Rawoltage has announced the release of the Bad Contact VST concept, a free audio effect plugin for Windows, designed to add some noise to your sound.

While most sound designers hate when knobs and switches crackle and create noise, we felt there was potential in these flaws. One can create interesting musical tones or individual works with them. It just depends on your imagination and the FX chain.

Get creative and try the 50/60 Hz hum of the transformer, the harsh crackling while turning the big knob, or the popping sound of the power button. By increasing the voltage, you can strengthen the crackling.

The plugin is available to download for Windows 64-bit from the Rawoltage website.