UPDATE: Please download the main zip on the site, and unzip. Then get this one and unzip to the same location.


1. MIDI clock. If you have a master MIDI timing device plugged in it will autosync to that and display as such
2. Removed 3 lesser used effects, added following

high F, F#, G keys: Switch between 16 bass drum, snare, hi hat patterns. Before you could only get random patterns on the AUX key

happy bashing

Based on shreeswifty’s BASHFEST for Organelle, which has it’s basis on Eric Lyon’s awesome lyonpotpourri collection of objects:

A really cool click-driven drum machine/sequencer with random effects. I took shree’s patch and basically expanded on it , including putting it in the 4-page OS 2.0 style.

IMPORTANT: This does not come with samples due to size constraints. See below for instructions

AUX changes patterns (random for each part)
notes 60 – 79 change effects
note 80 switches the effects on/off
81 is a random effect thingy
82 is a ‘flat’ effect setting, equal chances for all effects
83 selects a random kit (kick/snare/hh)

if you use SAVE, it will keep all your settings including your kit, except for the patterns which are still random

Page 1
-kick volume
-snare volume
-hh volume

Page 2
-Filter Frequency
-Filter Resonance
-Delay/Reverb amount (post BASH effects)
-Delay panning

Page 3
-Delay Time *this is tied to the BPM so you can get beat-synced effects on the repeats. If you go past 50% on the knob, you get a free-range time choice
-Delay Feedback
-Delay Filter Frequency
-Delay Filter Mix/Intensity

Page 4
-Compressor Threshold
-Compressor Gain
-Compressor Attack/Release
-BASH play or pause

compressor taken from:

-There are around 4000 variations of drum patterns you can get…keep hitting AUX to find some good ones
-You can edit the drum patterns in the mask~ objects
-The compressor has a lot of gain, use caution
-There is still some noise/pops/buzzes in the output sometimes. Certain samples/effects/ and high BPM seem to cause it but i have not been able to totally fix.
-Try some non-drum samples in there to mix it up

You need at least 120 of each type so the randomizer won’t come up empty. Put them in the sound folder.
kick: K100 – K220.wav
snare: S100- S220
hi hat: H100 – H220

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25 comments on “BASHFEST Bastard
  • Blavatsky on said:

    I realized that some people may not have easy access to 300+ drum samples and want to try it, here is a link to random samples from free packs and forums, drum machines. These are as far as I know public domain/stuff you can go download for free, not off any commercial sample packs or CDs – no infringement/ownership implied.

  • jooga1972 on said:

    OK, I’m kinda speechless… this patch is ACE! It simply is. I’m just about to start recording tracks for a brand new project…think glitchy/abstract/experimental hiphop…. I call it ‘criticaltronica’.. anyways, earlier today I was sculpting beats with the original Bashfest patch when the Bastard appeared…I guess it’s safe to say that for this new project this rework of the already amazing original will see plenty of use. I love the multi-page menu, the comp and everything. Great job, thanks for sharing! Me happy! :)))

  • mans o on said:

    This is amazing!!! thank you!

  • Blavatsky on said:

    glad you guys are enjoying it, shreeswifty gave me some much needed advice to fix some sound issues, and I think the compressor really brought it together with the other effects for some punch…now I need a few different versions w/ different samples in each hehe

  • Tristan Heau on said:

    Awesome update ! Can’t wait to plug it today !

  • Bort Bort on said:

    Hi Blavatsky, so the sounds need to be named following the form K100-220, S100-220 etc. How might I rename large numbers of samples to follow this form quickly?

  • Blavatsky on said:

    Hi Bort – I use the recording software REAPER, which is free to try. I’m sure there are other ways but here are those steps:
    1. File menu -> batch file/item converter
    2. Add a bunch of files to the top window
    3. Choose output directory as folder in Bashfest
    4. Here is the key, you need this in the File Name field:


    Then hit go/convert

    This tells it to name the files with the filenumber (starting at 0), so if you put in 120 files you’d have K100 – K220.
    Same trick for Snare and Hat, just substitute that first letter.
    Good luck!!

