Free Fridays! Fave New Freeware Picks – Tape Echo, Twin Bass Synth, Morph FX, and More!
October 26, 2012 by Gabriel Lamorie
Perusers of Sonic Scoop, if you happened to have stumbled upon this article, then we must let you know – you are going to have a fulfilling next few weeks. We have rounded up six excellent freebies from some of the deepest and most secretive corners of the inter-webs. In this said bounty, you will find effects plugins, sound banks and virtual instruments to get the creative juices flowing. Add a dash of Halloween influence and let sit over night. Enjoy.
First in this issue’s haul, we have a double bass VSTi that allows for thick, audible bass lines. Windows VST only. The Interruptor says Twin Bass is a…:
“VSTi Bass Synthesizer with a double filter architecture allowing to create rich mid-range bass textures together with a solid sub bass foundation. Also vocal-like timbres can be easily created. Features an extensive modulation matrix and individual outs for the filters.”
Follow the link for the extensive list of features.
The mass productive developer, SyncerSoft has released yet another gem, this one free of course. Resonator is an all around musical tool for any kind of electronic music. From wub-wub to DnB, this tool will bend at will. Windows VST only.
“Resonator is resonance and morph effect designed to deliver the clear, penetrating sounds favoured by live musicians. It’s ideal for use in trance, dance, techno, dubstep, electronica, drum n bass, big beat, dub, reggae and all other styles. LFO modulation sections was designed specifically for Dubstep genre but can be used in other styles too of course.
The plug-in contains:
- Main section.
- Filter section.
- LFO section.
- Morph section.”
Follow the mouse and discover this treasure at the end of your pointer – Not one, but two freeware plugins! Both are available for Mac and PC in AU and VST format.
“Warning : There are still some compatibility issues with several hosts. Feel free to send me information about bugs you got.
-Input & reduction VU-meters
-Continuous ratio between 2:1 to 10:1
-Continuous attack from 0.5 to 300ms
-Continuous release from 0.05 to 10s
-Two compression curves, matching electrical (linear) or acoustic (dB) sensations
Emulation of a magnetic tape delay line.
-Tape delay line
To keep it simple, Piano One is basically one of the most fully featured and best sounding freeware products you’ll ever run into, so do yourself a favor and download this one! Follow the link for a complete description on this one. Available for Mac and PC in VST and AU formats.
Sound Magic Hybrid Modeling Technology
32 Polyphony Limited
Add-on System (needs internet connection)
Actual modeling and soft pedal samples vividly present the sound of three
kinds of pedals.
Actual Modeling of the key release sound
Built-in professional Reverb Engine simulates resonances with environment
and soundboard, adding extra realism to the sound.
Faster load times. Smaller hard drive footprint, less memory and less CPU
This goldmine is simply a bunch of free sound banks from various software synths, generously provided to us by Xenos Soundworks. They design sounds for a living, so you know they’re good. Have at ‘em!
Lastly we have yet another reason to invest into Kontakt. Although this is a free sampled instrument, it sounds great…then again, anything for the price of free sounds great. Follow the link for an audio sample.
“Format : Kontakt (NCW)
Sample Size : 12 MB , 250 Samples
This is a multisampled Instrument – 10 RR with Low , Mid and High Velocities.
Play with the script to get beautiful patterns.”