Want to add some new sounds to Crystal? You're in the right place. Download these user banks which contain hundreds of patches for Crystal. After you download and uncompress them into .fxb files, you can use the bank loading feature of your VST host to load them into Crystal.

A more powerful way to use them is to put them into your CrystalPatchBanks folder. If you haven't already done so, create a folder named "CrystalPatchBanks". On windows, put the CrystalPatchBanks folder into the plugins folder where you have Crystal.dll. On OSX, put the CrystalPatchBanks folder into the <system disk>/Users/<your user name>/Library/Application Support/Crystal folder. (On OSX 10.7 and above, to locate the Library folder in the Finder: hold the Option key while selecting Library from the Finder's Go menu).

After you've put the .fxb files into your CrystalPatchBanks folder, start up your host, load Crystal into it, then look for the Banks Menu in the Browse tab (in the Patches section) on the Modulation page. Choose a bank from that menu, and browse through the patches by making selections from the Patches menu. You can find a tutorial for Crystal's Patch browser here.



Vintage Bank #1

This bank contains leads and basses.
Mac and Windows Download

Ambient Bank #1

This bank contains pads and atmospheres.
Mac and Windows Download

Motifs Bank #1

This bank contains grooves and rhythmic patterns.
Mac and Windows Download

Tim Conrardy Patch Banks

These banks contain patches created by Tim Conrardy. These patches use the Crystal 20Mb Sample ROM. If you haven't already installed the sample ROM, see the download instructions on the Download page and follow the "optional additional steps" to install the sample ROM.


Tim's bank #1
Tim's bank #2

Tim Waters Patch Banks

Here are seven banks of patches from Tim Waters. These are notable in that they were entirely created on an iPad using the Crystal Synth XT iPad app.
Tim Waters banks 1-7 plus Rhythmic

Crystal First Birthday Contest Patches

First place patch: Titanic, from Jose Luis Iguarbe. Jose receives his choice of Stylus or Trilogy from Spectrasonics.
Second place patch: Zendrone, from Jon Shapiro. Jon receives a copy of Phatmatik Pro from Bitshift Audio.

Download both of these patches.

Want More?

You'll find lots more Crystal patch banks in the files area of the Crystal yahoo group.

Credits:

  • Groove Quantize Music and Sound (Dave Smith quantize@zip.com.au):
  • All patches which begin with "GQ"

  • Kriminal (http://kriminal.phreque.com):
  • Buzz Bells, Church Bell Organ, Damp Space Lead, Fizz Lead, Fly Organ, Lost in Space, Phat Pad, Rez Pad, Simple Bass, Slow Bell, Stutter

  • Komosa (http://www21.brinkster.com):
  • 303ish, Blop, Bouncy, Bouncy2, Falling Square, Falling, Fuzz Chords, Metal Flute, Rich Fuzz, Soft Lead, Uziqy, Uziqy2

  • Marc Hoppe (Teksonik Audio):
  • 2 voice syn, Filter 9 point, Filter Squares, FMFX, Machine, MelloSyn, Resyn2tek, Resytek, SimpleSq5ths, Simple squares

  • Alex(Kritikon):
  • Mogadon, Banshee in the Attic, Bipolar sweep, Body Snatcher, Clangers out of Space, DX Don't do This, Fat Clangy Burble, Index Madness, Rock Me Sideways, Twisted Mind, Billabong Bob, Crazy Tortoise, Migraine Flash, Seastorm, Caravan, Ballast Tank, Whiplash Kick, Dream Horizon, Critical Juncture, Radar Range

  • Scott Harris:
  • Harmonium Plux, Agile Wow Bass, Crystal Vespers, Distorted Pulsar, Enhanced FM Bass, Goths in the Sewer, Organ Crypt, Rhythm Sync, Starget Noise Gate, Xtorted Major Cadence

    Factory Presets

    These patches are the presets which come with Crystal. When you load Crystal, you'll find them in the presets menu (the downward pointing arrow below the Copy menu in the upper left part of the Crystal screen. However, it is often convenient to load the factory presets through the patch browser instead of using the presets menu, so here are the factory presets in a .fxb file which you can put in your CrystalPatchBanks folder.
    Mac and Windows Download

    Crystal 2.1 Presets

    The factory presets have been changed in Crystal 2.2. If you have a song which depends on the presets from version 2.1, you can load this bank into version 2.2.

    Mac and Windows Download