Old Grit – A Collection of Filthy Patches for the iVCS3


I’m giving away a library of presets I made for the iVCS3. This collection embodies my love for imperfect, dirty, slightly ugly sounds that are both edgy and warm reminiscent of old tape recordings. Some presets are variations of one matrix patch, and not entirely unique, created for the convenience of switching from tone to tone without dialing in different settings each time. Don’t forget to read the performance notes to get a better understanding of each patch’s controls. Have fun and go crazy with it! Drop me a line if you find these patches useful in any way.

Disclaimer: Some patches are softer than most. When using these super soft patches, please do not forget to turn down your device’s output volume before switching to the next patch. This would prevent damage to your hearing and/or equipment. Use these patches at your own risk. I shall not be held liable for any damage to property or hearing resulting from the use of these patches, ya hear? Safety first! The iVCS3 can get very loud in an instant. Keep your device’s audio output at moderate levels.

Update (3/23/15): the levels have been fixed, and patches more or less do not differ as much in their amplitude. Yay.

Download all these 3 files, and open them in the iVCS3.

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13 thoughts on “Old Grit – A Collection of Filthy Patches for the iVCS3

  1. […] (free) patch set for the app! You can download the set at the Dropbox link over on her blog, found here. There is even a new YouTube video highlighting some of the sounds in the new set. Check it […]

  2. Matt says:

    Wow! To be honest, I didn’t expect a whole lot from a free set of presets. But these are great! Right up my alley. I think I like them better than the paid presets I bought. Nice work Hazel! Keep it up!

  3. Liking these sounds…thank you! Agree with user Matt, these are much more usable than many of the other sounds I’ve heard with this app. Thanks again

  4. Eve Severe says:

    Thanks so much. These are really fabulous.

  5. Pete Lawler says:

    Thanks, Hazel. Your tutorial videos and the ‘Old Grit’ patches are both fantastic. Please take a look at my blog if you like. It’s pumpolito@wordpress.com

  6. pumpolito says:

    Thanks Hazel. The patches and your tutorials are both fantastic. This app takes some long experimentation to begin, let alone master. Your generosity is appreciated.

  7. Todd says:

    Thanks for all your iVCS3 tutorials. What tactile Controller (if any) do you use to control the iVCS3?

    Thanks again.

    • Hi Todd. I use the Akai MPK Mini, but it can be cumbersome. I hope to perhaps build a custom controller someday or maybe buy one off of the geniuses on the interwebs who’ve already built them πŸ™‚

  8. u10 says:

    outstanding work, hazel! thanks for sharing your presets and especially for the tutorials which were incredibly helpful.

    woo hooo πŸ™‚

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