Tritik – Krush (Free Bit Crusher)

Tritik – Krush Bit Crusher (Free Download) Tritik Audio Plugins has recently released a free spring giveaway for their effective and straight forward bit crusher called Krush. Equipped with a filter and LFO display, the Krush allows you to grime up your sound quite a bit. Within the filter display you are given five different parameters: crush, drive, down sample, low and hi pass frequency, and resolution knobs. Each parameter is also applied under the LFO module which applies the Krush in waves, in either a synced tempo or free tempo. The plugin itself is pretty simple and straightforward, but effective with its capabilities. If you turn the crush all the way up, you get an interesting modular like clicking. You can also get an interesting result if you go crazy with your frequency parameters but keep your dry settings up, to get a grimy backing to your sound. The Krush …

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2020 – The Insane Semi-Modular Drum Sequencer App

2020 – The Insane Semi-Modular Drum Sequencer App There is an insane Kickstarter startup for a standalone, semi-modular drum sequencer, designed to create live, improvised compositions. Developed by Yotaro Shuto, an electronic musician who performs in DUB-Russell, a Japanese music group that creates all their own sounds with the Cycling ’74 Max software, and performs completely improvised computer sets. The roots of the 2020 are pretty clear in its layout, function and vision. On their Kickstarter page there is an outline of there two goals: to generate a million sound and sequence variations from a single idea, and to make entire beats in just one screen. From the looks of it, they’re on the right track, no doubt.   (2020 Grid Sequencer) 2020 is equipped with a clock, sample slicer, grid sequencers, 12 one shot samples and kick synth, 2 FM synths, external inputs / Higurashi generator, effect patcher, pitch transposer, 3 send effects, bus mixer, master effects, …

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Remix or Chop It – Free Acapella Vocals!

Remix or Chop It – Free Acapella Vocals! Using vocal samples in your production can really add a layer of flavor to your creation. If you’re not your own favorite singer, or are just missing the timbre you’re looking for, diving into a third party source can be extremely helpful. We hooked you up with as many free Acappella sample sources we could find, in one page. Dig in and eat up! HipHopMakers.com: 7 different free vocal outlets Freevocals.com: Royalty free vocal variety Looperman.com: Frequently updated vocal acapellas Sampleswap.com: Variety of unique samples from German history lessons to Indian Mantra hymns VocalDownloads.com: Arsenal of free Ad Lib Vocals MusicRadar.com: HUGE library of samples, two links below are specifically vocal samples. Female Vocal Samples Ad Lib Samples WANT TO TAKE YOUR PRODUCTION TO THE NEXT LEVEL? Get the most out of your time inside by signing up for Beat Lab Academy’s online …

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Korg Volca FM Synthesizer – Fresh Off the Line

Korg Volca FM Synthesizer Korg has just released a new product in their growing arsenal of Volca instruments, the Korg Volca FM Synthesizer. The little piece of machinery is a three voice digital synthesizer, packed into an intuitive interface surface a 16-step sequencer, (typical in all Korg Volca’s,) and is equipped with a warp active step and a pattern chain that allows you to dig deep with the rhythmic patterns. The Volca series revolves around simplicity, so sound synthesis is made easy, with a set of modulator and carrier knobs, which are mapped to multiple parameters, making it easy for anyone to hop into synthesis. You are also equipped with a chorus effect to add an extra layer of depth to all your sounds. Two new key features of the Volca Synth is the warp feature and the arpeggiator. The warp feature allows you to warp certain patterns and can make for …

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ESTEC Drum Rack – Sounds of Space (Free Download)

Free Space Research Drum Rack Peter Kirn has recently released a free drum pack called estecDRUMS, recorded at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC). The pack is pretty small, but completely unique because of the sounds it contains, be it the the wheels of the rover traversing Mars, the click-clack of nitrogen valves at the ESTEC research center, or the recording of electromagnetic waves of the Rovers mechanics. Going through Kirn’s recordings, you get the sense you are tapping into some uncharted territory. The sounds literally capture the feeling of space, you are finally given a second sense to your perception of space, (first being sight.) Adding samples to your productions can add a serious unworldly feel to them. Below are a couple of samples from the pack. You are able to download here as an Ableton drum kit, a 16 bit file of uncompressed audio, or a group for Native Instruments Mashine. Crazy …

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75% Off Eventide Blackhole – Hollywood’s Reverb (Ends March 31st)

75% Off Eventide Blackhole – Hollywood’s Reverb (Ends March 31st) Eventide has been running for over 40 years now and have placed themselves as veterans of the digital audio processing game. Their famed reverb plugin called Blackhole, known for its cinematic results, and powerful sheen-adding ability, just got a huge price cut and is worth mentioning while you can still get it cheap. The Blackhole plugin features 50 presets constructed by artists like Richard Devine, Flood & Alan Moulder, Sigur Rós, Vernon Reid and John Agnello. The gravity paramter allows you to invert the decay mode of the reverb. The most notable feature within the plugin is the unique and intuitive, ribbon controller, allowing you to hot swap, and morph between assigned parameters and ranges, for a expressive control. The Blackhole is centered around making artificial, out of this world, sounding reverb and can add a gripping aspect to any of your …

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Hack This! – Ableton Push 2 Interface Manual

Hack This! – Ableton Push 2 Interface Manual The Push 2, a powerful piece of hardware developed by Ableton, for Ableton, announced late last year, has moved the producer one step closer to creating music completely stray from computer. Although the piece of hardware is extremely powerful as it stands, out of the box, there is always room for fine tuning and adjustments that can tailor the capabilities more specifically to your preferences. If you are interested in getting a more greater look at your Push 2, take a look at the links below for an elaborately in-depth look at the hardware specifications. Great for anyone who is looking to create their own extensions and specifications. Click here for the Push 2’s in-depth manual.

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Machine Makes Music Out of 2000 Marbles!

Machine Makes Music Out of 2000 Marbles!   A monumental piece of ingenuity by Swedish group Wintergatan, created and built by Martin Molin, has manifested itself into a beautiful instrument called the Marble Machine. In a dazzling display of woodwork and musicianship, the Marble Machine, powered by a spinning wheel and 2,000 marbles, triggers a snare, kick, bass and a vibraphone to create a hypnotic arrangement of music. Take a look at the video below, you can only realize the significance by placing eyes on the extremely complex machine, composed of a multitude of components from funnels and pulleys, to marbles and cranks. Take a look!  

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