Dirty Harry
by de la Mancha
4.3 / 5     (7 votes)
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Dirty Harry is an unashamedly DIY lofi synth based on the samples of two homemade, lofi noisemakers, the Atari Punk Console and the BugBrand WOM.

Dirty Harry offers 20 unique waveforms in all their mono/monophonic glory. For extra grit the oscillators can be sync‟d or ring modulated. Fidelity can be lowered further still with reduction in sample quality, distortion and a unique „bad contact‟ emulation. 2 tempo sync LFOs allow modulation of filter, pitch and contact, with one LFO modulating the depth and frequency of the other. There are envelopes for volume, pitch and filter, with different contours and pitch options. Throw in an arpeggiator, pitch drift and portamento and you can see that whilst it may be lofi in sound, it doesn't lack for sound design features.
  • 20 unique waveforms sampled from homemade lofi synths, the Atari Punk Console and the BugBrand WOM.
  • 3 oscillators, syncable to osc1 and ring modulatable with each other.
  • Each osc can be routed to the filter independently.
  • 2 tempo sync LFOs with many waveforms, can modulate filter cutoff, each osc pitch and the contact depth and wet level.
  • LFO 2 can modulate the depth and speed of LFO 1.
  • 2 envelopes for volume, filter or pitch, with various contours and options to modulate up/down.
  • Tempo sync arpeggiator.
  • Dodgy contact emulation.
  • Pitch instability.
  • Low quality, dirty, lo-fi options.
  • 16 dirt types.
  • 3 flavours of lofi.
  • Arp octave control.
  • 103 presets across Lead, Bass, Arp, Fx, Drone and Basic categories.
  • Updated to SE 1.1, eliminating multi-instance problems on multi-core CPUs.
bindlestiff Mar 31 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 31 2020
The chainsaw sculpter of synths. Rude and scratchy as a "bad" uncle's stubble. Sensitivity repellent. I love this.
Ember May 29 2019
(5 / 5)
May 29 2019
The more I do with this the more I realise I've barely scratched the surface. Huge variety of sounds that won't get stale with great presets in case you're feeling lost with all the parameters.
AlienXXX Oct 27 2016
(5 / 5)
Oct 27 2016
Amazing! And much mover versatile than I initially imagine. Definitely recommend it!
kdog Nov 08 2013
(4 / 5)
Nov 08 2013
Atari Punk console and Bugbrand Workshop Osc Machine rolled into one nice plugin. Lots of tweaking to be had.