I have been having loads of fun with this free scratch plugin from Matias at Klanglabs. Hooked up to my Korg Kaoss pad is does a great job of emulating all the wikki-wikki goodness of a turntable! I made this little video to show just how easy it is to use. Not bad considering I’ve never done any scratching in my life!
Head on over to Klanglabs to download the plugin.
EDIT: I use NicFit’s free MungRack plugin to translate the Kaoss midi controllers to ones compatable with Sxratch2. Here is the Mungrack preset I use to do it. Just insert Mungrack between the Kaoss Pad and Sxratch2 in your host.
Its a robotastic-trippy-lazer-glitch-carnival !!.
Metal Mickey is a sequenced, synced delay unit.
An 8 step sequencer drives the delay time. This is the matrix of red LEDs at the top. The delays are synced to host tempo. Changing the matrix values changes delay time for the given sequencer step.
A second sequencer, running at the same speed, controls the delay feedback. This is the row of 8 sliders underneath the Delay time matrix.
The sequencer has a number of features… random stepping, mulitplication and division of speed, adjustable slide (from one value to the next) and an adjustable loop point.
The higher delay times can be tuned using the Tuning slider.
The wet signal then passes through a multimode filter, a low pass filter and a high pass filter (this allows you to really ‘shape’ the delay line).
Finally the dry and wet signal can be mixed as required.
There are also 2 dedicated LFOs.
Current Version : 0.901 BETA
Step Machine is midi loop sequencer, in the style of a classic analog step sequencer.
To use it your host must support midi output from vst plugins.
As the host plays, you will see the sequencer run through its loop. Pitch, octave, gate, slide and velocity can all be controlled for each step. Along with this there are two assignable midi CC sequencers.
You will also find a complex randomise function and a force-to-scale function (which can be transposed via incoming midi).
Step Sequencer is still in beta, and will probably remain that way, due to instabilities in certain hosts. It has been tested in Cubase SX1 & SX2 and works well in these host.
This is a pack of vst plugins that I made for use in EnergyXT. They should work just aswell in any modular host. There is nothing glamorous about any of these, but they come in useful!
The plugs are: