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timcupwise



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Radio Junk - Free lofi vst effects
      #1019823 - 22/11/12 07:11 PM
So I have an entry in the 2012 KVR Dev Challenge. Some people here might be familiar with my Nebula work, and this entry uses that tech in a standalone form known as Acqua (so you don't need Nebula). It's my first non-Nebula dependent anything, and when I actually first entered it into the contest there were several bugs, but I just uploaded an update that I think has ironed them out.

Anyway, these effects were sampled from 2 old radios, one a transistor and the other a tube radio. There are 3 effects. 2 are geared towards distortion, the 3rd is more of a tone tool. Martin Walker of SoS contributed some presets too! You can see the entry and if you like it, vote here:
KVR: KVR Audio Developer Challenge 2012

If you haven't ever used Nebula or even Nebula free, or tried any of my free tube radio effects demos for use with Nebula, then now is a good chance to try something out that's a little different from any other vst stuff you have.


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oggyb



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Re: Radio Junk - Free lofi vst effects new [Re: timcupwise]
      #1019844 - 22/11/12 11:22 PM
Yo, are these to be used over the top of a track as an insert distortion effect or as a reverb, or both?

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Re: Radio Junk - Free lofi vst effects new [Re: oggyb]
      #1019862 - 23/11/12 12:57 AM
Hi oggyb!

I'd personally use them as an insert effect on single tracks rather than on the master buss - you can get an incredible variety of EQ/preamp/distortion sounds out of these plug-ins with some judicious knob-tweaking, but most of them are what I'd term radical rather than subtle

The interaction between the various controls can sometimes be a bit unpredictable as well - that's what I liked about them, since I love exploring new sonic realms


Martin

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timcupwise



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Re: Radio Junk - Free lofi vst effects new [Re: oggyb]
      #1019868 - 23/11/12 02:14 AM
insert, rather than send. but if you figured out a way to use them as a send...
actually here's one idea- you could apply them to a reverb/delay send track to dirty up your echos/delays/reverbs and give them a more filtered/analog/junky sound.

but to really get an idea of what i had in mind when making these, just load up a drum loop and send it through the 'radio detuned' effect, and either try some of the presets, or start tweaking knobs. the way it works is a bit unpredictable, as martin pointed out, so you basically keep adjusting things until you hit a sweet spot that gives you a really weird/unusual result.


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Re: Radio Junk - Free lofi vst effects new [Re: timcupwise]
      #1020015 - 24/11/12 01:54 AM
Downloading, will report back on experience

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