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OK, well I thought Id start off with a BANG!...

A plug to measure others by...

This is Audjoo Helix 2008 the original open, non-expiring beta...

Incredible sound, very musical quality much like ImpOSCar & a powerhouse to boot...

This was the smallest the GUI would ever be though-



It also qualifies for an extra star for being less than 70% of 1.111 MB! My rating is an 8 so that makes it a 9!...

This comes with internalized presets but there is another bank included which is from that period that works & has some great patches but that's about it for presets...

Well worth learning to make your own...
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Awhile back was auditioning many 'minor' VSTi & marveled at how some were very small & quite good...

So thought it would be good subject matter...

Criteria being it has to be 1.111 MB in size or smaller...This means that ANY DLL and supporting system files needed to make it run (needs a SEP or a DAT) are included as the total size...

However MINUS Presets, Docs, Manuals, Tutorials, Wavetables, IRs, WAVs, SF2s or the like...

If we are talking automobiles it would be the complete car, with rims-tires but MINUS gas, oil, trans fluid & owners manual...

Status of the plug matters not as long as it's NOT a demo...Freeware, Open Source, Donationware, Medicated, GUI-less, Betas...Sometimes one must go back to an earlier version to fit within the 1.111 Megabyte limit...

I'll be rating them from 1-10 stars with an extra star for it being less than 70% of the 1.111 MB size & TWO extra stars for it being less than 50% of 1.111 MB...

Type of instrument can be anything & one cannot rate one against another due to apples-oranges of plugs...For me whatever I post will be 'significant' in some way as to be useful & such...

This particular size was chosen as it takes a better quality of coding to stay under 1.111 MB...If I were to have chosen 2.222 MB there would be a complete phonebook to go through with many 'junk plugs' joining the fray...



SOOOOOooo!!...That's it, I'll start things off on the first reply, this will be an ongoing thread...
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From 2005 is version 5...Most updated of all the early versions (I checked!)...

Maybe will solve some problems for the running of Fruity's from the version 2 & 3 era, which are strange at best...

Comes with Skins, Walls, Buzz Machines, EZ Editor 1.02, Some Extra Plugs...

Sound quality was getting pretty good by now...



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Voyetra Sequencer Plus / Re: Voyetra PatchMaster *Plus* (DOS?)
« Last post by chrisNova777 on May 21, 2022, 03:15:55 PM »
Hi, Did you ever find a copy of this?
Regards,

no it was on ebay for a long time
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Continuing on then…

One cool aspect of Dreamstation 1 is the fact it has NO SAMPLER!..Your sample pool is collected up & then you pick what WAV to load as a waveform in the synth…

This sorta makes it like a ‘Linplug CronoX’ in that it has now become a hybrid synth & you can load WAVs into all three OSCs or just one or two & use the others standard-like…

Note this feature only available in the TRACKER not the DXi plugin-




This allows much room for experiments as you get to mess with the sample via many synth parameters…

Dreamstation also respects internal loop points within samples loaded as such & they work much as expected…NON-loopers decay out whilst LOOPERS stay on till another note is reached, there is a note-off command or you happen to turnUP the ‘keyoff’ knob (quite handy…)

Best practice seems to be make just some bS pattern to run-loop whilst changing out WAVs & adjusting all the other for the best possible sound…

Of course you samples must be MONO so you can convert your stereo but if they are loopers then many editors nowadays ‘BLOW OUT’ the loop points when saving…

Endless WAV works well it will combine both channels to a single MONO and WILL RETAIN the loop points, is free-

https://www.bjoernbojahr.de/endlesswav.html




But…BUTT! If you wanna take a stereo WAV & split it into left-right so you could put both left & right into two of the OSCs then Endless WAV won’t work…

I use the old free app Sampled 2.0 which works in MONO only if you load a stereo it will ask which side to load, it retains loop points but you HAVE TO open ‘OPTIONS’ on the save dialog & push in the ‘Save Loop Points’ button before save…

Page is here-

https://web.archive.org/web/20000818030319/http://www.sylaba.poznan.pl/~neurod/sampled/

Download is here-

https://web.archive.org/web/20201002125528/http://www.maz-sound.de/archives/samplw20.zip


Pretty much it…I don’t see where anybody had done sound design in this way usually they just import drum-percussion WAVs in the sample pool & use the synth for EVERYTHING ELSE…
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Boy, Alot of great Soft Synths came out in 2003...

I have used Rhino2 as well but always seem to have problems keeping it running...

Trying Rhino1 everything seems just fine, plenty of power & sound most versatile....

As far as Sound VS Size of install Rhino1 has Rhino2 beat all to hell...Only thing you'll be lacking is a ton of presets...

So you'll have to LEARN IT!!...Rhino has MANY Tabs-




Lotta power for just 12 MB of HDD space...

One funny thing was it was somewhat unstable using Cantabile Performer but ROCK SOLID in Aero Studio, No worries mate!...






Arctic release just install & use...
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Crysonic out of business for years now & at best they were like the 'pirates' of legal commercial plugs in their business model very shady with some plugs not doing much at all just lotta lights flashing about...

This one actually works & rather like it for bass sounds maybe others too in the 'low end'...

No install required drop it right into your fissure & use it (pre-cracked)...

Running after Dune 2-



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Well over 20 years old is Izotope's first plugin...Still Great!

DirectX only...

Includes the Guide to Mastering in Ozone PDF (The FIRST edition from 2003 - Yayyy!) & Guide to Dithering in Ozone plus Files...

Also some presets...

Different panels in Project5-



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From 2003 2 versions of the same plug...




Being a Bassist from 1975 to 1984 in in numerous bands that went nowhere I know what tubes sound like...

Many tube VSTs are JUNK...I guess cause nowadays not too many know what they are supposed to sound like...

This is one of the BETTER of the lot & almost 20 years old...UNBELIEVABLE!








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Software Effects (FX) / OhmForce OhmBoyz 1.02 Win32 - VST ONLY from 2001>>>
« Last post by Project5er on May 16, 2022, 08:30:04 AM »
OhmBoyz was a pretty popular plug back in the day 21 years ago...

STILL good for any kinda DelayFX-Echo-Flange-Chorus...

The huge wacky GUI is another matter...Looks like Dev was into PC game Fallout for styling as such...





Don't know what it cost back in 2001 but in 2004 it was 79 euros...

Unpacked is doing fine but installer included for redundancy...
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