Ring Modulator Synthesis Techniques

This video, via Adam Pietruszko, takes a look at some synthesis techniques using a ring modulator, in this case a Moog Moogerfooger Ring Modulator.

Four Free ‘Colorful’ VSTs For Windows

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The Colorspace has released four free synthesizer plug-ins for Windows (VST):

  • Feeling is a 3 oscillator Additive Synthesizer with a Saturator for each OSC, 2 Filters, 2 LFOs, Distortion, Double Chorus and 2 Delay effects.
  • Drafter is a 3-drawable-oscillator synthesizer with 2 Filters, 4 LFOs, a Bit Reducer, a Stereo Enhancer, Delay and Reverb effects.
  • Serio3 is a 3-oscillator Subtractive Synthesizer with 3 Sub OSCs, an ADSR for each OSC, Ring Modulation, 2 Filters, 2 LFOs, a Stereo Enhancer, Delay, Reverb and Chorus Effects.
  • Cloud is a 3-Morphing-oscillator synthesizer with a bitcrusher for each OSC, a Filter, 4 LFOs and the Automorph section where you have 4 LFOs to morph waveforms automatically, a Stereo Enhancer, Delay and Reverb effects.

The Colorspace software synthesizers are free downloads from thecolorspace.

New Gristleizer Eurorack Synth Module


Asheville-based Smashing Guitars has announced several Eurorack synthesizer modules in its Endangered Audio Research line.

The Gristleizer synth module is expected to ship March 8th 2010. It is available for pre-order now, for $299.95. Continue reading

Free Audio Effects For Windows & Mac

free-mac-au-free-windows-vstFree Music Software: Melda Production has a collection of free audio effect plugins that are available fo Mac and Windows.

The collection includes:

  • MDrummer Small
  • MCompressor
  • MEqualizer
  • MRingModulator
  • MAnalyzer
  • MPhaser
  • MLimiter
  • MWaveShaper
  • MAutoPan
  • MVibrato
  • MTremelo
  • MStereoExpander

See the Melda Productions site for  details.