H.G. Fortune has announced its Santa Claus Sale, offering selected products and bundles at a discounted price for a limited time.
Sales time from Santa Claus to the Holidays
Wishing all a happy holidays and a great New Year 2014 !
H.G. Fortune Holiday Sales
- Santa Claus Sale
From December 6th to 12th the Backlist Bundle (Serenity Pro, Ultra Swamp Pro & Avatar ST Pro) is available to purchase for 18 EUR / $25 USD (regular 28.90 EUR / $35 USD). Plus Arracis Gold Pro free NFG.
- Friday 13th Sale
From December 13th to 20th the ScapesWizard 2 will be on sale (price TBA). Plus a great CD by Inner Dreamer as a free download!
- Holidays Sale
From Dec. 21st to 31st the Dreammachine 3 will be on sale (price TBA). Plus a big suprise free NFG (Nearly Forgotten Gem).
- Super Deal
From December 6th to 31st the Avatar ST Pro synthesizer will be only 4.90 EUR / $5 USD.
The Arracis Gold Pro is now available to download as a Nearly Forgotten Gem freebie (Windows VST).
Arracis Gold VSTi Synthesizer’s most significant feature is the 4 x 8 osc step sequencer with adjustable gatelength + modulation on gatelength. With this step sequencer you can have a quite rhythmical output incl short blips (stepping among the oscillators in selectable sequence) plus mixing to the normal (steady) output signal for vivid Pad or Athmos. Thus it is easy to get really fascinating sounds even at the oscillator section only.
In addtion the 2 inbuilt filters provide further means for tweaking. Finally at the output section there is Spook fx and two delays in series incl. pan modulation for delay and direct out for stunning spatial movement in stereo.
You might be amazed about the sophisticated sounds being possible with this easy to access synthesizer.
More information: H.G. Fortune
AfroDJMac has launched Easy Multi Band FX, a free Ableton Live Pack.
When you start running your sounds through effects, you run the risk of killing some of the important frequencies within that sound. The most obvious example is on bass sounds. A lot of times I add distortions or reverbs on a bass and the sound either loses its low-end or becomes muddy. If only there was a way to put my distortion on the higher frequencies and leave the bass frequencies alone so they can stay powerful…
Of course there is a way! This technique, commonly referred to as “multi-band processing”, allows you to split up the different frequencies of your sound (in our case Highs, Mids, and Lows) and affect each one separately. So I’ve created a Free Ableton Live Rack that divides your sounds into three sections, Low, Mid and High (you can adjust what the frequency range of each section) and allows you to place effects on each band separately.
The Easy Multi Band FX Pack is a free download at AfroDJMac.
More information: AfroDJMac / Easy Multi Band FX
HeadlessBuddha Samples has announced Tape DD-10, a free drum machine library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
HeadlessBuddha Samples Tape DD-10 sampled instrument for NI Kontakt.
‘What a cool old dirty drum machine!’– Me about the Yamaha DD-10 when I first saw it some years ago.
This is really a charming lo-fi low cost 8-bit drum machine released in 1988 aimed at the home market and I really love it. I’m writing in first person because I wanted to get really personal about this one. This is one of my all time favorites and it’s the sample pack I use the most when it comes to drum machines.
Tape DD-10 features
- 75 Samples (three round robins on each drum).
- 1 Kontakt instrument.
- 44.1kHz/24 bit .wav format.
- All recorded through tape.
- Bonus: 17 personal impulse responses to make your sound even more unique. One of them was even recorded through tape too.
The sample pack is a free download from the HeadlessBuddha Samples Facebook (no like required).
More information: HeadlessBuddha Samples / Tape DD-10
de la Mancha has announced that the truc2 effect plug-in for Windows is now available as freeware.
truc2 modulated multi-effect for Windows.
truc2 is a multi-effect plug-in with 4 different effect modules and two automated XY pads to modulate their levels and parameters. It is designed to add variation and movement, anywhere along the scale of subtle to overkill and is suitable for any material
The 4 effect modules are DIRT, GRAIN, RING and DELAY. The first XY pad modulates the volume/mix level of each module, whilst the second XY pad modulates any 4 of the 15 automatable parameters. Both XY pads can be moved manually and additionally automated with a variety of LFO shapes, speeds and depths.
truc2 for Windows (VST) is available to download at no charge. Donations to Cancer Research UK are appreciated.
More information: de la Mancha / truc2
Humanworkshop has announced Foley Bass, a free virtual synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
I do one to one tutoring with artists and sound designers via my website. And after the great contribution by Nolan, aka Frequent, a student asked me about using foley in kontakt to create heavy bass sounds. So that’s exactly what we did. With the foley sounds in the pack from Nolan we created a set of patches and I later added a background and selected some parameters for the UI. Coincidentally Nolan has been doing lessons with me also, small world.
Besides the recordings of Nolan I used KSP scripting and built in FX. By adding FX chains in kontakt we can add harmonics. By using the scripting language to detune and set it in a nice legato mode we can end up with lovely sustained bass notes.
Foley Bass is a free download. The original recordings by Frequent are also available to download here.
More information: Humanworkshop / Foley Bass