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.

Team DNR sample library giveaway contest.

I cannot believe my luck on this one. I won the Team DNR sample library giveaway contest that was held on KVR forum. All I had to do was to select a number between 0 and 100. I chose 21 (well, cough** my wife picked it) and I never knew that it would be my lucky number. Later realized that her birthday also falls on 21st, that’s why she picked that number. I hope she doesn’t read this post otherwise that “later realized” part will put me in trouble.

Anyway, the library is called “Transitions”. It is a package of sounds designed specifically to build trailer music, stinger sounds, musical transitions and epic buildups.

Visit their website for more info, videos and demo tracks.

Wusikstation soundset; WSynth One released.

Wusik.com recently released a new paid-for soundset called WSynth One. It contains 174 presets, designed by various sound designers including myself. Download size is approximately 300KB. Good thing about this soundset is:

  • It is 100% based on Wusik Station advanced synthesis methods.
  • Disk usage is nearly zero, as only single-cycle waveforms are used.
  • No other samples are used except the included standard waveforms, hence the small footprint.

So, why am I so enthusiastic about it? Well, a few of my presets are also included in this soundset. I am so honored and would like to thank William; the developer of Wusikstation for giving me such an opportunity.

Listen to these demo tracks that showcases some of the presets from this soundset.

The price of the soundset is $19.95. You need version 6.2.0 or higher to use this soundset. If you wanna buy Wusikstation then there’s a group buy deal going on which can save you a lot of money. Don’t miss out on this excellent deal. Here is the link.

Zebralette patches

I present you two of my own Zebralette patches. Yup, only two so far. Well, there is a story behind it. There was a Zebralette patch contest going on in KVR in Jan 2011, I saw the thread just one day before the submission date. Though to “learn synth programming” was always on my to-do list, it was never on top priority. The requirement of the contest was to submit only two patches. So, I thought why not give it a try. So I created two patches for Zebralette and submitted just couple of hours before it was closed. I was not expecting anything major out of it but I was surprised (rather shocked) to see one of my patch (“heaven”) securing second position in the contest. On one hand, I was disappointed that I didn’t win but on the other hand I was very happy that I learned quite a bit on patch programming for Zebralette. So that’s it. Follow this link if you want to browse the thread on KVR audio for the whole story.Zebralette patch contest thread
Voting thread

By the way, if you visit the voting thread you can download all the patches submitted by contestants in one zip file. A total of around 30-odd patches for free.

Anyway, that’s the story behind these two patches. More patches to follow soon.

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