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« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2006, 02:01:29 AM »
REAPER is now a ver.0.957! Remember that when this reaches v.1.0, it'll no longer be free.

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« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2006, 09:40:37 AM »
Audionerdz Delay Lama



Formant-shifting, keyboard-controllable vocal vst. You can use it for some interesting male vocal effects or you can morph the formants for some ahhh-eee-ooo effects. A bit strange, often hilarious, but may find some uses. Must be doing well since they recently developed a Mac OSX version.
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« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2006, 12:10:18 PM »
Purple 2 from ODO Synths. An FM synth with 4 operators; you can now unison up to 5 voices.

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« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2006, 12:45:40 AM »
I haven't updated this in a while but...

Here's Free Amp 2


A free virtual guitar setup that comes with Guitsyn, a guitar synth and a host of the following features:
Choose from seven different amps types.
Seven different eq's, all have there own controls for comparison.
Six speakers, plus bypass, adjustable by the mic placement.
Separate MIDI volume control, can be placed pre or post amp.
Host Sync and Tap Tempo for Tremolo and Delay
Noise gate. Tremolo, Triangle and square modulators.
Two compressors, pre and post amp.
Wah can operate by MIDI CC, plus has auto features.
Drive pedal, with a choice of seven overdrive types.
Chorus with added filter.
Flanger Phase Shifter Delay and Reverb
128 factory presets.
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« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2006, 12:52:38 AM »
And for the Linux crowd:

Rosegarden is now up to version 1.2.4.

To anyone using Rosegarden, please tell us how it performs and what distro you're using. I've been wanting to setup a dual boot 2nd machine for possible excursions into linux.
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« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2006, 12:55:47 AM »
Another free virtual music studio:

MUTOOLS Luna



LUNA's core feature list:

    * Audio Recording & Playback
    * MIDI Recording & Playback
    * Composition & Sequence Editing
    * Effect & Instrument VST Plugins
    * Powerful Audio Mixing Desk
    * Audio Engine using 32 bit floats, almost any samplerate
    * Sample accurate sequencing
    * Multi Undo/Redo
    * Running on OSX (Core Audio) & Windows (ASIO)
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« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2006, 12:51:59 PM »
REAPER is now up to ver. 0.99 and is now on its way to becoming a full-fledged DAW.



Get it while it's still FREE!. The moment it hits V.1.0, you pay for the product - even then, it's getting rave reviews from users. If it becomes a cheap and viable alternative, I just might bite.

UPDATE: Reaper just went 1.0 beta a few days into August and it now costs $39 for non-commercial usage while commercial use costs $199.95. It was good while it lasted.
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« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2006, 10:52:14 PM »
Free distortion, compression, and filter for drums and guitar!

CamelCrusher from Camel Audio.


From the Camel Audio site: "CamelCrusher is a free versatile 'colouring' multi-effect plugin. It offers two characteristically different distortion sounds which can be blended together to create a wide variety of tones and textures. Great for guitars, drums and plenty more!"

Enjoy!
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« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2006, 08:27:06 PM »
Probably the site with the largest amount of current plugins, freebies galore! - Gersic DOT Com

Some plugs which caught my eye:

Dual Thrashers


Flybaby - a Crybaby emulation which uses impulse responses from a real Crybaby.


GLITCHGIRL - Don't know what it does yet but I like the graphics.


and the interesting SLAPCLAP - a clap synthesizer which features physical modelling of a real butt being slapped. Jeez!

Just go to the link and scroll down for these plugs and a whole lot more! The motherload!
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« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2006, 08:22:57 PM »
Drumagog for the masses? Here's KTDrumTrigger.



It converts audio to midi by dividing incoming audio into different frequency bands allowing you to trigger midi events according to the frequency trigger settings. It will not, however, convert that mp3 file into a complete midi transcription; you still need your ears for that, folks.
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« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2006, 08:32:53 PM »
Angry Red Planet releases a midi-oriented sequencer which allows realtime manipulation: Sequitur.



It's still in beta so there are quite a few bugs. (Urk! I didn't expect their screenshot to be so large! Sorry to those on dialup.  :oops: )

It looks to me like a cross between Freestyle, Ableton Live, and Tracktion.

UPDATE: Now at beta 1.1... looking good. Hope it remains free.
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« Reply #61 on: August 17, 2006, 04:24:15 PM »
Tube Baby is a digital simulation of a tube guitar amplifier. As such it features the standard controls found on a real amplifier, namely gain, bass, mid, treble, presence, master and a switch for activating the high gain mode of the preamp stage. The latest version is v. 1.0.1



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Brass synth!
« Reply #62 on: September 07, 2006, 12:36:27 AM »
How about some brass this time around? DSK VSTi Brass.



Also offered are free Electrik Keys, B3x, Zith (a hybrid synth, and Zeth (FM synthesis).
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« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2006, 11:35:09 AM »
this thread rocks!!!
anyone have some more???

