friendly plugin for 8-bit video game sounds. Other 8-bit plugins have all sorts of bells and whistles; this thing is bare-bones and sounds amazing, all while taking up hardly any processing power. 

YMCK

YMCK is the an interesting 8-bit jazz group. They're the only outfit out there with a signature plugin, and it's free.

It’s got 5 different “primitive” waveforms: square, triangle, noise, 25% pulse and 12.5% pulse. For leads, the square wave is incredible, especially with a touch of bit-crushing and compression. The following clip features the square wave used in a familiar tune:

square-lead

Magical 8-Bit Plugin also works great for electro basslines too:

 square-bass

For softer, more string like sounds, the triangle wave can provide some lushness.  Here’s a sample of the triangle:

triangle-pad

Less of a favorite of mine, the pulse wave also has some applications:

pulse-lead

You can download the plugin for a host of operating systems here: http://www.ymck.net/english/download/index.html

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine