Top 5 Free Compressors: The best freeware plug-ins that sound as good as hardware

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The sound quality of free plug-ins has come a very long way in the past decade. Freeware used to be somewhat synonymous with effects that sounded inferior, forcing you to shell out precious budget on paid plug-ins and preventing you from investing in other areas of your recording setup – but this is no longer […]

Synthmata: free Volca Drum patch editor and kit sharing system

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Synth YouTuber and musician Oscillatorsink has released an online editor for the Korg Volca Drum digital percussion machine. It reveals all the parameters of this little box and is completely free. Synthmata It’s a slightly non-descript name for something so specific but what we have here is the guts of the Korg Volca Drum laid […]

Best free plug-ins this week: Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and ambient drums

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It’s time for this week’s selection of the finest free plug-ins! This edition is all about handy tools that can make your life as a musician a bit easier. We’ve also included some nice free drum samples. Be sure to check out Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and Ambient Electronic Drum Machine Sounds. Digital Steam Time […]

Best free plug-ins this week: Three awesome free synths for your DAW

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This weeks selection of free plug-ins is all about synths: A semi-modular vintage synth and pattern sequencer, a drum synth and an awesome Roland Jupiter emulation for NI Reaktor. Check out Trans Computer Machine, Bong, and JP-80. Ceskato Musiktechnologie Trans Computer Maschine If we’re talking free plug-ins, this beautifully crafted emulation of the ARP 2600 […]

Audio Assault is giving away Grind Machine II metal amp simulation until July 13th

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Here’s a great giveaway for all you metalheads: Audio Assault is giving away its metal amp simulation Grind Machine II. But only till tomorrow (July 13th), so be quick! Grind Machine II free for a short time Audio Assault recently released its new Grind Machine II, a derivative of its “legendary Tone Monster.” This beast packs a […]

Spectrum Synthesizer Bundle brings Mutable Instruments Eurorack modules to iOS

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Spectrum is a collection of AU plug-ins for iOS, based upon the open source designs of Mutable Instruments Eurorack modules. Why hadn’t anyone thought of that before? Spectrum Developer Thoma Burns has chosen a couple of Mutable Instruments modules on which to base his designs. The modules in question are Plaits, Rings, Elements and Clouds […]

Free 48h trial version of BIAS FX Mobile iOS app for iPhone and iPad

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Positive Grid has announced a nice little free (but time-limited) trial for its BIAS FX Mobile app. This allows you to try out the full software for 48 hours without paying for it. If you were thinking about checking it out but holding back because of the cost, now would be the perfect time to […]

Reaktor 6.3 update: Blocks front patching and free Blocks Base modular rig

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Front patching seems like an obvious thing to have on a modular synthesizer environment and Blocks has finally caught up and in one fell swoop made itself much easier to use. And with Blocks Base you can get started for free, and Blocks Primes is for those who want a bit more. Welcome to Reaktor […]

It’s April Fools and it’s epic: how the audio industry is having a laugh

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It’s April Fools today and the pro audio industry has been joking around like its making it money. We are diligently gathering the best pro audio humor from today in a single post for you to enjoy. Trust me, it’s good stuff! Ableton ReChorder Ableton released ReChorder, its own take on the almighty recorder. An […]

STL Tones Ignite Amps new Emissary 2.0: Free amp and IR download available now

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The new Ignite Amps Emissary 2.0 virtual guitar amp is available for download now and it includes 6 free Impulse Responses. Coded by STL Tones, this amp could be perfect for adding some high-gain amp tones to your DAW free of charge. Ignite Amps New Emissary 2.0 Ignite Amps is giving away its new Emissary 2.0 virtual […]