Splice Audio Kits – July 2018

This month, I only purchased three sound packs to add to my ever-growing collection of sound samples. This time, all three packs were from Cinetools on Splice. Witchcraft – Elemental Dark Magic We’re proud to announce our newest sound library: Witchcraft; formed by primal dark elemental forces and full of darkness!! Featuring over 13GB of […]

Obedientiam et Servitutem

Here is a sneak peak into some of the new designs I am working on for upcoming stickers, shirts, posters, etc… The first is Obedientiam et Servitutem, Latin for Obedience and Servitude. This piece reflects the current political environment where politicians are merely puppets for a diabolical higher power. There will be several pieces from […]

Babyman Cometh

Thanks to Hugo and Jake (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBibleReloaded), I took it upon myself to create the first t-shirt design for my second set (make it available mid-August maybe???). The Babyman character comes from a Chick Tract and while watching the episode where Hugo and Jake reenact this particular pamphlet, I felt an urge to make this into […]

GVM LED Video Lights Added to the Studio

Secryt Labs just added some GVM LED Video lights to the studio setup. They were most recently used on an outdoor T-Shirt photo shoot to fill in shadows and provide a subtle edge light. I am very happy with these lights and hope to find interesting uses for them in the near future. The amazing […]

Vacuum Pro VSTi Added to Studio

Vacuum Pro is a polyphonic analog synthesizer with vacuum tube circuit modeling that perfectly captures the crunchy, warm sound of the analog era. With four analog oscillators, multiple filters and envelopes, and built-in audio effects, Vacuum Pro lets you dive deep into subtractive synthesis to recreate those sought-after analog sounds from the 70s and 80s. […]

New Splice Audio Libraries – June 2018

A total of nine new sound packs have been added to the Secryt Labs ever-growing collection. Included are: Ambient Atmospheres Vol. 2: The follow-up to the bestselling original, Ambient Atmospheres 2 returns with a vast selection of cinematic, lo-fi styled pad textures and soundscapes. This meticulously crafted collection was recorded and produced using iconic gear – […]

First Four T-Shirt Designs Unveiled

At a private house party over the weekend, I unveiled the first four designs for my new t-shirt series. In early August, I will be making these available for sale at a modest $20 each (+$5 US shipping). They will be individually silk-screened in the Secryt Studio using the best eco-friendly inks. Links to purchase […]

The War of the Worlds Radio Drama

DOWNLOAD ORIGINAL SCRIPT Future Website: http://waroftheworlds.co Next Meeting: Sunday, June 17, 2018. Discussion will include character roles and auditioning/casting process. The War of the Worlds, originally written by H.G. Wells, is one of the all-time classic audio dramas recorded in 1938 by Orson Welles and Mercury Theater on the Air. As the Secryt Department of […]

Secryt T-Shirts

About two months ago, The Secryt Department of Propaganda purchased a silk-screen setup in order to start making t-shirts. The Vox Populi project is going to rely heavily upon this set-up, so owning our own equipment was worth the investment. We ordered a logo screen from Nevertheless Silk Screen Supply at http://www.neverthelessscreenprintingsupplies.com and printed up a […]

Linux Frankencomputer

Sitting in a corner of the studio, there were two older computers that were sitting and collecting dust. Both still had good components inside and combined they could make a decent system. So… to see what was inside each of them, I cracked the systems opened and found the juicy insides. A hard drive here, […]

Slam Dawg VST Plugin

Sometimes you just can’t pass up a $1 super-deal for a VST plugin. Slam Dawg was recently made available on PluginBoutique.com with a massive 99% discount. This plugin will fit neatly in my collection of VST and VSTi software. As a creative Musician, Artist, Producer or Engineer today, you need speed, inspiration, and Club, Radio […]

Arcana – Origins Playlist (03/13/2018)

Arcana – Origins Playlist (03/13/2018) At Canvas in Midtown Memphis Pre-show Severed Heads- Dead Eyes Opened Noise Unit – Corroded Decay Sister Machine Gun – Not My God Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope Test Dept. – Bang on It Acumen Nation – Gun Lover X Marks the Pedwalk – Abbatoir Set 1 Clan of Xymox […]

Secryt on Facebook

It was bound to happen sooner or later, but I’ve added an official Facebook page for Secryt. I’ll try to use it to communicate with people, but we all know how I am… I’ll post things on this website and I’ll neglect the Facebook account. Ahhhhh, such is my life. Find the Facebook page here: […]

April 2018 DJ Gigs

Secryt’s very own Plastic Citizen will return to the decks twice in April 2018. Friday, April 13, 2018: Arcana at Canvas in Memphis, TN Saturday, April 28, 2018: Obscura at Growlers in Memphis, TN All industrial, goth, synth pop, dark wave, neugoth and more. Playlists will be posted shortly after the events take place. (Visited […]

MRhythmizer VST Added to Studio

If nothing else, the software acquisitions for The Secryt Department of Propaganda have been getting a major boost recently. This time we are adding MRhythmizer from Melda Productions. This VST acts much like Image Line’s Gross Beat in terms of function and capabilities. There are several interesting features that distinguish the two pieces of software. […]

Waves H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb VST Added to Studio

