OtoMarch is a VSTi that turns your keyboard into a marching army. It automatically shuffles different samples for a realistic stomping effect. The samples used were recorded in stereo, featuring a 24-person marching army. It has faders for basic EQ, reverb, and width. When you see the sign “Coffee-For-Plugin,” it means it’s a giveaway. Hey look, this one is! So it’s a cup of coffee in exchange for the plugin. Now… Marching army in music is cool. I did a track in 2006 called “Ixthus” which featured a dance-march sequence, it was cool enough. But I didn’t have those super-wide, crunchy samples to work with back then. All I had was a recording of 4 guys stomping, quadruple-tracked to eternity. Since then I’ve always wanted to create a marching army VSTi. After I made Otobongo, I thought, this could really work well with stomping. All I need now is an army.
So I grabbed my heavy duty condensers and had the guys setup a small platform in the studio. We stomped away. And after many hours of editing and mastering, the plugin is complete. No artificial double-tracking was used in the samples so you can be sure it won’t sound like an army of drones in mono. Now it’s all about the crunch.