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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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Glotch – Free Glitch Sequencer

Glotch – Free Glitch Sequencer   Artcraft has recently released a new Max for Live glitch-sequencer plugin called Glotch. The simple but useful plugin, is equipped with four different glitch functions, a standard high and low pass filter, a resolution knob, and a smooth knob, which all come together as a handy glitch-sequencer. The plugin is arranged in a grid with 32 beats, (eight bars,) that you can alter and assign to individual beats. You are able to shorten the loop of the glitch down to a single beat. Each bar is also equipped with a power and value parameter which effect how much of an effect the glitch parameters have over your sound. Glotch has a delay, reverb, and reverse effect, which are the most standard of the parameters. The most interesting would be the cyclo effect which is where the true glitch sound comes through. A randomization button is …

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Protoverb- Free Experimental Reverb

Protoverb- Free Experimental Reverb   The biggest struggle digital reverb faces is to emulate a ‘real life’ reverb sound. Reverb affects could easily sit your sound farther back with competing noises, or add a tail of sound to make it ‘reverberate,’ but the attempt to replicate real life reverb is a bit more difficult. With that said, the sound of many reverb effects are generally accepted, and experimental reverb can prove to be stiff. U-He Protoverb is a free experimental reverb plug-in, that lets you randomize and get into tweaking your reverb sound. Results can be a real hit or miss, resulting in either warm organic sounding reverbs, to gritty unnatural digital sounding reverbs. Protoverb is laid out as if it is a reverb pedal, looking like something you’d find in the back of a used gear section, at a music shop in Echo Park. The idea behind the Protoverb is to randomize between two …

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Sound Recipes #1: Layered Future Synths (Free Download)

Sound Recipes #1: Layered Future Synths (Free Download)   Bright super saw synths can be heard in some variation in almost all styles of music that involve electronic sounds. Many popular virtual synths are capable of making this type of sound, synths like Sylenth1, Massive, Spire, Serum, Dune etc.   If you don’t have any of these plugins, or simply want to explore the potential of Live’s built-in synths, we got a step-by-step guide to take you through building this very useful sound.   For this sound we will use 3 layers inside an Instrument Rack: Stereo Saws/Squares Heavy Detuned Super Saws Noise Layer Stereo Saw/Square with Analog For the first sound we’ll use Analog. Go to Analog’s Global Section by clicking next to the master volume in the grey area. Here we will change the Quick Routing to the first option. This will set up Analog to send each Oscillator to it’s …

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MIDI Tricks #3 – Grid Letters (Free Download)

MIDI Tricks #3 – Grid Letters (Free Download)   Continuing our MIDI Tricks segment, this time we got something very special for PUSH (1 & 2) users. This week in MIDI tricks we’re giving you a template that includes MIDI clips for each letter of the ABCs. All you have to do is to switch to user mode and Launch a clip. You will see the letter of the clip displayed on your grid.   Using Live’s Session View you can then start launching clips by order or even using the Follow Actions to automatically jump between any letter. You can also arrange any letter clips you want in the arrangment to construct words and sentences.   You also get a custom MIDI Effect Rack to help you control the colors, flickering speed and LED order. Installation To use it efficiently create a folder on your computer and call it Templates. Then …

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Hooktheory- Learn Songs You Love

Hooktheory- Learn Songs You Love   One of the more difficult parts about learning music theory is application. Its difficult to know how to apply theory without hearing what works. Hooktheory is a song writing website that teaches you how to write music by showing you what components go together by applying the ideas to popular music. The idea is to get you familiar with what sounds good and why they sound good together. Hooktheory is divided into three parts: songwriting, music editing, and music analysis. In the songwriting series, you are taught the basics of theory, through listening to popular songs, so that you are able to get a quick, intuitive, introduction to musical structure. In the music editor you are allowed to write melodies and chord progressions, using numbers, which represent different musical intervals. Finally in the song analyses, you are able to choose from a vast library of songs, and see …

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Viktor NV1- Free HTML5 Synthesizer

Viktor NV1- Free HTML5 Synthesizer   The Viktor NV-1 Synthesizer is a user friendly, online synthesizer. Whether you have a basic, or an in depth knowledge of how synthesizers work, the Viktor NV-1 is highly intuitive and simply laid out. You’re dealt a solid set of cards with 29 preset options ranging from the Accordion to an Underwater Water Bass Lead. The synth is set with the basics of three oscillators, a mixer, a polyphony component, a noise module, a primary and filter envelope, an LP filter and finally an LFO module. You can also tweak the compression, delay and reverb and master volume. (A number of presets.) The cool thing about these sort of free synths is that you can get a pretty unique sound with them. They’re clearly coming from a place of simplicity, though that simplicity is hard to replicate in some cases. Aside from that the sound quality is pretty …

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