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HY-TP2 – Free Tremolo/Pan Plugin

HY-TP2 – Free Tremolo/Pan Plugin HY-Plugins has released a free VST/AU plugin called HY-TP2; it is a useful tremolo AND autopan plugin. The plugin comes with a Mod Wave section where waveform selections can be made to choose the type of modulation wave (sinewave, triangle, ramp up, ramp down, log up, log down, square, and random). There is a phase adjustment knob right below the waveform selection to adjust for timing issues and a smoothing knob next to that to smooth out the modulation shapes. The tremolo/panner section is straightforward with standard rate, depth and modulation width knobs (or a sync button to lock into the track tempo). The width modulation knob actually adjusts the balance between the tremolo and autopan effects. A dual filter section follows that with hi and lo-pass knobs. Finally, there is a volume knob to send out to your DAW. The GUI is resizable, includes

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6 Laptop Stands for DJs

6 Laptop Stands for DJs With the new year comes new opportunities and for all those DJs out there we wanted to give you a short list of our favorite laptop stands that you can take on the road with you, use in the club, and use in the studio for practice. Below is our list of the top 6 laptop stands available today: 1. Pyle PLPTS55 – $45 Pyle has been a staple in Pro Audio and DJing industry since the 1960s with their wide range of electronics and gear ranging from home use to professional applications. This stand is sturdy and comes with a telescoping adjustable height from 12.6” – 16.7” tall. It can rotate 360 degrees around if you don’t need to have it in the center of your setup, it also comes with a handy pouch. This is the most affordable stand on our list and thus the top

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Krush – Free Bitcrusher Plugin

Krush – Free Bitcrusher Plugin In the spirit of the holidays and the top 12 plugins post we published recently, we wanted to set aside a post dedicated to this amazing plugin – Krush. Krush is a bitcrusher plugin which is designed to mangle your sound through its analog-modeled filters and warm drive stage. The bitcrusher includes an LFO section to modulate every parameter individually or at the same time which gives you a lot of freedom to synchronize your effects or add in random automation over the course of your track. Bitcrusher works by reducing your sample size and/or bit depth depending on the settings you’ve chosen, it leads to some subtle warmth or extremely aggressive mangling. Bitcrushers are useful in a practical sense for adding some character to instruments and are great for warming up vocals to make them stand out (re: Sail by AWOLNation). This plugin is a great addition to your

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The Top 12 Multi-Platform Plugins Today

The Top 12 Multi-Platform Plugins Today Plugins are the accessories to the producer’s toolkit, we all must appreciate what comes in-the-box nowadays but we often need something more from our DAWs, the sweetest way to enjoy that special sauce is if it’s free. We’ve assembled a list of the top 12 multi-platform plugins today ranging from synths, drums, and effects all the way to the weirdo oddities of plugins: 1. Synister the Synthesizer   Synister is easy to use with one of the cleanest looking interfaces we’ve seen around. Look at those primary colors! It’s open source and comes as a VST or AU, download here. 2. u-he Tyrell N6 Synthesizer   We’ve already mentioned u-he plugins in a few of our blog posts – they’re well-known for their high-quality products – so we’re excited to mention another hit, the Tyrell N6 synthesizer. This synth is loaded with enough presets to cover your

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Marie Ork – Free Voicebank for Alter/Ego Synthesizer

Marie Ork – Free Voicebank for Alter/Ego Synthesizer Karoryfer Samples has released an updated version of their Marie Ork voicebank for Alter/Ego, the free vocal synthesizer VST plugin by Plogue. For those of you unfamiliar with Alter/Ego you should definitely check it out, it’s an awesome FREE plugin capable of reproducing human vocal melodies. You can type in the words for it to sing and then the synth will sing pitches based on your MIDI notes. Marie Ork was released last year as the first available voice for Alter/Ego and was only capable of a metal growl but now has been updated to feature two more voices: clean female vocals and spoken word vocals. These additions make the Marie Ork bank of presets a versatile vocal tool for any production; presets include Latin and Japanese phonemes. Adding new soundbanks to Alter/Ego is easy – download the voicebank here (and the plugin if you don’t already

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VCV Rack – FREE Open-source Virtual Modular Synthesizer

The makers of VCV Rack have released the most recent update to the beta version of the open-source virtual synthesizer. VCV Rack was released earlier this year and has been receiving frequent additions to its lineup of modules. There are 14 modules that are included with the download as a group referred to as ‘Fundamental’. These modules are, naturally, fundamental to creating a basic modular synthesizer and allow you to create increasingly complex routings for crazier sounds.

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