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Inspired by his work in a wide array of genres over the last 12 years, Deadbeat's Sounds from BLKRTZ is a collection of 100 presets for Ultra Analog VA-2 which truly push the instrument to its earth shaking low and shimmering high extremes. It will come as no surprise to those familiar to his unmistakable dubwise style that subs and bass play a central role here, but you'll also find an inspiring array of evolving chords and stabs, ambient clouds, and slowly evolving sequences.

Sound Pack for Ultra Analog VA-3

“When I set to work on the bank I really wanted to showcase some of the ways I use the synth on a day to day basis. It's been one of my go-to tools for bass lines for years but it's also a fantastic choice as a vocoder carrier signal, vintage sounding pads, and properly tweaked out acid lines and effects. It's a very deep instrument and I hope that this collection inspires people to explore it further in their own work.” —Deadbeat

For those looking for inspiration in the realm of dubstep, ambient, or the deepest and dubbiest of house and techno, Sounds from BLKRTZ is certain provide hours of creative inspiration for your productions.

Who is Deadbeat?

Deadbeat is one Scott Monteith, a Canadian musician living in Berlin who has been releasing his own special blend dub influenced electronic music since 1999, for labels such as Scape, Wagon Repair, and his own newly founded BLKRTZ imprint from which this collection takes its name. His work has been met with consistent critical acclaim from the industry's leading publications and websites, and drawn regular performance invitations from the world's most respected clubs and festivals. Whether charting new courses in impossibly heavy dub reggae, snap clap digital dancehall, or thundering late night house and techno, his unique blend of advanced sound design and hypnotic grooves have earned him legions of fans the world over.

The 100 presets of Sounds from BLKRTZ

Bass and Subs
  • Acid Pig
  • Black Metal
  • Bow Wow
  • Brostep
  • Buzz Saw
  • Chain Saw
  • Driven Sines
  • Dropping Razor
  • Drunken Mumbler
  • Elephantitus
  • Flanged Subs
  • High Low
  • Laser Lash
  • Metal Beast
  • Mod Ripper
  • Paint Stripper
  • Poppers
  • Punchy Sub
  • Sand Blaster
  • Sat Nav
  • Sleng Square
  • Soft Earth Shaker
  • Soft Rez Sweep
  • Sub and Static
  • Sub Slapback
  • Sub Snarl
  • Tectonic Shake
  • Unison Squares
  • Water Wobble
  • Wonk Wonk
Chords and Stabs
  • Analog Soft
  • Brassy Sequence
  • Clean Driver
  • Dark Wave
  • Detroit Classic
  • Drain Pipe
  • Driven Bubblers
  • Driven Pipes
  • Far East Radio
  • Fat Noise
  • Future Organ
  • HAM Radio Defect
  • High Metal Bells
  • Hopeful Phase
  • Ice Scraper
  • Noisey Notch
  • Power Steam
  • Punchy Analog
  • Scatter Shot
  • Short Circuit
  • Sizzle and Stab
  • Soft and Shakey
  • Soft Moving Dub
  • Soft Skank
  • Stereo Dub Saw
  • Tough Little Saws
  • Warm and Low
  • Weedy Transistor
  • Wide Wave
  • Wind Tunnel
Drones and Carriers
  • Broken Leslie
  • Ebow Swells
  • Falling In
  • Flange Blaster
  • Heavy Saw
  • Metal Tides
  • Noisey Squares
  • Siren Bomb
  • Static Charge
  • Stereo Rage
Seqs and Acid
  • Clack and Crack
  • Clipped 101
  • Crazy Maker
  • Dive Bomber
  • Drippy Acid
  • Ghost Notes
  • K Hole
  • Kinda Tuned
  • Kooky Scientist
  • Low Soul
  • Mean and Clean
  • Mellow Poppers
  • Midnight Chorus
  • Noise and Pops
  • Pop and Slide
  • Rolled Corners
  • Simple Organ
  • Sines of an Issue
  • Small Stone Acid
  • Soft Plucks
  • Sonar Pings
  • Squash and Peas
  • Steam Power
  • Tanked
  • The Nine
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Toothy Saw
  • Wide and Raw
  • Wiggle and Hats
  • Woody


Mac minimum system requirements*

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • Intel Core processor or later
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space 

PC minimum system requirements*

  • Windows 7 32‑/64‑bit or later
  • Intel Core or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space

*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).