Note: The preset expanders on this page are for V3 only. SoundToys V4 not only has a whole new preset manager but we’ve also gone ahead bundled all available preset expanders with it. It’s cool, you don’t have to thank us, we know what you want before you even ask.
These are free collections of presets to expand your sonic palettes and broaden your creative options. These will be released occasionally. Basically, whenever and whatever strikes our fancy (and we have a large fancy that’s easy to strike.)
Anyway, they’re free. So check them out, try them out, and shout and yell about how cool they are so we stay all inspired to keep making more. Also, feel free to send in your presets. We love to see how folks are using our toys.
Another great SoundToys artist comes forward with cool presets to share with us (and you). You can see all the scoop on why David is cool in our SoundToys Fanatic profile this month, but this expander is a few of his favorite presets on his favorite SoundToys plug-ins, Tremolator and EchoBoy. He apparently can’t get enough of chopping things up, adding rhythmic pulse, and slapping some cool classic echo to just about everything. Download the presets below for your respective computer type and look in the folders for EchoBoy and Tremolator for the David Sitek folder and away you go.
Check out our profile and interview with David here.
Tired of the same old clean, clear, natural sounding reverb? Then, besides being an interesting person, you are in luck. This month we turn Crystallizer and EchoBoy into reverberators from another planet. If you are a SoundToys TDM Effects owner, there are bonus presets for SoundBlender (PitchBlender and TimeBlender) as well. Gritty, pitchy, warped, shifted, and well, surreal. These are great verbs for sound design or when it’s time to say the classic line “…and now for something completely different.”
- These are often pitchy so, while they sound cool on drums and percussion, they may not work as well on pitched instruments or voice. Or they may be perfect. You decide.
- On Crystallizer you can use the “Gate” to control the size when the Regeneration is very high. Turn the gate on the front, and then open the tweak menu and use “Release” to adjust the size.
- Use the Tone controls in Crystallizer’s tweak menu, and the EQ on EchoBoy’s front panel, as well as in the style tweak, to help shape the verbs to your needs.
- Keep in mind, these are strictly delay based, so they aren’t real “verbs” in that sense. Just some fun alternatives to reverbs for you to play with.
To see and hear these presets in action, Click the video above, or watch them on YouTube.
This months expander is the first in our Artist Series. (cool expander and artist profile all in one guy). Check out our profile of Richard this month to learn more about the man. As for the presets? Well, Richard loves to push things to the edge and then push more. Its a good thing SoundToys plugs are made for just that kind of abuse. These presets are not for the faint or heart. Youll get twisting, exploding and some things that you cant seem to shut off. Be warned. This is sound design at your fingertips. What you do with it is up to you.
WARNING: No really, these things can kill. Hand on main volume is required. Some of the EchoBoy presets have more feedback than is allowed by law and will go nuclear on you before you know it. Be ready to hit bypass or change to a safe preset. The first six or so in the list are like this, but they are oh so cool as well.
Sound examples: Listen to some sound examples before you go. A tune put together with random loops turns into an interesting rhythm bed with nothing but presets from this expander. Then some individual bits from the song so you can hear how it happened. Note also the use of the word that saved Whoville, Yop. If it had gone through these presets thered be not doubt they were there. (Take that ya mean ol Whickersham brothers.)
Heres what Richard had to say:
I just created a set of presets for the Sound Toys Native Bundle V3. I have been a long time fan of the Sound Toys Plug-ins, ever since I heard that they originally engineered and designed the classic Eventide H3000. I loved all the H3000 effects algorithms, and still use that unit even today. So I knew that the Sound Toys plug-ins would be excellent tools for sonic exploration into uncharted territory. I designed this set of patches to work as a sound designers dream bundle of extreme sounding textures.
Two favorites that constantly blow me away are EchoBoy, and Crystallizer. I put a large focus on these two effects for my patches. I didnt try to created classic traditional preset effects patches instead I wanted the sounds be stretched, pitched, delayed and sometimes completely destroyed. So some of my patches might seem scary or strange at first, as I was trying to really pull out some of the sonic sweet spots.
Hes not kidding either. Check them out for yourself, and enjoy the wildest side of SoundToys.
