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Tritik – Krush (Free Bit Crusher)

Tritik – Krush Bit Crusher (Free Download) Tritik Audio Plugins has recently released a free spring giveaway for their effective and straight forward bit crusher called Krush. Equipped with a filter and LFO display, the Krush allows you to grime up your sound quite a bit. Within the filter display you are given five different parameters: crush, drive, down sample, low and hi pass frequency, and resolution knobs. Each parameter is also applied under the LFO module which applies the Krush in waves, in either a synced tempo or free tempo. The plugin itself is pretty simple and straightforward, but effective with its capabilities. If you turn the crush all the way up, you get an interesting modular like clicking. You can also get an interesting result if you go crazy with your frequency parameters but keep your dry settings up, to get a grimy backing to your sound. The Krush …

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Remix or Chop It – Free Acapella Vocals!

Remix or Chop It – Free Acapella Vocals! Using vocal samples in your production can really add a layer of flavor to your creation. If you’re not your own favorite singer, or are just missing the timbre you’re looking for, diving into a third party source can be extremely helpful. We hooked you up with as many free Acappella sample sources we could find, in one page. Dig in and eat up! HipHopMakers.com: 7 different free vocal outlets Freevocals.com: Royalty free vocal variety Looperman.com: Frequently updated vocal acapellas Sampleswap.com: Variety of unique samples from German history lessons to Indian Mantra hymns VocalDownloads.com: Arsenal of free Ad Lib Vocals MusicRadar.com: HUGE library of samples, two links below are specifically vocal samples. Female Vocal Samples Ad Lib Samples WANT TO TAKE YOUR PRODUCTION TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

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IK Multimedia Giveaway – T-Racks Custom Shop

IK Multimedia Giveaway – T-Racks Custom Shop IK Multimedia, an Italian based company, aims to bring classic hardware into full digital form with all their color and character. Their motto “Recreate classic legendary products in the digital world and make them available to all musicians,” and they’ve been pretty successful thus far. In light of IK’s 20th year anniversary, they’ve decided to giveaway a free T-Rack Compressor. The download process is a bit convoluted if you are not already registered with IK, (explained down below,) but is worth the process. The compressor emulates itself after classic warm sounding compressors, giving you a big full sound. The side chain effect detects your bass heavy sounds before they hit the detection circuit which modulates your compression. A stereo enhancement effect also allows you to easily widen or narrow your sound. Throw the Classic Compressor on piano, drums or bass to get a …

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10 Free Drum Kits | Hip Hop Makers

10 Free Drum Kits – Hip Hop Makers When producing electronic music a careful eye must be placed on percussion, from diversifying your drum samples to having samples that fit your production in the first place. Having an arsenal of sounds at your disposal is an effective way to keep your production modern, fresh and interesting. Hiphopmakers.com recently released a page with links to 10 free drum kits, with over a gig worth of samples. Below you will find a link to each page. Enjoy and shoutouts to hiphopmakers.com!   Real Drums, Records and Loops Glitch Hop Drums Ultimate 808 Mafia Drum Kit Collection Vintage Drum Kit Free MMG Drum Kit Download NEW Kanye West “One Day Legendary” Drum Kit (Free Download) Vinyl Drums Free Sample Pack (8 Kits) 56 Drum Samples The Ultimate Producer Collection Rick Ross Sample Pack Rock Drum Kit      

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Ableton In The College Near You

Ableton University Tour Dates Ableton is beginning a tour under the label of Ableton University. Traveling to 38 different locations all around the country. Ableton University is yet another display of Ableton’s ambitious journey to pushing Ableton as, not only a powerful DAW, but as a new instrument. On April 18th Ableton University will be coming through Beat Lab’s home territory at Glendale Community College with the following schedule: 10:00am- 11:30am: Student workshop sessions (GCC students only) with Yeuda Ben-Atar (Ableton Certified Trainer) and Javad Butah (Ableton) 12:30-1:30pm: Public artist performance and presentation (non-GCC students welcome) feat. Yeuda Ben-Atar. Yeuda and Javad will then move to San Diego the very next day joined by Paul Dateh, a music educator, from Los Angeles, California, for a workshop at San Diego State University. Info below: 10:00am- 11:30am: Student workshop sessions (SDSU students only) with Yeuda Ben-Atar (Ableton Certified Trainer) and Javad Butah (Ableton) 12:30-1:30pm: Public …

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PTEq-X Amp Equalizer (Free Download)

PTEq-X Amp Equalizer (Free Download)   Ignite Amps, an engineering company primarily revolved around creating plugins that transform hardware, typically made for on-stage performances, into digital form. Creating everything from classic tube distortion, to mock stomp overdrive pedals, all in digital form. Their recent release includes a PTEq Amp Equalizer which adds power and punch to vocals, guitars, drums, or anything else you put it on. The PTEq-X is equipped with mid range equalizer, program equalizer, and tube gain controls allowing you to hone in onto specific frequencies and either reduce or boost frequencies. For example, you are able to dial into a certain mid range frequency and reduce its frequencies, and then boost certain low end frequencies. The result you can achieve with the plugin is pretty satisfying. It not only boosts your lows and shaves off a bit of your unnecessary high’s, but it also adds a nice warm …

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iZotope Vinyl – Take Your Sounds Back In Time (Free Download)

iZotope Vinyl – Take Your Sounds back In Time (Free Download)   Izotope, the well regarded maker of Ozone 7, a powerful mixing and mastering, recently rereleased a classic plugin that dirty’s up your production in the warmest sounding way, completely free. There classic Vinyl plugin is packed with  number of different parameters to achieve the exact vinyl sound you want. Ableton Live provides a vinyl distortion, but the Izotope can be a happy healthy addition to your effects.   They key parameters included are the warp, dust, year, wear, mechanical noise and spin down controls. Each option offers a unique look at vinyl; distortion, because you are quite literally changing the make of a record. Warp – Effects the shape and edges of the vinyl, you can go from a slight warp, to a completely melted vinyl. Dust – Effects the amount of dust on a record Year (Personal Favorite) – …

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Glotch – Free Glitch Sequencer

Glotch – Free Glitch Sequencer   Artcraft has recently released a new Max for Live glitch-sequencer plugin called Glotch. The simple but useful plugin, is equipped with four different glitch functions, a standard high and low pass filter, a resolution knob, and a smooth knob, which all come together as a handy glitch-sequencer. The plugin is arranged in a grid with 32 beats, (eight bars,) that you can alter and assign to individual beats. You are able to shorten the loop of the glitch down to a single beat. Each bar is also equipped with a power and value parameter which effect how much of an effect the glitch parameters have over your sound. Glotch has a delay, reverb, and reverse effect, which are the most standard of the parameters. The most interesting would be the cyclo effect which is where the true glitch sound comes through. A randomization button is …

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