VST freebies & cheapies, what do you like?

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Instruments or plug in effects - I've just put together a win xp box, running Cubase SL3, I bought Steinberg "D'Cota" softsynth for 49 quid, which is OK-ish, sort of, though not earth-shattering and gmedia "mtron", which doesn't work! (I need to install some updates to make it work w/XP)

Anyway, obviously, there's a shitload of freeware and shareware vst plugs out there, so many, that my head went all funny when I looked at the list on kvr-vst. What do you use and like, & why?

(nb by freebies I mean freeware/shareware, NOT "w4r3z")

Pashmina (Pashmina), Saturday, 1 October 2005 09:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Could someone explain this VST thing to me please? I know that Cubase can do so much more than I use it for (a glorified 24 track recording studio with gee whizz bang digital effects) but I can't even get Reason to work within it.

Paranoid Spice (kate), Saturday, 1 October 2005 11:30 (sixteen years ago) link

I'll try to explain it when I get it working properly myself!

So far (using "D'Cota") I installed the thing, then in the "devices" pull-down menu, selected it as an active instrument. I went to the midi track "inspector" thing, and where you select your midi channel or instrument, I selected "D'Cota" from the list, played it via the midi keyboard I've got plugged into the interface, and fiddled with the sound parameters via the editor window.

"quite simple really". Er.... well, it was less of a faff than that sounds, anyway.

I'm not sure how it works with "Reason", though.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Saturday, 1 October 2005 11:43 (sixteen years ago) link

To use Reason with Cubase you have to use Re-wire to link the two programmes together. I've never done this so don't know how but if you google for a tutorial there must be loads. VST instrumenta and effects work directly within a sequencer. As Pash said this is the best resource for them (except that everyone there has appalling muscal taste.)

Here's some free vst instrument faves:

MDA E Piano as used by Roots Manuva.
Ephonic Drumatic drum machine is good, as is his Invader fx synth for noises and his analogue style delay
Cheeze Machine and Crazy Diamonds are both old school seventies style string synths.
MutantKoto and the effects that the same guy offers are pretty fucked (in a good way.)
da Hornet is an emulation of a Wasp. It used to be commercial but now it's free. It's not actually amazing but I thought Pash'd like a go on it.
The Japanese Synth 1 has become maybe the classic free synth as long as you ignore the uninspiring presets. There's plenty better ones to be d/led from KVR of you wanna.
Karma FX Synth offers plenty of modular opportunities and has a developer who does quyite a lot of updates.
Andreas Ersonn's Ibli and PolyIblit are my favourite free synths. They can sound rough as fuck. He also does an electric piano that sounds very different to the MDA one.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Saturday, 1 October 2005 15:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Here's the fx part.

MDA do a good basic range of, well, everything. This is a really good starting point.
TbT Tapestop emulates a tape slowing down or up. It's cool. He also does a good compressor and limiter.
Tiny God has some fucked stuff including the Throbber plug in insp. by Throbbing Gristle.
Frohmage is a filter that can make a big difference to your material.
Voxengo OldSchoolVerb reverb.
Sir is an excellent convolution based reverb which means that you'll also want to be heading here if only to find out what that means.
And you'll want to be looking at everything by the developers on the Smart Electronix site to find a ton of weird and/or useful stuff.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Saturday, 1 October 2005 16:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, and on a slightly different tip I recommend Energy XT a modular sequencer/host that can also be inserted into other sequencers/hosts as an effect or instrument. It's great for jamming out ideas, making a noise and generally fucking around on (much quicker to load instruments and effects into than Cubase.) It's the only thing I've listed that costs but it's only about £28 (depending on exchange rates) and the developers lovely.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Saturday, 1 October 2005 16:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Frohmage seconded!

I can't say enough good stuff about the Fish Fillets pack from this guy:

http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5

These are comparable in quality to Waves plug-ins - not kidding!

