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LABS – Instrument Update

The last time we wrote about Spitfire Audio’s Let’s All Be Something (LABS) free instrument series we covered their Electric Piano. Well, it’s been a few months and they’ve been churning out instruments since then. In this article, we’ll cover the latest in a series of instruments from the plugin maker. Charango The first instrument to come after the LABS Electric Piano was Charango. The Charango is a stringed instrument similar to a guitar, but native to the Andean culture. It is in the lute family of stringed instruments. It has ten strings that come arranged in five groups of two. This charango — an Andean guitar-like instrument — was recorded back in 2006 by Christian Henson on a KM184 mic in his Soho flat, played by his brother Joe. This was the instrument that inspired Christian and Paul to create Spitfire Audio. It plays quite smoothly for a stringed instrument which can always be tricky

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Drum Buss Key Follower – Play the Boom Section (Free Download)

Drum Buss Key Follower The new Drumbuss Audio Effect in Live 10 is an efficient powerhouse of processing. It has a built-in compressor, clipper, saturation, distortion and Transient shaping. Ableton added to that their secret sauce in a low resonator that can take create some enormous 808-ish bass out of any audio with some low-end content. The best part about it is that you can tune the resonating bass note using the Freq knob. Now thanks to Max for Live we are able to play the Drumbuss’s Boom section!!! Scroll down for the free Download the tutorial video for a more in-depth look. This device was Developed by Dez. Modded by Yeuda Ben-Atar for Beat Lab. Setup The DrumBuss Follower is a Max MIDI Effect and thus needs to be loaded on a MIDI track. Create a new MIDI track and load the DrumBuss Follower. Click on the Map2Drumbuss button.

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Free MIDI Files – Where to Find Them

Free MIDI Files – Where to Find Them MIDI files are the sheet music of the 21st century – they tell you the chords and melodies artists wrote for songs and the often even the drum arrangements. MIDI files can contain the inner workings of a complete song. In this article, we’ll share an awesome amount of places to find MIDI files for free. Visit These Sites We’ve assembled a huge list of resources for you to use on your search. Below is a list of websites with the best MIDI files to offer, all for the price of free. BitMidi BitMidi is an awesome resource for free MIDI files old and new. They have a wide range of songs in the classical genre and many in the contemporary Pop and Electronic world. Don’t sleep on this website! Midiworld Midiworld.com is the top resource for classical and jazz MIDI files. They

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Top 5 Free VST Plugins: October 2018

Top 5 Free VST Plugins: October 2018 We’ve been posting about free downloads for a while now, and now we have a compilation of the latest free plugins from this month. Read below for descriptions of this month’s most awesome plugins. They are each available to download for free!   1. SimpleSide     SimpleSide is a volume automation plugin developed by Armando Montanez. This plugin is very useful for simulating sidechain compression or other LFO tempo-synced effects. With this plugin, you can add an unlimited amount of curves. Amazing. Adjust the rate to change the synced up trigger, and use the blend knob to adjust the amount of dry signal heard relative to the effected signal. Add an envelope follower following this plugin and you have a seriously powerful plugin that is totally free. Download here.   2. Nightlife     Nightlife is an awesome virtual synthesizer by Acoustica. It features

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Electric Piano – Spitfire Audio’s LABS Releases New Instrument

Electric Piano – Spitfire Audio’s LABS Releases New Instrument Spitfire Audio is back with their wonderful LABS series, Let’s All Become Something. LABS is a free series of virtual instruments based on sample libraries recorded for use in rompler software instruments. Each instrument has an easy to use interface and features only a few knobs for choosing your sound, that way it is guaranteed to stay out of your way and aid in sweet sweet music making. This is the fifth release in the series following some drums, a piano, and various string instruments. This time around they have gotten to the grind and recorded a flavorful Electric Piano instrument for free download. The samples were recorded by Henry Cornish on a beautiful electric piano, we’re inclined to agree with Spitfire when they said, “This legendary vintage electric piano is set to become a firm favourite for all.” Watch the video below

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Split Stereo Panning – FREE Rack from AfroDJMac

Split Stereo Panning – FREE Rack from AfroDJMac AfroDJMac just released a FREE Ableton Rack for taking advantage of True Stereo Panning in Ableton Live 10. This option is new to Ableton Live, meaning that stereo audio can now be truly split to either side. Previously in Live 9, what we had was not true stereo panning. If you had stereo audio and panned to either side on a channel you would lose material from the opposite side. Now you can send left to right and vice versa. We’re quite thankful for all the updates Ableton made for the newest version of Live and this is a small but powerful tool.     All you have to do is right-click on the pan control to switch between Stereo and Stereo Split. Watch these videos below to learn more about Ableton 10’s Stereo Split Panning abilities and the benefits of throwing

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