Looking to stretch the utility of the libraries and patches you already have? Breathe weird life into your Kontakt instruments with ntet.

ntet is a quick and amusing way to add intrigue to an old instrument, whether it’s simulating additional harmonics, changing timbre and timing, or all of the above. It’s a pretty weird and nifty little sound design tool that is equally useful for effects as it is for re-contextualizing your favorite Kontakt patch and morphing it into something completely different.

The flagship feature of this script is the "neighborize" module which lets you choose the "wrong" samples, taken from keys other than the ones you play, and resample them back to the desired pitch. Also features a robust set of randomization features, such as non-destructive randomization and seeded presets.

It especially excels at manipulating simpler instruments that use multisampling.

Works with Kontakt 5.8.1 and up. May work with lower versions.

Supports automation and presets.

for more information, check the readme !

Talk: Soundmaking Tools from the Disasterlab

A talk about creative tools, for the 'High Score' Conference hosted by APRA/AMCOS in Melbourne, Australia. picard added after for comedic effect whoops !

Mini Metro: Building Your Own City Soundscape

Dino Polo Club recently released the Workshop update for Mini Metro, which allows users to create their own maps for the game. To further help with this I've created a tutorial video and a toolkit. The toolkit contains a written guide, as well as a JSON schema set up for Visual Studio Code by default. By using this schema in tandem with Visual Studio Code, you have access to error linting, autocomplete, and property descriptions.

Link: Mini Metro Audio Toolkit (Github)

Was It Worth It?

Was It Worth It?

For all you freelancers out there, I built a 'project personality matrix', for fun and to hopefully help me to continue to make thoughtful work choices.

The idea is to grade current/future/past projects in different categories that matter to you, which gives you a score out of a 100. It's fascinating to see how various projects line up.

Adjust the weights / categories of importance to suit your needs !

Link: WiWi Score