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Saturday, 1 October 2005 16:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, forgot the DigitalFishPhones. The gate is very nice on drum loops or percussion.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Saturday, 1 October 2005 16:15 (sixteen years ago) link

And I forgot about this guy who makes the most ridiculously sick sounding synths using SynthEdit a 50 dollar modular program that allows you to make yr own VST instruments and fx.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Saturday, 1 October 2005 16:46 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.audiomulch.com/

This stuff is pretty wicked.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Saturday, 1 October 2005 17:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Pretty much the only bass synth I use these days is this:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/kriminal68/Karnage.html

I recommend it highly!

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Saturday, 1 October 2005 17:43 (sixteen years ago) link

seconded the digital fish phones stuff. really, really good.

jimmy glass (electricsound), Sunday, 2 October 2005 07:42 (sixteen years ago) link

nomad factory and kjaerhus both have some really rather nice free effects plugs.

http://www.nomadfactory.com/products/free_bundle/
http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/classic-series.php

jimmy glass (electricsound), Sunday, 2 October 2005 07:43 (sixteen years ago) link

I second Audiomulch, it's got some great little granular processes, great for tuning loops/reverbs, heavy users of Logic/Cubase/Nuendo might find it a little bit 'Baby's first DSP' but I love using it.

mzui (mzui), Sunday, 2 October 2005 09:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Audiomulch is FUCKING AWESOME, so user friendly and versatile. It's a modular host designed for audio processing and, whilst it supports VST, it also has it's own set of mangling tools. It's well worth d/ling the fully functioning demo... Maybe someone should set up a hosts thread.

Couple of effects I forgot above:
PSP PianoVerb "reproduces special kind of reverberation originally provided by piano strings" and sounds real nice.
Voxengo Boogex is an amp simulation.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Sunday, 2 October 2005 12:40 (sixteen years ago) link

There are some nice delay and echo VSTs on the Dub Scrolls page. Plus a two-oscillator "dub siren" that I've never tried. [all here]

Confounded (Confounded), Monday, 3 October 2005 02:17 (sixteen years ago) link

For mastering, I can recommend "Inspector", which is a free VST plugin (I can't remember the address off-hand, unfortunately, but it's a spectral analyser and balance meter).

tissp! (the impossible shortest specia), Monday, 3 October 2005 10:26 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.elementalaudio.com/products/inspector/

jimmy glass (electricsound), Monday, 3 October 2005 11:31 (sixteen years ago) link

That's the one.

tissp! (the impossible shortest specia), Monday, 3 October 2005 11:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Thanks to the lot of you! (esp patrick!)

I've downloaded everything that looks interesting, and will stick the lot in my vstplugs folder tonight! More later, perhaps.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 12:54 (sixteen years ago) link

anyone use VST's w/ Digital Performer?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 13:52 (sixteen years ago) link

anyone use VST's w/ Digital Performer?

I used to sometimes before 4.6. Now that they've got multiple AU outputs not as much. The AudioEase VST wrapper is pretty good.

Pablo (Pablo), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 15:48 (sixteen years ago) link

I've only recently gotten performer 4.5 up and running and just started exploring plug-ins. MAS and AU plug-ins are no problem, but w/ VST there's some new method that works different from the wrapper I think? I have to look into that.

Soooo....any good sites for free MAS or AU plug-ins?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 16:49 (sixteen years ago) link

but w/ VST there's some new method that works different from the wrapper I think?

I know there's a program that creates an AU shell for each VST, try http://www.osxaudio.com if you haven't already, lots of links to free AUs and samples.

http://bram.smartelectronix.com/

The "Supaphaser" is great, you'll never touch the MAS phaser again.

Pablo (Pablo), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 17:04 (sixteen years ago) link

KVR linked to by me in the 4th post down deals w/Audio Units as well. You can do a search for free ones. It'll be a much more managable list than for VSTs. I Can't recommend anything bcz I'm PC.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 18:19 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
finally a gratis vst host for os x!!!

