Since couple of years the music on Weddinger Schule is produced exclusively with the amazing software Sunvox from Alexander Zolotov aka Nightradio. It is an incredible modular music studio, which you definitely should try, if you're into sound design.
We love sound design. That's why Weddinger Schule label is designing own synths and effects for sunvox. We decided to publish some of them, since it's part of our creative work and we're kind of proud of them. They can be download for free and can be used without any restrictions.
Universal Drum Designer
Probably the most powerful patch we ever designed. From deep kicks over tuned toms to grooving hats, you are able to create almost every percussive sound just with by mixing of a triangle oscillator and a noise oscillator inside this patch. For even more possibilities (boom!!!) we added a sine oscillator as well. You can mix between sine and triangle with Roundness controller and you can add noise with Noizyness controller. Those two give you already almost infinity amount of different sounds. You can pitch them, change decay of tone and noise separately and making them alive with random functions.
Additional you'll find some common processing tools for drum sounds like distortion, reverb, parametric equalizer, high- and low-pass filter.
Newest little warrior in the box with our essential tools. You can see it as a wrapper around the default sampler. This patch extends the sampler with some advanced features to fasten your workflow.
You will need to go inside the metamodule to use it. There are two essential sound sources: Soundbank and Recorder.
We are using soundbanks to store sample packs. It is basically a metamodule, which contains a bunch of samples (up to 256). All the samples are connected to output. The neat thing about a soundbank is, that you can program your pattern with this metamodule and then just use the knob "02. Input Module" to quickly search for an perfect sample inside your sample pack. The controller "06 Input Module" of Sampler Pro is connected to the controller Input Module of the soundbank inside the Sampler Pro.
The downside of soundbanks is huge project size, if you use soundbanks with a lot of samples. That's why you'll find the recorder module inside Sampler Pro. When you have chosen the right sample, go inside Sampler Pro, select Recorder, press Record, Press F10, stop the recording, delete the soundbank. Now your project becomes small again. Since all the controllers of Sampler Pro are manipulating Soundbank and Recorder modules in the same way, you can even manipulate the sample first and make the recording after it.
Instead of soundbank, you can use any other synth or module to create your personal sample. Nothing wrong with that.
Sampler Pro has 2 Envelops, one to control the amplitude of your sample, the other one controls a filter. You can choose the filter type, pitch your sample, pan it, determine the starting point of the sample (offset-function) or even randomize the velocity to give you drum groove some human drummer feeling.
This preset is our one stop mastering solution. The topic mastering is full of myths and legends, but if the mix is done well, there is nothing complicated in mastering.
Master FX is meant to be placed as the last module before output. You should connect all your channels to the Master FX. Play the loudest part with most elements of your track as a loop by selecting a pattern and pressing F11.
Some mastering magic, like cutting ultra low frequencies, some panorama adjustments etc. is already happening without your involvement. But you still have some control over the end result. Go from the knob 06 all the knobs in the given order. You should first create around -6 dB headroom with the first knob "Input Volume". Use visualizer/Level Scale/logarithmic on your Output Module to see, how much headroom you have. "Glue" is made to sit all the different elements in the mix better together. Just turn the knob up until you notice some difference, then turn the knob a little bit down. Boost your highs, if they are weak, remove some mud, if necessary. Warmer 1 and 2 are adding some subtle and characteristic overtones, use them, if your mix sounds to clean and synthetic. It's the same procedure, turn up until you notice something, then turn down a bit. Do the same with "Bass Control", it's a Band Compressor, which affects just the low frequencies and makes your bass sound better on club speakers. In the end of the chain is a hard limiter, so you can just turn output gain to make your song louder. But be careful, it happens on cost of your dynamic range. That's it, you can export your master.
Like it or not
Like it or not is an expressive synth preset, which is suited for live performances or main melodies in your track. We just felt in love with its sound. With default settings it sounds a little bit like a piano, by turning some knobs you can alternate the sound heavily during your performance.
The creation of this preset was inspired by the sound of keys in the song "Like it or not" by Bob Moses. We didn't make a perfect replica, but an other unique keys synth.
Base of this patch is an analog custom drawn square wave. The source sound got some piano typical envelops, is filtered heavily and saturated with custom drawn waveshaper. The settings of filters are velocity sensitive.
One Knob Effect Collection
Those boutique effect modules are at same time complex in their underlying signal flow and incredibly simple to use: always just one knob and one switch (for muting the dry signal).
The developing of new modules is still in continuous development, so make sure to check for new or updated modules from time to time.