Knobster Bundle, a collection of
previously released VST instruments that may be the strangest collection
of Windows music software ever released.
Seven VST instruments:
MeowSynth - freeware
meowizer synthesizer VST instrument for Windows PC
Lo-Fi Plastic Piano is a
simple synthesizer / electric piano emulator. It has the characteristic
of a "plastic" sound. Especially good for "lo-fi" and "cheap-tone"
Organaut - Classical
tonewheel organ emulator. Can produce «analog» and «digital» sound.
KeyWriter is a ROMpler that
reproduces the sounds of a German typewriter - "Erika". knobster
suggests that it can be used as an unusual rhythm machine or as a tool
for special effects.
BeatVox is rompler that
replicates percussion sounds, performed by the voice.
Slitch Slitch is a tool for
the manipulation of audio files. It can turn any recording into a set of
percussion, glitches, or even scratches. Interesting effects can be
achieved using the built-in LFO, which can modulate all of the basic
parameters. MIDI-automation is also available.
MelloFAN is freeware noisy
synthesizer for Windows. If you like noise, and you know how to use it
for music, the synthesizer MelloFAN exactly what you need. With this
synthesizer you can perform music on an ordinary household fan.
The major sketch pad is a software VST based
instrument. It does produce sound with its internal soundfont players
but is not necessarily intended for music production, it is rather
intended for arrangement production.
The major sketch pad is developed for pc and have
been tested in Windows XP. I’m not sure about the system
recommendations. But I’m sure they aren’t too high. You need a host that
is compatible with the VST standard in order to use the major sketch
pad. You install the plugin by simply putting the “MajorSketchPad.dll”
in your VST directory. It is also important to put the folder
“MajorSketchPad” in the same directory as the dll file. The folder
contains a SF2 file named “library” and without that file in that exact
directory you won’t be able to use the major sketch pads internal
The major sketch pad is basically a chorder in
combination with a step sequencer. The step sequencer gets triggered by
ordinary midi notes and each step can contain a different chord. That
means that you can play monophonic melodies and turn them into whole,
This thing is ideal if you happen to have
“writer’s block” because all you need is a simple melody and then you
are on the go again. This kind of chord sequencer is also a great thing
to use if you already have a good melody or arrangement but want to try
and improve its quality. Too see how an already good line potentially
could sound different or even better with other chords applied to it.
X-Wheel of Fortune 4 is a multipart
integrated algorithmic VSTi music system for creating tracks based on 8
instruments-parts: Pad 1 synthesizer, Pad 2 synthesizer, Bass
synthesizer, Hi Sq Synthesizer, Kick, HiHat, Perc3 to Perc5 and Variable
Each patch/preset may be a complete
musical track, a track for backing a live performance etc.
All this can be arranged in two
different ways using the algorithmic Wheel mode for free floating or the
Scale step mode for harmonically prestructured tracks.
There are 180 PCM waves (taken from
STS-26, ProtoPlasm21 and 'shuniji') for the Pad synthesizers, about 200
Percussion instruments and drums. In addition Sf2 files can be loaded at
pad parts and wavefiles for percussion. Now with more than 250 inbuilt