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Saturday, 7 January 2006 21:38 (sixteen years ago) link

grrr it needs max?

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Saturday, 7 January 2006 21:47 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
can't believe i forgot soundhack:

http://www.soundhack.com/

pabs (Pablo A), Saturday, 27 January 2007 07:43 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
Lest ye forget: Delay Lama, the virtual singing monk

www.audionerdz.com

pauncy, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:21 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...

I've been driving myself crazy trying to find a free VST I used to use called Crusher_CJF.dll. It's not that it's a great VST, but I've been trying to recover some old Fruity Loops tracks, and I apparently used it on 80% of them. Have googled it and all that turns up are dodgy and/or dead links.

If anyone happens to have it, I'd love you forever if you could email it to me.

Highly trained BBQ chef (rockapads), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 17:23 (twelve years ago) link

Goldwave is an oldie but goodie and I also like Reaper OK.

earlnash, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 02:53 (twelve years ago) link

i haven't tried it (yet) but there's a free line 6 pod plugin available this month for peeps with an ilok

http://www.line6.com/news/offers/864

mince lice (electricsound), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 02:57 (twelve years ago) link

Audio Damage have a freebies page. The compressor is pretty good and can go from subtle right up to "nuclear blast". The tremolo helps spice up organs and pads. The fuzz isn't that great on guitar, more useful as a "totally mess up your sound" effect.
http://www.audiodamage.com/downloads/

the visible spectrum is rainbows (snoball), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 08:58 (twelve years ago) link

ah yes i've been meaning to try those. i have a couple of AD plugs, they're really really good.

mince lice (electricsound), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 09:13 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

are there any cheap AUs out there that emulate 90s romplers such as the roland SC-88? i know of the edirol hyper canvas but it's pretty expensive

damo tsu tsuki (r1o natsume), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 20:20 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

anyone know of a sampling synthesizer plugin? i'd like to be able take a sample and spread it across the keyboard. i'm pretty you can do it in Ableton, but programming MIDI in Ableton drives me crazy and i'd love to find a vst that can do it in Cubase.

precious bonsai children of new york (Jordan), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 20:04 (nine years ago) link

ten months pass...

I was looking for a free VST harmonizer that sounds good and there it is: Pitchproof. It can even do chords.

DDD, Friday, 28 March 2014 22:10 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

is there any such thing as a vst that would allow me to vary the tempo of audio as it plays?

Merdeyeux, Friday, 18 April 2014 18:13 (eight years ago) link

with or without pitch shifting? maybe put it into a free dj program like Mixxx, record, and import back into your DAW?

festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:21 (eight years ago) link

preferably without pitch shifting i think, though yeah that technique sounds useful too, thanks.

Merdeyeux, Friday, 18 April 2014 18:30 (eight years ago) link

Btw free dj program would work for this as well:

anyone know of a sampling synthesizer plugin? i'd like to be able take a sample and spread it across the keyboard. i'm pretty you can do it in Ableton, but programming MIDI in Ableton drives me crazy and i'd love to find a vst that can do it in Cubase.

― precious bonsai children of new york (Jordan), Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:04 PM (10 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:33 (eight years ago) link

oh, you mean just using it to pitch the sample and bouncing it out as audio? or something else? because that's what i normally do in my DAW, but it would be nice to trigger the samples via midi as well as sequencing audio files.

festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:40 (eight years ago) link

You can take a sample and map out cue points to a midi device, tho we may be talking about two diff things

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:48 (eight years ago) link

I'm an idiot abt this stuff

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:48 (eight years ago) link

ohh ok, hmm. i actually haven't messed with dj programs much because i'm an idiot about dj'ing.

festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:51 (eight years ago) link

also i downloaded a bunch of these free vsts yesterday, haven't checked them out yet: http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/downloads/

festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:53 (eight years ago) link

The VoS VSTs are awesome - you can make some fucked-up self-oscillations and time-pitch-shifts with their NastyDLA effect

DDD, Friday, 18 April 2014 22:18 (eight years ago) link

It's also a pretty good delay effect.

