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Amazing Noises releases GliderVerb

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Amazing Noises has released GliderVerb, a free Max for Live device.

Amazing Noises GliderVerb

GliderVerb is a “reverberator with glissandos” simulating a room gradually changing its shape. It is an expanded version of an algorithm created by James McCartney for his Supercollider 2 programming language.

The original algorithm had no user-variable parameters: this device adds a series of parameters to create a wide palette of effects; from evolving reverberations to granular disintegration to smooth resonances.

GliderVerb is available to download at no charge. Requires Live 9 and Max for Live.

More information: Amazing Noises / GliderVerb

Dark Side of the Tune releases Resistance Is Futile

Resistance Is Futile

Dark Side of the Tune has released Resistance Is Futile, a free drum sample pack featuring rich and heavy analog drums created processed with the Malekko Richter Dual Borg Filter.

Adding dimension, the raw unfiltered white noise and band passed noise from an 808 clone was used for hi hats, cymbals, and snares. The results are wide ranging, from FM clang to beefy analog kicks that punch you in your face.

Samples labeled with a lower-case letter after them are multi-samples. This gives you the choice of randomizing each hit so you keep some of the analog integrity.

All 54 sounds are offered in 16 and 24 bit resolution, 44.1kHz wave files.

The sample pack is a free download from Dark Side of the Tune’s SoundCloud.

More information: Dark Side of the Tune / Resistance Is Futile

The Interruptor releases Bionic Supa Delay free delay plugin

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The Interruptor has announced the release of Bionic Supa Delay, a free delay effect plug-in for Windows.

The Interruptor Bionic Supa Delay

This is an improved version of the popular “Bionic Delay” which is in use in many studios since over a decade.

The new version was developed in a joint effort with Dub producer Russ D (The Disciples) who proposed to include additional features which are helpful for live Dub mixes.

Bionic Supa Delay features

  • Tape delay section:
    • high and low frequency roll-off.
    • tape wow and flutter.
    • smooth parameter for continuous delay time changes.
    • freeze function.
    • x2 button, doubles the delay time.
    • delay time is syncronized with host tempo.
    • set any delay time between tripplet and doted note timing.
    • set different delay times in left and right channel.
  • Stereo section:
    • balance control pans the effect left and right.
    • stereo width control.
    • ping pong delay switch.
    • delays drifting from the center to the left or to the right.
    • auto panner.
  • Filter section:
    • 12 filter types.
    • LFO to modulate cutoff frequency (host synchronized).
    • flexible routing: before or after the delay.
  • Pitch shift section:
    • 5 algorithms.
    • can be used also for chorus effect.
    • flexible routing: before or after the delay.
  • Reverb section:
    • 2 reverbs A, B with different characters can be mixed.
    • flexible routing: before or after the delay.
  • Each section can be disabled. Using the flexible routing options many different effects chains can be achieved. Examples:
    • Send Reverb into Filter with LFO modulation.
    • Pitch shifter inside the delay feedback loop for continuous shifts with each delay repetition.
  • Signal flow diagram: shows the currently selected routing of the different sections.
  • Pop-up hints help to understand the function of each control on the user interface. These appear when the mouse rests over a control.
  • MIDI learn: Each control can be automated via MIDI controllers.

Supa Bionic Delay is available to download as a free VST effect plug-in for Windows. Donations are appreciated.

More information: The Interruptor / Bionic Supa Delay

Balance Mastering releases free Funktion One impulse responses

Balance Mastering has announced a free collection of Funktion One impulse responses, recorded at the The Hive Project in London.

Funktion One sound system at The Hive Project

The Hive Project—The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick’s night time alter ego—let us have a few hours in on their Funktion One soundsystem.

Many tinnitus inducing tones, coloured noises and hours of studio tweaking later, we came up with a set of impulse responses that turn your convolution plugin into a mix tool for club soundsystem music. But even if your music isn’t club related, these impulse responses give a fresh perspective on the mix of any genre.

