I had a moment of inspiration after reading about a new module that’s just been announced and Right Ruckus is the end result!
It’s a weird Bit Rate Reduction FX unit based on the idea that you can feed audio into a Sample and Hold Unit and trigger it at audio rates and below to get a variety of bit reduction effects.
Initial experiments with the Sine Osc to drive the S&H were really nice, but I ended up using the Sample Player with the perfect sine wave from AKWF.
In reality you could use literally any sample in here so long as there is some dynamics in it, hint: the more complex it is generally the better the results will be. Or just replace the sample with noise perhaps? Experiment for different flavours
I also implemented an idea I’ve been wanting to try for a while now, and if you look at how the two mixers are patched through their accompanying VCAs you can find a nice cross fader setup
This is a stereo unit that can be used for internal or external audio signals, however the default settings are IN1 for mono audio in -> Out 1 & 2.
D1 and D2 are custom unit cv inputs:
D1 maps to dry/wet mix - patch any attenuverter that behaves as an offset when there’s nothing plugged into it - I used Maths 2&3
D2 is Bit Rate Reduction - again patch an attenuverter into it -ve being light crush, +ve being total destruction!
I think it sounds really sweet and musical, I like it a lot!!!
Please share any creations you make with Right Ruckus here!!
To install, make sure you have the AKWF folder in your samples folder and copy right-ruckus.lua to your custom-unit folder.
Right Ruckus.zip (4.0 KB)