Bedroom Producers Blog posts 100+ free online resources for music producers

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Bedroom Producers Blog has posted a list of 100+ free online resources for music producers, including instruments, drum machines, DAWs, samples, and more.

100+ Awesome Free Resources for Music Producers

Over the years, I’ve bookmarked hundreds of free online resources which can be incredibly useful if you’re away from your main music workstation. Things like online BPM counters, tuners, virtual instruments and web based music sequencers can be life savers when you’re making music or recording audio outside of your studio.

All of these free goodies are compiled here, in a huge list which is meant to be updated and improved with your help. I’ve also added some of my favorite tutorials, music theory guides and various other tools which can be helpful for music artists. Feel free to submit your own favorite freebies in the comments section below!

More information: Bedroom Producers Blog

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Mildon releases SFZ Designer (open beta)

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Mildon has released a beta version of SFZ Designer, a free visual sample mapping tool for Windows.

Mildon SFZ Designer

SFZ Designer is a cutting-edge sample mapping tool optimized for multiple velocity and round-robin layers. It features a streamlined workflow, assisted opcode entry, draggable key-range and velocity splits-points, and more. It supports all SFZ 1.0 opcodes (full 2.0 support coming soon) and directly exports to .sfz format.

I recommend using SFZ Designer in tandem with Plogue Sforzando for quick previewing. When you re-export your .sfz file all the changes are instantly applied in Sforzando. This is a feature in the player.

SFZ Designer features

  • True visualization of groups (key-range > velocities > samples).
  • Draggable key-range and root key selection over the pianoroll.
  • Draggable velocity layer split-points (up to 8 velocity layers).
  • Supports multiple round-robin samples per velocity layer.
  • Tune, Pan, and Volume controls for each sample.
  • Transpose, Pan, and Volume controls for each group.
  • Assisted opcode entry with auto-suggest and validation.
  • Advanced opcode apply-to-all options.
  • Group cloning and structure cloning.
  • Accepts currently unsupported opcodes.
  • Project-level Amplifier DAHDSR controls.
  • Global Override at project/group/region-levels.
  • Full support for SFZ 1.0 opcodes (soon SFZ 2.0 support).
  • Export-As-SFZ with auto-conversion of sample paths to relative paths.

SFZ Designer is available for download for Windows. A beta for Linux and OSX will be available as well.

More information: Mildon / SFZ Designer

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Floppydisk Pirates releases Unmechanical for Analog Keys/Four

Floppydisk Pirates has released Unmechanical, a free sound pack featuring 128 new sounds for the Analog Keys/Four synthesizer by Elektron.

My new free sound pack for the Analog Four/Keys synthesizer by Elektron includes 128 patches and range from dreamy pads to sharp drum sounds! All sounds are 100% royalty free!

The pack is available for download from Floppydisk Pirates.

More information: Floppydisk Pirates / Unmechanical

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Sinevibes updates Drift choas processor to v3.0

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Sinevibes has announced version 3.0 of Drift, a chaos processor effect plug-in for Mac. This is an all-new product inside and out, with a totally new interface and new DSP technologies.

Sinevibes Drift

Drift is a unique effects processor based on two independent Lorenz chaos systems. These are three-dimensional oscillators widely used by scientists and engineers to model convection in liquids and gases. Here, these random but smooth signals are used to modulate spectral effects, sound level and stereo pan, giving them the dynamic characteristics of wind gusts, air turbulence or rising water bubbles.

All of Drift’s functionality is neatly presented by an intuitive interface wholly built with colour-coded graphics. It features two- dimensional representations of the chaos systems as well as subtle animations for all controls, adding up to a pleasant, organic experience. Together with precise parameter calibration, this makes Drift a musical, productive and always enjoyable tool.

Drift for Mac (AU) is available for purchase for $29 USD. The upgrade is free for existing Drift users.

More information: Sinevibes / Drift

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Function Loops releases Future Acapellas with Rachel & Future House Nation

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Function Loops Future Acapellas with Rachel

Function Loops has announced the release of Future Acapellas with Rachel and Future House Nation, two new sample packs.

“Future Acapellas With Rachel” is another chart-breaking release of five Construction Kits including Vocal Acapellas, performed by Rachel.

It’s different from Function Loops previous releases and the focus is on Future House, Modern Deep House, Future Garage and Nu-Disco genres, which are extremely desirable by labels and festivals today. Crystal-clear vocal recording, bringing you Class-A acapellas and production tools to help you achieve the sound you were dreaming of. Don’t think twice and give your fans what they want,in your next tracks!

Over 2.6GB of material, including Full Acapellas, Instruments (Drums/Bass/Melodies etc.), Bonus Vocal Loops and One-Shots. 211 files in total. Acapellas come separated into Lead Acapellas, Backing Acapellas, Talk and Whispers (where applicable). Every Acapella has dry & wet versions for maximum flexibility.

You have never heard anything like this before. The innovation of technology over the past years, gave us the tools to take a glance into the future and bring you this unique sample pack, with over 3.3GB of Future House material.

Function Loops Future House Nation

“Future House Nation” is for all the producers out there, who are looking to make a difference this year, while injecting innovative content into their tracks. You need to ask yourself, do you want to stand out with your sound? If the answer is “Yes” – then you are in the right place.

“Future House Nation” is loaded with 7 monster kits, each includes all the ingredients for your next tracks. Packed with Drums, Basslines, Melodic Loops, FX & Vocals, both WAV & MIDI formats for maximum pleasure. Also One-Shots are included, ready to be dropped in any Sampler, giving you many new options to build your own loops in seconds.

Future Acapellas with Rachel is available for purchase for $24.90 USD; the Future House Nation pack costs $19.90 USD.

More information: Function Loops

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