Noisebud has released Burt,
a freeware gritty bass synthesizer in VSTi plugin
format for Windows.
Noisebud Burt is our first attempt
to make a VSTi. We needed a bass synth that
delivered more grit and dirt and didn’t need hours
of twiddling before getting there. We based the
sound engine on waveshaping through distortion, bit
crush and resonance since our VST fx chains on bass
channels almost always contain that sort of plugins.
The result is a angry old fart that we named Burt.
He can get so angry that his audio buffers overflows
and get silent, you have to restart your DAW to cool
him down but don’t worry, Burt will start screaming