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Analog Techno Drums – Character Filled Drums

Analog Techno Drums – Character Filled Drums Beatmaker recently released a VST/AU plugin filled to the brim with punchy drums. Analog Techno Drums is the name of the plugin and it comes packed with some awesome samples ready to insert into your tracks. From the Beatmaker website – Analog Techno Drums is a VST/AU Plugin for Windows and macOS, instantly providing 66 drum kits for Electro, Techno, Detroit, Minimal, Acid and Other styles that need punchy drums with character. The 1056 drum sounds are a compilation of the Drum Depot packs Analog 808, It’s Drums, It’s Drums II and Motor City by Marco Scherer. The kits come whit inspiring and ready to go patterns and are mapped in General Midi standard. The user interface is designed to look like a classic drum machine, a slick piece of hardware at that. Each drum has a sample pad that can switch between the included samples so you …

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BIP – Bounce In Place Max4Live Device

BIP – Bounce In Place Max4Live Device Valiumdupeuple recently released a device called BIP or Bounce In Place, a Max4Live Device that does exactly what it is titled. The device will bounce your audio or MIDI clips post fx in one simple click. It looks like the device has simply automated the process of resampling as it functions by soloing then creating a new track below the highlighted ones, arming it, switching the input to resample, activating the recording, stop the recording, then disarm and unsolo the tracks. It happens in under a second which makes it a realistic alternative to simply creating a shortcut for freezing and flattening tracks, which doesn’t give you a copy of the track like BIP does anyway. Here’s what the developer said, Everyone’s waiting for a “bounce in place” feature in Ableton Live since ages. Well, if you have M4L, here’s the one-click-only solution device, with easy Push implementation. Place the device …

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Sound Trajectory – Mix Sound in 3D Space Plugin

Sound Trajectory – Mix Sound in 3D Space Plugin TripinLab recently released their amazing 3D Soundfield application – Sound Trajectory. The application looks incredibly powerful and has been designed to work with modern surround sound technology like Dolby Atmos 9.1. There’s plenty of mapping for directing your sound and there’s even a virtual visual display so you design your sound placement within the context of a listening environment (like theatre). TripinLab provides the following description and feature list on its website: “Sound Trajectory it’s an app which extends existing solutions like DAW, modular software, live mixing and game frameworks. It is able to work with a lot of voices and speakers for music studio, live concerts, cinema, Fulldome, VR and Binaural. This software merges the best of sound studio techniques and audio game frameworks.” Features include – Trajectories – Manage the positions of your sound sources by drawing their path in …

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LABS – FREE Piano and Strings VST from Spitfire Audio

LABS – FREE Piano and Strings VST from Spitfire Audio A few months ago Spitfire Audio had announced they were preparing an audio library for release on their own platform, and just recently they finally delivered. LABS – an acronym for Let’s All Be Something – is now available to download for FREE from the LABS website. The plugin comes in VST/AU form as it is now a standalone plugin as opposed to previously only being operable in Kontakt. The plan is to release new instruments every month, but for now, you can utilize the Soft Piano and String libraries. Soft Piano is the first library available and is described as, “Recorded at Air Edel Studios, this sound has become a favourite of music makers across the globe. The soft tone is achieved by placing a thin strip of felt between the hammers and the strings.” Check out the video below …

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Wavepeek – FREE Max4Live Synthesizer

Wavepeek – FREE Max4Live Synthesizer Today we’re sharing a FREE Max4Live device with Y’all made by the developer Dirk de Bruin. We’ve included the video of the beta version of the synth in action so you could an idea of what it sounds like before you download, but take it from us – this synth is dope. In an era where waveshaping plugins like Massive and Serum rule the studios, Wavepeek is an amazing contender provider FOR FREE PEOPLE. It’s FREE. The interface is colourful and pretty but not at the cost of simplicity. It’s pretty easy to follow with 4 oscillators that you can shape and mix together. After playing around with it for a few minutes I could already tell I would be returning to this device A LOT. It has character without the need for further processing, but if you choose to then it will easily stand above other plugins you’ve …

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Whirl by Sinevibes – Unique Infinite Phaser Plugin

Whirl by Sinevibes – Unique Infinite Phaser Plugin Sinevibe recently released an awesome Phaser effect plugin that offers some very unique settings, which they say allow for ‘Barber Pole’ effects. “Barber-pole effects” mean that the phaser sweeps up and down endlessly in the frequency spectrum. Here is what Sinevibes has stated about the effect, “Whirl is a plugin for creating “barber-pole” phaser effects – with spectrum sweeps that go upwards or downwards in a seemingly endless fashion. It includes two distinctly different modes: first is a classic phaser based on the Bode frequency shifter that creates dramatic, wide-range spectrum swirls. Second mode is our unique development: a barber-pole all-pass phaser which uses three sound layers coupled with six modulation oscillators, producing a much more full-bodied effect with distinct resonant peaks. Both phasers in Whirl employ “through-zero frequency” modulation design for silky smooth transition between upwards and downwards sweeps, plus they …

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Lazerwave – FREE Waveshaping Synth

Lazerwave – FREE Waveshaping Synth Ldaysynths has just released Lazerwave, a FREE waveshaping synthesizer for 32-bit Windows platform. Lazerwave is a polyphonic synth based on using triangle waves in its three oscillators. This plugin can make some pretty decent sounds and has a unique interface to offer with its visual waveshaper. The visual editor has 8 bars that can be adjusted to shape the sound, it acts similar to an envelope. Then there are 2 internal LFOs that can modulate the pitch of the oscillators. The filter section includes a resonant low-pass filter and high-pass filter, unfortunately, that resonance cannot be adjusted. The LPF can be modulated by the internal step-sequencer and can be set to synchronise with the DAW tempo or in a freely adjustable mode. Lazerwave includes an internal delay effect that can be set to mono, stereo, and ping pong delay modes. Lazerwave brings forth a simple …

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Chorus WS-1 – FREE Chorus Plugin from Mercuriall Audio

Chorus WS-1 – FREE Chorus Plugin from Mercuriall Audio Mercuriall Audio recently released their latest pedal effect emulation with the free plugin Chorus WS-1. The purple-coloured beauty is as clean as they come as it looks like the real thing on your stompbox rig. Three knobs provide you with the control over your toneshaping parameters – Depth, Speed, and Mix. There is also a mono to stereo switch available along with the stomp button On/Off control.     Mercuriall Audio has a bunch of other free plugins available for download on their website, all are analog emulations definitely worth checking out. Download Chorus WS-1 on the Mercuriall website here.

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