In memory of Minazo: bucket lover, iconic animal superstar, Web meme, elephant seal among elephant seals.

Daz Diamond is back with another wacky, experimental effect. When we last joined Daz, he was sharing strange and wonderful granular, delay, and sidechain effects. Now, he’s been thinking about buckets (as in brigades, as in sets of delay lines combined to form a reverb). He writes:

Hi Peter, I’m at it again, and have just put out bucketEER MK I – a stereo reverb/delay fx inspired by bucket-brigade style machinery – simple, quite primitive, and surpirisingly good sounding – also interesting for unusual delays with lots of taps …

Full specs on his site, but here’s what I like about the fact that it’s very much in “beta”:

At the moment, when changing from one preset to another, the buffers may get stuck for a few seconds resulting in a glitchy effect. this may or may not be a bad thing, and may or may not happen depending on your host.

So, quick, go grab that before he fixes the problem, and add some organic glitches to your reverb!

Some powerful features:

  • Pre and Post effect shelving filters

  • Predelay with control over level and time

  • Size and Time controls

  • Width and Mix controls

  • Central readout of knob values

  • 17 Randomize buttons – ‘global’ and ‘local’

  • Freeze Function

  • Bypass switch for each bucket and slot

  • Output level meter

  • 8 presets

Daz welcomes donations. I may also give this a go on Linux — enjoying Windows VST compatibility on one machine.

Updated – somehow left out these links. Been a bit out of it this week; sorry!

whiteLABEL bucetEER Product Page and Download
Daz Diamond / whiteLABEL Google Discussion Group

  • Mike

    Couldn't resist…..


  • Mike
  • Phil

    sad, poor Minazo. He will be missed.

  • Jim
  • Chris

    Minazo rocked , exploiting this here is lame, This is disturbing and sad really, steal an image at least learn something about it first. idiots. can we set up something to blacklist these guys?

  • rhowaldt

    I thought this was about the reverb instead of the elephant seal? does the elephant seal produce glitchy reverbs even when held in captivity? who is he anyway? never heard of him. can we post an item about Knut, the German baby polar bear? he's cute. look!

  • Kyran

    Hey Peter, how about a link to the site of the guy in the post?

    We are all very lazy on the internet 😉

  • Kyran

    addon: did you mean there is a native linux vst version of this, are that you're going to test them on linux using some wine emulation?

    (I'm all for supporting guys that make their products work native on linux)

  • daz

    there is no native linux version : its only a vst .dll file for windows – get it (along with my others) HERE !!

    although, I'd be interested to here how peter gets on with whatever linux adapter he's using – go on, give us a clue peter !!

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  • Yes, please let us in on however you've gotten VSTs to work – I know there are a few options, but some seem out of date and I haven't bothered to try any.

  • There's good VST-on-Linux info here:

    My next step is giving the latest OpenSUSE / JACK Audio Distribution setup a try.

    @Kyran, sorry, that was a mistake — fixed.

    @Chris: Look, I'm fond of animals. I think there are far worse ways to exploit seals than post images of them. Minazo was great — his second life as an Internet meme I think only speaks to the affection for this creature, so relax, okay?

    Knut is also fantastic; I may go to the zoo when I'm Berlin next month, and then the zoo and electronic music themes really *will* converge.

    And yes, there probably is a way to put the two together. I'm going to take these gripes as an excuse to make a VST of the calls of our new baby walrus at the New York Aquarium.

  • Peter, I second the comment about how the hell you use VST's in Linux… I've read a bit about it, but seems like it would be a good subject for a meaty CDM How-To post.

    I would kill to run Absynth and/or Guitar Rig on my Ubuntu laptpo…