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« Reply #64 on: October 17, 2006, 01:26:29 AM »
Go to gersic DOT com and download to your heart's content.
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« Reply #65 on: October 19, 2006, 04:41:31 PM »
KitC, Any plugins for Audition? most of these cool plugins doesn't work with AA
Let your ears teach your fingers.  :wink:

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« Reply #66 on: October 19, 2006, 07:22:26 PM »
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KitC, Any plugins for Audition? most of these cool plugins doesn't work with AA


Do the Add/Remove VST Directory in AA and make sure it points to the vstplugin directory (usually Program Files/Steinberg/Vstplugins). Next, do Refresh Plugin List or something. You should see them in Effects > VST. Of course, the vst instruments won't work (or do they? Does AA2 do midi now?).
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« Reply #67 on: October 19, 2006, 09:53:50 PM »
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KitC, Any plugins for Audition? most of these cool plugins doesn't work with AA


Do the Add/Remove VST Directory in AA and make sure it points to the vstplugin directory (usually Program Files/Steinberg/Vstplugins). Next, do Refresh Plugin List or something. You should see them in Effects > VST. Of course, the vst instruments won't work (or do they? Does AA2 do midi now?).


I already done this steps but some of the effects won't open or work properly. Well if I am curious about this new plugins I open it through Cubase LE and it works perfectly.
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« Reply #68 on: October 31, 2006, 11:53:08 PM »
@TheHunter - sorry for not replying sooner... the internet ate my post... Anyhoo, you would expect Cubase and VSTs to behave better with each other since Steinberg did write the VST spec while Audition uses a wrapper to communicate with VSTs. If it's any consolation, Cubase 4 doesn't do DX plugs anymore.  :roll:


While this is not a plugin, the following allows you to play with VSTs without having to open Sonar or Cubase or whatever... and it allows you to play VST softsynths in realtime.

Introducing... VST Host



Might be just the thing for folks who like to perform with their laptops. While you're there, also check out SAVI Host, which is like a lite version of VST Host.
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Re: The Free Plug Ins and Soundfonts Thread
« Reply #69 on: November 01, 2006, 01:21:21 PM »
I've decided to add soundfonts because it's practically like adding a new synth or drum kit to your sonic arsenal. To those who don't know soundfonts, think of fonts when typing a word document - you can change the appearance of your paper radically just by changing the font.

Same with word fonts, soundfonts allow you to change your arrangement by giving you a better piano, flute, guitar... what have you. There are myriads of soundfonts scattered all over the net, but let's add the good ones to this list. Here are some links I've found so far:

For Rhodes EP: http://learjeff.net/sf/sf.html

Other soundfonts can be downloaded from here:

http://www.hammersound.net/
http://www.personalcopy.com/sfarkfonts1.htm
http://www.guraydere.com/soundfonts/default.aspx
http://www.natural-studio.co.uk/ - One of the best free drum soundfonts on the net
http://oui.com.br/nando/p08soundfs2.htm
http://www.soundfonts.it/?a=soundfonts
http://www.wolod.narod.ru/sf2.htm#ig1
http://www.papelmedia.de/english/download.htm
http://basstardz.dhs.org/SF2/
http://www.sseyo.com/showcase/demos/soundfonts.html
http://www.saunalahti.fi/kru99/links-to-SF-sites.htm
http://www.ts-central.com/sounds.php
http://come.to/bovbjerg - Fazioli and Steinway concert grands
http://www.projectsam.com/freesounds.html
http://www.analoguesque.com/sffreebies.htm
http://www.geocities.jp/shansoundfont/ - Equinox grand piano, a combination of Steinway D and Yamaha C7 grands

There's more... but I got tired looking.  :wink:
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Re: The Free Plug Ins and Soundfonts Thread
« Reply #70 on: November 12, 2006, 12:16:56 AM »
hey guys! do you know any plug in site where i could download a Violin guitar effect??

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« Reply #71 on: November 12, 2006, 12:45:29 AM »
hey guys! do you know any plug in site where i could download a Violin guitar effect??

Don't you need the E-bow for that? Theoretically, you need something like an envelope follower that can delay the attack phase when you pick on the strings, but it will not work on fast runs. Maybe even a Fernandes Sustainer might work. I've read that Sigur Ros uses a cello bow for a real bowed effect but muting the 'unused' strings might be difficult while bowing.
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Re: The Free Plug Ins and Soundfonts Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2006, 01:25:29 AM »
i dunno man, but i used to see a band guitarist that have a multi guitat effect (i think its KORG) and he's doing a riff that sounds like a violin similar to the ones i hear in the movies..


try to click this video, Alexi Laiho (children of bodom) has a multi effect that can do violin sounds..

..so i was wondering since there's a plug in for distortion, delays, reverbs, etc.. maybe there's also a VST plug ins for violins  :?..

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« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2006, 02:28:50 AM »
try to click this video, Alexi Laiho (children of bodom) has a multi effect that can do violin sounds..

I hate to say it but it appears like they were playing to a sequence. The giveaway was the metronome and there was a bass note even though no one was playing a low string. At around 2:26, you can hear where the guitar was a little off tune to the violin. I looked at both guitars intently and I didn't see any trace of a midi pickup. AFAIK, the Roland VG-8 allowed you to vary attack times so it gave you a sort of pedal steel effect which if you varied the attack time slightly could get you close to removing the sound of the pick.
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Re: The Free Plug Ins and Soundfonts Thread
« Reply #74 on: December 02, 2006, 02:56:03 AM »
Newly discovered freeware sampler! discoDSP Highlife

"Freeware sampler with VSTi sampling, sample editor, five built in effects, flexible modulation, parameter morphing, highest offline resampling quality using 512 point SINC."

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