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Wed, Jan 04, 2017, 13:44

Randy, please check your emails asap

Thu, Dec 22, 2016, 00:04

Thanks for putting my patches in Randy, Aalto is my favourite vst of the last few years with no exception.

For everyone else - Check out the new Frustphase Presets :)

Mon, Sep 12, 2016, 00:20

Dark Signals For Virta

Hello !!!!
I am back again

Here is my latest preset bank
Dark Signals for Madrona Labs VIRTA

Available here for 6 Euro -------- https://sellfy.com/p/WAFJ/

Its a collection of 50 patches for this fantastic Audio Plugin.
Ideally i would have liked to have completed more and released 100
but i now have a 4 month old daughter to share my time with :love:

This bank includes 4 categories of patches
Including 27 Audio FX, 5 Audio Synths, 7 Drones and 11 Midi Synths

Thanks and Enjoy

Audio demo's

https://soundcloud.com/bobswans/sets/synth-and-vst-instrument

Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 06:11

Thanks Randy!

Wed, Sep 30, 2015, 09:48

@jcliffe Wow, sorry i did not get back to you sooner. You did some crazy ass s**t with that Linnstrument. Thanks for posting this, its the first time i heard anyone use one of my patches.

Fri, Jun 12, 2015, 09:18

I posted this in a thread of its own but it belongs here

This is a small selection of my personal presets for Aalto
Some have been used in 2 compositions for a friends radio broadcast i posted on Soundcloud here

https://soundcloud.com/bobswans/frustphase-night-of-one

and here

https://soundcloud.com/bobswans/vacuum-man-night-of-one

a few are more recent ones that have not been used.
These patches are mostly evolving drones and FX and may not be of any use but i thought it best to set some of them free, I suggest using a limiter while browsing presets as some of them are quite noisy. I realise 26 presets is a bit of a strange amount but i still have so many presets i need to use in my own stuff first and i feel this is a good amount to give away for FREE
The audio demo consists of me fading in and out of roughly 15 of the patches

https://soundcloud.com/bobswans/26-free-presets-for-madrona-labs-aalto-aaltofrustphase

Patches available to download here
http://www.audiobombs.com/items/1063/26-free-presets-for-madrona-labs-aalto-aalto-frustphase-

Wed, Apr 22, 2015, 23:59

Free Aalto presets

This is a small selection of my personal presets for Aalto

Some have been used in 2 compositions for a friends radio broadcast i posted on Soundcloud here
https://soundcloud.com/bobswans/frustphase-night-of-one
and here
https://soundcloud.com/bobswans/vacuum-man-night-of-one

a few are more recent ones that have not been used.

These patches are mostly evolving drones and FX and may not be of any use
but i thought it best to set some of them free, I suggest using a limiter while browsing presets as some of them are quite noisy.
I realise 26 presets is a bit of a strange amount but i still have so many presets i need to use in my own stuff first and i feel this is a good amount to give away for FREE

The audio demo on consists of me fading in and out of roughly 15 of the patches
https://soundcloud.com/bobswans/26-free-presets-for-madrona-labs-aalto-aaltofrustphase

Patches available to download here

http://www.audiobombs.com/items/1063/26-free-presets-for-madrona-labs-aalto-aalto-frustphase-

Sat, Feb 14, 2015, 03:09

I can confirm my issue with Midi program change in Ableton is fixed, thanks Randy!

Sat, Sep 06, 2014, 11:52

Midi Program Change issues

HELP!!

I am really struggling with getting this to work in Ableton Live 9.1.4 and Aalto 1.5.0

I have followed the instructions in this thread
http://madronalabs.com/topics/2120-change-presets-patches-with-midi-program-change-automation

and its not responding the way i expected. It's not like i am new to using program change as i do it with several external synths.
I am using the midi clip pgm change slots in Ableton the same way as i would for anything else.

The instructions in the thread mention that the programs in the "MIDI Programs" folder should have a corresponding midi number at the end of them once Aalto has scanned them and i am not seeing this at all

Sun, Sep 07, 2014, 01:42

Excellent, i look forward to the update

Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 10:21

Here is a patch from my small collection of programmed patches
Its a sequence but has a nice tone that can be played on the keys while it runs

