50+ free synths and more from the KVR Challenge – go fill up your studio

November 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Developers have created 55 new free synths and audio effects as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.

49 of the free music apps run on Windows, 7 on Mac OS X and 6 are soundware for other products.

Entrants include:

  • Heliox - a simple experimental synthesizer
  • Aliquoter - an aliquote simple synth built from 6-aliquote tuned oscillators. It is an additive/subtractive synth, but oscillators are tuned to aliquote intervals.
  • Total Composure Orchestra (TCO) is a full orchestral sample library created using only samples that are in the public domain.
  • Hot Robot Vocoder is a vocoder VST effect.
  • Hydra PL is a digital/analog hybrid style polyphonic synthesizer.
  • Orchestral Strings One is an orchestral string library.
  • HYDi is a simple 3 osc subtractive synth, but with some twists.
  • Trans Computer Maschine is a semi-modular Vintage Lead Synthesizer + Pattern Sequencer, modeled after two legendary mono synths and a custom analog sequencer from Germany.
  • Kamioooka is a polyphonic Full-Modular synthesizer with patch cable system.

See the KVR site for details and downloads.

XaKT VSTi – Free Spectral Synth For Dark Textures

October 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Krakli Synths has released the XaKT synth. A spokesperson had this to say, “A completely new plugin from the Krakli dungeon. This spectral synth is gifted at dark textures and sounds with plenty of movement. Take the time to become accustomed to its unusual interface and you will have a real beast on your hands.”

Pricing and Availability:
Free download.

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Expand your music arsenal with these new releases

October 4, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Free 30-Band Graphic Equalizer

Mildon Studios has released a free 30-Band Graphic Equalizer VST plug-in for Windows with a look that blends perfectly with Cubase.

Pricing and Availability:
Free download

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AudioThing has released TX-101 for Native Instruments Kontakt

TX-101 is a 4-track sequencer designed for the creation of evolving rhythm patterns. Each track has 4 different samples (for a total of 16 samples), including organic glitches and metal hits. It is possible to store eight presets that can be joined and looped together to build a 128 steps sequence (16×8). It is also possible to sequence Delay and Flanger effects as two additional tracks. Both parameters (cutoff, resonance, effects) and steps can be randomized separately.

There are 6 different variations (.nki instruments) of TX-101 for different mood/styles. The modulation wheel is also assigned to a different set of parameters for each instrument.

Details:

  • Sequencer: 4 Tracks and 16 Steps + tracks for Delay and Flanger.
  • 8 Patterns presets.
  • 6 Kontakt Instruments (.nki) presets.
  • Mod. Wheel assigned to different parameters for each preset.
  • Size: 16 MB installed / 9 MB Download.

Price: $18. TX-101 is available for the introductory price of $14 until October 11th, 2012.

Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version is required.

Cableguys Curve 2

Curve 2 out now!
FULLY FUNCTIONAL DEMO: http://www.cableguys.de/downloads.html
MORE INFO: http://www.cableguys.de/curve.html

Curve is a software synthesizer with an irresistible waveform editor, huge sound library and slick interface. Ideal for both experimentation and detailed tweaking at an excellent sound quality.

• Sound Features - Curve features aliasing-free oscillators with custom waveforms, noise generation and broad FM options. Waveform crossfades provide for changing timbres; a comprehensive unison mode delivers fat lead sounds, wide pads and massive sound. Drawable LFOs deliver everything from melodic and rhythmic patterns to dubstep wobbles and punishing bit-crushing effects. Flexible filter routing, a feature-rich mono mode plus legato and glide, are all designed for great depth of control.

• Preset Library - Curve’s preset library is a shared online database, providing a constant source of inspirational sound. Public preset sharing allows an ever-increasing number of great presets, public preset voting will help you manage the vast number of sounds, all from within the plugin. Curve ships with an excerpt of this ever-growing sound library. Macro knobs let you explore vast sound variations quickly, for quick access to those parameters that define the core of a sound.

• Elegant Interface - Curve shows you everything important at a glance, featuring high contrasts and a fresh color scheme. Inbuilt MIDI assignment allows you to set up external MIDI controllers quickly.

• Curve Community - Since the first beta of Curve 1.0, the Curve community has steered the synthesizer’s future by submitting feature requests, comments and bug reports, and by sharing presets. Curve 2 is the result of our users submitting wishes and uploading great sounds. Big thanks to all of you!”

Samsara Cycle Audio releases Saw Wave Synthesizer VSTi for Windows

September 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Thursday morning freebee stuff – Saw Wave synth, details below:

Samsara Cycle Audio has released the Saw Wave SynthesizerVSTi.

