Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

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Shane Sanders
KVRAF
4060 posts since 10 Oct, 2002 from Nashville, TN USA

Post Tue May 22, 2018 11:47 am

Hola!

Years ago there was a freeware synth geared for synth bass tones. Here's what I remember about it:

1. Graphics were based on the underside of an Orca whale (you could move the jaws and close filters)
2. It was a pre-cursor release to something that may or not have materialized as a commercial synth
3. I think the overall character of the synth was kind of a hollow-y sine type sub bass but there were some overtones available, too.

Anyone know if this is still around (not looking for a shared file or illegal thing--just a link to the original source or the name of it so that I might have a shot at finding it on my old machines).

-S
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chk071
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17021 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Tue May 22, 2018 11:49 am


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Shane Sanders
KVRAF
4060 posts since 10 Oct, 2002 from Nashville, TN USA

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Tue May 22, 2018 11:51 am

Thank you so much!
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aMUSEd
KVRAF
29651 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Tue May 22, 2018 12:26 pm

Shane Sanders wrote:Hola!

Years ago there was a freeware synth geared for synth bass tones. Here's what I remember about it:

1. Graphics were based on the underside of an Orca whale (you could move the jaws and close filters)
2. It was a pre-cursor release to something that may or not have materialized as a commercial synth
3. I think the overall character of the synth was kind of a hollow-y sine type sub bass but there were some overtones available, too.

Anyone know if this is still around (not looking for a shared file or illegal thing--just a link to the original source or the name of it so that I might have a shot at finding it on my old machines).

-S
It was released in the form of FXPansion D-Cam Synth Squad - and now in Strobe 2 too.

I made the only bank for it (called Killa Wails)

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Shane Sanders
KVRAF
4060 posts since 10 Oct, 2002 from Nashville, TN USA

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Tue May 22, 2018 1:15 pm

Thanks for the extra info! :-)
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experimental.crow
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5504 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Tue May 22, 2018 4:16 pm

Shane Sanders wrote:Hola! -S
:o :o :o
been awhile ...
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layzer
KVRAF
5532 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Tue May 22, 2018 5:10 pm

hmmmm love oldies, gonna check this one out, thanks!

DL from vstplanet :)
http://www.vstplanet.com/VST_instrument ... ca_vst.rar
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Halonmusic
KVRAF
1612 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Wed May 23, 2018 7:57 am

I remember orca. Strange but good sounding synth :D

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
23007 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Wed May 23, 2018 8:20 am

Halonmusic wrote:I remember orca. Strange but good sounding synth :D
Yeah. It did a decent bass tone ... didn't know it had been dropped. 32 bit only, I presume. There's a download link here too: http://www.dontcrack.com/freeware/downl ... ware/Orca/

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1612 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Wed May 23, 2018 8:28 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Halonmusic wrote:I remember orca. Strange but good sounding synth :D
Yeah. It did a decent bass tone ... didn't know it had been dropped. 32 bit only, I presume. There's a download link here too: http://www.dontcrack.com/freeware/downl ... ware/Orca/
Neither did i.

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
29651 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Wed May 23, 2018 10:00 am

It was really just a proof of concept plugin to test the waters for new technology - bit like u-he protoverb or the first iteration of Repro1.

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1612 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Wed May 23, 2018 10:28 am

aMUSEd wrote:It was really just a proof of concept plugin to test the waters for new technology - bit like u-he protoverb or the first iteration of Repro1.
So what did Orca evolve into?

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
23007 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Wed May 23, 2018 10:38 am

aMUSEd wrote: It was released in the form of FXPansion D-Cam Synth Squad - and now in Strobe 2 too.

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1612 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Wed May 23, 2018 10:56 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
aMUSEd wrote: It was released in the form of FXPansion D-Cam Synth Squad - and now in Strobe 2 too.
Oh lol i must be blind. Totally missed that post :dog:

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Nielzie
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8974 posts since 28 May, 2005 from Netherlands

Re: Help me re-find this old freeware VST synth!

Post Wed May 23, 2018 11:13 am

FXpansion, bought a lot of their products back in the days, but almost never used them, high cpu usage and all that. And was burned because after buying some with a reasonable intro discount after a few weeks they where temporary sold for just a few bucks as "no-brainers" on a particular webshop. Also couldn't sell the licenses because of the ridiculous transfer fee involved. You just opened a big old dirty wound :cry:
None are so hopeless enslaved as KVRians with GAS.

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