Biptunia has announced the release of ShinyDirt, a free VST instrument that emulates circuit-bent analog synths.
ShinyDirt is a very musical homage to circuit-bent analog synths. ShinyDirt is largely all about the mod wheel. The mod wheel does something different on each pre-set.
- 128 presets
- 32-bit VSTi mono synth
- Lots of user-defined options.
- On-screen waveform readout. Looks cool, plus great educational tool.
- Runs on any 32-bit DAW, and on some 64-bit DAWs (tested and working on 64-bit Reaper, Cubase, and on Sony Acid.)
- Some of the settings sound beautiful. A lot of them sound extreme. Especially when you move the mod wheel. Sometimes the wheel is crazy, sometimes it’s subtle.
- 2 oscillators, 2 LFOs, choice of what mod wheel does. Mod wheel behaves differently on different presets.
On many presets or user-defined settings, the mod wheel does more extreme things to sound than many other synths. On some presets, the wheel even works backwards of what would be expected; this yields interesting results and is a boon to ending “the same old thing” sessions.
More info and download links at BipTunia.