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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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MAQAM – Arabic Scales for Live’s Instruments

MAQAM – Arabic Scales for Live’s Instruments   Outside of the western world, there are scales and tones which are not so familiar to the western trained ear. This is due to the simple fact that instruments in different regions of the world are tuned with microtonal differences which give various areas their unique sound. In the world of electronic production, these microtonal sounds are a bit difficult to capture without the help of plugins like the MAQAM. The MAQAM “microtunes” the 3rd and 7th notes in any scale to quarter-tones to replicate an Arabic originated sound. Afterall Maqam means, “the system of melodic modes used in traditional Arabic music,” so MAQAM is a plugin based around capturing that unique middle eastern sound. Download the plugin here now, currently being sold for a “name your own price,” deal. To add another level of appeal or a different region to your …

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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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