DDD, Friday, 18 April 2014 22:18 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

Anything good going in the various Black Friday sales - soft synths, Ableton packs, etc?

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Friday, 25 November 2016 10:13 (five years ago) link

soundtoys 5.1 for half price!!

Executive Ball Clicker (euphemism) (haitch), Monday, 28 November 2016 02:08 (five years ago) link

Not a freebie but XLN Audio’s XO is available for £5 a month on Splice.

It’s an AI based way of navigating huge collections of drum hit samples, automatically creating a map of similar samples / removing duplicates / swapping samples by similarity.

Doesn’t sound very exciting on paper but it’s been a revelation finding uses for long forgotten drum samples and makes navigating a huge library weirdly fun and productive.

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Thursday, 25 November 2021 22:21 (seven months ago) link

Jamie Lidell talked about making a M4L patch to work with that (or something like it) to bring in a random sample from somewhere in your folders, matched to the key & tempo of your current project. I don't use ableton but that would be amazing for serendipitous sampling.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 25 November 2021 22:47 (seven months ago) link

Boz Digital's black friday sale is sweet. I picked up the Big Clipper and Sasquatch Kick Machine, as well as the Claps, Stomps & Snaps bundle. Hopefully my days of slogging thru kick and clap one-shots are behind me now.

I also went for Klanghelm's SDRR saturation plugin, because it's pretty, and Eddie Bazil raves about it. You can never have too many saturation/distortion plugins.

davey, Saturday, 27 November 2021 15:56 (seven months ago) link

Plugin Alliance's sales are tempting, too... I can hear Soundtoys' Phase Mistress and Little Alter Boy call my name as I am pulled ever closer to the Eventide Blackhole :o

davey, Saturday, 27 November 2021 16:02 (seven months ago) link

Klevgrand has some good sales, I went for their shaken percussion vst. Not something I would normally go for, but I'm so sick of chopping tambourine loops, lol.

Little Alter Boy is surely my most used Soundtoys plugin, along with the filter one. And the plate reverb they offered for free a few years ago.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 27 November 2021 16:57 (seven months ago) link

Good stuff. Skaka (the shaker plug) has proven to be very useful... might've influenced my decision to get all the single-serving kick/clap/stomp/snap plugins from Boz. I also got Klevgrand's Pipa and Slammer. Swedish design is generally really fucking good.

Decided not to get Blackhole. I-lok sucks and I'd prefer to support Valhalla, so I'm likely to buy their Shimmer reverb instead.

davey, Saturday, 27 November 2021 17:07 (seven months ago) link

Fuck Waves for throwing out this interesting freebie then making it part of their V13 bullshit licence, scamming c*unts.

Maresn3st, Saturday, 27 November 2021 17:26 (seven months ago) link

Their website has been shitting the bed all weekend all 504 gateway timeouts lol

davey, Sunday, 28 November 2021 00:43 (seven months ago) link

I think this is my fave plugin lately. Great for boosting things out of the mix: https://www.wavesfactory.com/audio-plugins/trackspacer/

DJI, Sunday, 28 November 2021 01:26 (seven months ago) link

(and on sale)

DJI, Sunday, 28 November 2021 01:26 (seven months ago) link

Been curious about that - do you just sidechain the signal of another track that you think is conflicting with it? Or the master bus?

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 28 November 2021 02:36 (seven months ago) link

I buss all the competing tracks to one and then use TrackSpacer on that buss.

DJI, Sunday, 28 November 2021 04:21 (seven months ago) link

So in the case of the vocal, everything but the drums/bass.

DJI, Sunday, 28 November 2021 04:22 (seven months ago) link

I love Trackspacer - I usually have one on a bass/subs group being ducked by the kick drum, and set up a group of virtually everything but bass and duck that by the snare

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Sunday, 28 November 2021 16:24 (seven months ago) link

Hmm I have a demo version but I haven't been able to get it to do anything. So do you need to sidechain /use a send to get it to do anything? Or should it just try to separate things if you just use it as an insert on a buss?