Load these IRs into your convolution plugin and hear what your music sounds like on The Hive Project’s Funktion One rig.

The IR pack is a free download.

More information: Balance Mastering / Funktion One IR pack

Atom Hub releases Cryptar free Kontakt library

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Atom Hub has launched Cryptar, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Atom Hub Cryptar

I found some samples of my acoustic guitar and felt there is time to make some lib to say thanks to my supporters, but also to enrich the world of freebies, we all love.

If some of you feel like “this is EXACTLY what I was looking for !” :-D I have made an option to make a donation available.

Cryptar features

  • 24 bit / 44,1 kHz.
  • 96.3 MB (45 single wav files, 24 bit / 44,1 kHz).
  • 11 nki files.
  • Acoustic guitar samples.
  • 3X fake round robins.
  • Kind of a guitar/piano/stringy character with omnipresent sound defects.

The library is a free download from Atom Hub.

More information: Atom Hub / Cryptar

AXP releases SoftAmp FM25 free amp effect

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AXP has released SoftAmp FM25, a free virtual-analog model of the Fender Frontman 25R solid-state combo amp.

AXP SoftAmp FM25

The Frontman is a versatile solid-state practice amplifier for electric guitar. It’s equipped with 10″ speaker, has 2 channels that share a 3-band equalizer, and a spring reverb. The current issue sports a classic “Blackface” look.

“Huh, a solid state Fender practice amp model. Now that is an interesting choice” – was the initial response from one of the beta testers. The reason for that choice is simple: Frontman 25R was the first guitar amp I’ve ever owned. To my best knowledge its digital model did not exist, so I decided to fill the gap. And after all, who needs yet another incarnation of say, JCM800? :)

This VST model is a tribute to the original design and faithfully models all its essential features. It is mainly intended for quick and simple recording of draft tracks as well as for some live jamming whenever you don’t feel like setting up a more sophisticated amp simulator.

The SoftAmp FM25 effect plug-in is available to download as a VST plug-in for 32- and 64-bit Windows.

More information: AXP / SoftAmp FM25

Niche Audio offers 3 free Custom Kits for Ableton Live & Maschine

Loopmasters has announced that its new label Niche Audio is offering a free collection of custom kits for Ableton Live and Maschine.

Niche Audio sample packs

Focusing on one shot drums, bass, music and fx packs, Niche Audio delivers custom built kits within each native software instrument, including project files, patterns and the one shot samples themselves.

Currently Niche Audio have released 3 sample packs at Loopmasters. We are currently offering 1 full kit of 16 samples from each pack to give away free.

The free download is available in Ableton Live and Maschine formats.

More information: Loopmasters / Niche Audio

Roazhon DSP updates BrainStormer synth to v0.87

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Roazhon DSP has released version 0.87 beta of its BrainStormer virtual analog synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Roazhon DSP BrainStormer

Changes in BrainStormer v0.87 beta

  • Added 8 new waveforms (4 Steps, 33 Square, Asym Square, Trapezoid, SmoothSaw1, SmoothSaw2, Rectified, Half Rectified).
  • Added matrix as modulable (now 84 destinations for modulators).
  • Changed filter ENV amount to bipolar.
  • Fixed slow GUI drawing and CPU spikes when knobs are moving or automated.
  • Fixed noise/glitch at the start.
  • Added double click on knob to set default value.
  • Added mouse wheel control on knobs for fine tuning.
  • Set linear knob mode by default (host mode can still overwrite it).
  • Changed linear mode knob sensitivity to have a finer scale.
  • Changed precise linear mode knob sensitivity to have a finer scale (SHIFT + left click).
  • Added instant circular relative knob mode (ALT + left click).
  • Fixed OSC fine tune displayed value.
  • Reordered filter GUI section in a logical way.
  • Fixed dll loading issue on some old hosts (main entry point missing).
  • Patches from v0.86 versions remain compatible.

BrainStormer is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

More information: Roazhon DSP