13 Plug-in Bundle Of Morphing, Synthetic, Tuned Percussion
Tunguska included for free!
Meet the Spawn of Ironhead! Going well beyond the original Ironhead, the Spawn plugs have been mutated and modified to provide a far wider range of percussive and melodic sounds, and they can be played like normal synths - tracking pitch across the entire keyboard. If you like tuned percussion, you're going to love this. Ironhead is drum kit...but Ironhead:Spawn is a whole band.
The interface of the Ironhead series has been built to provide a simple set of controls that make it fast, easy, and fun to use. Just drag the blue dots around the X/Y pads and you can get a new cool percussion sound quickly, without having to spend lots of time on synth programming details.
Synthetic Junkyard Percussion
The Ironhead:Spawn plugs have been designed to provide sounds that will likely be different from the other percussion sources you have (of course, that is, unless you own Ironhead) thus increasing the chances of you finding something that will spice up your tracks, while minimizing the chances of overlap with your existing synths and samples. This lets the synths work well not just as a primary percussion sources, but also as a secondary sources for layering with loops and other drum synths, or even be used as melodic instruments.
Spawn's sound is best thought of as synthetic junk percussion and the 13 instruments in the bundle are named after the types of sounds they produce. They can go from familiar drum/percussion sounds to wild sweeps, thumps, knocks, smacks, clangs, and bangs, to basses, bells and even synthetic plugs...and always with their own unique character.
Morphing & Variance
To add further life and movement to your grooves, each of the Spawn plugs offers two types of modulation: Morphing and Variance.
Morphing allows you move between two different control states. The results can be anything from just a quick jump to a different sound, to subtle shifts and sweeps, to wild experimental sounds. Morphing can be controlled via BPM synced LFO, the mod wheel on your keyboard / midi CC, VST automation, or just with your mouse.
The Variance feature allows you to set an adjustable degree of random variation in the sound. With this function turned on, each hit to that drum will sound randomly different. Lower settings provide subtle variations that are useful for making grooves feel less repetitious, while higher settings can provide dramatically different sounds that are fun for fills and experimental purposes.
- Fast, fun, and easy interface
- 13 unique sounding percussion instruments
- Each instrument capable of standard percussion sounds as well as tuned percussion and other synth sounds
- Morphing (controlled by LFO, automation, MIDI)
- Random variance
- Dual delays (BPM sync with dotted notes)
- Over 40 presets in each, totaling over 540 presets in the bundle
- Bonus: Includes Tunguska at no extra charge!
Buy Spawn: $35
Includes Tunguska as a free bonus!
Get the Ironhead Suite: Ironhead, Spawn, and Tunguksa. 15 plug-ins for only $60!
Or buy The Big Bundle and get Ironhead, Spawn, Tunguska, M-theory, Dualism, Disturbance, and Metallurgy. Get 19 plug-ins for only $125!
Ironhead Suite Demo
Try before you buy! Download the Ironhead, Spawn, and Tunguska demos and see if you like them.
Demo limitations: occasional volume drops, fewer presets.
- Windows OS
- Support for 32-bit plug-ins
- VST compatible host
- Moderately quick processor
- Electricity and speakers might be handy too
Copy Protection: None!
I prefer to not annoy my customers with ineffective and intrusive copy protection methods that would still get cracked and that warez users never see anyway. Instead I'd rather that my customers enjoy a more comfortable and easy installation experience. Therefore I have chosen to not use any copy protection at all, making installation a breeze. All you have to do is open the zip and drag/drop the folder within it to your VST directory.
That doesn't mean this is freeware or shareware, though. Please do not distribute your copy. If your friend wants a copy, encourage them to buy their own. I try to keep my prices low so that my software is affordable to the majority of computer musicians.
- Do not distribute my plug-ins or install them on other people’s computers. When you purchase one of my commercial plug-ins you are getting a single user license. If you know someone who might like this product, please encourage them to buy copy of their own. So feel free to spread the word about how great these plug-ins are, but just don’t spread the plug-ins themselves.
- Feel free to use the supplied presets in your songs - but just don't distribute samples created from of them. Those sounds are the creations of other people and it is not fair to them if you profit from reselling their work.
- You are using this software at your own risk. While I do what I can to prevent trouble, I claim no responsibility for damage to your hardware, software, income, reputation, sleep habits, hat size, or person should something go wrong.
- You may transfer your license if you wish, but you must arrange it with me first so the new owner can get tech support and updates.
Just open the zip, drag/drop the folder into your VST directory and you're done. That's it...no annoying installers, copy protection, or registration.
If you find that you are no longer getting much use out of your purchase, you can transfer your license to someone else. Just let me know the name and email address of who it is going to so that the new owner can receive updates and support.
Bugs - Spawn
Multi-core processors + Multiple Instances
Unfortunately VSTs built with older versions of SynthEdit (such as this one) are not properly compatible with multi-core processors. Single instances work fine, but multiple instances can cause crashes in hosts that have multi-processor support activated. As time allows I will be working on updates to all my plug-ins using the latest version of SynthEdit, which will eliminate this bug.
In the meantime, there are a few workarounds for this issue.
1. Make additional copies of the dll for each extra instance you expect to need, and give each a new name. (eg: Ironhead-Bash2.dll, Ironhead-Bash3.dll, etc.) Hosts consider each an individual instance, and therefore do not run into the multiple instance conflict.
2. Freeze each instance before loading another one, especially if your host has an “unload while frozen” option.
3. Turn off multi-processing in your host. Of course this is the least desirable.
FL Studio Lag
FL Studio users may experience a lag between when you press play and when the sequencer starts. A lag also occurs when pressing the rewind button. This problem is caused by an incompatibility between this plug-in and the reset procedure FL runs every time you play/rewind.
To fix this problem:
1. Press the options button in FL studio (at the top of the screen)
2. Choose the Audio Settings from the drop down menu
3. Turn off “Reset plugins on transport"