When you’re pioneering rough dance music there is always the need for more brutal and more aggressive sounds. From kickdrums that create bowl movements to ripping leads and screeches that make ears bleed, as producer you always want to push them to the next level. There is a thing all these sounds have in common; distortion! Distortion is a little bit like ketchup, everything gets better with it! The more you pour on it, the better it tastes! The only difference; if you start tweaking the RAW knobs in this VST……. The hot-sauce oozes out!
Here we go again! Just a wee bit time has past after the release of Punch-BD, but at the Papen factory the coarse seems to be full-speed ahead! The newest release is called QUAD and it’s a Reason Rack Extension (RE). The main concept of this beast is Subtractive synthesis, but you can alter, sculpt and distort the sound with the Phase distortion and/or Wave Shaper part of the rack. QUAD is a very versatile synth and I had a ton of fun making patches for it!
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A little while back I started using Propellerheads Reason, mainly for beta testing and sound design on Rob Papen products. While wandering through the amazing tutorials Propellerheads make, I discovered the Parsec Spectral Synthesizer. The beauty of Rack extensions is that you can directly drop them in your Rack and test them for 30 days without any limitations or other annoying stuff like noise bursts or audio drop-outs. Parsec is an amazing and very powerful Synth, it makes use of Additive Synthesis. This might sound complicated, but I assure you, this RE is so easy to use and SO inspiring! While playing around with it (and adding it to my want-for-Xmas-List!) I made a few patches which I’m more then happy to share with you.
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When you build a house, you need a strong foundation, when you start a new track you need the exact same thing. Rob Papen’s Punch-BD is a very good starting point to begin a new track. This newest RP VST is based around the bassdrum module of the multi award winning Punch virtual drum synthesizer. Been beta testing the newest RP plugin for quite a while now and I’ve thrown together some nasty sounding sonic mayhem in 3 hard hitting presetbanks.Read MoreRob Papen’s Punch-BD »
The last few months I have been doing sound design and beta testing on Rob Papen‘s Blue-II. In that period of testing I made well over 400 sounds for this new synthesiser and loved every single minute of time I spend working with it. I selected enough sounds to make 3 complete soundbanks, these are all included in the factory sounds. Some patches I kept to myself for tracks I’m currently working on and some of them got binned during the process. But no worries, there will be more OddI sounds for sure 😉
First month of the year is over and although it didn’t start all that well for me, it played out to be a pretty good month. Traffic on my website increased massively, almost 1600 unique visitors from all over the world, now that did put a smile on my face! I also took sound design for myself to the next level and got back up to speed with Cubase 7.5. Read More31 Days later »
For those of you that are looking for some new weird sounds, here’s your chance! Just uploaded a bundle of sonic mayhem; 200 24bit oneshot wav-files.
Don’t worry! The samplepack is free, no strings attached. Just click the button below and “pay with a tweet”.Read MoreCementite : free samplepack »
2013 is running out, I’m not really big into yearbooks,overviews and lists, so I will keep this short.
Tons of cool and interesting things have happened for me during the past year. The sound design activities are expanding and I still have some line and sinkers out there. One of the current goals is getting back up to speed with Cubase 7.5. A lot has changed since version 6 and I have been away from this DAW for almost 3 years.Read MoreGoodbye 2013! »
It’s always hard to keep something quiet when working on something really cool! A few weeks ago I started working on sounds for the Rob Papen instruments. At this moment I finished my first soundbanks for Blade, Predator and SubBoomBass, while currently working on one for Blue. The sounds will be available for registered users at robpapen.com and added to the instruments in future updates.Read MoreSound design for Rob Papen »