FireBird 2 – the software synthesizer for Windows is now free

August 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Tone2 Audiosoftware has released its FireBird 2 software synthesizer instrument for Windows as a free download.

Here’s what they have to say about the free soft synth:

After seven years of faithful service, the time has come to set the bird free. Firebird itself has become vintage and even though it’s no longer profitable to remain a commercial product, we feel that more people should deserve an opportunity to enjoy this sometimes heavily underestimated synthesizer.

Which is why we decided to release one last update and turn the product into freeware (previously $79). We want to say a big THANK YOU to all customers who supported the development of Firebird and other Tone2 products, by purchasing our software.

FireBird 2 for Windows is a free download here >>

Features

  • Very easy to program and easy to use
  • A unique sounding synthesis: Harmonic content morphing (HCM)
  • High sound quality: Warm, transparent
  • 437 hand picked presets included, over 1000 sounds available
  • 84 oscillator types containing 18,000 morphable waveforms
  • 38 different filter types
  • True stereo mode, 4x unison mode, and up to 8 oscillators per voice
  • Can sound like other synthesis methods – additive, subtractive, AM, FM, phase distortion, supersaw, vocoder, sync
  • Can sound like natural instruments like piano, brass, organs…
  • 23 spectral manipulations or “modifiers” can be applied to the oscillators
  • 21 arpeggiator types
  • 13 effect types
  • Skinable user interface

Two new free VST plug-ins for Windows

July 31, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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J1000 has released two new free VST plug-ins for Windows. Here’s the details:

MQ55
Parametric mixing equalizer based on MQ57. Most of the functions are the same, except that MQ55 operates only in stereo mode, has more flexible pass filters and has gain ratio that acts like dry/wet control. This is my go-to EQ for music production.

SX36
Three-band stereo processor that separates audio into low, mid and high frequencies and lets you manipulate their stereo properties – width and panning or rotation. Crossover points are easily adjusted with single knob. It has simple meters for each range showing correlation or panning. High-pass filter cuts unwanted frequencies on side channel for more stable bass.

Get them here >>

Arturia Minibrute – Free sample library

July 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

All sounds are from the Arturia Minibrute. Spatial effects were created on the hats,toms, and bells, using the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man and the Vermona Vintage Spring Reverb.

These sounds are free for you to use, but not to sell as a sample library.

Link for the Individual Sounds: docs.google.com/file/d/0BzLbZ1FMX…/edit?usp=sharing

If you like them, please follow my page and visit my shop at: www.darksideofthetune.com/shop.php

Free Vocal Multi Effect for Ableton Live

July 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here is a simple yet deep Vocal Effect Rack for Ableton Live 9. It has many common effects and some tools to help fight feedback.

AfroDJMac uses a variation of this exact rack for my live performances. It’s a lot of fun and can add a lot of excitement to your performances.

Free Download: http://bit.ly/freesynth85

Visit his site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.afrodjmac.com

Pathogen – free wavetable instrument for Ableton Live

July 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Sonic Faction today announced Pathogen, a free wavetable instrument for Ableton Live.

Based on the classic oscillator of the The Sickness (which itself was originally sampled from the Virus TI), Pathogen has, according to Sonic Faction, “the DNA of a truly infectious synth.”

The instrument has three multi-sampled oscillators: Sawtooth, Pulse and Spectral Wave. The wavetable features 64 timbres ranging from “haunting” glass, bells, and mallets, to synthetic textures, “blurps” and bleeps.

Pricing and Availability. Users can download the free instrument at Ableton.com or directly from Sonic Faction’s website. Listen to a demo of Sonic Faction’s Pathogen on Soundcloud.

Free drum synth – Third Harmonic Studios EXD-80 VST Drum Synth

July 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A free VST virtual analog drum synthesizer with eight outputs, a separate effects section featuring a granulator and waveshaper for each output pair, MIDI automation and flexible sound design capabilities.

EXD-80 can produce a wide variety of drum and percussion sounds, from emulations of classic drum machines to mangled, glitchy madness. All sounds are synthesized, no samples are used. It is suitable for many EDM styles including electro, glitch, industrial, ambient, dubstep, drum & bass and hip hop.

To download the VST plugin or hear an audio demo go to:

http://www.thirdharmonic.net/exd80-fr…

SynthDrum Pad – a free pad-controlled drum synthesizer for the iPad

June 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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DesignByPaul has released SynthDrum Pad – a free pad-controlled drum synthesizer for the iPad.

Features:

  • Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer
  • 4 Pads
  • 4 Voices
  • 3 Signal generators per voice; Noise, Click and Tone
  • Modify pads 3 & 4 with Frequency Modulation
  • 4 Save/Load slots
  • Delay unit (with infinite looping capabilities)

Here’s an audio demo:

Capable of creating vintage drum sounds such as the 808 to contemporary percussion for modern electronic dance music. SynthDrum Pads can also make melodic tones for warm bass and interesting tones.

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Get it here >>

Double P Keys – New Free Ableton Pack From AfroDJMac

June 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Free Ableton Live Pack #81: Double P Keys.

“I made a multi layered synth with lots of character. It can be morphed into a lot of cool sounds and the download even comes with a drum-like sound. Wow how fun! Best of all it’s free.

Free Download: http://bit.ly/freesynth81

Visit his site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.afrodjmac.com

VHS VCR Tape Emulation for Ableton Live Free Download

June 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

If you’ve ever wanted your music to sound like it came off of a VCR tape then the AfroDJMac VHS Rack is the answer for you. It’s a free Ableton Live audio effect rack that will allow you to add a video tape characteristic to your sounds. Best of all it is free :)

Free download: http://bit.ly/freesynth80
Roland Alpha Juno 2 Ableton Pack: http://bit.ly/alphajuno2
Super Tape Drums Ableton Pack: http://bit.ly/supertapedrums

Visit AfroDJMac’s site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.afrodjmac.com

Free polyphonic synth for iPad – LH Rubbing

May 31, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Here’s a nice Friday morning treat for you all iPad synth guys out there :-)

Liu Hao has released LH Rubbing – a free polyphonic software synthesizer app for iPad.

Here’s what Hao has to say about LH Rubbing:

  • There are three wave oscillators, one noise oscillator, two LFOs and one three type embedded filter (low-pass, hi-pass and bandpass).
  • Each wave oscillator can generate three kinds of waveform which are triangle, square and saw wave.
  • LFO can be attached to different modul for different modulation or control such as OSC Pitch, PW, Filter Cutoff Frequency, Filter Resonance and OSC Output Mixing.
  • The frequency and amplitude of the 1st LFO can be modified by the 2nd LFO.
  • Pitch, Filter Cutoff Frequency and Resonance can be controlled by the ADSR envelope generator.
  • The Keyboard Rubbing brings up vibrato while control the vibrato rate and depth.

Get it here >>

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