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 28 November 2021 17:25 (seven months ago) link

Thanks for the headsup DJI, I was trying to remember the name of that plug...

Jordan, I'm pretty sure you have to use a sidechain...

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Sunday, 28 November 2021 17:36 (seven months ago) link

Thanks for the recommendation, DJI. I watched a Youtube demo/review and copped it immediately.

davey, Monday, 29 November 2021 04:22 (seven months ago) link

Thanks, I ended up getting the demo version working and it's pretty cool. I might go for it too, even though I said I was done buying plugins this year. :)

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 29 November 2021 04:50 (seven months ago) link

Cosign on Trackspacer, I love it, my main job is in Post and I use it all the time to carve a little notch in my music or fx busses to make some room for voice, which it does very well.

You have to be careful though, there's a bug that sometimes pops up where you get distortion on the right channel, if that happens just reload the plug as multi-mono instead of stereo, that should fix it.

Maresn3st, Monday, 29 November 2021 10:57 (seven months ago) link

quick survey: what is everyone currently using for drums?

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 30 November 2021 21:51 (seven months ago) link

Samples :)

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 30 November 2021 22:14 (seven months ago) link

I usually start with a rack of a bunch of M4L drum devices. But I don't think my drums sound that great! :)

DJI, Tuesday, 30 November 2021 22:47 (seven months ago) link

Funny, I was just about to ask the same question. I've been trying to reduce my time auditioning one-shot samples by making my own presets for Ableton's Drum Rack, and using Klevgrand's Skaka (for shaken percussion), and (soon) Boz Digital's kick/snap/clap/stomp plugins.

Can anyone recommend a VST drum machine that they find particularly joyful to use? I've been using synth plugins for percussion parts when Drum Rack's lack of a synth engine doesn't cut it, but it'd be nice to have a go-to (virtual) drum machine that handles multiple parts.

davey, Wednesday, 1 December 2021 07:19 (seven months ago) link

Been using Klevgrand's Slammer recently as a sort of side percussion thing, it's great!

I'm still in the dark ages with Battery to be honest, I find that there are a couple of drum sample kits in there that work really well.

I had to make a couple of fake Nirvana tunes for a podcast recently and used the old Battery multi-mic kit into the Arturia Fet-76 with the 'all buttons in' setting to pop the room, it sounded surprisingly good.

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 1 December 2021 10:48 (seven months ago) link

I think mostly I'm one of those people who don't like using midi for drums, it just feels wrong somehow

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 1 December 2021 16:53 (seven months ago) link

https://blog.native-instruments.com/5-free-e-pianos-kontakt/

Maresn3st, Thursday, 9 December 2021 17:03 (six months ago) link

Arturia Tape Mello-Fi - lo-fi tape-style modulation effect:

https://www.arturia.com/products/software-effects/tape-mello-fi/overview

PS it's FREE until December 31

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 21 December 2021 17:28 (six months ago) link

Their servers are creaking. I got it a half hour ago and it's still not showing in my account.

DJI, Tuesday, 21 December 2021 17:30 (six months ago) link

lol same

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 21 December 2021 17:31 (six months ago) link

i guess we can watch the video about it in the meantime >

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5r2HhDeFgE

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 21 December 2021 17:33 (six months ago) link

and yes there are about a billion other plug-ins that do the exact same thing already but hey

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 21 December 2021 17:35 (six months ago) link

i guess the tape stop thing is new tho

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 21 December 2021 17:36 (six months ago) link

I’m using Uhe Satin for tape sim stuff at the moment, not quite sure how as I sold my licence but it just kept on working. Should probably just download this and go legit again lol

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Tuesday, 21 December 2021 17:48 (six months ago) link

I like Audio Thing's Reels plugin and SketchCassette for this lo-fi stuff, they have a nice distortion.

