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Bark of Dog – FREE LowPass Filter Plugin

Bark of Dog – FREE LowPass Filter Plugin Boz Digitial Labs recently released an updated FREE version of their awesome plugin Bark of Dog. Bark of Dog 2 is the updated version of the original resonant high-pass filter plugin for Mac and Windows. This version includes three modes – classic, passive, and combo. Passive mode emulates the effect of the infamous Pultec EQ that simultaneously boosts and cuts low end. Here is what the creators had to say: Now with 2 different modes (and a “combo” mode) you have more options on ways to clean up your low end. Classic mode continues the legacy of version 1. The original Bark of Dog became a staple plugin in studios around the world for a good reason. It’s easy to use and it works. In version 2, you get the same controls, but they are a little more intuitive. New Passive Mode The passive …

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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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Momentum – FREE Sample Pack from Audiomodern

Momentum – FREE Sample Pack from Audiomodern We’re continuing from our last post the trend of free stuff so today we’re letting you about ‘Momentum’ a free sample pack from Audiomodern. Momentum contains free downloadable audio files in WAV format ranging from ambient sounds to drone textures to pads; 30 royalty-free sounds are available in high-quality 24-bit WAV format. The majority of the samples run about a minute in length giving you a lot to chop up or simply use unchanged as background textures. Subtle automation has been included in each sample to keep the timbre changing over the runtime of each thus keeping the sounds fresh. With some fine-tuning and shaping, you could map the samples to a sampler and use them melodically to attain some pretty lush sounds. The pack isn’t designed as a preset pack so you’ll have to make your own instruments from the sounds but …

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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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3D Cab Room – FREE Plugin from IK Multimedia

3D Cab Room – FREE Plugin from IK Multimedia IK Multimedia is a maker of many things in the music realm but today we are telling you about their recent move to make their 3D Cab Room plugin free. 3D Cab Room is an amplifier emulation plugin with the ability to position multiple microphones and simulate various rooms with different acoustic properties. Up until now, this was a locked feature exclusive to the paid version of Amplitube 4 Guitar Suite. The folks over at IK Multimedia decided it was time to share the love and made it available in the Amplitube Custom Shop software which is available to download FOR FREE from their website. Amplitube Custom Shop is a free software that has all sorts of cool features unlocked as part of it, but if you mind shelling out a few clams it has features that can be unlocked using their …

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VSTSID – FREE Commodore 64 Synth

VSTSID – FREE Commodore 64 Synth Igorski recently announced the release of a free VST plugin that emulates the sounds of the original Commodore 64 system – VSTSID. The plugin is designed to resemble the web-based plugin WebSID which is a fun experiment by the same developers built for Google Chrome. VSTSID is exactly the same as WebSID except it is designed for use in your DAW as a VST or VST3 plugin; VSTSID features a Ring Modulator in place of the Delay effect seen on the Web version. VSTSID emulates the sound of the Commodore 64 which is known for its infamous 8-bit arpeggiator. Aside from the ring modulator the adjustments that are possible to make to the timbre of the sound are quite limited. Despite the filter effect not being true to the original, the sound of the pulse-width modulation found on the Commodore 64 computers is quite accurately emulated here in the plugin …

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5 Velocity Techniques + Velocity MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet (Free Download)

5 Velocity Techniques + Velocity MIDI Effect Cheat Sheet   we continue with our Ableton Effects cheat sheet series. Check out the previous cheat sheets and techniques by CLICKING HERE. The entire collection is available to Beat Lab students and alumni. The Velocity MIDI effect can change incoming MIDI notes velocity in all sorts of ways. Set velocity to full with ease, randomize velocity, change your MIDI controller sensitivity or even practice hitting your drum pads hard enough. Scroll down to the bottom to download the free cheat sheet. Full Velocity Put mode to Fixed. Change Out Hi to desired output Velocity Randomize Velocity Turn up the Random knob (Up to 64 randomization) Change MIDI Control Sensitivity Adjust Drive and Compand to your liking Velocity Build Put Mode to Fixed, automated Out Hi Practice Hitting the Pads Hard Enough Put Mode to Gate, Set Lowest to desired level of difficultly. Great …

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Temper – FREE Phase Distortion Plugin

Temper – FREE Phase Distortion Plugin Temper is a free distortion plugin released by Creative Intent that has a unique charm we wanted to share with you! This plugin was originally priced at $10 but then the developers decided to re-release it for, and share the source code. All those interested in programming can now take a look under the hood of the plugin and see how its algorithm makes it such a powerful tool. The interface is simple to use, there are three knobs for controlling the tone of the distortion itself (curve, drive, saturation), a cutoff and resonance knob for the filter, a feedback knob for increasing the overdrive signal, and a volume knob for increasing the output of the overall sound. The saturation curve can add warmth and bite to your sound, and the phase distortion can add real character and clarity to your sound. Let’s get more into …

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