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Supersounds – FREE Modular Synthesizer Library

Supersounds – FREE Modular Synthesizer Library With our Sound Design Course just starting up recently we wanted to share with you some awesome FREE downloads – Irrupt Supersounds. Supersounds is a sound library containing 412 audio samples and loops recorded at 122.5bpm. All files are available in 4 different formats – 16-bit and 24-bit WAV, 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz, all mono. These sounds were created and collected by the following group of artists: Herr Schneider Patrick Detampel Ebbots Jako Jako Henning Attics Perpetual Ash We at Beat Lab are very thankful to Irrupt for organizing such an awesome pack and especially for making it free! Berlin is the heart of many electronic music scenes and here is what Irrupt had to say about the project, “Creatively engaging with unique individuals is what gets us fired up. Personalities, passionate conversations, sonic exploration and shared discoveries are at the core of the …

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Wider – Polyverse Music

Wider – Polyverse Music Polyverse is the company that keeps on giving with yet another killer plugin, and this time it’s FREE. Polyverse released “Wider,” a stereo widener plugin that is modeled after the same feature found in their AMAZING Manipulator plugin. Aside from being extremely quick and kind on your CPU, Wider is also entirely mono-capable meaning that it prevents phase-cancellation often found in stereo widener plugins. Here’s what Polyverse said about the new plugin: “Wider takes the massively popular stereo section from its sibling, Manipulator, and gives you the ability to expand the stereo image of any signal to an awe-inspiring amount of width. However, Wider is a unique stereo plugin in the sense that it is completely “mono-compatible”, meaning that any signal that has been extended will always remain in phase with itself, even if summed to mono. Many stereo effects currently in use have the nasty habit of knocking signals out …

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Sitala – FREE Drum Sampler

Sitala – FREE Drum Sampler Decomposer just released their free drum sampler instrument for alpha/beta testing so now is the time for you to get your hands on it. Satal is designed as a straightforward instrument built for a simple workflow, the user interface certainly lends to that notion. The plugin can be downloaded as a VST or AU format. Multiple formats are supported for loading into the plugin – WAV, AIFF, MP3, WMA, FLAC, and many others! A nice feature is the ability to save your kits for recall later; the instrument comes loaded with some presets already though, two drum machines called “Classic 08” and “Classic 09”. It comes with 16 sample slots which you can load your own external sounds into, Mute and Solo buttons are located below each sample pad. There are four knobs placed on the right side of the plugin that can be used to shape the …

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MSpectralDelay FREE Until June 3rd

MSpectralDelay FREE Until June 3rd MeldaProduction is currently offering FREE download of their new plugin MSpectralDelay which is a unique creative delay plugin. It “works in the spectral domain and lets you perform various transformations on the delayed signal – from changing pitch to arbitrarily transforming individual frequencies. It’s complex, but it is still easy-to-use for the beginners.” MeldaProduction is known for their unique bundles of plugins that are highly complex but easy to use! Here’s the description from the Melda website: MSpectralDelay is extremely powerful, therefore also complex. So we have exploited its features and created 20 active presets on the easy screen, each as versatile as a dedicated plugin. These make using the plugin easy even for complete beginners. Traditional delay plugins feature a simple feedback delay, which produces identical copies of the original signal, sometimes with a possibility of filtering, distortion or other basic effects. MSpectralDelay lets you transform individual frequencies. …

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DRC Synth – Plugin Review and Interview with Imaginado

DRC Synth – Plugin Review and Interview with Imaginado Today we are sharing with you a short review of the softsynth DRC by company Imaginado (whom we recently posted about their free DLYM plugin). This synth just passed its second anniversary of being released so we thought it to be a fine time to do a review and talk to some of the developers of the plugin. DRC is a lovely synthesizer all around and it is one of the more heavily equipped plugins we have seen in terms of modulation capability. In the upper left, you’ll find two oscillators, a suboscillator, a modulation matrix for them and a performance matrix. The first oscillator has an octave transposition knob, pulse width control, and a dedicated pulse-width modulation LFO. The second oscillator doesn’t have the pulse-width control but it makes up for with a semitone transposition option.        In …

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ATK Side Compressor – FREE Sidechaining Compressor Plugin

ATK Side Compressor – FREE Sidechaining Compressor Plugin Audio ToolKit has released a free sidechaining compressor called ATK Side Compressor. The plugin is pretty straightforward but features some unique parameters to offer a little bit more character in its processing. Below is a detailed signal flow diagram of how the side chain compressor works!     From the developer, “The side chain capability allows an outside signal to trigger the compressor, like a filtered version of the original signal or a completely distinct signal. Bass triggered by drums is the typical example of a side-chain compressor effect. The plugin features a unique color section that enables non linear compression near the knee. A negative color lowers the gain while a positive color increases the gain above 0dB (a simple compressor always has a gain less or equal to 0dB). In linked channels mode, both channels attach/release filters are working independently while their …

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Droplet – Rain Drop Delay by Sinevibes

Droplet – Rain Drop Delay by Sinevibes Sinevibes has introduced a cool new delay effect called Droplet that produces a delay effect similar to the sound of falling rain, or other small objects on a surface. This effect is produced by chaining together 24 delay lines and randomizing the output order of them. The delay chain then utilizes a feature called variable frequency damping which applies filters to the outgoing delay lines at random. Time modulation is also applied and then the phase routing is switched; this along with randomized stereo panning creates quite the beautiful entropy. Here’s what the developers had to say about it, “Since the parameters are randomized each time a Droplet instance is created, just as any natural process it will never sound exactly the same – even the same preset on two different tracks in the same project will sound different.” Below is the full list of features. …

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Speculum – FREE Delay/Comb Filter Plugin

Speculum – FREE Delay/Comb Filter Plugin Decade Bridge recently released a unique plugin that we’re sharing with you and encouraging to check out, plus it’s free! Speculum is a Delay effect and Comb Filter combined int one unit that can be used for some pretty cool results. Switch between the effects and then send the audio signal through a low pass filter for further processing. The delay rate can be adjusted by moving the ‘Time’ dial to the specified amount (represented by divisions of time). The plugin really shines when you automate the parameters to produce flange/phase effects and it works particularly well for builds and drops. The interface is quite simple to follow with eight knobs dedicated to the typical controls you would see on a simple delay. Parameters such as Time, Feedback, Wet/Dry and Gain are all present but you get some additional controls as well for things like …

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