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faSampleDelay – FREE Phase Alignment Utility

faSampleDelay – FREE Phase Alignment Utility Forward Audio announced recently the beta release of their plugin – faSampleDelay. The plugin is meant to be a phase alignment utility to make minor adjustments to your audio phases. This is what Forward Audio had to say about it, “faSampleDelay will be your new favourite sample delay Plugin with an unrivaled intuitive GUI. You need a versatile and reliable tool for small phase alignment tasks in your guitar or drum recording? This is the ultimate choice.” Below are some of the features: Sample accurate time delay up to 100.000 Samples / approximately 2 seconds @ 48 kHz Fully scalable GUI A/B comparisons 4 different input units (ms, foot, meter & Samples) Intuitive delay knob with adjustable min and max values for narrow delay spans Samplerate linkable to time delay CPU saving algorithm Supports Samplerates between 44.100 – 192.000 Hz The user interface is pretty …

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VSTSID – FREE Commodore 64 Synth

VSTSID – FREE Commodore 64 Synth Igorski recently announced the release of a free VST plugin that emulates the sounds of the original Commodore 64 system – VSTSID. The plugin is designed to resemble the web-based plugin WebSID which is a fun experiment by the same developers built for Google Chrome. VSTSID is exactly the same as WebSID except it is designed for use in your DAW as a VST or VST3 plugin; VSTSID features a Ring Modulator in place of the Delay effect seen on the Web version. VSTSID emulates the sound of the Commodore 64 which is known for its infamous 8-bit arpeggiator. Aside from the ring modulator the adjustments that are possible to make to the timbre of the sound are quite limited. Despite the filter effect not being true to the original, the sound of the pulse-width modulation found on the Commodore 64 computers is quite accurately emulated here in the plugin …

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5 Velocity Techniques + Velocity MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet (Free Download)

5 Velocity Techniques + Velocity MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet   we continue with our Ableton Effects cheat sheet series. Check out the previous cheat sheets and techniques by CLICKING HERE. The entire collection is available to Beat Lab students and alumni. The Velocity MIDI effect can change incoming MIDI notes velocity in all sorts of ways. Set velocity to full with ease, randomize velocity, change your MIDI controller sensitivity or even practice hitting your drum pads hard enough. Scroll down to the bottom to download the free cheat sheet. Full Velocity Put mode to Fixed. Change Out Hi to desired output Velocity Randomize Velocity Turn up the Random knob (Up to 64 randomization) Change MIDI Control Sensitivity Adjust Drive and Compand to your liking Velocity Build Put Mode to Fixed, automated Out Hi Practice Hitting the Pads Hard Enough Put Mode to Gate, Set Lowest to desired level of difficultly. Great …

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Temper – FREE Phase Distortion Plugin

Temper – FREE Phase Distortion Plugin Temper is a free distortion plugin released by Creative Intent that has a unique charm we wanted to share with you! This plugin was originally priced at $10 but then the developers decided to re-release it for, and share the source code. All those interested in programming can now take a look under the hood of the plugin and see how its algorithm makes it such a powerful tool. The interface is simple to use, there are three knobs for controlling the tone of the distortion itself (curve, drive, saturation), a cutoff and resonance knob for the filter, a feedback knob for increasing the overdrive signal, and a volume knob for increasing the output of the overall sound. The saturation curve can add warmth and bite to your sound, and the phase distortion can add real character and clarity to your sound. Let’s get more into …

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Beat Lab Instant Sampler (Free Download)

Beat Lab Instant Sampler We’ve got a very special gift for you today. An instant sampler!!!!! This thing is so much fun, simply set up your mic (or built-in mic) record, and start playing! it’s that simple. Check out the video for an in-depth tutorial about all the features and then scroll down to the bottom of the page to grab your free copy.   Requirements Ableton Suite 10 Installation Copy to User Library/Presets/Instruments/Max Instruments Setup   Input – Setup the incoming channel to your mic or built-in mic Threshold – Sets the volume threshold for the input audio start/end detection. After a recording is finished, the beginning and end points of the recorded sample will be cropped to the first recorded sample that crosses above the set input volume threshold. This threshold also applies to any dropped samples! G – When enabled, recording starts when input signal crosses a …

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2 Exotic Scales + Scale MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet (Free Download)

2 Exotic Scales + Scale MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet we continue with our Ableton Effects cheat sheet series. Check out the previous cheat sheets and techniques by CLICKING HERE. The entire collection is available to Beat Lab students and alumni. The Scale MIDI effect can remove incoming MIDI notes or correct notes out of key to the right notes. It can be very powerful for coming up with bass lines, chords and melodies that all play nicely in key. Scroll down to the bottom to download the free cheat sheet. Japanese Scale Based on a Pentatonic structure (5 notes) this magical scale works amazing on harps. Chinese Scale Also based on the Pentatonic. This time it’s a basic Major Pentatonic scale based on B. Scale Cheat Sheet We made a cheat sheet for you to quickly reference all the functions of the Scale MIDI effect. More Tips? Have more tips and …

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NSynth Super – Google’s Learning Synthesizer

NSynth Super – Google’s Learning Synthesizer Google recently announced the NSynth (Neural Synthesizer) Super, the product of an ongoing research experiment into machine learning technology and art. Their interest began with project Magenta – an exploration into machine learning algorithms and the potential for helping artists create art and music in new ways. NSynth uses algorithms that go beyond combining sounds, it uses sounds from other synthesizers to create completely new and unique synthesized sounds. Its algorithms input the sonic and acoustic characteristics of multiple sounds and then use that data to synthesize a new sound with similar characteristics. Conceptually, it’s like how convolution reverb can process the acoustic properties of a room based on a reverb or other sound and then create a new reverb based on those properties.     The NSynth Super is a hardware device that uses the algorithm internally and can be controlled via MIDI. The device can …

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ADHD – Free Tube Leveling Amp Plugin

ADHD – Free Tube Leveling Amp Plugin Audio Tools recently announced the release of their plugin ADHD, an emulation of hardware leveling tube amps, similar to the classic LA-2A Leveling Amplifier. Leveling amplifiers are typically associated with subtle compression for adding flavor and the ADHD stays true to form, it works especially well with a light touch. What sets this plugin apart from other leveling amplifier emulations? ADHD has an unusual amount of knobs for compressors of this type which gives you much more control over your compression parameters. On the interface, you will notice the classic VU meter smack dab in the middle of the plugin, next you may notice the typical two knobs for Gain and Peak Reduction. The developers of this plugin went the extra mile though and gave us controls for Attack, Release, Ratio, and Dry/Wet. These controls make it a much more flexible tool than the …

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