Happy to announce that the Waves H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb VST plugin has been added to the vast assortment of tools in the Secryt studio. This should solve some of the needs for a higher-quality digital reverb for voice. From Waves website: “New technologies open new creative horizons. H-Reverb is a pioneering FIR reverb based on […]

Secryt Silk Screening

About a month ago, the Secryt Department of Propaganda purchased an entry-level silk-screen unit to print t-shirts and other printable media. Well, the time is ripe to start printing and the first screen has been created, the eyeball flask logo. Shirts will be both black ink on white shirts and neon green ink on white […]

WA Production InstaChord

Sometimes you just can’t pass up on a deal and this was one of those instances. PluginBoutique has a deal on WA Production InstaChord for less than $15. I’ll be honest, I’m not well-versed in music theory. I play by ear… and what sounds good to my ear is generally what gets recorded. I’m more […]

New Splice Audio – March 2018

In order to continuously build up the library of stock sounds used in the studio, Splice is one of the resources I use to acquire samples. Here are 6 new collections I’ve added to the ever-growing library in March 2018. Audeobox – Twisted Metal is where trap meets extreme sound design. Inspired by tracks from […]

MidSouthCon – DJ Playlist

MidSouthCon is the Mid-South’s longest-running annual fan-run, all-volunteer multi-genre Science Fiction Convention. This is the playlist from the Plastic Citizen’s Friday night dance party (March 9, 2018). (Note: Not in order or play) Yves V, Florian Picasso – Here with You Yo Speed – Big Mac Whiskey Pete, Nick Kennedy – Back It Up Trilane […]

Obscura: Pastel Purgatory Playlist

Obscura is a monthly gothic-industrial night held at Growlers in midtown Memphis, TN. This is the playlist for the Plastic Citizen on March 11, 2018. PRE-SHOW Alphaville – Big in Japan Clan of Xymox – Medusa Swans – Love Will Save You Death in June – Nothing Changes Set 1 10pm-11pm Die Warzau – The […]

Virus Factory Soundbanks – FREE!

Sometime around 2004, I released a series of royalty-free sound packs for music producers to grab, use, abuse, manipulate and create. I am once again releasing these to the public for free, no strings attached. Looking back at these, many of the samples and sounds haven’t aged well. But… there are still a good number […]

Cremation of Care Ceremony – Audio Recording Casting

Secryt Labs is hosting a recording session of the Bohemian Grove’s infamous Cremation of Care Ceremony. Having dug through numerous sites and archives, we finally found a copy of the script, modified it to be audio friendly and prepared it for recording. We are now ready for the casting of roles (script link is at […]

70 Free Textures

Several years ago I went on a photo shoot to build my own set of textures and urban backgrounds. This is the first set of 70 images that I shot… now available to you for free. Some are good, some are not so good, the quality is mediocre, but they are free. So take them, […]

28 Police Foley Sounds – FREE!

FREE to download and use in your projects. A collection of 28 police foley sounds captured from Chicago police radio. Featuring general chatter, static, squawks and other radio sounds. This is not a huge collection, but worth passing along for free nonetheless. All .wav files for the highest possible quality. Enjoy and use responsibly. 28 […]

Introducing the Vox Populi Logo

All good projects need some sort of initial branding to help provide a foundation. The Vox Populi “The Voice of the People” project is a graphic design and photography concept revolving around the idea of subversive imagery. Inspired by propaganda posters throughout history, this project will photograph individuals and compose them into a new-style of […]

New Equipment – Zoom H6

After hosting numerous podcasts and audio dramas, it was evident that I needed to acquire a more portable system that could be used to record these sessions. I’ve turned down a couple of podcasts due to the need to record ‘on-location.’ This is where the Zoom H6 comes in. While I would have loved to […]

New Splice Audio Libraries

It would be of no surprise that I have a Splice account for their massive selection of royalty-free sounds and loops. While the service is generally designed for music producers, you can find some nice, hidden gems that could add to a body of digital foley and sound effects. In the past few weeks, here […]

February 2018 Stickers

New stickers for February 2018 – Believe series from the early 2000s. These are from an old series of designs that serve as a foundation for the new Vox Populi series (currently in development). (Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)

New VSTs Added to the Secryt Studio

The Secryt Department of Propaganda is constantly purchasing new software and tools to enhance our capabilities in the studio. In the past couple of months, the following are a few of the newly added VST plugins for audio production. UVI – Meteor Designed for and by composers, sound designers and musicians, Meteor is a creative […]

Cremation of Care Audio Recording

Straight from the Bohemian Grove, Secryt Labs is producing a re-written version of the yearly Cremation of Care Ceremony. This stage performance is performed at the beginning of the Bohemian Grove festivities. We’ve taken the script, rewrote it and made it suitable for an audio drama. Casting and recording will be happening within the next […]

January 2018 Stickers

In an effort to be a little more proactive about design-work, Secryt Labs is going to start putting out monthly stickers. There may be one, there may be a dozen, they may be promoting a Secryt Labs endeavor, they may be a nifty design. No matter what they are, new stickers ARE being printed in […]

NEUGOTH Radio

Welcoming in 2018, Secryt Labs launched a new online radio station called NEUGOTH. This station features the latest in goth, darkwave, post-punk, dark ambient, goth rock and much more. You can find more information at NEUGOTH.com and listen to the stream. The station is still in the early stages of development and will be expanding […]

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