Jack Dark has released a Christmas goodie: Nuclear Cranium, a free Multi-Band Distortion/FSU device designed to aid in the construction of experimental music and sounds.
- Works with Stereo and Mono source
- Comb Filter for four frequency layers; Hi, Mid, Low, and Else
- FX units for each frequency layer: PITCHSHIFTING, BITCRUSHING, WAVESHAPING, “CRUNCH”, BITCRUSH, “PSYCHODELAY”, and AUTOPAN FX
- Independent Wet/Dry settings and Volume/Amplification sliders
- Nearly every single NUCLEAR CRANIUM parameter has its own individual internal completely reconfigurable LFO
- tooltipped controls
Nuclear Cranium comes with 50 internal presets, 27 external presets and a user manual.
Visit JackDark.net for more information and a link to download Nuclear Cranium.
Jack Dark (NOVUZEIT/DarkWare) has released SYNTENDO, a freeware NES 2A03 APU sound chip simulation VSTi.
- Square/Square/Triangle/Noise w/ ADSR
- Master Pitch per channel
- Frequency Sweeping per channel
- Master On/Off + Volume control per channel
- Pitch Modulation
- Step Sequence Arp per channel
- Quantization per channel
- Downsample per channel
- Micro-Burst-Feedback Delay/Distortion (just try the thing) per channel
- Global Bit Reduction, Clipping & Volume Controle
There is no user manual included but each control is tool-tipped.
SYNTENDO comes with a bunch of presets and can be downloaded for free from jackdark.net.
DarkWare/NOVUZEIT developer Jack Dark has released source files of his SynthEdit plug-ins.
As a parting gift to the SynthEdit scene I have decided to release all of my DarkWare and NOVUZEIT .SE1 source files for free.
Jack decided to cease VST production a while ago.
You can download the archives in one single .ZIP file from Rapidshare.
Novuzeit recently released Neon Black, which contained a puzzle. Upon solving this puzzle (which Mark Piotrowski did) the Nightmare Machine would be unleashed.
This plug-in was supposedly the last DarkWare plug-in ever made, but it was never released so people wondered if it was actually real. You can read more about this story here.
The Nightmare Machine is still beta (and will stay that way) and contains at least one bug. From the included readme: If the audio goes completely to the right channel, play with the reverb knob to get things back to normal.
Also note that this thing can get nasty loud, so mind your ears and equipment.
Visit the DarkWare site for more information and a link to download the Nightmare Machine.
Liquid Clear has put up a page with the full archive of DarkWare plug-ins.
Since DarkWare development stopped early 2006, Jack Dark has been releasing commercial plug-ins under the NOVUZEIT VST label.
Now all the original DarkWare releases (including buyware) are available for download at no cost, with the permission of Jack Dark.
Check Liquid Clear’s DarkWare archive for more information and links to all the darkware plug-ins.
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