Here are some cool new presets to take advantage of the awesome new FilterFreak and Tremolator mono-to-stereo versions in V3. These are way more than just simple mono becomes stereo. You get stereo filter sweeps with drastically different filters in right and left, great “Stereo Positioning” EQ filters, cool panning tremolo, stereo shifting gate patterns and more. If you haven’t checked out these new versions, this preset expander will give you a jump in. As simple as it sounds, it’s a whole new dimension to explore. Suitcase Rhodes stereo tremolo, Split Auto-wah, subtle shifts, acoustic guitar spreader, and painful head spinning swirls are all part of this expander pack. Sound good? We’ll if you’ve got SoundToys V3, check out our sound examples below, or just download and install the preset expander and hear for yourself.
There’s a little bit of everything in there. Cool stereo filter sweeps. The classic Suitcase Rhodes stereo tremolo. Filtered stereo image effects. Split channel rhythmic effects. Plus a combo of FilterFreak1 and Tremolator creating “Rotator” a nice rotating cabinet effect. As well as a combo of FilterFreak1, Tremolator and EchoBoy to transform our Pop Guitar into a cool new rhythm effect
Tips for Use:
For FilterFreak 2 the gain controls work as volume controls for left and right. Very cool for getting just the right balance
Combining EchoBoy with these stereo patches can really generate amazing rich movement and even balance out some of the more drastic stereo effects
Like most of the dynamic patches, the threshold is key to a good sound.
With FilterFreak1, any preset you open will automatically become split channel, so try the original presets or your own custom patches and see how they sound in stereo.
See our Tips & Tricks section for more details on getting in and creating your own.
With this preset expander we’re taking a deeper look into PhaseMistress. Next Phase has everything from new classic phase sounds to insane effects you may not have expected from a phase-shifter plug-in. This preset expander is designed to expand your mind with PhaseMistress, get creative and maybe find some cool new sounds for your music. Organized into it’s own menu, there are banks for guitar, classics, effects, rhythms, bass, and drums, but don’t caught up on labels, try them anywhere. Find out that PhaseMistress, too, is more than meets the eye.
Tips for Use:
Some of these are loud and noisy. That’s on purpose, but sometime you have to tweak them to get the “right” sound. Many rely on the proper gain, threshold, or mix, so making some minor adjustments can make some big changes in the sound
We tried to put them into nice easy to understand categories with labels, but we hate getting all hung up on labels so feel free to use them as you wish.
LOUD!!! DANGER!! Many of these push the limits of Analog Mode. PLEASE DON’T SCROLL THROUGH THEM WHILE AUDIO IS PLAYING. Just for your ears safety and your speakers, and neighbors, etc.
This set spans across most of our full line of plugs. A spiffy new “Drum Destruction” folder will pop up in FilterFreak, PhaseMistress, Crystaller, PitchBlender, TimeBlender, Tremolator, and EchoBoy. Each one contains ten or so patches designed to grind, squash, mutate, twist, and add that “What the?” effect to boring drums. Real drums, loops, individual drums or even things that aren’t drums. Not for the faint of heart. Drum Destruction is the first of our second series of preset expanders and promises to continue the tradition of pushing the limits of SoundToys plugs to give SoundToys customers more creative options.
Here are a few sound examples of drum destruction. Listen…
Tips for Use:
These are often loud and noisy. That’s on purpose, but sometime you have to tweak them to get the “right” sound. Many rely on the proper gain, threshold, or mix, so making some minor adjustments can make some big changes in the sound
Threshold: We know we said it already, but this one is key, or keyed;-)If a patch has threshold, it’s worth turning that knob to see what the sound does with your material.
LOUD!!! DANGER!! Many of these push the limits of internal volume. PLEASE DON’T SCROLL THROUGH THEM WHILE AUDIO IS PLAYING. Just for your ears safety and your speakers, and neighbors, etc.
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Volumes 1-3 now in SoundToys V3
Volume 1, Bass Guitar Tone Machine, Volume 2, FilterFunk, and Volume 3, Pulsator are now part of the preset collection that comes standard with SoundToys V3. If you want check them out, download the V3 demo here.