Sonic weapons - what are your favorite effects for out-there sounds?

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worldfever
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227 posts since 13 Oct, 2015

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:15 am

Curious what VSTS, Kontakt/Reaktor libaries, m4l devices etc you guys love for crafting unique sounds! Stuff like blinksonic for reaktor, output portal, anything! Share :) Especially interested in effect units that can transform existing sounds into something entirely new!

briefcasemanx
KVRian
1043 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:08 am

Psychic Modulation's effects like Echomelt.

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Dirtgrain
KVRAF
2466 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:18 am

MConvolutionEZ is free. Trash 2 is cheap. Kilohearts Convovler also is cheap. Unfiltered Audio SpecOps and Triad and Fault are cheap. Wormhole is expensive. Rift is a bit cheaper. Filterjam, Frostbite, Reels. And so on.
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Steve Bolivar
KVRian
764 posts since 25 Aug, 2006

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:58 am

Glitchmachines effects are great scramblers.

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Dirtgrain
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Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:24 am

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UncleAge
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1684 posts since 11 Jun, 2005 from Phoenix, Arizona

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:31 am

Sonic Charge Permut8

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El°HYM
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878 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:37 am

AD - Other Desert Cities is pretty good.
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GaryG
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6803 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:43 am

Unfiltered Audio Silo
Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro
Glitch Machines, pretty much all of them but Fracture XT is my favourite I think, simpler but more manageable/predictable.
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Tj Shredder
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6539 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:05 am

Not to forget Unfiltered Audio SpecOps! A beast in that regard and if you look out for PA special vouchers you can get it for almost free…

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jamcat
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1356 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:36 am

I like the Eventide Harmonizers, Instant Flanger, and Instant Phaser from the Clockworks Bundle. You can get some cool effects by tweaking them in realtime.

I don’t really go for anything more extreme than those because if you get too far into sound design you lose sight of what matters: the music.
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soundmodel
KVRian
741 posts since 28 May, 2010 from Finland

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:27 am

Main theme:

This is really a ground for granular synthesis. Very often you can gain a starting point by putting a cleverly chosen (e.g. organic) sample and then trying sweeps on "grain size". You're looking for the "dynamism" for this part. The "peeeooooowwww", "tssssiiiunnnggg" or whatever.

Transient part:

For the transient part (a gun sound is likely a combination of different sounds) maybe look at GlitchMachines plug-ins or similar that do amplitude modulation/ring modulation. Why this? You're looking for clarity and modulation for this part. The "bop" or whatever in the start of the gun sound.

Ambience and tying it together:

Trash 2 might become useful for adding ambiance to the layers. Noisey, phasey characteristics. This is for tying the sound together to a coherent sound.

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sokoleski
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78 posts since 7 Apr, 2012 from Stockholm

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:34 am

- PSP N2O (four great sounding fx engines , incredible feeback possibilities)

- U-HE Zebrify (the FX version of Zebra)

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synthgeek
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2536 posts since 18 May, 2002 from up on Cripple Creek (CO)

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:34 pm

If I may be so bold (and if you use SynthEdit-made stuff and VST3), you might give Spectral Destroyer a shot. It's towards the bottom of the page.

More support here for the Unfiltered Audio and Glitchmachines stuff as well, definitely lots of fun to be had with those.

You might also look into Plogue's Bidule, as it can be loaded as a plugin, and has a lot of fun sound-mangling toys.
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vurt
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88349 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:37 pm

"all of them" :shrug:

layers and layers of them, with lots of automations :D
sample/slice/arrange/repeat step one...

worldfever
KVRist

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227 posts since 13 Oct, 2015

Post Fri Dec 10, 2021 3:35 am

thanks for all the suggestions guys! anything else?

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