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.
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.
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.
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.
Sample Magic has launched Jack House and Big Bass Patches, two new sound packs.
Jack House is a sample pack featuring raw rhythms and analogue jams.
Chicago meets Panorama Bar in this 400MB jack-a-thon of machine drum grooves, acidic basslines, pitch-bent synths, sampler-saturated stabs and retro vox distilled for maximum dancefloor functionality.
The pack is available to purchase for £16.90 GBP. Click+Mix pack are also available.
Big Bass Patches features 101 patches for the Native Instruments Massive and Lennar Digital Sylenth virtual synthesizer instruments.
From big and bold to deep and dark: Big Bass serves up 101 expertly sculpted Massive and Sylenth patches primed to deliver instant bassline satisfaction in everything from deep house and garage to tech-house and techno.
The soundset costs £14.90 GBP.
More information: Sample Magic
This page contains patches and sound banks by Jack Deckard.
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SoundSpice has released Dark Speed DnB Vol 2, a new title in the unique drum-n-bass series of sample packs.
These sounds are great for producing the IDM side of DnB. Perfect for adding atmospheric and cinematic elements, with quick tempos or half time breakdowns.
The ‘Dark Speed DnB’ series from Soundspice is back to inspire some deep moods, and frantic states of mind. From Drum-n-Bass to Complextro and any genre in between, as long as you like it fast, ‘Dark Speed DnB Vol 2′ has you covered.
Sounds include 33 basslines, 75 mixed beats, 26 SFX (hits and risers), 66 percussion loops and 32 synth licks.
Loops are all right in the 160 BPM range and ready to go. Vibes to spare and variety to match. Great for producing IDM, Glitch, Drum n Bass and Dubstep.
Dark Speed DnB Vol 2 features
- 232 Loops.
- 24-Bit/44.1kHz Stereo WAV Files (ACIDized with Key & Tempo info in the filename too).
Dark Speed DnB Vol 2 is available for purchase for $20 USD from Producer Loops. A free demo pack can be downloaded from the product page.
More information: SoundSpice / Dark Speed DnB Vol 2