Runagate releases Mistress Liquifaction, a modification of Jack Dark’s Mister Liquid, a modulated delay FSU effect plug-in.
From the manual:
The first thing to know about Mistress Liquifaction is that it is a wildly modulated series of 2 stereo pairs of delays and a reverb, also modulated. The things that modulate these effects’ delay time, feedback, reverb size, damping, etc. are threefold: a step sequencer, an LFO and Jack Dark’s automated vector joystick.
Mistress Liquifaction VST v0.1 comes with a default bank of 16 presets. The included .pdf manual has detailed information on the controls.
Visit Runagate‘s website for more information and a link to download Mistress Liquifaction.
Pluggotic has released Shattersync, a modified version of DarkWare’s Shattershot Lite.
Shattersync is a stuttering/repeating effect plug-in based on modulated delays triggered by a step-sequencer. Repeats of all sorts, glitches and noises, random events and singular/casual phrases re-arrangements can be achieved quickly, on both melodic and rhythmic material.
For those knowing and loving Shattershot Lite VST, Shattersync is essentially a host (and therefore BPM) synchronized version of its predecessor. it should be noted that the work I made to modify the creature will not make it sound any better and possibly all the voodoo magic spawned from Shattershot Lite will disappear, replaced by a tamed, ordered, boring, mechanism of nothingness.
The alterations of the original design are focused on:
- New modulations, now host-synchronized.
- A new independent stuttering FX in the signal chain.
- MIDI implementation.
- New GUI.
Visit Pluggotic for more information and a link to download Shattersync.
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.
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.
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.
Glitch Jockey creates glitches in totally different ways than traditional glitch plugs, indeed differently than any other glitch VST you can find on the internet.
For starters, Glitch Jockey is 100% stereophonic, not mono. Glitch Jockey can process stereo sound precisely, as well as process mono sound. Glitch Jockey doesn’t touch your host’s buffer. It doesn’t sequence any of it’s effects. It doesn’t sample and hold a single piece of audio.
Instead, all effects are 100% user defined and simultaneous. You can completely tailor Glitch Jockey to compliment or corrupt your source material to the Nth degree. Also, with Glitch Jockey, -you- have complete control of all parameters in -realtime-, every change happens immediately.
All FX units included have been tweaked to perform maximum glitch action off the bat.
Each effect has its own individual LFO for respective parameter automation. The LFOs allow fine tuning of automatic and continous glitch effects. Also, the LFOs use a global custom waveform selection which is user selectable as well. All of those fusions alone would make Glitch Jockey mighty indeed… but the best part rests in the G-Vector.
The G-Vector is a joystick-like interface that can control any glitch effect synced to it (you choose which ones) in a kinetic fashion.
Glitch Jockey costs $20USD, a demo version and mp3 clips are available.
Visit the DarkWare website for more information.