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Tuned Bandpass Filters – 12 Free Racks by Sound Author

Tuned Bandpass Filters – 12 Free Racks by Sound Author Tuned Bandpass Filters is a pay-what-you-want set of Ableton Live Racks made by Sound Author. Inside the pack is 12 different EQ-based effect racks each tuned to the 12 notes of the chromatic scale. The rack comes with the 8 macro knobs assigned to 8 harmonic octaves of the root note of the rack, with the effect you can get into some advanced harmonic filtering to get surgical with mixing or do some fine sculpting of a sound. Sound Author stated, “Tuned Bandpass Filters was designed for sound designers who are looking to create harmonic resonances without having to use a vocoder.” Each rack is labeled by the root note which is especially important given that the racks don’t have dry/wet knobs; because of that w recommend throwing the effect on a send bus. Watch this video below to see …

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Creative Extensions – 8 New Devices for Live 10

Creative Extensions – 8 New Devices for Live 10 With the release of Ableton Live 10, we saw the complete integration of Cycling 74’s Max software with the Live DAW. With that change, it was only a matter of time until Ableton would release its very first pack for Live 10 which is exactly what we have to share with you today – Creative Extensions. Creative Extensions was created in partnership with developer Amazing Noises and is a pack of 8 devices (some are completely new, some are updated versions of previous M4L devices) covering an array of options varying between audio effect and instrument. Follow below as we break down the new tools!   Melodic Steps – a fast and intuitive MIDI sequencer for shifting, polyrhythmic melodies with an interface designed to encourage experimentation and new discoveries through play. Bass – a monophonic virtual analog synthesizer for bass sounds from classically …

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That Guitar – FREE LoFi Hip-Hop Style Guitar Sample Pack

That Guitar – FREE LoFi Hip-Hop Style Guitar Sample Pack Electronic music producer Arrogant Beggar and Reddit user ThatguyTarlung recently dropped a post on reddit offering his fellow music makers a wonderful gift – a free sample pack featuring guitar samples designed for use in Lo-Fi Hip-Hop. Anyone familiar with the multiple Youtube channels dedicated to sleepy laid-back beats will recognize “That guitar”. Arrogant Beggar’s original post is copied below, Unless you have been living under a rock or have been avoiding Lo-Fi Hip-Hop radio stations like the plague (I wouldn’t blame you), you have probably heard “That guitar”. Jazzy electric chords that sound like they have been recorded via Polaroid pictures. Here’s my take on it. Featuring my very own “SILO” (Strat in look only) recorded in my bedroom through a knock-off USB interface. Processed by the finest fake-analog gear my money can by (so… mostly free stuff). Originally intended …

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BIP – Bounce In Place Max4Live Device

BIP – Bounce In Place Max4Live Device Valiumdupeuple recently released a device called BIP or Bounce In Place, a Max4Live Device that does exactly what it is titled. The device will bounce your audio or MIDI clips post fx in one simple click. It looks like the device has simply automated the process of resampling as it functions by soloing then creating a new track below the highlighted ones, arming it, switching the input to resample, activating the recording, stop the recording, then disarm and unsolo the tracks. It happens in under a second which makes it a realistic alternative to simply creating a shortcut for freezing and flattening tracks, which doesn’t give you a copy of the track like BIP does anyway. Here’s what the developer said, Everyone’s waiting for a “bounce in place” feature in Ableton Live since ages. Well, if you have M4L, here’s the one-click-only solution device, with easy Push implementation. Place the device …

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LABS – FREE Piano and Strings VST from Spitfire Audio

LABS – FREE Piano and Strings VST from Spitfire Audio A few months ago Spitfire Audio had announced they were preparing an audio library for release on their own platform, and just recently they finally delivered. LABS – an acronym for Let’s All Be Something – is now available to download for FREE from the LABS website. The plugin comes in VST/AU form as it is now a standalone plugin as opposed to previously only being operable in Kontakt. The plan is to release new instruments every month, but for now, you can utilize the Soft Piano and String libraries. Soft Piano is the first library available and is described as, “Recorded at Air Edel Studios, this sound has become a favourite of music makers across the globe. The soft tone is achieved by placing a thin strip of felt between the hammers and the strings.” Check out the video below …

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Wavepeek – FREE Max4Live Synthesizer

Wavepeek – FREE Max4Live Synthesizer Today we’re sharing a FREE Max4Live device with Y’all made by the developer Dirk de Bruin. We’ve included the video of the beta version of the synth in action so you could an idea of what it sounds like before you download, but take it from us – this synth is dope. In an era where waveshaping plugins like Massive and Serum rule the studios, Wavepeek is an amazing contender provider FOR FREE PEOPLE. It’s FREE. The interface is colourful and pretty but not at the cost of simplicity. It’s pretty easy to follow with 4 oscillators that you can shape and mix together. After playing around with it for a few minutes I could already tell I would be returning to this device A LOT. It has character without the need for further processing, but if you choose to then it will easily stand above other plugins you’ve …

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Lazerwave – FREE Waveshaping Synth

Lazerwave – FREE Waveshaping Synth Ldaysynths has just released Lazerwave, a FREE waveshaping synthesizer for 32-bit Windows platform. Lazerwave is a polyphonic synth based on using triangle waves in its three oscillators. This plugin can make some pretty decent sounds and has a unique interface to offer with its visual waveshaper. The visual editor has 8 bars that can be adjusted to shape the sound, it acts similar to an envelope. Then there are 2 internal LFOs that can modulate the pitch of the oscillators. The filter section includes a resonant low-pass filter and high-pass filter, unfortunately, that resonance cannot be adjusted. The LPF can be modulated by the internal step-sequencer and can be set to synchronise with the DAW tempo or in a freely adjustable mode. Lazerwave includes an internal delay effect that can be set to mono, stereo, and ping pong delay modes. Lazerwave brings forth a simple …

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Chorus WS-1 – FREE Chorus Plugin from Mercuriall Audio

Chorus WS-1 – FREE Chorus Plugin from Mercuriall Audio Mercuriall Audio recently released their latest pedal effect emulation with the free plugin Chorus WS-1. The purple-coloured beauty is as clean as they come as it looks like the real thing on your stompbox rig. Three knobs provide you with the control over your toneshaping parameters – Depth, Speed, and Mix. There is also a mono to stereo switch available along with the stomp button On/Off control.     Mercuriall Audio has a bunch of other free plugins available for download on their website, all are analog emulations definitely worth checking out. Download Chorus WS-1 on the Mercuriall website here.

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