Features:

  • 4 Pitch controls with selectable ‘feet’ switch in the range of 32′ 16′ 8′ 4′ 2′
  • Filter Section: Cutoff Resonance with individual level controls
  • Filter Pass Mix Section: Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Q settings
  • Glide
  • Mono / Poly Selector
  • Filter and AMP section LFO Level Control
  • AMP and Filter Envelope Sections: Attack, Decay, Release, Sustain and Amount
  • LFO Section – Selectable Host Sync Function
  • Flanger effect: Speed, Phase, Feedback and Depth Controls
  • Pitch Control
  • Output Level Control
  • Midi Learn

Pricing and Availability:
Free download.

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Saturday freeware: Datmatriks modular synth

September 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Meesha has released a free modular synth for Windows, Datmatriks:

Damatriks is a “classic” modular synthesizer system VST plugin, inspired by the modular analog synths. With many different modules in place, endless creativity is guaranteed. These modules can be patched using a CV (control voltage) matrix module, creating complex CV patches.

Modules:

  • MIDI/cv
  • vco type 1 (2)
  • vco type 2
  • vco link (sync/Xmod)
  • mixer (with noise gen)
  • envelope type 1 (2)
  • vca type 1
  • filter type 1
  • filter type 2
  • delay
  • phaser
  • clock (with multiplier)
  • stepsequencer
  • lfo type 1
  • lfo type 2
  • s/h
  • cv mixer
  • cv matrix 9->14
  • output

It’s a free download at the Meesha site.

Samsara Cycle Audio releases Boxxy D VSTi for free

August 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Samsara Cycle Audio tells us that Boxxy D is a VSTi for simulating the effect of a Mississippi Drum Machine.
They say that the plug-in also simulates Bass Drum instruments for use in many styles of music, especially Dubstep.

Features:

  • Bass and Treble EQ controls
  • Stomp EQ – controls EQ via velocity
  • Volume control
  • Envelope: Attack, Decay, Release
  • Style switch
  • Octave switch

Pricing and Availability:
Free.

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Free Circuit-Modelled Compression Plug-In

July 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

FXpansion DCAM Dynamics offers a variety of different flavours of high-quality circuit-modelled dynamics processing. The included plugins are perfect for everything from taming tricky transients to heavy, creative sculpting effects and everything in between. Classic console bus compression and channel limiting amp processors are provided alongside a transient shaper and frequency-selective compressor making DCAM Dynamics a great all-purpose dynamics toolbox.

Availability & Pricing

DCAM Dynamics is available as a download-only product from the FXpansion web shop!
Pricing is USD $99.00, EUR €79.00, GBP £69.00 inc VAT where applicable.

http://www.fxpansion.com/dcamdynamics
http://www.fxpansion.com/dcamfreecomp

Limiter No6 – new freeware modular limiter for mastering

June 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

vladg/sound has released Limiter No6, a freeware modular limiter suited for mastering purposes. It’s available for Windows 32- and 64-bit and as 32-bit VST plug-in for Mac OS X.

Features:

  • 5 modules: RMS compressor, peak limiter, high-frequency limiter, clipper, true peak limiter.
  • High-quality signal processing to use for mastering purposes.
  • Brickwall and soft limiting with different timing settings.
  • M/S and multiband modes.
  • Optional 4x oversampling.
  • True inter-sample peaks (ISP) limiting.
  • Analog-style indication.
  • 2 different GUIs.

Fsynthz releases ProgAte free MIDI router VST

June 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ProgAte is a MIDI processor/router, which allows you to control up to 8 synths with one MIDI keyboard.

“You send midi program changes, together with all the rest midi events, to ProgAte. ProgAte splits and filters the stream, remaps the ProgChange messages – and outputs the processed midi stream, one channel per synth (up to 8 for one instance of ProgAte).”

Pricing and Availability:
Free download

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Lizard Morph – new freeware effect plugin

June 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SyncerSoft has announced the release of its Lizard Morph freeware effect plugin for Windows.

Lizard Morph is detune and morph effect designed to deliver the powerful, penetrating sounds favoured by trance musicians. It’s ideal for use in trance, dance, techno, dubstep, electronica, drum n bass, big beat, dub, reggae and all other styles.

LFO modulation sections was designed specialy for Dubstep genre but can be used in other styles too of course. The plug-in contains: Main section. Filter section. LFO section. Morph section.

The plug-in is available to download as a freeware VST effect plugin for Windows.

More info here >>

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