Senin, 22 Februari 2010

Vanguard VST Industrial Presets

Many readers of this blog showed interest on the post about Vanguard VST. In particular they're asking me where to find some Industrial presets.

Vanguard Industrial Presets

As far as I know there are any of them around the Internet, commercial or free, except a few one on my harddisk!

In short, here's my collection of Industrial presets for Vanguard Volume One!


Some noises from TASSMAN Modular system

The TASSMAN modular system it's been around since a long time now. I made these samples back in 2001/2 when I got my first PC after being loyal to the Amiga for ages.

Tassman Modular

During past years I always thought it was the best VST modular synth around and now, in 2010, I'm a bit surprised to see it's still unknown to the most, while other software like NI Reaktor or MAX/MSP are definitely much more popular..


Minggu, 14 Februari 2010

Vermona DRM-1 MKII through AKAI S900 samples

All my musician friends, sooner or later, end up by borrowing me some gear. I still don't have understood why this happen but for sure it makes me happy! This time I had a Vermona for about one week from my friend Fede of System Reboot.

Vermona drum machine

As usual my explorations were in the industrial direction. I found the Vermona very interesting for heavy percussions, besides kickdrums, so I decided to sample it through my beloved AKAI S900 to further enhance this attitude.

The brand Vermona also produces other cool stuff, like analog filters and even springs reverb! I'd like that some friend of mine get some of them so that, sooner or later, they end up by borrowing them to me :)

And again, the very best selection from my sampling safaris is shared:


Senin, 08 Februari 2010


This nice piece of hardware from Circuitsbenders should be at my door in a day or two! I expect to spend all my weekend using it to process harsh percussions out of a JoMoX X-Base09!

Black Audio Destructor
Essentially this small black box eats audio alive, then chews it up and spits it out in what can only be described as a deeply offensive manner. Basically its a wrong'un! The box can create a wide range of bitcrushing style, gating, distortion and synthlike frequency effects with an intensity that can be anything from a gentle thin crunch to a terrifying wall of unstoppable noise.

"...a terrifying wall of unstoppable noise." ...YESS!!

Kamis, 04 Februari 2010

Sampled feedbacks and larsens pt.1

Feedback is a creative key widely used in industrial music. I always find exciting to real-time feedback signals from and to various analog devices!

Sampled feedback and larsen

Its beauty remains intact also in the digital domain where further processing is possible. My friend Giulius spoke me about his hobby of sampling larsens and timestretching them until a total disturbing resonance is achieved. In a few days a DVD with four gigabytes of sampled stuff was spinning in my drive.

It's taking a while to select the worst out of it but I really think it's worth doing because the resulting material is really nice and will be useful.

Here is part 1 (11mb):


TriDirt filter VST

The TriDirt is sold as a filter. It is actually a filter, but its true strength is in the gain sections. What I'm saying is that it's a very powerful distortion plug-in, and we love distortion, don't we?

My friend Dredd revealed me the secret of this plug-in when we made together an industrial-hardtechno tune that is due to be released soon.

It's really sad that the developer's site, Noizeware, is unreachable since a lot of time, this will probably mean the TriDirt is not getting anymore development. What a pity!

More info about the TriDirt can be found on it's KVR audio page while a download is available here.