Subtle tape stuff is beyond my hearing ability, I want it absolutely trashed if I'm using a "tape" plugin.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 00:22 (six months ago) link

Also Izotope's Trash 2 is free!

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 03:42 (six months ago) link

https://www.izotope.com/en/shop/trash-2.html

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 04:40 (six months ago) link

Nice free Spitfire labs Xmas-related thingy.

https://labs.spitfireaudio.com/christmas

Maresn3st, Thursday, 23 December 2021 22:17 (six months ago) link

After a kerfuffle with Arturia software center (turned out it was just on their end), I got my Pigments update (great) and the Tape Mello-fi freebie. The latter rules - I've had a bunch of tape emulations and saturators, and this is the best by far. Instantly usable and fun, highly recommend people grab it if possible.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 1 January 2022 19:48 (six months ago) link

Cool! Will you be posting anything on Instagram for #jamuary?

(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Razor (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 3 January 2022 17:07 (six months ago) link

Ha, not likely. For electronic music my setup isn't very video-friendly, I almost always use headphones instead of monitors, and work mostly on the computer.

For drums, the more I've been practicing and getting my hands right, the less I've felt compelled to make any videos for some reason. Maybe if I finally get some drums set up in the house, although drum kit sounds terrible on phone audio.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 17:54 (five months ago) link

I cracked and bought the hainbach audiothings gong amp. Think it goes back up to full price tomorrow-ish?

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 21:21 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Surge synth is now free/open-source, and they added a bunch of stuff. Haven't tried it yet, though: https://surge-synthesizer.github.io/index.html

DJI, Tuesday, 25 January 2022 17:26 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

New Hainbach dropped: https://www.audiothing.net/instruments/noises/

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 18 February 2022 03:34 (four months ago) link

Recently went through a bunch of free transient shaper plugins for a specific use case, and Crack from Surreal Machines is very nice:
https://www.surrealmachines.com/transient-machines-vstau/

Also scooped a few others, I have high hopes for Rave Generator if I can get it working.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 22 February 2022 19:39 (four months ago) link

I'm kinda disappointed in Noises, it's interesting but I don't feel that you can screw with the original samples quite enough for my liking, plus bit reducers are corny.

Bought the latest cheapy background noise cleaner-upper from Waves that's just been released, I have RX Elements but it's great to have something that I can use in real-time across a track.

Maresn3st, Monday, 7 March 2022 23:07 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Got an email from Native Instruments with a bunch of free downloads from NI, Izotope, and Plugin Alliance since apparently they're all teaming up. Looks like some real useful stuff in there (mostly on the saturation, mixing, and masering side of things), I won't say no.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 April 2022 15:29 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Free Mellotron VST:
https://www.audiolatry.com/mel-lofi/

DJI, Wednesday, 1 June 2022 17:06 (one month ago) link

nice!

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 2 June 2022 09:17 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Hora Detour module in VCV Rack is great fun - self contained vector synth, combine it with the Instruo Harmonaig module for a sort of polyphony (or maybe there's a way to get polyphonic note input into VCV Rack, I haven't really looked)

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 24 June 2022 23:28 (one week ago) link

This DAW Mixbus is awesome. Pretty much this stock daw, a good editable delay and a good editable reverb = all you need for a killer mixer software.

https://harrisonconsoles.com/product/mixbus/

Really you could get by with just the DAW and a good audio editor that had some decent effects built in.

For mixing, this stuff is awesome - the EQ and compression and gain control is so deep - you don't need anything else. I've been cutting stuff with limited tracks and this app has been awesome for mixing. Don't about inputting synths or anything.

I've gone back to Acid as my cut 'em and track with a virtual drum machine or loops. I find it much easier to cut up files than Ableton, which has some cool effects built in. Acid not so much, but it was the first software like this I used, so I know how to use the edit tools - hence - it works for me.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Sunday, 26 June 2022 23:50 (one week ago) link


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