<Aalto pluginVersion="66560" presetName="TrainPitch" presetDir="BoBs Patches" scaleName="12-equal" scaleDir="" key_voices="2.31999993" key_mod="115.660004" key_bend="9.11999989" key_glide="0.388123572" seq_trig="1" seq_rate="0.0899999961" seq_rate_p="-0.559999943" seq_steps="6.07999992" seq_steps_p="10.1999989" seq_offset="3.14999986" seq_offset_p="12.6000004" seq_range="-32.6399994" seq_glide="0.119999997" seq_value_delay="6.71999979" seq_pulse_delay="1.91999996" seq_value1="0.589999974" seq_value3="0.769999981" seq_value4="0.129999995" seq_value5="0.949999988" seq_value6="0.50999999" seq_value8="0.429999977" seq_value10="0.74000001" seq_value11="0.459999979" seq_value14="0.5" seq_pulse0="1" seq_pulse1="1" seq_pulse2="1" seq_pulse5="1" seq_pulse7="1" seq_pulse9="1" seq_pulse10="1" seq_pulse12="1" lfo_freq="3.51623082" lfo_noise="0.310000002" lfo_level="0.699999988" lfo_level_p="-1.51999998" lfo_freq_p="3.03999996" env1_attack="0.0160062071" env1_decay="0.0312719159" env1_sustain="0.25999999" env1_release="1.75671136" env1_level="0.879999995" env1_attack_p="-0.360000014" env1_decay_p="-0.25999999" env1_release_p="0.559999943" env2_repeat="76.1810303" env2_delay="0.730000019" env2_attack="1.68179274" env2_release="11.747839" env2_delay_p="-0.379999995" env2_attack_p="0.960000038" env2_repeat_p="0.639999866" osc_noise="0.769999981" osc_ratio="11.3599997" osc_offset="120.000008" osc_index="9.35000038" osc_timbre="0.280000001" osc_pitch="59.770401" osc_waveshape="0.125999987" osc_noise_p="-0.680000007" osc_ratio_p="0.559999943" osc_offset_p="76" osc_index_p="5" osc_timbre_p="0.980000019" osc_pitch_exp_p="1.28000021" osc_pitch_lin_p="3343.8457" osc_waveshape_p="-0.920000017" osc_carrier_out="0.379999995" osc_mod_out="0.799999952" gate_level="0.349999994" gate_mode="1" gate_decay="1.13999999" gate_level_p="0.340000004" delay_input="0.50999999" delay_peakfreq="1445.43921" delay_drive="0.720000029" delay_peakres="-0.240000129" delay_feedback="0.269999981" delay_freq="613.686951" delay_input_p="0.0399999619" delay_peakfreq_p="2.07999992" delay_drive_p="0.639999986" delay_peakres_p="2.88000011" delay_feedback_p="-0.220000029" delay_freq_p="-3.20000005" delay_output_wet="3.3599999" delay_output_dry="0.519999981" filter_cutoff="40" filter_q="0.149999991" filter_mix="-0.740000129" filter_cutoff_p="-3.27999997" filter_q_p="0.139999986" filter_mix_p="0.659999967" output_input_gain="1.48000002" output_reverb="0.299999982" output_reverb_p="-0.220000029" output_pan_p="0.700000048" patcher_input_1="0000000000000000100000000000000" patcher_input_2="0000000010000000000000000000000" patcher_input_3="0000000000000000000000000100000" patcher_input_5="0000000000000000010000000000000" patcher_input_6="0000000000001000000000000000000" patcher_input_7="0000100000000000000000000000000" patcher_input_8="0000000000000000010000000000000" patcher_input_9="0000010000000000000000000000010" patcher_input_10="0000000000000010000000000000000" patcher_input_11="0000000000000000000001000000000" patcher_input_12="0001000000000000001000000000000" patcher_input_13="0000000000000000000100000000000" patcher_input_14="0000001000000000000000000000000" editor_x="1779" editor_y="113" editor_width="912" editor_height="624" editor_num="1" editor_anim="1"/>

Sun, Oct 13, 2013, 11:15

Made with Aalto

Here is a 30 min Drone/Techno/Soundscape i made with my own patches in Aalto and Live 9
http://soundcloud.com/bobswans/frustphase-night-of-one

Thu, Oct 03, 2013, 09:41

Oh my, Only just read about this. Really looking forward to whats coming!!!

Mon, Feb 11, 2013, 13:48

Nice! One of my favourite producers of all time. In fact it's the list on his website that made me buy Aalto

Thu, Nov 15, 2012, 10:30

1.3 update Crashed out Ableton already

Hey Randy, sorry to be a pain but i was not expecting this as 1.26 is rock solid for me

OS Windows 7 Pro 32bit
Aalto V 1.3
Ableton Suite 8.3.4

With Aalto running i went to close the gui using the red X in the top right, This caused the gui to almost shatter on the right hand side and it went kinda black and Ableton crashed, I was messing with garfs MooseOnMars Patch at the time, It also happened about 5 mins before that but i did not notice anything out of the ordinary

Like i said, 1.26 is ROCK solid, Its never crashed

let me know if you need anything else

Thu, Nov 15, 2012, 11:52

It might have just needed to be broken in, Those crashes happened in the first 10 mins of playing with the new update, I have played with it for about 2 hours and it seems to be okay

Thu, Nov 15, 2012, 10:14

Man, That is sweet! @garf

Thu, Nov 08, 2012, 02:29

@Djorkaeff - That TouchOsc Template sounds promising :) + some news on the update would be appreciated

Sun, Nov 04, 2012, 23:41

Its been 2 weeks ;)