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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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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?

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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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10 Free Drum Kits | Hip Hop Makers

10 Free Drum Kits – Hip Hop Makers When producing electronic music a careful eye must be placed on percussion, from diversifying your drum samples to having samples that fit your production in the first place. Having an arsenal of sounds at your disposal is an effective way to keep your production modern, fresh and interesting. Hiphopmakers.com recently released a page with links to 10 free drum kits, with over a gig worth of samples. Below you will find a link to each page. Enjoy and shoutouts to hiphopmakers.com!   Real Drums, Records and Loops Glitch Hop Drums Ultimate 808 Mafia Drum Kit Collection Vintage Drum Kit Free MMG Drum Kit Download NEW Kanye West “One Day Legendary” Drum Kit (Free Download) Vinyl Drums Free Sample Pack (8 Kits) 56 Drum Samples The Ultimate Producer Collection Rick Ross Sample Pack Rock Drum Kit      

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Loop Slicer – Max for Live

Simpler Loop Slice Optimizer – Max for Live A-Z Labs is a programming company that creates simple single patch plugins designed to work with your Ableton workflow. They are responsible for straight forward and super helpful plugins like “Already Played,” showing you which clips you’ve already played in a lengthy DJ set. Today, we are focusing on their new release, the Loop Slicer, a plugin that optimizes the functions available in a simpler. The key features of the Loop Slicer include: A separate uncluttered interface that has been solely optimized for effective Slicing Additional Slicing Features that are not even available natively in Simpler: Nudging the start and end of a slice via (mappable) encoders Selecting and previewing the current, previous and next Slice from within the interface Slicing in real-time or via the Insert Marker Works out-of-the-box for Push 1 and all other supported control-surfaces that give access to device’s …

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PTEq-X Amp Equalizer (Free Download)

PTEq-X Amp Equalizer (Free Download)   Ignite Amps, an engineering company primarily revolved around creating plugins that transform hardware, typically made for on-stage performances, into digital form. Creating everything from classic tube distortion, to mock stomp overdrive pedals, all in digital form. Their recent release includes a PTEq Amp Equalizer which adds power and punch to vocals, guitars, drums, or anything else you put it on. The PTEq-X is equipped with mid range equalizer, program equalizer, and tube gain controls allowing you to hone in onto specific frequencies and either reduce or boost frequencies. For example, you are able to dial into a certain mid range frequency and reduce its frequencies, and then boost certain low end frequencies. The result you can achieve with the plugin is pretty satisfying. It not only boosts your lows and shaves off a bit of your unnecessary high’s, but it also adds a nice warm …

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iZotope Vinyl – Take Your Sounds Back In Time (Free Download)

iZotope Vinyl – Take Your Sounds back In Time (Free Download)   Izotope, the well regarded maker of Ozone 7, a powerful mixing and mastering, recently rereleased a classic plugin that dirty’s up your production in the warmest sounding way, completely free. There classic Vinyl plugin is packed with  number of different parameters to achieve the exact vinyl sound you want. Ableton Live provides a vinyl distortion, but the Izotope can be a happy healthy addition to your effects.   They key parameters included are the warp, dust, year, wear, mechanical noise and spin down controls. Each option offers a unique look at vinyl; distortion, because you are quite literally changing the make of a record. Warp – Effects the shape and edges of the vinyl, you can go from a slight warp, to a completely melted vinyl. Dust – Effects the amount of dust on a record Year (Personal Favorite) – …

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Izotope DDLY – Dynamic Delay (Free Until March 10th)

Izotope DDLY – Dynamic Delay (Free Until March 10th)   Izotope is releasing there powerful delay plugin for free until March 10th. This particular delay is pretty nuts in its capabilities, designed in a way that splits two different delays between high’s and low’s, and can get really heavy and grimy, real quick. The DDLY has got a scroll bar on the left side which divides the sends of your audio between two delays, top and bottom. In both delays there are a set of five parameters, and two different modes: analog and grain. In the analog mode you can control the time of the delay, the feedback, the trash (which really gets the grime going,) a dry control and a wet control. For the grain mode you can control, the time and feedback, but are given an alternate option of pitch, size, and mix.     Another key feature in the plugin …

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