Rave Generator VST by DJ * CSI * is a free rompler VST synth, containing many of the classic sounds of the early rave / hardcore from the 90′s.
When you need an old school rave stab, just load the Rave Generator VST and go through the presets ! => instant Altern 8 / 2 Unlimited / Belgium techno / hardcore gabber rave sound !
There are 64 sounds, including the T99 Anasthasia choir stab, classic hoover, Black Riot stab, the “Landlord” stab as heard in “Outlander – Vamp” and countless rave tracks, the “Inner City” stab, etc.. There’s also some funny “wooh” voice sounds. OldSchool Rave 100 % garantee.
some quick demos:
T99 rave choir stab !
We need Hoover
Funky Stab !
Revelation of a new order !
Yo soy el seigneur des los tenebros
Rave to the house
Get Ready 4 This brass Synth
Inner City This Brutal House
old school gabber
this beat is technotronic
Get Ready For the Euromasters
All the cheesy cliché sounds are here
Well, not all sounds in my opinion, i miss some of the most used and cool sample (like the Casio CZ organ), but i already asked DJ * CSI * for a V2 !
He asked us to host the plugin, so you can download it right now.
It’s freeware and VST2.4 compatible!
We already hope for a V2 to come very soon, we asked for some improvement and more sounds.
Don’t hesitate to make your suggestions too!
The “stab” is a short sampled burst of sound, it can be sampled from many sources (often from another record) : one classic technic is to sample a chord and then play a one finger melody with the keyboard !
Here’s some well known sample stabs and their origin :
The Inner City Stab
Sampled from the last seconds of “Nitro Deluxe – Let’s Get Brutal”, this where it started !
here’s a video showing how to do :
The Landlord Stab
Coming from the 1989 track “Landlord Feat Dex Danclair – I Like It (Blow Out Dub)“, it has been sampled and used to death in a lot of house / rave / techno / dance / hardcore tracks
TEKNONUTTER @ discogs attempted to compile as many of the tracks that use the “Landlord Stab”, here’s the list : http://www.discogs.com/lists/The-Landlord-Stab-1989-1993/154266
this one can also fit in that list ! => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaaAOyal8Oo
The quadrophonia 16 bit stab
A typical orchestra hit, probably derived from the ORCh5 Fairlight sound. The one used in Quadrophonia – Quadrophonia probably comes from the intro of the 1987 track ” 16 bit – Changing Minds “.
check at 7″ :
L.A Style – James Brown is dead
Some like it, many hate it, and this was a big hit.
The famous rave choir sample comes from a Roland S-330 sample disk coming with S-330 system disk, it’s called “Ending”, it’s a good old orchestral sample with a 30.000 Hz samplerate!
Another famous sound was sampled from the end of ” Electric Light Orchestra – So Fine ” track
Check at 3’52 :
The funky chord stab as heard in “Bizarre Inc – Raise Me”
The funky stab ! starting right at the beginning of the track :
It comes from this ultra super funky track : ” D Train – You’re The One For Me (Special Dub Vocal Edit) ”
Right at the beginning !
The 2 Unlimited – Twilight Zone Wooh !!
This – annoying ? – snippet of vocal was used on countless dance & techno-rave-dance tracks.
Of course it comes from an accapela => ” Tramaine Hawkins – In The Morning Light ”
This acapella was present in the famous “Acapella Anonymous Vol. #1” bootleg
this vinyl + the Zero-G datafile sample disks + the Korg M1 Synth are responsible for at least 75% of the electronic music of the early 90′s
The total Confusion / KLF / WestBam etc.. “dog bark” Woo !
This short “woo” sample was used in many rave / dance track too. It comes from the intro of ” Iggy Pop – African Man ” track :
You can hear this “woo” sample in :
KLF – Last Train To Transcentral
A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd – Total Confusion
Westbam – Monkey Say Monkey Do
Total Groove – Reanimator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIC5ylwgFtY
Black Riot House Stab
Todd Terry is the king of the sample, his incredible stab was re-used in so many song that we can’t list. Yes, this sound, starting @ 0′ 6″
According to jim01_78, the famous sound was sampled by Todd Terry in “Sequal – Not Too Late Dub”
I have to check in my freestyle tracks collection to check that !
The Bizarre Inc piano chord stab in “Playing with Knives”
It has been sampled from this 1989 track : ” Fidelfatti feat. Ronnette – Just Come Touch Me (Hallelujah Mix) ”
Here’s the video that show it :
It’s funny to notice how the 1989 track samples the Tramaine acapella ( “Sing Hallelujah!”)
Don’t forget to check the other videos from Ry Kennon => https://www.youtube.com/user/RealRyKennon/videos