  • Sherman Crawford on said:

    where is the “main zip on the site” for the original download? all roads lead me back here

  • Blavatsky on said:

    Hi Sherman – Just download the main patch on this page (red download button), then use the dropbox link at the very top.
    Unzip that to the location of the main patch and it will overwrite/update main.pd. Good luck!

  • Bort Bort on said:

    Hey blavatsky, i’ve followed instruction found here with the update – but for some reason the patch will not load on my organelle. Blank screen, no sound or response. I can still access the patch menu though and come out from that point.
    When I tried to launch the new main.pd in windows i got the following error:
    “mask~.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installment media…”
    Maybe this is unrelated as it uses a linux only external or something, but still – no worky! I’ll keep trying.

  • Bort Bort on said:

    Ah, recopied the main.pd over again – it now shows the in-patch menu display fine and i see the new pattern commands have effect from the display – however the patch doesn’t seem to be plucking the samples from the sound folder. They are there in the same folder as before – any idea what could be going wrong?

  • pwp on said:

    Hi, I believe I’m having the same issue, patch appears to be loading and functioning correctly, however, as with Bort Bort, the patch doesn’t seem to be plucking the samples from the sound folder.

  • Bort Bort on said:

    have all pd extended downloaded already and on my organelle, also on new OS. used the old bashfest_bastard without issue (still do) just this particular iteration isnt making any sound. sound files are exactly the same as in previous versions and are indeed located in ‘sound’ folder. :/

  • pwp on said:

    Hi Blavatsky, fixed, I reinstalled PD-Extended from the link you provided. Many thanks for your support/advice – BASHFEST Bastard is MONSTER!

  • Blavatsky on said:

    Awesome! Glad that fixed it

  • Bort Bort on said:

    Also working over here! Redownloading the PD-extended folder didn;t work for me at first. I noticed there were some random .aif files in the ‘sound’ folder so got rid of them – now it’s working a charm. not only that – I downloaded reaper and subbed in a bunch of microtonic .wav samples ‘cuckoo’ released through his patreon for the po-32… sounds incredible!

  • Bort Bort on said:

    thanks blavatsky :D

  • Blavatsky on said:

    Very weird the .aif files were causing a problem, but 20 years in computers nothing surprises me :) Really glad this is working for you guys now.
    I’m doing the same type of thing; swapping out samples and messing with the mask~ patterns. Lots of possibilities!
    Big thanks as always to ShreeSwifty for porting all these great libraries to PD!!!!

  • jooga1972 on said:

    Hey Guys, I’m having some issues here…. where exactly do I unzip the ‘update’ into? The patch folder? The patch loads OK but I’m getting no sound. Maybe it’s the random .aif files in the sound folder? Any advice will be appreciated. Cheers!

  • pwp on said:

    Yes, copy the 2 files from the update folder into the patch folder, this will replace the original files. Copy all the .aif files from the download ‘sound’ folder and drop them in the ‘sound’ folder in the patch folder. The random .aif files didn’t cause a problem for me. However, I did have to replace my PD Extended on the USB Drive to get th patch to work:

  • Alberto Romero on said:

    Blavatsky, speechless, this is just amazing! Thank you! (And Shreeswifty as well!)

  • Saki Ciselas on said:

    Hi Blavatsky,
    this patch is awesome, i love using it!
    I have a tiny synchronisation issue though. Most of the Organelle patches I use work very well when clocked by my Keystep, but this one gets out of sync in a matter of seconds, even though the bpm indicator in the first menu shows the actual bpm of the master clock.
    I presume this can be fixed within the [pd metronome-control] or [samm~] subpatches, but i don’t really understand how they work.
    Do you have a clue or advice?
    Thanks again for this killer patch!

  • Joaquim Salvador on said:

    Hi! the dropbox link is not working anymore :-(

    Blavatsky! Could you upload it again?

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