KVR OSC-25 contest entry, February 2011.

OSC stands for One Synth Challenge. It’s a contest that’s held on KVR Audio forum each month. Basically, a free synth is selected by voting and all the participants create and submit their tracks using the synth. All the sounds must be created using the synth even the percussion sounds. Voting goes on for two weeks in the following month. Whosoever gets more votes gets the prize. It’s a very nice concept and an excellent motivation factor. It gives me an opportunity to learn synth programming and creating sounds from scratch.
Anyway, Superwave P8 was chosen for February 2011. It’s a very good synth capable of creating a wide variety of sounds. I submitted the following track for this contest. It’s a trance tune called “Sunshine”. Used around 12 instances of P8 and free effects like AriesVerb, EpicVerb, IQ4, Easy-Q, Son-EQ, Modern Spacer.

Please feel free to comment on the track.

One Synth Challenge

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Stereo Chorus skins; now available on BlueCatAudio website

Good news. Stereo Chorus skins are now available on Blue Cat Audio wedsite. Please follow the link to download:

Stereo chorus skins

BlueCatAudio stereo chorus skins.

This is my first attempt at creating skin for a VST plugin. I created two Reaper themes earlier and have a pretty good graphic design experience under my belt but never created any skins for VST plugin. You must be wondering why Stereo Chorus? Well, first of all, Blue Cat has a nice framework for their plugin skins. It uses XML files for layout and they’ve a very nice skinning manual and a few tutorials on their website. Secondly, it’s a small plugin so was an obvious choice to start with. I don’t know when it’s going to be available on their website but for the moment, you can download these here:

Black Beauty
Metal Beauty

Copy the downloaded folders to your skins folder within Blue Cat’s Stereo Chorus plugin folder. Select the XML skin file through the menu. You can access the default menu by right clicking on the GUI while using these skins. That’s all.

If you’ve not used Stereo Chorus plugin before, then I would suggest you visit the Blue Cat Audio website for more info and download links. They have other free plugins available as well.

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