Stenchman Malstrom Patches
The results were controversial to say the least and subsequently the creature they had created escaped, taking with him all of their electronic equipment and pharmaceuticals.
After this sightings of the strange being became infrequent for a while, word had it that he had built himself a small hut out of discarded batteries and unicorn hair and had locked himself inside with the aforementioned electrical equipment and pharmaceuticals, and was using these to produce a sound called “urgh”.
He had a passion for deep rumbling bass and strange wobbling mid sounds, the frequencies of which would often cause involuntary lactation.
After a few years honing his techniques, he decided to come out to graze on the fresh pastures of the outside world, although he refused to be seen in public without a mask, due to a self consciousness about the udders attached to his face.
Stenchman is now apparently inflicting his audio assaults on unsuspecting ravers worldwide, making people dance in an animalistic nature to his twisted rythms and humorous samples, and spreading his message of “be happy, or else”
A really rough sounding bass patch i made a while ago, when i made predominantly dnb. I use it as a starting point for a lot of my basslines because its got a really rich full sound and doesnt need too much distortion on it to make it sound really gnarly. Slight variations on it can be found in songs such as coceck, one of the tunes i gave away on a free album.
This is an edit of the main synth i used for the tune gutfucker, which was so messy and distinctive that i couldn't really use it for anything else. I now use it quite often with a reece layered over it for a really mad techy sound.
One of what i'd call my signature sounds, used in quite a lot of my songs. Have a real love for stabby futuristic sounds, especially when they oscillated in triplets. this is one that can be used as a main bass and its loads of fun to just hold down one note and have a play on the pitch bend wheel while recording the automation because you get some sick slideyness going on.
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Another patch i made in my dnb days, quite simple but has a nicely evolving waveform, if you overlap 2 notes the portamento shift between notes gives it a really sarcastic sound, which is one of the weird things i aim for in tunes (along with a sound that evokes notions of galloping) if you pair this up with a scream 4 on the tube setting and a reverb unit with a small room setting you get some serious putridness.
Now this one i put in cos its just plain weird. Take the one shot off the b mod and it just goes mental, put loads of unison on it and play with the comb filter and you probably wont have anything you can use in a track but i will have at least made you make a funny face, which was completely my aim.
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