Get 1GB of free analogue synth and drum samples from Principle Pleasure Studios

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Multi-talented producer Sharooz Raoofi (AKA Principleasure), founder of Sample Magic, Audiaire and Attack Magazine, has compiled a 1GB pack of samples. The collection is full of analogue synths and drum machines from Principle Pleasure Studios, all of which have been recorded into a Neve 1073 or Focusrite ISA 430 channel strip into Prism Orpheus sound […]

Tracktion updates its DAWs, Waveform Free and Waveform Pro 11

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We’ve praised Tracktion’s Waveform on MusicTech before, saying it was “one of the easiest DAWs to use”, and the company appears to stay focused on maintaining that approach. Not just with Waveform Pro 11, but also with Waveform Free, claiming on its website that it’s “the world’s best, fully-featured, completely unlimited free DAW for all […]

Tracktion updates its DAWs, Waveform Free and Waveform Pro 11

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We’ve praised Tracktion’s Waveform on MusicTech before, saying it was “one of the easiest DAWs to use”, and the company appears to stay focused on maintaining that approach. Not just with Waveform Pro 11, but also with Waveform Free, claiming on its website that it’s “the world’s best, fully-featured, completely unlimited free DAW for all […]

6 of the best freeware for live performance

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Circular Labs Mobius Ever fancied some of the looping action that has helped propel Ed Sheeran to his monumental heights? These live hardware loopers are all the rage thanks to the songwriter extraordinaire, but Mobius delivers the simple produce-a-song-as-you-loop philosophy in software form, for free. You get eight separate tracks to loop, plus several loops […]

6 of the best freeware utilities

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GT Analyser Getting a good overview of a sound or your entire mix is as important as being able to hear it, and we’ve included several free utilities that enable you to ‘view’ your sound. GT Analyser is one of the most sleek and modern, a high-resolution spectrum analyser plug-in that offers stereo and mid-side […]

MusicTech 200: The ultimate freeware guide

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It’s pretty much certain that if you’ve bought this magazine, then you will have parted with some of your hard-earned cash on gear for your studio. And let’s be honest, it’s a safe bet you’re not done yet. Unfortunately, our wallets aren’t bottomless, but even though we might think we have to spend ever-increasing fortunes […]

6 of the best freeware orchestral plug-ins

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AmpleSound Percussion Cloudrum While the rest of the titles in this round-up mostly concentrate on full orchestras – bar the Versilian piano – this is more of an out-there Steel Tongue percussion plug-in, but it has such a lovely, delicate and acoustic sound, we just had to fit it in this round-up. It’s a 700MB […]

6 of the best freeware mix effects

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Ignite Amps PTEq-X It’s a Pultec in looks and (almost) name, but Ignite Amps – one of the best developers of guitar-effect freeware – has added a few extras to this EQ. PTEq features three types of EQ – PEQ1A, MQ5 and HL3C models – and four valve types. There are more precise frequency controls […]

How to create easy, free electronic dance music

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In this step-by-step tutorial, we show you Create EDM for free with a couple of synths and a drum machine… Step 1 Electronic music is, of course, easy to create with our synths and drum machines. We’ll start off with u-he’s Podolski, a fine synth for all aspects of dance, but the second preset – […]